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Google announced their latest quarterly earnings yesterday, and the company had another good three months in the black, earning a revenue of $ 14 billion, with $ 3.35 billion of that as cold, hard income. However, Google’s recently-acquired Motorola Mobility is struggling, losing $ 271 million, but Google CEO Larry Page seems to have big plans for the subsidiary, and teased some of the features we may see on upcoming devices.
During Google’s earnings call yesterday, Page discussed Motorola and mentioned that he has seen some of the company’s upcoming products, saying that he’s “really excited to see the potential there.” He discussed the problems with current hardware, such as short battery life, shattered screens, and phones breaking when users accidentally drop them.
Page notes that these things simply just shouldn’t happen, which means that Motorola’s upcoming devices could come with improvements to these three categories. We’ve heard a lot of rumors about a possible “X Phone,” which is said to currently be in the works over at Motorola, and it’s possible that the phone will come with a type of ruggedness unlike what we’ve seen before.
This means that the X Phone could be classified as a rugged smartphone, but it won’t be bulky and thick like most rugged phones are. Instead, it could come with a toughened exterior along with an unbreakable type of glass for the display, as well as large battery similar to what’s in the DROID RAZR MAXX HD. As far as when we might see a phone like this come to the public, it could be later this year in time for the holiday season, but we’re not counting on that 100% just yet.
Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices is written by Craig Lloyd & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Electronic Arts has had a rough go of it lately due to the launch difficulties of Sim City. Today, TechCrunch reports that the company is changing its leadership at the top, with CEO John Riccitiello submitting his letter of resignation to the company and stating he will be stepping down on March 30th. Larry Probst, the current Chairman of the Board for EA and CEO of the company before Riccitiello, has been appointed Executive Chairman effective immediately. Probst will lead EA while the board searches for a permanent CEO.
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Source: Electronic Arts
It’s no secret that Facebook and Google are in a war for the social web. Even so, there’s been a certain sense of decorum involved — up until a just-posted interview with Larry Page at Wired, at least. He acknowledges that Facebook is top dog in social, but is more than a little blunt in claiming that the online rival is doing a “really bad job” with its products (don’t hold back now, Larry). While he doesn’t say just what Facebook’s flaws are, he sees the Bay Area rival as entirely assailable through a unique Google approach to the category, much as Google fought past other search engines roughly a decade ago. As for other competitors, Page is also dismissive, if more diplomatic: he doesn’t see lawsuits dictating a company’s fate, and questions “how well” all-out legal assaults work in practice. We’re not expecting a direct retort from Mark Zuckerberg or anyone else, although the Facebook founder could easily contend that Graph Search speaks volumes on its own.