Patrick Pichette, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Google, has made a very bold statement about Motorola, the company Google purchased. When asked about future Motorola products in the pipeline, he said that they are great but nothing special. It’s pretty surprising to hear such criticism about their own company, but that’s the kind of mindset they need to change what is not working and succeed.
“The case with Motorola is that we’ve inherited a pipeline. Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like ‘wow’ by Google standards. Dennis Woodside and his team have inherited 18 months of pipeline that we have to drain right now.”
That may seem like a negative comment, and on the surface it is, but it’s exactly what Motorola needs. If someone can see the issue and admit it, they can get on fixing it. And though some of Motorola’s devices have been legitimately great, they haven’t been eye opening nor wildly successful. Hopefully we’ll see the new management pushing for something amazing soon.