DTNS 2678 – You Must Construct Additional Pylons

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4 thoughts on “DTNS 2678 – You Must Construct Additional Pylons

  1. You had a story bout how Google wants to get more control over nexus phone hardware and make its own phones. If that’s true then why did they get rid of Motorola. They had a company that could have made the nexus brand!

    1. The same reason Apple doesn’t own Foxconn. There’s a difference between designing hardware and making hardware. Plus Google keeps flexibility to change phone makers and parts suppliers more if it doesn’t own the phone brand itself. It’s a whole different business.

      Short answer, Motorola was more than needed to do this. And a risky business as smartphones commodify. Not owning it reduces risk.

      Plus not owning Motorola and its whole line of phones also is less threatening to partners like Samsung.

      I think the right question isn’t “why did they sell Motorola (a money-losing division) but will the switch from branding manufacturers hurt relationships for other android phones.

      1. That’s probably true Motorola was a money loosing proposition. But if Google wants to have total control over the hardware, design there own chip set, innovate like Apple then there going to have to bite the apple and ether start up a hardware/handsets company or buy one like a HTC or Blackberry.

      2. I don’t know if that’s true. Apple doesn’t own a manufacturer and they do quite well.

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