ashy larry LSU Fan Marcy Projects Member since Mar 2010 3544 posts
re: Google to spend $500 million promoting the new Moto X phone (Posted on 7/14/13 at 4:47 pm to ZereauxSum)
quote: Why is Google even interested in hardware? Just stick to what you're awesome at.
Android is open source so Google is preparing for Samsung to pull what amazon did (as mentioned in the article). Amazon uses android for it's tablets, but has it's own app store for media. Therefore google doesn't really get any revenue from those devices. It is expected that Samsung will move in the same direction essentially cutting Google out of the loop. Google has to get in the hardware market to ensure the survival of it's own play store.
Hu_Flung_Pu USA Fan In the handicap stall Member since Jan 2013 4762 posts
re: Google to spend $500 million promoting the new Moto X phone (Posted on 7/14/13 at 6:22 pm to ashy larry)
quote: market to ensure the survival of it's own play store.
I don't think that will be a problem. I have the S4 and took a look at their app store. It is terrible. The S4 comes with both the play store and the samsung hub. Most people will go to what they know and that's the play store. Also, most developers gear toward play and the app store.