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Monday Poll: What would make you the happiest from Google’s acquisition of Motorola?

Probably some of the biggest news Android has had in a while is Google’s announcement, the purchase of Motorola Mobility for 12.5 billion dollars. Many are speculating what we can look forward to, so we are asking what would make you more happy about this deal. Could we expect a Motorola Nexus device? Moto will unlock their bootloaders and play nice? Or is this the end of Blur as we know it?

Let us know down below your true thoughts on Google’s hefty purchase. We are still waiting to hear what Apple’s thoughts are on all this. Maybe they’re planning a retaliation under a bridge somewhere in Mountain View.

What would make you the happiest from Google's acquisition of Motorola?

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  • Dave

    Honestly I would love for all of the options above to come from the google/motorola deal….

  • Josue Maldonado

    I would like for apple to be destroyed 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    I look forward to a bad-ass Googlerola Nexus Kore uberphone. 

  • Anonymous

    That “other” option needs to be changed to “All of the above.”

  • Ohiwastedmylife

    Google is tired of getting bossed around through patents and production capabilities. They want to beef up their ability to push out devices every 3 months rather than every year and kick Jobs in his apples.

  • Atkinste000

    droid 2 global gingerbread

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • SugaShane

    Can someone explain to me the benefits of an unlocked bootloader? 

  • J Dub

    Wheres the all of the above?

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  • Anonymous

    All of the above , except the Nexus should still go to the company that earns it.

    • Exactly my thoughts. Let the manufacturer earn the right to make the flagship device. I personally think LG should get a go. Their build quality is pretty good (way better than Samsung at least) and they make good looking devices too. Their inner hardware is not bad at all. Only place they fall short is the software but Google could help with that and it would be stock anyway, so no custom OEM crap..

  • crazyamerican

    That Windows 7 Phone grabs a larger market share

    • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Give me stock Android and timely updates and I’ll have no need for unlocking the bootloader. Also, I don’t think this means an end to the patent wars, but it certainly gives Android a nice coat of armor.

  • BigDaddyEllison

    Between this and Steve “CM” joining Samsung, how do I pick out my next phone?  A Droid Nexus or a CM Samsung?  Win/Win.

  • faster updates to the latest version.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • Moogle!!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    nexus device with moto build quality.

  • Anonymous

    It does not matter. This deal would have been good if at least it would have produced new jobs. Sadly, it does not, so who is it helping anyways? I fear that folks over at Moto will soon be out of a job….

    • Anonymous

      Where did you hear this? Since google clearly said they would run moto as a separate company. I doubt anyone will lose jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely a Moto Nexus for me, best hardware combined with pure android and unlocked bootloader.

    • I agree, apart from the fact that no one can touch Samsung (yet) on internal hardware. They just blow everything away every time. Yes, their build quality is questionable and Moto, HTC and LG have superior build quality. Hope we can get something like Samsung’s hardware with superior build quality from Moto.

      • Anonymous

        Disagree, Moto’s Atrix, Photon and especially Bionic have just as good hardware as the GS2, they both have their advantages and disadvantages (AMOLED and NFC for Samsung but no notification light, smaller batteries, no USB or HDMI ports, etc.).

  • Anonymous

    If they paid me for the ten thousand shares I don’t have.

  • indiecognition

    How about getting new versions of Android reasonably quick.  I chose to buy a Droid 2, and am not thrilled with how long it’s taking to get Gingerbread OTA.  Great companies don’t just develop new products and services, but keep their existing customers happy so we stick around with loyalty in the future.  Google +MotoMob, please show us you can keep getting better and better!

  • Riley Munks

    a dedicated google OEM. pure google designed and sanctioned set of phones

  • Anonymous

    I’m willing to bet that the people who chose unlocked bootloader, want to get rid of Blur but gave more thought to the choices.

  • Anonymous

    The poll needs an option for All of the Above.

  • Anonymous

    It would be best if it brought congress finally in to the issue and FORBID Software and business process patents totally.   Or at least give an option…you can Copyright an entire program, such as Word…..or patent one line of code…but NOT BOTH.  One or the other.  If you Patent ANY item in a program….you can not then copyright ANY of it.

  • Nathan Coulombe

    How is “end of the patent war” not winning? Not that I think it will happen, but I think that undoubtedly that would be the best possible outcome from this whole menagerie.

  • Anonymous

    Faster updates for Motorola devices would be great.

  • Anonymous

    Well it seems like the manufatures and the software people want unlocked bootloaders so we can assume that VZ is the one shutting that down so skip that question. As for blur I think that with the lastest generation of manufacturer UI’s they actually have started to figure out what the customer is looking for with out having to download 10 different apps from the market on a vanilla device. With that being said I love the pure Google experience and the ability to customize it how ever I see fit, but the general population is not drooling over their phone for hours every day (for the last 2 years Droid 1, and Dinc) trying to find the next best thing for it. So my vote goes to a moto nexus device, which I am assuming Vz won’t see with an unlocked bootloader, or to helping Google with some of the fragmentation in the Google OS.

    • Anonymous

      Then why are they locked on all carriers? Moto is the only one encrypting lg and samsung don’t care and just recently htc started locking theirs but they have a tool online to unlock them. SO not all verizon otherwise all their phones would be as locked down as moto.

  • David Brent

    I just hope they don’t put BLUR on everything Google; G+, Maps, Gmail…

  • Christian Bennett

    I say all of the above.

  • Can we have a All of the Above answer 🙂 this news just may have saved Moto from me getting a HTC

  • Rizzidy

    Why isn’t “streamlined and uniform Google experience” on there?

  • One important one is that Motorola devices get preferred treatment when it comes to updates. That’s really all I want to see. I know a lot of you are into device modding (and I did root my OG Droid) but I’m at the point where all I want is my device to work. That’s it. Just to work. I can’t spend the hour or so it takes (no, really) any more.

    • you’re posting a comment on a website that has literally nothing to do with you being productive*. you have spare time.

      *unless you’re a writer or something looking to use this article for something else. in which case, stop mooching and write your own stuff.

      • Wow. What an acquisition. I was talking about the poll, there was no option to say the preferred treatment on devices and I did not directly suggest it so that’s my fault for not being clearer in what I was saying. And how is that not being productive exactly? 

    • Anonymous

      I think Google was pretty clear today in saying that Moto would still be on par with any other top-tier partner so it’s unlikely their devices will get “preferred treatment,” unless someone had his fingers crossed (which is a possibility!)

  • DigitalEnforcer

    I Love the Fact that Google has done this… Motorola has been going downhill since the OG Droid and I haven’t been happy about it. I may now once again buy another Motorola/Google phone when my contract expires later this year…. or get one next year. Anyways, now that I said this, I will post a video that has nothing to do with this, but is entertaining non-the-less.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkzumA70PjQ

  • DigitalEnforcer

    I Love the Fact that Google has done this… Motorola has been going downhill since the OG Droid and I haven’t been happy about it. I may now once again buy another Motorola/Google phone when my contract expires later this year…. or get one next year. Anyways, now that I said this, I will post a video that has nothing to do with this, but is entertaining non-the-less.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkzumA70PjQ

  • End of Blur with a sexy vanilla device would make me a happy camper. However, I would also settle for unlocked bootloaders and just get rid of Blur the old fashion way. 

    Lastly, I would love to see a Moto nexus device, I love the build quality. 

  • Anonymous

    End of the patent war for me…its getting annoying.
    But before it ends, I want google to use some of them on Apple. Please.

    And an unlocked bootloader for my Droid 3 would be AWESOME. 
    End of Blur would be my vote a month ago, but the Droid 3 blur is actually good. 

    And I would rather a Samsung Nexus Phone than a Motorola one.

    • Anonymous

      Then get the Nexus S 😛

      • Anonymous

        If you are on verizon you can’t get a nexus which I am sure lots of us would have gotten if it was available.

      • Anonymous

        If you are on verizon you can’t get a nexus which I am sure lots of us would have gotten if it was available.

  • PowersUSA

    Well, Nexus should equal Unlocked Bootloader, so the choice was a no brainer

  • how bout a damn good feeling phone with awesome software on it. its a first.. definitely. newest android os + moto build quality = hehehehe

    • Anonymous

      You’re describing the DROID3. And the OG before it. And hopefully the BIONIC 🙂

  • TheCastleGuard

    I voted unlock the bootloader, because honestly if you have full access to the bootloader who cares if the device ships with Blur or not.  

  • Andrew Oh

    I’m Looking forward to Google getting into the Set Top Box business 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Haha same here. I’m happy with my D3 and my Android experience. Bring Google TV to STBs and now we’re talking! Although I’d hate to get rid of my TiVo…

  • Maow

    A better device.

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  • Trooper

    All of the above for sure.  But I will certainly take a Moto built Nexus device.

  • Anonymous

    how about a tighter experience?  hate apple, but the iphone experience is seamless.  in the 2+ years i owned the original i never had any FC’s or any problems.  and the lag was predictable and consistent across the board.  never had to wait on any random homescreen redraws.  i hope a moto phone is released that can compare to that.  only thing i miss about the dark side of the force.

    • Rizzidy

      +29

      End the fractured android ecosystem.

  • Illinipoke98

    How about fast OS upgrades.

    • Illinipoke

      Da*&#t Boognar.

  • Drooiddd

    i think we are reading too much into this.  they bought moto mobility just for the patents.  google is just as bad as every other company out there.

    • EC8CH

      and who has Google sued over patent infringement lately?

    • TheCastleGuard

      I think I agree with every device manufacturer CEO.  Google had to take this step to defend Android.  This is a technological world with a broken patent system.  If Google did not take these steps to acquire patents (and a company that has released one or two devices before) then Android would eventually be gone.  

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the results, I’m surprised the end of MotoBlur got so many votes.  Think about it for a minute.  Some people love it, and don’t want it gone.  Let’s face it, most consumers need and/or want something better than vanilla Android.  Us geeks want the ability to remove it, granted, but I think it would be a bad idea to get rid of it unless Google really accelerates their UI design.  What we should be wishing for, plain and simple, is unlocking of bootloaders.  For those that want to get rid of MotoBlur, an unlocked bootloader is your ticket to freedom.

    A Motorola Nexus device may or may not happen, but again, with unlocked bootloaders, who honestly cares?  The last Nexus phone was a bit substandard in the hardware department anyway, not that it was a bad performer (quite the contrary), but in that it wasn’t any better than other current offerings, and lacked a removable sdcard.  Just give us a decent piece of hardware with no locked bootloader, and the community developers will handle things from there.

    Oh, and for those wishing for an end to patent wars, that’s nothing but a pipe dream at this point.  Either launch a campaign to overhaul our patent system, or accept the way it is and move on please.

    • Most consumers don’t know what the difference between motoblur and vanilla android is, and even when they do most consumers don’t care. 

  • Other (faster updates)

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it obvious? Patent royalty payments by Apple to Google. I actually have vacuumed the floor to ensure a healthy ROFL

    • EC8CH

      Leave room for some Microsoft royalty payment ROFL too

  • AroundTheFur

    1. Bootloaders are pushed by Big Red, not manufacturers. 2. Blur is ok now, so stop freaking… phones are fast enough now to handle UI’s well. 3. Open competition for Nexus devices are paramount, as Google is pending monopoly investigations and unfair business practices.

    All this really means is that Google thought Moto’s patents were worth the 12 billion to secure androids future, which they neglected to make in the beginning. Their eff up led to diversifying their portfolio, but not in any substantial offensive measure. The best offense is a great defense, especially when you’re able to buy your team.

    • Anonymous

      if they are pushed by verizon why is it only moto is locked on all carriers? Why can samsung, lg and htc have unlocked phones that aren’t encrypted? Come on that carrier bs is whack it is more moto than the carrier. If it was the carrier all would be locked down not just one OEM

      • DBK

        Some HTC phones are locked…..not as locked as Moto’s but locked nonetheless. Motos are locked down harder because that is the company that Verizon is behind the most (have more of an investment in). Thus, Verizon probably has a big say in their locking of bootloaders.

        • Anonymous

          But that’s the thing they are locked down tight on all carriers(moto) which is why I don’t think it is necessarily verizon making them do it.

          • guest

            all devices have locked bootloaders on verizon including the charge revolution thunderbolt n all motos stuff motos photon on sprint is unlocked  

          • Anonymous

            The photon isn’t unlocked and Moto devices are encrypted which is what everyone complains about being locked is nothing since all samsung lg and htc are easily unlocked. Moto not so much.

          • Yea it is unlocked it was on all the websites…it is unlocked
            http://phandroid.com/2011/08/15/motorola-photon-4g-bootloader-unlocked/

          • Anonymous

            They got a leaked sbf. That is the only way it got unlocked. It’s not like the other OEM’s that lock down their phones so it takes forever to root and some still don’t have much support since they are such a pain to work with and worry about bricking for some. It didn’t come unlocked which is what everyone was talking about. Thanks for jumping in halfway through and talking out your ass=)

          • Its unlocked so that makes me right lol it doesn’t matter how it got unlocked…all that matters is that it is unlocked and have full access to the bootloader, in which your previous comment stated” The photon isn’t unlocked” no matter how you spin it, the fact remains it is fully unlocked

          • Anonymous

            No it is fully unlocked if you go to xda and use the sbf. Once again maybe learn to read I said it does not ship that way. Samsung and lg dont come encrypted and are able to be unlocked without needing a leak from the company.

  • Anonymous

    Can we get an “All of the Above” option?

    • Anonymous

      Agree or atleast end of blur and locked bootloaders.

    • Anonymous

      Just about to say 🙂

    • Anonymous

      I second this.

    • This.

    • Jayjayq

      Just about to post the same.

    • SBD

      ALL OF THE ABOVE!

    • Anonymous

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    • Umm then the poll wouldn’t make sense.  “All of the above” is not an answer to “which of the following”… The point is they’re all great things so what excites you the MOST?

      • indiecognition

        they could let people vote for more than one if we have multiple priorities…”which (if any) of the following are important to you?”

        also I’d add quick dev and deploy for OTA releases of new versions of Android.  Gingerbread’s taking way, way too long to hit my D2!

        • But 90% of us would vote for all of them, so it would be a pointless poll.  Kellex made us think for ourselves, because that’s the one thing that Apple hasn’t tried to patent.

    • I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aX3Q

    • Anonymous

      Well, the Motorola Nexus device would get you most of the way to “All of the Above”…which has me scratching my head as to why it would place 3rd in this poll.

  • Jswenson3

    Moto has always has such superior hardware in terms of build and radio quality.  I can’t wait for them to take a real shot at building the next Nexus device.  

  • Anonymous

    hopefully with a moto nexus phone there will be no blur

  • Keith Sumner

    Other: phone that cooks bacon and prints money 😉

  • Van Hicks, Jr

    I see a new type of Nexus device that will be a TRUE Google experience device with a different name. One to rule them all!

  • EC8CH

    “Maybe they’re planning a retaliation under a bridge”

    is that a Patent Troll reference?

  • Zeadaplaya

    I think the newest version of Blur is a nice addon to the android os, a Moto Nexus phone would have come even if they were not bought by Google, unlocked bootloaders would be nice, but then again that can be achieved by the members of XDA. Sooooooooo my pick would have to be the Patent Wars. If the patent wars stop we can all focus on innovation and not “cheating the system” which would be AWESOME for us consumers.

    • I agree with most of this, but anyone who owns a moto droid besides the OG will tell you that xda has not been able to crack the bootloader on said phones (and most likely will not be able to).

      Granted a lot of modifications have been done successfully, especially with this 2nd-int business, but it’s still not unlocked bootloaders :/

      • Anonymous

        Photon got unlocked!  Let there be hope.

  • EC8CH

    End the Patent War!

    Stop paying millions to lawyers and instead give it to engineers and programmers to make more cool shit. 

  • Guest

    All of the above?

  • Legoturte92

    I’m not a huge fan of the nexus brand. I actually like the aesthetics of the Droid line. I think the red and black color combo combined with the robotic/ alien style is nice.

  • motorola nexus device and stock android on future moto phones

  • Anonymous

    The latest versions of Blur aren’t that bad, and most of it can be shut off or removed. I would love to see the bootloaders unlocked though. Would be great to get some added life out of my DX with a true custom ROM. Liberty/Cyanogen/etc. are OK but they could do so much more with an unlocked phone.

  • WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

    I have no idea if this is a good thing or bad thing…..I hope it’s good for the Android community.

  • It’s such a hard decision! I want to check almost all of the boxes, haha, except for Motorola Nexus Device. That’s not really a big deal to me. 😛

  • Easy answer here: Motorola Nexus Device. Because that means it won’t have motoblur or a locked bootloader!

    • John

      In our dreams, yep! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    aslong as google still is open im happy but now they can make devices withc will be THERE PRIME device there iconic device!!!

  • Tyrian

    Im pretty sure unlocked bootloader is a guaranteed thing under this new ownership.

  • Stephen D

    Don’t know if any of this will happen. But I wouldn’t mind a Moto Nexus device. Moto’s build quality, designs, and call quality are unmatched IMO. But the locked bootloader and usually poor software turns a lot of people away. I love my Droid 3, but if it were unlocked, it would make it a much better device. 

  • John

    We’re all prob not going to get what we want….the end of Motoblur

    • I think the new Blur is actually kind of sweet. 😛

      • John

        Says the person with 20 dif phones next to him 😉

      • Stephen D

        Agreed. The D3’s Blur is pretty awesome. The animations are slick, it’s very optimized and fast, it’s blue themed, and it’s one of the few OEM skins with the screen off animation and overscroll glow, which I love.

      • Anonymous

        -1  (not hatin’ on you Tim, just happen to disagree)