Although Google completed the acquisition of Motorola over a year ago, no smartphone to storm the market has been launched so far, apparently due to the roadmap inherited from the handset vendor.
Google did say before that Motorola’s pipeline at the time of the purchase included 18 months of devices, and it seems that these have been slowly brought to shelves, although none managed to impress so far.
In fact, Google's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette reportedly said recently that none of those devices was having the “wow” factor by Google’s standards.
“We've inherited 18 months of pipeline that we actually have to drain right now, while we're actually building the next wave of innovation and product lines,” he also said.
However, with Motorola reaching the end of that roadmap, we should see new, better devices coming out from its labs, although none has been unveiled so far.