Google VP again says Motorola is 'just like HTC or Samsung' to them
Not that we haven't heard this before numerous times, but Android's VP of Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer did take to the airwaves in an interview to confirm again they are not playing favorites with Motorola against the other Android makers: "We treat all of our partners fairly. Motorola we consider a partner just like HTC or Samsung. It's almost as if they are a separate company."
Just yesterday Google's CFO mentioned there was not much "wow" factor in Motorola's product pipeline when they bought it, and they are still working through the existing production plans, yet are "actually building the next wave of innovation and product lines" at the same time.
That doesn't sound much like firewalling to us, and if the rumored existence of the Motorola X Phone is confirmed come May at the Google I/O conference, then all bets seem to be off. Not that Google and Motorola have any chance of the scope that Samsung commands over the Android market, but they can still bring something sought-after and exclusive along the lines of the Nexus brand, so things are about to get even more heated this year.