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Google acquires Mike and Maaike, the design studio that created the G1

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Google acquires Mike and Maaike, the design studio that created the G1
Buried inside a lengthy Bloomberg recap of the Google-Motorola deal, was a little known fact - that Google has recently bought Mike and Maaike, the San Francisco design studio that created the first Android phone - the G1.

The industrial design shop has worked creating the outer appearances of products from Belkin and Microsoft, and it looks like Google might be paying attention now to the design of its Android gadgets as much as it does to expanding the software functionality.

The newly appointed Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside was cited to say after the acquisition went through the other day, that “Google has always been interested in hardware. The natural next step is for us to get even more serious and to really go for it.

Mike and Maaike have some minimalistic, yet still pretty wacky stuff in their design portfolio, which you can browse through on their site in the source link below. Our favorite is the Baja BBQ set you see below.


Google acquires Mike and Maaike, the design studio that created the G1

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posted on 24 May 2012, 06:09 2

1. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


theyre going to design motorola's nexus model.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:12 2

2. shy2papa (Posts: 203; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Can wait to see what they come up with :)

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:29 2

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 356; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


google is rolling up sleeves to fight against iphone and nokia in terms of hardware design.if google brings premium models along with quick updation of software,then google will be no 1 king in the market in terms of os and design.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:31 1

4. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Updation is now my word of the day!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 23:11

5. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOLcat! = ^-.-^=

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