Google has built a "firewall" between Android team and Motorola
1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
i guess that shines some light on this dark time in our lives lol
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7250; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Unfortunately, even though what Andy says makes perfect sense, the FUD machine will keep rolling, belching out billowing bulls**t smoke.
Good article anyway, Michael. :)
3. Skidro13 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)
I wouldnt mind seeing Android team and Moto collaborate in depth to put out some kick ass devices. If anything have Moto make the next nexus.
7. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
Probably the same idiot that gave you access to the internet.
5. ph00ny (Posts: 661; Member since: 26 May 2011)
countdown til they isolate other android manufacturers
6. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)
"Motorola would be kept separate and run as if it were an independent company" riiiiighht suuuure.... :D
8. JGuinan007 (Posts: 649; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Google doesn't need or want Moto's mobile phone division google wants motos patents and wants to get into other comunications/advertising electronics like moto's cable boxes Imagine your comcast cable box or verizon box with google on demand or google HD radios
9. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
While I'm glad that Google is debunking the mudslinging of other OEMs, I'm a bit disappointed that it's being called a "firewall" and that they plan to operate entirely separately. Motorola would be an excellent way for Google to lead the "alliance" created last year by providing top-tier update service and software accessibility (read: either stock Android or less intrusive UI plus easy option to flash stock). I had really hoped this would improve some of the minor concerns with fragmentation and update speeds this way (not to mention the build quality they could ensure!).
10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Actually Google is actually combating the crap talk from MS about when Goog absorbs Moto that would give Moto an unfair advantage with android OS. MS surely likes to sow seeds of discord yes, trying to get more OEM's to make devices using their OS. It's a dirty job and MS knows how to do it.
Google wouldn't make such a stupid mistake as to do something like that, it makes no sense. Now outside of the mobile world that is another story, moto has some very lucrative stuff going on in other areas.
Only thing that I think Google would do in the mobile space with Moto is should Moto get the go ahead with a Nexus, that is about it. Goog might work closely and have them tie down some kick ass specs. I just hope the next Nexus is done by Moto, they deserve to have a shot at it. The Razr and Razr Maxx speaks volumes for what is going on with this rejuvenated Motorola. I would love to see a Razr thin Nexus running on OMAP 5 A15 28nm Quad Core running @ 2.0Ghz(scalable), 2GB of high speed RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, LTE, Wireless A,B,G,N, NFC and all that jazz. Just include an improved Maxx battery or a middle ground battery(as to not have those incredibly long recharge cycles). Nice SRGB 720p(there aren't any 1080p programming anywhere in the world, why waste power that can be used elsewhere?) 4.3-4.7 in screen OLED would be nice but doubt the price would be. The tech heads at Moto would probably come up with something nice if they had a shot at the next Nexus all Vanilla Android device...just keep it away from VZW and their proprietary crap.
11. Sairasie (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
may be it happens because of security issues