impending layouts and restructuring aside, this is one of the most significant steps Google has undertaken in its quest for Android domination. It now has a hardware arm, which for the time being should remain totally independent of its future plans about the little green robot.The usual rumors of
Still, that puts it on more or less even footage with the other mobile OS players - Apple designs its own devices, Microsoft has a very tight partnership on Nokia Windows Phones. and now Google got a phone and tablet maker too, with a treasure trove of wireless patents to boot.
Current CEO Sanjay Jha has been shown the door with a nice golden parachute, and Google's Dennis Woodside is taking over Motorola. What will happen from now on we should search for clues about in the next quarterly earnings report, when Google will have to start showing Motorola's numbers, and analysts are very likely to be extremely nosy about the expected synergies from that $12.5 billion acquisition.
Check CEO Larry Page's musing on the matter in the press release below - he is "confident Dennis and the team at Motorola will be creating the next generation of mobile devices that will improve lives for years to come".