Google's CFO: No rift between us and Samsung
On the other hand, there is talk that Samsung is concerned that Google is now ready to start working hand in hand with its wholly owned subsidiary Motorola, to turn out the best Android phones and is a bit concerned that Motorola will get first crack at new features and software updates. The Motorola X is expected to be introduced at Google I/O and is said to be the first Motorola model that has a lot of input from Google. The device is expected to be the first to run Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie. It has already been called a "game changer" by Telstra's CTO.
higher cut than the 10% of ad revenues that Sammy already gets from Google. Despite rumors like that one, Pichette swears that Samsung and Google have a terrific relationship.
As for talk that Google is worried about Samsung's innovation, apparent in such features as multiwindows, Smart Stay and Smart Rotation, the executive reminded everyone that their success is mutually beneficial for both companies. He also wanted it known that Google's goal is for all of its partners to benefit from the open source Android platform and the Mountain View based company welcomes innovation from all of its Android partners.
The Google CFO blamed a lot of the talk of a strained relationship between Google and Samsung on the media. "I just think journalists love big headlines that sell newspapers," he said.
source: ZDnet via Slashgear