Rumor: Google to keep Motorola and try to copy Apple’s formula for success

Last Wednesday we filed a report that said Google was interested in selling Motorla Mobility to the Chinese handset and infrastructure company Huawei. Today there’s a new story that says Google’s plans are completely different. That instead of selling Motorola, Google will rebuild the company using the formula Apple has used over the past few years with the iPhone and the iPad. By that we mean Google is going to make their own hardware, which will obviously be powered by their software, but more importantly will also have all of Google’s services baked in. Is such a rumor true? The source of the story, Business Insider, isn’t exactly a reliable news organization … but who knows, it’s anyone’s guess at this point.

Let’s assume for a second that Google’s plan to enter the hardware game is true. Do you have any idea how pissed off Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and Huawei are going to be? They’ll all scramble to find some way to differentiate themselves, which might mean Microsoft may gain some much needed support. And then there’s Amazon. They want to push their ecosystem, hard, though to be honest their online store is only relevant in America and Europe. Maybe they’ll be content with those markets?

So now the important question: When are we going to find out what’s really happening? America has already approved Google’s purchase of Motorola, and so has Europe. We’re all waiting for China to make their decision. The thing is, if the Huawei rumor was true, don’t you think the Chinese would have already let the deal go through? Sadly there’s no date we can give you, but it’s safe to say that we’ll get an answer by the end of this year.

What do you think Google should do? We’re fans of them copying Apple’s business model.

  • Anonymous

    If anything they need to keep a good relationship with Samsung and HTC, yes sony and LG would be good to, but would not be a huge loss you google/android. but what google needs to do is develope a new brand of phone, keep the nexus series with other manufactures. the biggest issue others will face is that more people will drive to google made phone because of the updates and straight from google support. but i think for android to stay on the growing rate relationships with top manufactures is a must, but i have a feeling google knows this and have a plan, the common bond between google, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Microsoft to name a few is they all have been victims of Apples attempts to control the market and industry, so they have all have the common goal to knock Apple back on it’s ass.

    • GB

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  • joccol

    Why dose China have the power to approve Google’s purchase of Motorola, two American companies?

    • You know, that’s a very good question. Both companies obviously have branches in China, so that might have something to do with it. I can’t imagine Motorola makes their phones in the USA, so that’s also a factor.

  • So perhaps Moto users will get OS upgrades first and be treated like royalty instead of redheaded stepchildren?

  • One of the most critical iPhone accessories will be a case
    or screen protector. The beauty of the iPhone is the crystal clear screen, but
    it will also be prone to scratches making your iPhone less attractive and make
    you unhappy every time you look at your now depreciated device.

    • GB

      “make you unhappy every time you look at your now depreciated device”

      Herro, Apper!

  • You

    They can start by making Android phones that don’t bootloop which is the case for every Motorola Android device manufactured across all carriers. The same thing holds true Google. From Nexus S to Galaxy Nexus, the pure Google experience is one of the biggest scams out there.

  • it’s also still enough to keep Apple’s lead on application your Motorola Droid mobile. the mobile market with Android devices.

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