Schmidt Says “A Lot More Focus On Android” With The Future Of Motorola Mobility

The world is eagerly awaiting to see what Google does now that the company has successfully acquired Motorola Mobility, especially OEM’s like LG, HTC, Samsung and more.  Who can blame them for thinking there’s a possibility that Motorola could gain the upper hand if they obtain inside access to Android’s latest builds of the operating system?  And while though Google’s plans are still unknown to the masses, there are still rumors afloat that the search giant may consider selling off the handset portion to Huawei as well as the cable box portion to another lucky bidder.  In recent news, The Guardian has quoted Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, stating that Motorola will have “more investment in products and a lot more focus on Android and the tools even than they have today.”  This seems to be corroborated with what newly-appointed Motorola Mobility CEO, Dennis Woodside, stated when the deal was final.

“Google has always been interested in hardware” and “my job is to make Motorola as successful as possible and deliver innovative hardware as a licensee of Android.”

So, here’s to hoping Motorola gets back on track quickly when it comes to smartphone product quality, innovation, services and sales.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on the company so as to track their movement going forward, so stay tuned and feel free to offer up your own opinion in the comments section below.

source: The Verge

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  • ekuld

    It would be a tragedy if Google fails to capitalize on this opportunity to take Android to the next level of performance by having that tight knit relationship between hardware and software.

    I have a Nexus S on 4.0.4 and it runs so choppily it’s embarrassing and most times frustrating. Vanilla Android should be smooth as glass.

    Let’s get rid of the chop taint.

    • Anakin

      i don’t think ICS was supposed to run on the Nexus S. It was designed for the generation of phones after that one (galaxy nexus).

      • ekuld

        Right. It runs “well” for Android standards on only one handset, and it’s still chop on the GN. It gets absolutely hosed by a single core windows phone 7.

        I’d consider myself an Android fan but I have to respect and speak the truth, it just isn’t up to par in the responsiveness area vs. other major handsets.

        Sent from my Google Nexus S

        • Derail Doax

          Yeah well if you’ve had the “joy” to own a Windows phone for any amount of time, and consider yourself a tech savvy person you’ll realize that no measure of smoothness replaces functionality. WP7 just isn’t as useful as Android. I had a HD7 for 6 months and didn’t want to trade out of it because I was attached to it. It was gimped yet I always tend to like having two platforms in my pocket. webOS is dead, blackberry sucks, iOS sucks. So I was left getting a second Android phone.

  • Attila Bardi

    Well, I wish ICS for Droid 4;)