It wasn’t too long ago that Google announced its intent on purchasing Motorola Mobility. And with that announcement came a flood of uneasiness from other hardware manufacturers. And though statements from those manufacturers seemed to be on the positive side, one has to wonder what Google intends to do with its newly found hardware division will ultimately effect future business for them. However, to reassure these companies of its good standing and intentions, Google’s Chairman and former CEO, Eric Schmidt had this reassuring statement to say:
In general, with all of our partners, we told them that the Motorola deal will close and we will run it sufficiently and independently, that it will not violate the openness of Android…We’re not going to change in any material way the way we operate.
In addition, the entire industry is pretty sure that Google’s ultimate motivation for purchasing Motorola Mobility was for its rich patents. As we continue to see, Google is pretty committed to both Samsung and HTC and is bent on assisting the companies in the patent war against Apple, who seems to be suing everyone and their grandmother at the moment. If you’re wondering just how Google will implement Motorola Mobility into the mix of its business models, Schmidt suggested that both entities will continue to work independent of each other. However, we still have our fingers crossed that the company will put out some stellar stock Android hardware.