Originally Posted by Tulkas
Google doesn't benefit if their partners leave. Google benefits if their vendors are happily producing Android handsets. Google has never shown an interest in their own hardware. why exactly should the Android vendors be upset or scared? Their common platform
just gained a huge weapon in their mobile wars.
Google just blew at least 1/4 of their total cash hoard for a company well on the downslide.
I don't think Google knows what exactly it is going to do.
Yes, the first thing is probably patents to ensure Android remains a viable platform.
But what are they going to do with Moto then?
They will always be in two minds about what to do with it. Google will be distracted trying to prop up Moto while at the same time trying to cater to other manufacturers who are now pretty much 100% invested in Android for their very future.
Personally I can give a moral opinion, which, okay, I have.
Rationally, I would say the waters are very murky on this one.