Quote to Note: Google on Motorola Mobility

October 4, 2011

Quote to note. We read “Google’s Schmidt Says Acquisition of Motorola Won’t ‘Screw Up’ Android”. In addition to the professional sounding phraseology in the Bloomberg news story, we noted this passage:

The Android ecosystem is the No. 1 priority, and that we won’t do anything with Motorola, or anybody else by the way, that would screw up the dynamics of that industry,” Schmidt said in an Oct. 1 interview with Bloomberg Television’s Erik Schatzker in Nantucket, Massachusetts. “We need strong, hard competition among all the Android players. We won’t play favorites in the way people are concerned about.

Okay. So if Google owns a company like Motorola Mobility and provides support to that outfit, will the treatment of Motorola be identical to the treatment of other Android centric manufacturers, partners, and ecosystem dwellers? Will attendance at a Google company meeting impart any special insight? Will having Googley online meetings or time shifted chats in MOMA provide the Motorola folks with some ideas, insights, or information?

My hunch is that the likelihood of the information remaining compartmentalized is an interesting one in theory. In practice, I am not certain that “we won’t do anything with Motorola or anybody else by the way that would screw up the dynamics of that industry.”

Great quote. Let’s see how the future arrives for deals that get put together quickly, engender so much controversy, and have already made best friends out of Samsung and Microsoft.

Stephen E Arnold, October 4, 2011

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