Under the cozy wing of Google, Motorola Mobility is receiving no special treatment whatsoever, according to the firm’s SVP Rick Osterloh. In an interview with CNET, Osterloh said Motorola is still enjoying its independence, and it’ll stay that way because Google wants Android to remain an “open playing field.”
So if you think Motorola is an automatic pick to offer a flagship Nexus device, you’d be sorely mistaken. The hardware manufacturer allegedly has to endure the same pitching process as companies such as HTC and Samsung, which have both offered pure Android devices.
“We will absolutely be one of the people considered the next time Google delivers its Nexus phone… but we’re not going to receive special treatment,” Osterloh said.
One thing is for sure, though. Motorola will be working hard on aligning its Motoblur UI to more closely resemble Google’s Android vision down the road, CNET said. As that happens, let’s hope Motorola can squeeze out its RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD before any significant delays befall the handsets, even if that means seeking out a little help from Google in the process.