MWC 2014 : Ex-Motorola executives admit Google cared little for firm’s success

| February 28, 2014

Moto X and Moto G . devices are similar in appearance, but are fundamentally different positioning and value. Shortly before the announcement of Moto X, the company introduced three new devices: Mini Droid, Droid and Droid Maxx Ultra . It is curious that from the technological point of view, they differ little from the same Moto X.

Moto X and Moto G
However, at the time Moto X was positioned as the first smartphone designed already, together with Google, whereas the previous trio was still the handiwork of Motorola. This was pointed and minimalist design, and the failure of the original materials of the shell, and a new name, and even almost “naked» Android. All this was previously unusual smartphone.

And at the end of January, we learned that Google sells Motorola Mobility , Lenovo for 2.91 billion dollars.And only now known as actually was the case. During the exhibition MWC 2014 source were able to interview a senior vice president of Motorola Software Engineering Steve Horowitz (Steve Horowitz) and certain other employees of the company. First, I should note that, according to Horowitz, no relation to the development and Moto X Moto G, Google had not. These smartphones are fully developed within Motorola. And decisions about what to do not focus on the technical components, as well as give up their own shell, have been taken regardless of the search giant, in order to differentiate products from competitors Motorola.

Horowitz said that Google wanted its new acquisition was successful, but in fact did not need it. It was also said that no special relationship with the development team at Motorola Android was not. It was seen as any other partner Google. In addition it is worth noting that the company intends to adhere to the direction taken (on “bare” OS) and already being a part of Lenovo.

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