Andy Rubin has taken the stage at MWC, and has spoken about Google’s acquisition of Motorola, and its plans. Google swears that its open nature will stay the same, and the Motorola acquisition is simply meant to expand its patent portfolio. Recent actions have raised concerns in the community, though. Mainly the fact that Google is putting Sanjay Jha aside and making Google’s very own Dennis Woodside CEO of Motorola Mobility.
According to Android’s Andy Rubin, Google’s open philosophy will stay un-touched. He goes on to mention that Google has “literally built a fire wall” between both companies, and Motorola operates as a separate entity.
“I don’t even know anything about their products, I haven’t seen anything. They’re going to continue building Motorola branded devices and it’s going to be the same team doing it.” -Andy Rubin
Aside from favoritism, Rubin was also asked if Motorola would continue to make its own UI overlay. Andy Rubin said that that was also not his business, and that was solely up to the Motorola team (sadly).
“Even if I was completely insane, it wouldn’t make any sense for me to think that we could get Motorola to be 90 plus percent marketshare and compete with the huge field of Android vendors. It just isn’t gonna happen.” -Andy Rubin
With that said, we can rest assured that Android will continue being as awesome as it has been. At least for now. And an even brighter future awaits our favorite little green robot.
[Via: The Verge]