Everyone in my apartment building knows how upset I am about this particular subject.
There are several hundred reasons why this shouldn't happen, but I am going to name four reasons why Google just made a bad decision for the consumer.
- Google was making progress with the Moto X and Moto G. These devices were fantastic, they got updates quickly and the customization idea was inspirational. Unfortunately, I can already see the faux-leather backed Moto B (for business and only business) in 2016.
- America just lost quite a few jobs. Lenovo will downsize the current Motorola Mobility staff to remove redundancy. Lenovo will close all U.S. manufacturing facilities to give jobs back to China.
- Google was just getting good at hardware. The Moto G, Moto X, Chromebook Pixel, and especially the first Project Glass hardware all showed promise for a Google combination of hardware and software. Unfortunately, the sale of Motorola has given much of this hardware expertise away to Lenovo.
- Let’s be honest, when was the last time Lenovo had an original thought.
I hope for Motorola’s sake I am wrong, but the writing is plain and clear, let’s hope we get the best outcome for mobile consumers and the Android community.