Google Made a Big Mistake - The Motorola Machine Belongs in America

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.