At first, we thought the search giant Google was merely interested in the vast patent portfolio of Motorola Mobility when it purchased the US-based phone manufacturer. Now, Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, confesses that the recent acquisition wasn’t just about patents. It was also about hardware.
The Chairman revealed this information in the Salesforce.com conference. He explained that their biggest acquisition to date was also about hardware. He said, “We did it for more than just patents.”
He added, “We actually believe that the Motorola team has some amazing products coming….We’re excited to have the product line, to use the Motorola brand, the product architecture, the engineers.”
It looks like the search giant was mostly impressed with one of the most popular handsets ever designed, the Motorola RAZR. It was this level of innovation that attracted Google to Motorola Mobility.
Schmidt said, “These guys invented the RAZR. We know them well because they’re Google Apps users….[We like] having at least one area where we can do integrated hardware and software.”
From the Google Chairman’s excitement, it looks like we will be seeing a number of innovative devices from Google and Motorola or simply Googorola. Who knows what both the hardware innovator and the software giant have in store for us? All we know is, it’s going to be good.