Canalys’s principal analyst Daryl Chiam says the Internet giant has to go on a remarkably clear line, as well as continue to look following close functioning relationship with other phone makers such as HTC and Samsung to guarantee Android’s continued success.
Chiam added that Google must make sure a level playing field, such as letting go of the source code to the entire partners at the same time. It has to influence OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to continue on the platform and not keep apart from them that would be both dangerous and negative.
Abhishek Chauchan, partner director of ICT practice Frost and Sullivan Asia-Pacific, noted down that OEM partners would be cautious of particularly dealing to Motorola Mobility by Google. Should that occur, the phone makers could then protect their bets by escalating the collaboration with Microsoft and its Windows Phone operating system (OS)?
Portable communication solutions provider Synchronica have a more terrible assumption on Google’s acquisition plans concerning Motorola Mobility. CEO Carsten Brinkschulte alleged in a press statement announcement Wednesday that the purchase is going to have “massive implications” on the international mobile system to the point wherein Android would follow in the footsteps of Symbian.
Brinkschulte explained that Google is going to separate from tier-1 device makers competing with them. From a strategic perspective, Android maybe one day following the path of the Dodo, a bird believed to be long extinct.
Chiam says currently OEM partners supported the deal, but their intention still remains a crucial question mark. For example, some could be sustaining the move as it is going to boost Google’s patent portfolio that will secure that will secure Android’s future.
Chauchan speaks about that Samsung HTC & other Android phone vendors were in the heat. They know that Google’s patent portfolio was not going to be enough to defend them against rival vendors.
Earlier on, New York Time has reported that the US$12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility signified that Google has the intention of buying 17,500 patents for roughly US$400,000 each, and this characterized a comparative bargain.
Chiam added the deal may see Google make better the assimilation between software, hardware and user experience.
For the meantime, Android users already welcomed the fact that Google buys Motorola, expressing their hope that this will result to better service for users.
Sim Lihao indicated that the acquisition of Motorala allows Google to have additional open play in terms of planning the hardware.
He added that it could result in added industry unions and acquisitions as other handset makers look to preserve their market positions.