Gogole sells motorola





GoogleのCEO Larry Page氏によると、Motorola買収後に発売した「Moto G」や「Moto X」は好調であると前置きしつつ、競争率の激しいスマートフォン市場で戦い抜くためにはMotorolaをLenovoに売却した方が好ましいと判断したとのこと。Googleは今後Androidのエコシステム全体の拡大に注力し、特にGoogle Glassなどウェアラブルデバイスに対してリソースを集中させたいようだ。

But the smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo—which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world. This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere. As a side note, this does not signal a larger shift for our other hardware efforts. The dynamics and maturity of the wearable and home markets, for example, are very different from that of the mobile industry. We’re excited by the opportunities to build amazing new products for users within these emerging ecosystems.



(via Google公式ブログ