Originally Posted by realizm
The fact that Google owns Motorola bears no practical significance whatsoever. Aside from the fact that Google themselves has come right out and said it the next Nexus device at this point could come from anybody.
Aside from that Google is expanding the AOSP which happens to be the exact opposite from iOS and their proprietary locked down system.
Google changed the game this time around with the Nexus 4. A premium unlocked device at an amazing price. Freedom to finally go wherever you want whenever you want. This in case you haven't noticed is a BIG deal. And you're suggesting Google take 20 steps backwards and help carriers enslave the consumer the way Apple has done?
Its been well documented that Google is losing money on the nexus 4, do you really believe Google in in the business of losing money? Do you really think that Google wouldn't rather build its own hardware and package it with its own software...a la Motorola?
Come on seriously now? Its OK to have your own opinion but to take speculation into the realm of commenting on what someone else thinks and believe you really know what Google is going to do is a little OTT. I'm commenting on what I assume, not what I know...There's a BIG difference.
The fact of the matter is this...
Google does in fact own Motorola ...case closed! And I, and a slew of other Android users would really love a Motorola device built by Motorola running stock Android. If I'm a betting man I bet on this happening sooner then later, and I also wouldn't bank on it being $299-$349....but more along the lines of a high end device priced at $450-$500