PC Mag spoke with Jim Wicks, Motorola’s chief of design, who said that these new phones are the result of collaboration and influence from Google, as opposed to the other devices that Motorola has released in the time since Google acquired the company. “It will be the unadulterated version of Android, and I feel really good about our embracing Android and being the best Android experience,” said Wicks when speaking about the new devices, adding “there’s a sweet spot for consumers that we’re currently exceeding in the market. There are some people that like a big display, but there’s also a lot of people that want something that’s just about right. I think ‘just right’ is important, and we’re designing so we don’t disappoint those people.”
This is the right move, both for Motorola and Google. Motorola will have an edge by having a pure Android experience, and Google has a platform which they control and which will cary their services unaltered. With the moves being made by Samsung, which is the only one making money on the Android side, they have to do this.
Also, I find it curious that they talk about the size of the phone and not wanting to make a gigantophone. Isn’t Apple doomed because their phone is too small?