Dan Frommer:

One opportunity would be to formally split Android devices into three tracks: Plain-old-Android, do what you want with it; the Nexus program (significant Google control, available to select partners); and a third line (complete Google control, exclusive to Motorola, ideally the highest-quality line). We’ll see if that happens — and if it does, whether it works. Everyone has different motivations for Android: Google, phone manufacturers, carriers, and consumers. They might never harmonize.

I think the third is where Google will eventually have to end up, but once that happens why would any other Android phone manufacturer (Samsung, HTC) bother making Android powered phones?

Posted by Ben Brooks