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Stephen Elop On The Google Motorola Deal – ‘Watch out’ Android Manufacturers

By - On 17 August 2011 1 Comment

We’ve heard from the major Android manufacturers, we’ve also heard from Nokia on the Google acquiring Motorola Mobility deal, but this time its the turn of Nokia’s CEO to chime in with a warning to Android manufactures to ‘watch out’.

Stephen Elop On The Google Motorola Deal - 'Watch out' Android Manufacturers

Reuters has been able to track a few comments he made about the deal in a seminar in Helsinki, and here’s what he had to say:

“If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and say ‘I see signs of danger ahead”

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“The very first reaction I had was very clearly the importance of the third ecosystem and the importance of the partnership that we announced on February 11, it is more clear than ever before,”

Both statements don’t differ very much from the official statement Nokia put out day before that effectively said the same thing, although as an undertone. However drawing an inference and reading something in such a cut and dried form from the proverbial horse’s mouth is an entirely different thing. While Elop’s very direct statements are somewhat expected of a man trying to push the Windows Phone ecosystem, that fact doesn’t make them any less true.

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  • Jeremy said:

    Selop forgets two things…

    1) nokia no longer own the platform either, who’s to say microsoft won’t do the same thing at some future point to one of nokias competitors and given the approach taken with the (wonderful) n9 there will be nothing to fall back on

    2) given the success of android it would not be in googles best interest to harm the existing and future vendor relationships

    Very shortsighted….