They’re a leading home device maker, and that’s also a big opportunity,” Google CEO Larry Page said of Motorola on Monday. “We’re working with them in the industry to really accelerate innovation.
By “accelerate innovation” Page means shoving free Google TV-enabled Motorola set-top boxes down the throats of consumers via the cable companies, and then claiming victory in market share over Apple.
They couldn’t sell the crappy Google TV to consumers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bundle it to Comcast and Time Warner. Why improve the product into something people actually like when you can just buy the company that has all the licensing deals with providers? That way people will own a Google TV, whether they want one or not.
Same old Google.