The impending Google-Motorola partnership seems to have touched a raw nerve of Nokia’s CEO. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop sounded very much horrified about the ongoing Google-Motorola deal while speaking at a seminar in Helsinki.
According to him, the deal speaks of bad news for those companies that are associated with Android. Moreover, for him, Nokia’s decision of pairing up with Microsoft in order to build the Windows phone is justified by Google’s current business move.
The statement raised much surprise since it clearly underlines the impending Android horror he possesses. He also tried to post concerns that Motorola rivals like Samsung and HTC will be laid back in the industry.
Revealing his interest, he said Google grabbing Motorola proves that the world needs Nokia Windows’s phone devices more than ever. On the other hand, the bosses of HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson have all released official statements welcoming the deal.
Google CEO Larry Page also stated that the move would enable Google to protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies. It’s believed that Motorola’s vast patent arsenal was a big part of the bargain.