This is Google’s first and biggest opportunity to make cool, real, physical things that could change the way people live. That sounds annoyingly optimistic, but it’s true. It is fun to laugh a little at Google’s glasses project, self-driving cars, or whatever. But try telling me with a straight face that your iPhone hasn’t changed your life. Many very smart, creative people work at Google, and I’d love to see them try some interesting things and really go for it in a way that Motorola would never have done before.
Motorola used to be a nerd’s company. I’d love for it to return to its roots of making awesome things. Sadly, I don’t think Google can pull that off.