Samsung, Google, Motorola: A Sudden Shift?

There have been two shocking stories just this week. Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo and it has inked a patent cross licensing deal with Samsung.

Google supposedly wanted to work more closely with Samsung to ensure its version of Android is closer to stock.

But if that's true, then that closer cooperation would conflict with supporting Motorola. And Motorola has been losing money and still has lower market share.

So what if Google decided instead of Motorola, Samsung would be its preferred OEM? Google would have more influence over the largest pool of Android devices and Samsung would get more assurance from Google that it's not going to pull the rug out from under it and wouldn't need so many duplicate services.

What do you all think? Could this be why these two things have happened?