Google has drawn a line in the sand. To manufacturers, the message is clear: if you are not Motorola, the happy days of Android are over.
Before long, Googorola will begin launching its Google branded devices - alienating the remaining Android partners. Forcing the likes of HTC, Samsung, and Acer to abandon Google's twisted idea of an ‘open platform'.
So what is next for these non-Motorola Android partners? Let's not forget - aside from the main players - other companies have recently jumped in the game with their own Android powered tablets including LG, Lenovo and ASUS. Just as the Android ecosystem was getting really interesting, Googorola happened - and now the rug has been pulled out from under everybody.
The Ubuntu Tablet
Here is what the manufacturers need to do: embrace a new platform. One that is truly open. One that is championed and safeguarded by a company with true values and roots in open source. HTC, Samsung, Acer, LG, Lenovo, and ASUS need to partner with Canonical to make the Ubuntu Tablet a reality. And a viable, popular alternative to the iPad & impending Google branded tablets.