After Google’s recently approved acquistion of Motorola + and X-box designer company Mike & Maaike, what do you think is Google’s grand plan with these revealing pieces in their hands?
My guess is they truly desireand are taking all necessary steps to pick up and take off just where Steve Jobs unfortunately left off in his ultimately successful retooling of Apple. It took him years Google is hoping to do it in months.
For Google watchers this mainly means Google becoming a diverse company that can easily morphand merge industries from software to online, and into hardware as they see fit, with really modern minimalist design as the key to unlocking market demand. So far they have made some very wise if not always ethical nor honorable choices.
Google is rapidly becoming an agile company built more in Apple’s mold than anything. This lesson could have been better learned by all those quickly falling and ultimately failing companies that been content to rest on their laurels and past glories.