Nokia CEO Stephen Elop claims that the Google-Motorola deal will create ‘uncertainty’ for Android partners.
Over the past few weeks, there has been grumbling among analysts that claim Motorola will get preferential treatment by Google after the acquisition deal is complete. This will surely put many Android device makers like LG, Samsung and HTC at a disadvantage.
At a recent conference in Helsinki, Elop echoed these concerns by saying that if he were a Android device maker, he would be very worried right now.
“If I happened to be an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and saying: 'I see signs of danger ahead,” said Elop, as reported (opens in new tab) by Reuters.
“The very first reaction I had was very clearly the importance of the third ecosystem and the importance of the partnership that we announced on February 11, it is more clear than ever before,” he continued.
Elop is not an Android device maker and is in no position to speak for Android device makers. Google will probably provide additional deals and incentives to Android device partners to smooth things over.