Fortune sat down recently to talk with Google’s somewhat reclusive CEO, Larry Page. As Mr. Page is not often in the spotlight, it seems like this interview would be of significant interest to Google or Android enthusiasts. A excerpt of the interview with a focus on Android is below:
There are some great products out of Motorola, but none of them are your signature Nexus line. Will you partner with Motorola for these sort of signature devices? How will you decide when to partner with them? And despite all your assurances to the other [Android] partners that you’re going to be neutral, aren’t they going to freak out [when you build a Motorola Nexus]?
First of all, I don’t think there’s any physical way we could have released a Nexus Motorola device in that sense. I mean, we haven’t owned the company long enough.
How will you decide when to do a Motorola Nexus device, and what do you tell Samsung and LG?
I think there’s a lot of complexity in that question. Maybe I’ll talk more generally about that area.
The right way to think about it is how do we get amazing products into users’ hands in the most cost-effective, highest quality way possible and to the most people. That’s what we do as a business, and that’s what we’ve done with Android. Part of the reason why we’ve done Nexus devices in the past is that we want to build an amazing device that kind of showcases what’s possible on Android, gives a way for the programmers to get early builds, does a whole bunch of things that are important. Exactly what we do, which devices we do, what the timing is, how we release the software with them, all those things have been changing.
So…as you’ve probably read in our article on Fearless Predictions for next year
, a proposed Motorola Nexus device would be of extreme interest to yours truly. So hopefully Mr. Page has enough sway to make it happen. Because I’m sure he’s focused solely on my personal happiness. Or something. But enough from me…check out the whole article from Fortune here