Choice is almost always a good thing, and consumers now have one more option in terms of where they can buy Google’s Chromecast dongle: in addition to the Play Store, Best Buy, and Amazon, the tiny device is now also available in Motorola’s own online store.
Since Motorola Mobility is now owned by Google, it would make sense that some Google products would be sold in Motorola’s online storefront. And since the Chromecast is marketed as a Google device (not an LG, Samsung, HTC, or other manufacturer device), this makes even more sense. What’s less clear is what this might mean for the future of Google’s relationship with Motorola.
In other words, should we expect even tighter collaboration between the two companies, even though Google promised to keep Motorola’s operations separate? Could this foretell an upcoming pure Google phone, manufactured by Motorola? Is a Google Play Edition Moto X on the way? Or does this mean absolutely nothing at all, and it’s just another way for Google to get the Chromecast into as many hands as possible?
There are all kinds of possibilities here, so feel free to speculate below![Motorola]