If you were worried that Motorola changing hands after its recent $2.9 billion acquisition by Lenovo would affect its products in any meaningful way: don’t be. Motorola has managed to avoid much of the bloatware and the unwanted features that have pervaded phones from other vendors, and it’s going to stay that way. That’s the message Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh wanted to convey in a recent blog post on the Motorola blog.
“The iconic Motorola brand will continue, as will the Moto and DROID franchises that have propelled our growth over the past year,” he wrote. “We will continue to focus on pure Android and fast upgrades, and remain committed to developing technology to solve real consumer problems.”
The most recent examples of this are the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo, both of which feature the “pure” versions of Android that Osterloh alludes to in his post. Motorola still isn’t at the top of its game, but with recent successes like the Moto G and Moto X to build off of, the company is certainly trending in the right direction from a consumer standpoint.
Lenovo is similarly elated about Motorola’s future, noting in a press release that the acquisition “positions Lenovo as the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.” Don’t be surprised to see Motorola slowly climb the ranks in the coming years.