Motorola to continue to use almost stock Android user interface

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When Lenovo announced it was acquiring Motorola from Google for US$2.91 billion, one of the first questions that sprang to mind was what it would mean for the vision that Motorola had begun to lay out with devices such as the Moto X and the Moto G. The acquisition has yet to close but details are starting to emerge about what is in store for Motorola going forward.

Past rumours have already suggested that Lenovo will leverage much of the Motorola product roadmap developed under Google into next year. Lenovo also looks set to adopt a dual-marketing strategy that will leverage the Motorola brand in markets where it is already established and for device in the mid- to high-end markets.

Concerns about Motorola’s strategy of using an almost stock Android version were addressed this week by Punit Soni, the company’s Vice-President of Software, in a Google Hangout session. One question asked was whether Motorola would continue to use almost stock Android for future devices such as the Moto X and Moto G successors. “The answer is yes,” said Soni. “The core premise of the software strategy is making sure we are pure Android and that we can provide the best experience to the user. Basically pass through the many Google experiences directly to the user.”

You can see Soni answer the question for yourself at the 8:30 mark in the video below:

It’s likely that the rumoured ultra-thin Moto E will also use an almost stock Android experience.

Source : @Motorola