A few weeks ago, in Crystal ball craziness: wild (and entirely unrealistic) predictions for the future, I touched on the Google/Samsung relationship, and joked that the former might be concerned over the latter’s promiscuity.
Over on Unwired View, Brian S Hall is thinking along the same lines, though – admittedly – with far more eloquence.
In my glimpse of the future, I had Google aiming – ultimately – to make Motorola “the new Samsung”.
Bold Bri proposes: “Samsung has simply become too powerful within the Android ecosystem. What if Samsung were to ‘fork’ Android? What if they were to cut a global deal with Microsoft, say, and make Bing and Bing Maps the defaults? This is not far-fetched.”
As such, it’s suggested that the rumoured X Phone (essentially a Motorola Nexus device) might be more of an “attack on Samsung” than against the iPhone; put those wily South Koreans in their place.
Another wild theory currently doing the rounds is that Samsung might look to wean itself off of Android entirely – and switch to Tizen.
With all this talk of Google/Samsung tension, and the semi-imminent arrival of Tizen and Sailfish, it’s certainly looking like things will be significantly more interesting than predicted by IDC.