According to Bloomberg, Sung told reporters at IFA that the South Korean company would never pursue such a deal and is instead working "harder than people outside think" to boost the software capabilities of its own OS, bada. (See HP Shuts Down WebOS Device Biz and OS Watch: Who Wants WebOS?)
Samsung has also been successful with mobile devices, including several new sizes, based on Android. And it's plotting Windows Phone smartphones and may soon have an OS option from the Korean government as well. (See OS Watch: Korea Builds Its Own OS.)
"Google confirmed that this is not making Google a hardware manufacturer," Sony Ericsson Head of Product Marketing Nikolaus Scheure said, adding that Moto only has around 15 percent of Android market share, so it wouldn't make sense for Google to jeopardize the other 85 percent of its business.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile