"Some Google executives have expressed fears the relationship could go sour if Samsung decided to use a "forked" version of Android, according to four people familiar with the matter. That means Samsung would create devices based on a version of Android that doesn't come with Google apps preinstalled.Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung - WSJ.com
Motorola is seen as a kind of insurance policy if Samsung shifts strategy, these people said, even though there is little evidence so far of such a move. Google could begin adopting an integrated approach of having its Motorola and Android units work more closely together, like Apple does with its hardware and software teams, they said.
A Samsung spokesman declined to comment."
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung - WSJ.com
Interesting Google/Motorola speculation