Excerpt from some Motorola musings; I suspect Google will retain its current Nexus business model, however, with which it can pick from the best devices from multiple Android hardware vendors and Nexus-brand them for a product cycle, as it currently does with Nexus 4 (LG), Nexus 7 (ASUS), and Nexus 10 (Samsung). Double-bonus for Google if the former Motorola Mobility design team can create winning devices for one or more product categories, but I don’t expect Google to place an all-or-nothing bet on its Motorola team.
“In my 2013 Smartphone Wars predictions column for Unwired View, #1 read simply and succinctly:
Google will rename its giant Motorola division Nexus.
That has not come true yet, though we haven't entered 2013. But we're getting close (to both).”