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Sanjay Jha Basically Predicted Earlier This Year That They Would Join a Software Company


All the talk in the tech world this morning has had to do with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google, but after watching an interview from earlier in the year with Moto CEO Sanjay Jha, we are starting to think that someone should have predicted this.

In a sit down with CNN, Jha talked about the mobile world “consolidating” down to just a few key players in the near future (Motorola included in that conversation).  He also went on to say that he doesn’t see the value to shareholders in a phone manufacturer acquiring another phone manufacturer, but does see it with a manufacturer joining a software company.  

“I expect consolidation to occur. Our customers are consolidating, our suppliers are consolidating,” Jha said. “Consolidation across software and hardware manufacturers create [the most] shareholder value.”

He then mentioned Motorola specifically, but hoped that they would remain independent.  However, after listening to his thoughts, you don’t get the feeling that he was going to fight someone like Google tossing his company $12.5 billion.

To hear this bit, jump to the 2:45 mark of this  video:

Via:  Fortune

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  • Will Frame

    I’m sure it wasn’t a hard prediction after several buggy software updates and a complete failure to deliver on the XOOM.

  • RW-1

    Those fracking ears!

    It hurt to go any further, and I might sue due to Jha Blindness, I’m glad I didn’t turn to stone …

    He didn’t predict anything!

    Anyone could tell you as time goes on that the number of major players in the arena would “Consolidate”.
    Generalized fortune telling, and you fell for it.

    Let me do the same:

    Every smartphone user out there shall become older and eventually pass away.

    Amazing accuracy!

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  • oldman

    I hope the first thing they do is slap that stupid eFuse right out of the Moto line. Bring on easy root!

  • Anonymous

    Is that a Bionic and a Photon he’s holding?

  • Stelv81

    I hope Google’s Social Media department reads these forums, blogs and sites… and knows how much the general public dislikes Sanjay Jha. I think 80% of Android owners think he has done more harm than good for the Android platform.

  • DoogieH13

    Wow he predicted it, amazing since this was most likely in the works for several months. Here is the real scope who else was Google talking with or who was Moto talking with

  • Hope they send him packing..

  • Anonymous

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  • Do you think good old Sanjay knows how stupid you make him look when you post his picture?  I mean the guy spent the last year (or more) doing a pretty good job of doing it himself, I just hope he doesn’t take it as DL trying to 1UP his self-destruction.

  • google steps in before moto f’s it up   

    its like google grounding its teenage daughter and taking away the keys to the car 

    • Anonymous

      F’s what up? They just fixed motoblur, and are producing hardware as solid as anyone out there, as can be seen by the widespread acclaim for the D3’s hardware and software, and the Photon 4g bending the Evo 3D over the sink.
      If anything they just stopped f’ing up. And you’re implying some sort of coercion, and whats google gonna do? Force them to use their hardware? Obviously that ain’t happening. Make them use android against their will? Hah!
      This at worst spells an end for blur/MAP, and I know there’ll be widespread circle jerks and raging euphoria fueled orgies – but hang on to your astroglide on that one folks.We’ve all seen the Nexus Prime spy shots, so more than likely it’ll be a while before MAP gets the axe, unless there’s a massive shuffling of both Moto’s and Google’s development cycles.

      • Stelv81

        Blur is NOT fixed and D3 has NOT reached widespread acclaim. I am not sure where you are getting this info from, but Blur is the epitome of careless software engineering and always will be. It needs to be reworked and rewritten from the ground up to become a bug free, lag free, force close free overlay. Blur just needs to be scrapped. It give Apples reason the criticize us Android users.

        • DBK

          Wow, hate much? The newest Blur has been reworked and rewritten from the ground up. It is amazing and eons better the that craptastic pile of turd still on the D2 and the DX. If anything, it is one of the better (if not the best) skins out there (followed closely by the new Sense). Also, the D3 is probably the best phone available now. Go hate somewhere else.

          I own a D3 (and a D2) so I speak from experience.

          • Guest

            i will say droid 3 its the best on verizon but atrix and photon have the honors to be the best right now 🙂 i love the droid 3 too

        • Anonymous

          Stop making up lies, we all know you’re an HTC fanboy knee jerking and nerd raging against Moto because they lock the bootloader.

          • Stelv81

            I am an HTC fanboy because I have owned Moto and Samsung products and can say that HTC makes the only decent Android device. I would even take an I-Fail over moto or samsung.

          • Guest

            you can say all that you want about htc they made g1 failure moto made droid 1 we won enough said 🙂

          • Anonymous

            The Droid 3 has an overall four and a half star rating on Verizon’s website with the overwhelming majority giving it high praise.  Your claims that Moto’s software is slow, buggy and badly coded are no longer relevant, just more mindless ranting.  If you were actually open minded you would know that their new software is hardware accelerated and perfectly smooth.  Do yourself a favor and go read the review for it at Anandtech.  In fact the Photon is currently higher rated than your precious HTC devices on Sprint’s site.

            Btw, Sense is bloated and the Thunderbolt is hardly an example of a good android device, remember the bugs and random reboots?  How’s Gingerbread on it?  Oh right.  HTC devices have traditionally very poor battery life and average hardware as well.  You can make up reasons and justifications until you’re blue in the face but you’re still a fanboy, nothing more.

      • D3’s hardware is decent, blur still laggy on dual core. It’s BLUR, it SUCKS.

        • DBK

          The D3 is arguably the best phone out there right now. And the Blur it sports is also arguably one of the best OEM skins out there right now. It’s the NEW BLUR, IT ROCKS.

          Besides, ABSOLUTELY NO OEM skin is going to be perfect with the dual cores until ICS is released. Go hate somewhere else.

          • It sucks and anyone who thinks differently sucks schmeg balls to boot.

          • VageenLikeSleeveOfWizards

            DBK = Digs Black Kids

          • Anonymous

            Go play in the street kid.

        • TARSIS BRITO

          droid 3 its perfect THANK YOU STUPID TROLL

        • TARSIS BRITO

          these trolls keep envying moto we have the phone that started it all and
          droid x put the exclamation point moto always wins droid 1 destroy
          iphone droid eris droid x destroyed droid incredible photon is
          destroying evo 3d atrix is destroying all htc phones in at&T so yea
          go hate anywhere else PIG

      • moto was/is going down the same path now as they did with the razr line of phones  google stopped that with this purchase

        • Anonymous

          And how do YOU? Know that? It is quite literally a completely different company, so unless you’ve got high level informants within motorola or have a crystal ball, I will have to roll my eyes…

      • Anonymous

        just a quick 2cents. Using BLUR (yes they still call it blur when u activate your services) for the first time on the D3 coming from a D1 and Im greatly irritated.

        • Anonymous

          That doesn’t mean the software’s bad…just means you don’t like it. I don’t know what the qualm is, but stock android aside it’s pretty good as a skin…cept coming from a D1 I guess you hadn’t considered that.

  • Anonymous

    Who does he think he is? Google owns his ass.

  • Anonymous

    Goofy looking very rich man.

  • Google’s #1 Priority – Fire this douche bag.

    • DBK

      Google’s #2 Priority – Hire Kellex.  🙂

      • Mat Miles1984

        Hiring keelex would be the coolest thing ever.

      • If you want google to mimic Engadget, yes.

        • DBK

          Kellex may be opinionated, but he is nowhere even remotely as bad as Engadget. Hate much?

      • For what?  Kellex is a blogger, not a software developer.. If Kellex worked for google he wouldn’t have the same freedom that he does on his own blog.  Hire some of the ROM developers though!

    • Google’s #3 priority – Fire MotoBloat. {{-_-}}

  • He should run for president.  Surely the solution to the country’s problems is Blur.  😛

  • Anonymous

    Jha gets one prediction correct. I hope Google grants him a permanent vacation.

    • James_Ever

      Starting yesterday, leave the building your things will be sent to you.

    • EC8CH

      No doubt… this guy has always been a distant second on my lists of favorite Sanjay’s.

      CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, has nothing to fear from this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Google said to Jha while engineering the split: “We will make you successful with the DROID, but we will own your company’s soul”.  Apparently Google came around to collecting.

    • Anonymous

      Wait what? The Droid may have saved Moto’s ass, but google would still be getting bitch-slapped by apple if it weren’t for Motorola’s phone. If anything it’s ironic since google may only have the funds to buy out Moto because of the product Moto made.

      • Anonymous

        You didn’t think a comment about a company taking an individual’s soul was meant to be taken seriously, did you?

        • Anonymous

          When it’s posted on a blog? You’d be surprised. If you’re asking whether or not I really think Moto and Google have souls, then no.
          In any case just because you were joking and used a metaphor doesn’t mean it isn’t what you really think…

      • Tarsis Brito

        i agree they still hating on moto ceo but he made the droid when google came out with g1 from htc what a f  disaster lol keep hating stupid trolls

    • Max

      Haha awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Can we use these ears for probing extra terrestrial signals? 

    • EC8CH

      shhhh… he’ll hear you

      • LionStone

        LOL! Those ears!

  • ricardo bonilla

    off topic….ugh…. he looks so uncomfortable holding those phones! this picture has always bothered me

    • Rob Meyer

      I doubt he knows the name of the devices hes holding, even if one of them brought moto mobility from the brink of nothingness.

  • Anonymous

    Wonder how long this deal was being brokered for? Jha doesn’t strike me as a great prognosticator.

    • EC8CH

      Yeah… he doesn’t look like the kind of guy how would make dirty movies with elephants to me either.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, he kind of does look like that. Elephant porn is right down there with encrypted bootloaders.

        • EC8CH

          Must be those big ole ears of his

    • EC8CH

      Yeah… he doesn’t look like the kind of guy how would make dirty movies with elephants to me either.