During Google's earnings call today, Google executives made it clear that the acquisition of Motorola comes with quite a bit of baggage. More specifically, Google has "inherited a 12-18 month product pipeline" that Google CFO Patrick Pichette says the company is "still working through." Yikes.
The deal, which closed last May for $12.5 billion hasn't amounted to much eight months later. With 12 to 18 months of existing products in the works, we may not see a more Google-y Android phone from Motorola till the summer or beyond. Or maybe we'll see one at I/O this May. More likely, though, is an October or November timeframe for a possible Motorola-built Nexus device.