Google seems to be growing the line of ‘Google Edition’ devices, now carrying the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. The only other high-end smartphone to consider is the Xperia Z, and that may be getting the Google treatment soon.
We still aren’t sure if Google will continue making Nexus devices, the CEO of Motorola confirmed the existence of the Moto X Phone, the first true partnership between Google and Motorola since the $12.5 billion acquisition.
Perhaps this is Google’s way of adding devices with stock Android, without actually working with the manufacturers to deliver a product. Google does not need to finance or work on modelling, since this has already been done, they are just de-skinning the smartphones.