“Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making ‘Nexus’ smartphones, which are powered by Google’s Android software,” Amir Efrati reports for The Information.

“The change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google, a group which has included Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei,” Efrati reports. “The move would be the latest step by Google to make Nexus phones more like the iPhone, which is controlled by Apple top to bottom, and strengthen Android’s brand overall in order to capture more share at the high end of the market that Apple dominates.”

Efrati reports, “Google doesn’t want its revenue-generating services for high-end smartphones to be at the mercy of Apple like they are now.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that, Google.

How’d that Motorola acquisition work out for you?

Android is an inferior, unprofitable, insecure knockoff peddled to cheapskate tech illiterates who do not value their privacy and/or who are so blind as to be unable to recognize a half-assed fake from the revolutionary original.

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

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