I said something similar to this in another post this week as it was my hunch too. If true, I think it is Google's rebellious youth not realizing how hard it is to be a world class manufacturer. Who knows ?
"Maybe Google was never primarily interested in Motorola's patents, but simply saw Motorola as a quick and relatively cheap way to take on Apple by building its own phones."
backs up why samsung and htc will form a bidding group for IDCC if they want to be in mobile phone and pad market. Without owning 1st class patents on 3G and 4G LTE patent portfolio they will be barred from selling products around the world. Apple will continue to sue to keep you out of the market.