Wow. Google just announced they are buying Motorola. It looks like the main issue is patents:
Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.
They make a point of stressing that Android will remain open, they plan on running Motorola as a separate company. Seems like a good fit since Motorola was all Android already, and has a lot of patents. What do you think? Will they get rid of the locked bootloader?