Doesn't matter. Sooner or later, Google will put Motorola out of business along with everyone else.
Google's facilitating device manufacturers now. Where was Moto before the Droid? Did people really know about HTC before they started making phones for Android?
Google putting a hardware manufacturer out of business would be counterproductive to their business strategy; which is to get as many people on the internet as possible.
The article's tittle is misleading... "Motorola gives Google the boot"... now people think that Moto and Google are no longer working together. What they seem to forget is that Moto,Google as well as many others are part of the Open Handheld Alliance (OHA).
I seriously doubt their relationship will be severed due to Moto's decision to utilize Skyhook for their Location services.
In the OHA own words "A commitment to openness, a shared vision for the future, and concrete plans to make the vision a reality."
Well they have so much cash they can afford to have hobbies. Some turn into great things like Android. But developing hardware is such a radical departure from what they do now it's extremely unlikely.
And when they come out with a "google phone" (the N1), they still just offloaded it to HTC.
Yodes thanks for the logo :-D