Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:04 UTC
Google Okay once again I'm breaking my own one-week time-off from OSNews due to, you know, taking a break and being too busy with other things, but this one is big - very big. Also, only the second time in OSNews history we've used the 'breaking'-tag. Google has just announced it is going to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion (more here). While providing Google with a dedicated mobile phone business, it also gives Google ownership of one of the most valuable mobile technology patent portfolios in existence. Update: Responses from the Android ecosystem are positive. HTC: "We welcome the news of today's acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem." Sony Ericsson & LG: "We welcome Google's commitment to defending Android and its partners."
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RE: Mistake by Google
by terrakotta on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:38 UTC in reply to "Mistake by Google"
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I think the succes of the iphone attests that more can be done by controlling the complete stack. Microsoft has yet to show that it can be profitable in markets where there are more than 3 players to begin with. They even gain more money from android powered markets than from their WP7 offerings.

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