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[3]: Intersting move
by bertzzie on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Intersting move"
bertzzie
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2011-01-26

2012 will be a very interesting year. Time to bring out the popcorn! ;)


Very interesting indeed. Motorola is almost like Nokia, old player with tons of patents. I hope this becomes Google-Motorola vs Microsoft-Nokia, and it blows off everyone, so finally put an end to this patent wars.

But of course, I may be just dreaming right now. This is too good to be true.

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