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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Good investment
by siki_miki on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:29 UTC
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Google's weak patent portfolio? Nothing that couldn't be fixed for $12bn.
With that and recently acquired IBM patents, I am expecting them to countersue Oracle, and maybe even extort some deal with Apple to stop them suing other manufacturers.
Now I wouldn't be surprised if MS hurries up with Nokia acquisition deal...there is a lot of consolidation going on in the market as a reaction to mobile OS (and patent) wars.

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