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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by suryad on Mon 15th Aug 2011 15:07 UTC
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I have a feeling that this will result in some interesting implementations of that docking feature that the motorola phones pack. They now will have access to Chrome OS and what not so I am sure Google will be looking at marrying that OS with that laptop dock with the Motorola phone. Quad core, 4.5 inch qhd or higher res screen, powerful gpu, 1 gb + RAM, 16 gb of storage, 5 mp or higher camera, a very nicely built netbook type docking station and a sweet OS and I think they have a customer in me ;)

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