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: EGGcellent!
by Bobthearch on Mon 15th Aug 2011 17:10 UTC in reply to "EGGcellent!"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

Here's the Motorola splash page where you can go to either Motorola Solutions or Motorola Mobility and see which products belong to which division.

http://www.motorola.com/us

But yes, the set top boxes and many other home electronics (modems, phones, etc.) belong to the Mobility division.

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Servic...

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