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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Motorola WebOS
by Not2Sure on Mon 15th Aug 2011 20:41 UTC
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Shame that if this deal goes through, Motorola's inhouse "WebOS" project will probably never see the light of day now. Was some smart people working on it.

Was kinda hoping it would find its way to the surface as a niche product like Samsung has been able to do with Bada and Android in its product mix.

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