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."
Permalink for comment 485213
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by TechGeek on Tue 16th Aug 2011 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

While I believe you are right on the surface, both Oracle and Google are OIN members. Yet Oracle is suing Google over an open source project. Not really sure how its suppose to work.

Reply Parent Score: 2