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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Oh yeah!
by Brunis on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:13 UTC
Brunis
Member since:
2005-11-01

Nice, hope they don't do an Apple and screw all the hardware vendors!

Guess the next Nexus will be a 'Motorola' product.. or pure Google phone!

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RE: Oh yeah!
by zima on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:13 in reply to "Oh yeah!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Assuming the hints about the upcoming Nexus being from LG or HTC (or was it Samsung? Anyway, I haven't stumbled at anything seriously speculating "Motorola Nexus", I think) were true - I guess the next Nexus will still be from LG or HTC (or Samsung...)

It's hard to find a gesture which would better show the goodwill of Google towards other hardware vendors, that Google will not "do an Apple and screw all the hardware vendors" in the future. OTOH, sabotaging any possible 3rd party Nexus... (obviously being prepared for some time as we speak, if any)

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RE[2]: Oh yeah!
by TemporalBeing on Mon 15th Aug 2011 17:21 in reply to "RE: Oh yeah!"
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Assuming the hints about the upcoming Nexus being from LG or HTC (or was it Samsung? Anyway, I haven't stumbled at anything seriously speculating "Motorola Nexus", I think) were true - I guess the next Nexus will still be from LG or HTC (or Samsung...)

It's hard to find a gesture which would better show the goodwill of Google towards other hardware vendors, that Google will not "do an Apple and screw all the hardware vendors" in the future. OTOH, sabotaging any possible 3rd party Nexus... (obviously being prepared for some time as we speak, if any)


Nexus One was through HTC.
Nexus S was through Samsung, and is currently available at least in the US (via BestBuy).
Haven't heard of another one yet.

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