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: Mistake by Google
by Neolander on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:01 UTC in reply to "Mistake by Google"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I don't think that controlling the whole stack would be a bright idea for Google. If they fight Apple using Apple's own weapons (exclusively targeting the high-end to reduce fragmentation, brand image cultivated through an extreme marketing budget and the cult of Jobs' personality, pretty cases to compensate the ugly specs, simplicity at the expense of efficiency...), they are probably up for a good beating. Apple have been there for a low time, they know the rules of the game well, whereas Google don't.

Edited 2011-08-15 13:02 UTC

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RE[2]: Mistake by Google
by Tony Swash on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:08 in reply to "RE: Mistake by Google"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Apple's own weapons (exclusively targeting the high-end to reduce fragmentation, brand image cultivated through an extreme marketing budget and the cult of Jobs' personality, pretty cases to compensate the ugly specs, simplicity at the expense of efficiency...).


If you genuinely think that that is an accurate summary of the reasons for the success of Apple's products I pity you. Sorry to seem harsh but it's true.

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RE[3]: Mistake by Google
by Neolander on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Mistake by Google"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Please explain it better yourself, then. What are, in your opinion, Apple's strong points, in the context of modern iOS (4.3 iirc) vs modern Android (2.3 iirc) ? We'll do the comparison in the context of smartphones, since it's Motorola mobility's main business (or have they released any tablet besides the Xoom ?), and also consider devices in the state where they are sold (no jailbreak, no rooting).

Edited 2011-08-15 13:15 UTC

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