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[3]: Mistake by Google
by terrakotta on Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Mistake by Google"
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I'm rather thinking about better motorola products because the software is better/sooner tested on these devices. As much as I don't like apple nor the concept of the iphone, its software is really well adapted to the hardware.

I don't recall samsung and htc paying royalties to Google, to microsoft otoh.

Nokia ditched everything they got and know (and the N9 shows that they do know how to make a decent UI) because they had their top exec flown over straight from his microsoft chair. Up until now the guys has done nothing but following a predictable path, trojan horse style. Effectively falsifying the myth of 'there's no such thing as bad publicity', and killing a product before its launch. No need to go look for other reasons like this patent nonsens.

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