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[5]: Mistake by Google
by Morgan on Mon 15th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Mistake by Google"
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Interesting. I was sure Samsung was the memory controller manufacturer. I was going from memory though (no pun intended). Thanks for the correction! ;)

Edit: We're both sort of wrong:

The console features 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz with an effective transmission rate of 1.4 GHz on a 128-bit bus. The memory is shared by the CPU and the GPU via the unified memory architecture. This memory is produced by either Samsung or Qimonda.

Via .

Edited 2011-08-15 15:43 UTC

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RE[6]: Mistake by Google
by zima on Mon 15th Aug 2011 16:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Mistake by Google"
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Wait, how was I sort of wrong? ;) ;) (I hardly addressed the memory itself / it's one of those generic things anyway)

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RE[7]: Mistake by Google
by Morgan on Mon 15th Aug 2011 16:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Mistake by Google"
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Well you had said ATI was possibly the memory controller maker. It doesn't matter anyway, we've gone way off track! ;)

And I forgot to mention earlier, I greatly enjoyed SiS chipset-based hardware back in the day too.

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