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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C:\NGRTLNS.W95
by kovacm on Mon 15th Aug 2011 18:01 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

nice to see fusion of software and hardware under own roof! ...just like 30 years ago! (hello to all forgotten Suns, Commodore, Atari, SGI...)

"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." by Alan Kay


btw Google should buy Oracle now - it would help then in ongoing trail about Java ;) ;)

Edited 2011-08-15 18:04 UTC

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RE: C:\NGRTLNS.W95
by tidux on Mon 15th Aug 2011 18:09 in reply to "C:\NGRTLNS.W95"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Suns, Commodore, Atari


Don't know about SGI, but those three all used Motorola 680x0 processors in the 80s! What's next, HP making new serial terminals and porting VMS to x86_64 under the DEC brand?

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RE[2]: C:\NGRTLNS.W95
by kovacm on Mon 15th Aug 2011 18:36 in reply to "RE: C:\NGRTLNS.W95"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

Suns, Commodore, Atari


Don't know about SGI, but those three all used Motorola 680x0 processors in the 80s!

that does not matter (btw SUN had own CPU: SPARC) - common to all these companies is that they made software AND hardware and they ware far more innovative than rest of PC world (Microsoft + OEM hardware vendors; in fact, Microsoft is main reason for slowing down IT industry)

Edited 2011-08-15 18:37 UTC

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