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[2]: Motorola WebOS
by Not2Sure on Mon 15th Aug 2011 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Motorola WebOS"
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I probably shouldn't have used the "WebOS" name. They weren't licensing HP/Palm WebOS. Motorola was rumored to be creating a new interal OS that relied on "web technologies" and it sounded alot from rumors like what WebOS had chosen for its userland.

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RE[3]: Motorola "WebO"S
by glarepate on Tue 16th Aug 2011 01:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola WebOS"
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To be fair: you did put it in parentheses and I presumed you were referring to the HP product, so my comment was uninformed at best.

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