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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Well done!
by OSGuy on Tue 16th Aug 2011 08:44 UTC
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This is the best Android news I have ever read! Well done Google & Motorola!

Q: Which company is likely to have more patents, Motorola or Nokia?

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RE: Well done!
by OSGuy on Tue 16th Aug 2011 09:03 in reply to "Well done!"
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Let me give my self an answer to that question:

Patent Totals:

Motorola 17000
Nokia 10000
Nortel 6000

Unless there is something I misread/misunderstood?

Edited 2011-08-16 09:05 UTC

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