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[4]: Motorola?
by kovacm on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Motorola?"
kovacm
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2010-12-16

one more opinion: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/08/what-google-lostand...

"Ironically, buying Motorola Mobility makes Google a truer copy of the Apple business model. No longer a hands-off software provider with no financial interest in handset sales, Google now needs to worry about hardware implementation and direct profits."

and will Samsung, HTC make it into the exclusive circle who gain early access to Google’s “open” releases of Android, now that Google has a financial interest in returning Motorola to profitability?

like I said: hardware + software under one roof is superb for that ONE company (and customers), but hardly for hardware vendors like Samsung or HTC or LG relaying and depending on company that control software and hardware... ;)

Google, C:\ONGRATL.TNS for choosing best path ! ;)

Edited 2011-08-16 17:19 UTC

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