Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Apr 2013 00:10 UTC
Google "Why did Google spend $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility? It's been nearly two years since the deal was announced and close to a full year since it closed, and the questions keep piling up while the answers keep getting worse. The biggest problem is that Motorola's patent portfolio doesn't appear to be worth anything close to what either company assumed: the judge in the Microsoft v. Motorola patent case ruled yesterday that Redmond owes a paltry $1.7 million in annual royalties for using Motorola's standards-related Wi-Fi and video-encoding patents in every Xbox 360 and Windows 7 PC sold, rather than the $4 billion Motorola had originally demanded."
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Lapdock/Atrix series Phones
by Darkmage on Sat 27th Apr 2013 00:24 UTC
Darkmage
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2006-10-20

I think it's because of Motorola's foray into combined laptop/phone hybrids. I suspect google will at some point use Motorola's patents regarding lapdock and Atrix to bring out a new model phone/netbook combination. They probably haven't released anything yet because they'll retool it for chromebook, or make it more full-featured than Motorola's offering.

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linux-lover Member since:
2011-04-25

Ridiculous.
I am pretty sure there are other products that already do this (ubuntu for android has had demos showing the same thing, rumor is RIM is also working on something similar). It's not something extremely complicated to recreate and it's CERTAINLY not worth 12.5 billion.

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