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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Sodki
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2005-11-10

The point/problem however is that new devices haven't come.

Google has owned Motorola Mobility for 11 months now. Where's the Motorola Nexus phone?


It takes a lot of time to reorganize a company like that. And don't forget that Motorola had other contracts going on that Google had to honor. We have yet to see the outcome of the merger, but it shouldn't take too long now.

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