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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kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

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


Eric Schmidt has made a statement about how they inherited an X month pipeline of products (X is a number I don't remember) they had to burn through.

It makes sense to have most of your engineers work on new products instead of updating the old ones.

The appearance of not of the Motorola X-phone in the next I/O will tell if the Moto purchase was a good investment.

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