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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t's still a really short time.
China has allowed companies to have shorter product cycles and a shorter time to market thanks to massive workforce of manual assembly lines, but for that you still need to design products, that takes a few years from concept to prototype, to focus groups, to hardware design, hardware production planning, etc.

Google is also pretty new at this since all they do is the OS, so my guess is that it will be a gradual process. The Google-influenced phones will be sort of an hybrid first, to later start adopting more innovative features in subsequent iterations.

Edited 2013-04-27 18:23 UTC

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