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    Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Google SHOCK! Snaps up Motorola phone biz for $12.5bn • The Register

    I wonder what this deal will do to the future of the Android phone business. I imagine this will help Google in the ongoing legal battles.



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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    They want RIM as well. Curious to see if that ever happens. RIM is gonna tank, so it seems right.



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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Here's a good story on what Google plans to do with the acquisition of Motorola:

    Google acquiring Motorola Mobility, wants to “supercharge the Android ecosystem” | Android Central



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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    They had to. They need some mobile patents to fight Microsoft and Apple.



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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    They had to. They need some mobile patents to fight Microsoft and Apple.
    I am pretty sure this was the driving force as well. I have to imagine this will really improve on what motorola is offering in phones and tablets too. Might even begin to see a Motorola chromebook.



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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am pretty sure this was the driving force as well. I have to imagine this will really improve on what motorola is offering in phones and tablets too. Might even begin to see a Motorola chromebook.
    My guess is that Google doesn't want to become a major competitor of HTC and all the other companies making android phones. Buying Motorola really is about the patents. My guess is that they spin off the company pretty quickly once they sort through all the patents and paperwork. They still hold onto the patents and make money from licensing, but aren't put in a position of being in direct competition with the manufacturers who use their software.


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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    My guess is that Google doesn't want to become a major competitor of HTC and all the other companies making android phones. Buying Motorola really is about the patents. My guess is that they spin off the company pretty quickly once they sort through all the patents and paperwork. They still hold onto the patents and make money from licensing, but aren't put in a position of being in direct competition with the manufacturers who use their software.
    What i hope they do is force manufacturers to follow by example in some areas. Software updates for instance.


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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Sold my stock on 60% premium. Thx, Google.


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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    What i hope they do is force manufacturers to follow by example in some areas. Software updates for instance.
    That would be a provider problem. There is no reason for Verizon not to have pushed Android 2.3 to my droid 2.


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    Re: Google Buys Motorola Mobility

    anyone have an idea when the i5 cometh?



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