Google buys Motorola Mobility

Well this will shake things up!

The acquisition of Motorola Mobility, a dedicated Android partner, will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.

And now Google is in the phone business.

Sure made all those patent worries go away.

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8 Responses to Google buys Motorola Mobility

  1. Kristopher says:

    Motorola has nothing left but patents.

    Google could shut them down, and just charge a nominal fee to Android makers and make more money.

    This has happened before … the whole GUI patent fight went belly up when a philanthropist bought up Xerox-PARCs patents and IP, and donated them to EFF to public domain the lot of it.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Heard that Bill Gates is planning on firing back with his NEW Windows 98 App for the Windows Phone. That’ll teach Google!

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  4. DirtCrashr says:

    Is this all because Steve Jobs hates Flash??

  5. Ed Skinner says:

    Cell phones was just about the *only* part of Motorola left. They sold off transistors, then ICs, then Microprocessors, then just about everything *except* cell phones, and now that’s gone.
    What’s left???

  6. alan says:

    Cop radios and consulting services.

  7. peterw says:

    Google would own all of Motorola’s patents, and could license them to (or just share them with) other Android licensees if it wanted to. Motorola invented the cellphone almost 30 years ago, so this is worth a lot.

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  8. Old NFO says:

    I’m now wondering when we’ll see the anti-trust questions start popping up…

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