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    Smart Move by google

    Yesterday i was watching a news channel and heard this news that Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5B, Says “Android Will Stay Open”. What do you people think Google trying to do???

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    Hmmm. It seems google is think about coming in the business of smart phones like Apple. If google has buy Motorola Mobility it means they are planing to get some marketing share on smart phone as it biggest industry after computer and laptops....

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    Interesting story! [Thread moved to Industry News, as this is not an SEO topic. ]

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    Surely it's a patent grab? Apple won a patent lawsuit against HTC (or was it Samsung) and Google has immediately snapped up the phone company holding the patents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULTiMATE View Post
    Surely it's a patent grab? Apple won a patent lawsuit against HTC (or was it Samsung) and Google has immediately snapped up the phone company holding the patents.
    I agree that this buy is mostly about patents. When google was discussing the buy yesterday in a news conference the word "Patent" came up a dozen plus times.

    Too bad that a company needs to spend 12.5 Billion to defend itself from patent trolls.

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    This was expected by some market watchers. A Google spokesperson had said that it has some 15 odd billions cash to invest in tech companies with potential. Google might try to increase its tech reach or just might try to increase the potential of it's mobile division that is the Android. It even had problems with the patent of Android. (Remember JaVa). But whatever google does, it is always in the best interest of its users. It has provided much scope to marketers like us. Way to Go - GOOGLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicx View Post
    This was expected by some market watchers.
    Possibly, although it represents a very strange move for Google, as to my knowledge this is their first real step into the hardware market and represents a serious step into Apple's territory.

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    I think it is a smart move by google. I heard that the FTC is going to put rules that make it where google can't use all of motorolas patents or something like that. I am a little fuzzy on it because it was on the news as i was leaving the house this morning.

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    Is this just for the mobile phone portion of Motorola? I assume this doesn't include two-way radios. $12.5B...that's a whole lot of money.

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    I think this has as much to do with cable set top boxes as 'droid. Defensive patent portfolio helps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFCus View Post
    Is this just for the mobile phone portion of Motorola? I assume this doesn't include two-way radios. $12.5B...that's a whole lot of money.
    Missed this and can't edit my post now -- Motorola split in two at the beginning of the year. Motorola Systems covers the non-consumer parts, such as the 2-way radios and other stuff principally consumed by government. Motorola Mobility covered the cellphones, set top boxes and associated back-end gear.

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    Yeah, Google is making a smart move I think. I'm hoping that they're able to rival Apple. I love Apple products, but I'm starting to get bored, I really can't wait until my contracts are over, I really want the Google Nexus S. But, if an even better phone comes out from them then they'll be my next. Apple are boring me with their little updates, not creative ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    Missed this and can't edit my post now -- Motorola split in two at the beginning of the year. Motorola Systems covers the non-consumer parts, such as the 2-way radios and other stuff principally consumed by government. Motorola Mobility covered the cellphones, set top boxes and associated back-end gear.
    I see, thank you. I really couldn't see Google interested in the 2-way radio business - but you never know what their plans for world domination are

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    Great news.Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5B, Says “Android Will Stay Open”. What do you people think Google trying to do?

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    I think its a great move by Google, they are going after a very big market I'm glad I'm not competing against Google, its better to work for them lol

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    Am I the only one that's getting the creepy feeling that Google is watching my every move , sound and thought ?

    Great move by Google , i hope they don't make more .

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    google has acquired many popular websites and services on the web, google is simply smart to promote there products and keep there services free so they get revenue from advertising services.

    google is billions dollar company so they always look for offering new services oftenly.

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    Google was far behind in the mobile/other company races besides the fact that it's the greatest search engine ever made, I think this is Google showing us how powerful it can be. Take out Search Engines, take out Facebook and now rival Apple. Epic Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatMichaelKid View Post
    Google was far behind in the mobile/other company races.
    Why do you feel Google was behind in the mobile race? Android is Google's phone and very popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRaptor View Post
    Why do you feel Google was behind in the mobile race? Android is Google's phone and very popular.
    Maybe I should have added 'I feel Google was behind', because that's how I feel and not a fact, haha my bad.

    But yeah, it may by popular (but as stated above ^), I don't think Google was great in the mobile race. I mean, I had a look at the Google Nexus phone yesterday. It had plenty of great reviews so I YouTube'd it, but it just reminded me of an Apple iPhone, until it hit its features which looked choppy and so. I really am hoping that Google does get better originality on their phones and make something which doesn't look similar to the iPhone, because they are a great company, just (personally feeling that) they lag behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatMichaelKid View Post
    Maybe I should have added 'I feel Google was behind', because that's how I feel and not a fact, haha my bad.

    But yeah, it may by popular (but as stated above ^), I don't think Google was great in the mobile race. I mean, I had a look at the Google Nexus phone yesterday. It had plenty of great reviews so I YouTube'd it, but it just reminded me of an Apple iPhone, until it hit its features which looked choppy and so. I really am hoping that Google does get better originality on their phones and make something which doesn't look similar to the iPhone, because they are a great company, just (personally feeling that) they lag behind.
    As someone who has owned an Android phone and an Apple phone I can say with some certainty that Android as a platform is miles better than the iPhone, and it shows in how quickly it has been adopted by users and why it is now the most popular mobile platform.

    The only thing I can criticise Android on is the hardware of its manufacturers, the fragmentation of its versions and how some evangelical some of the members of its community can be. Thankfully, all of these things are getting better and I feel that within the next two years, especially with Google now owning Motorola Google will eclipse Apple in the mobile market.

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    When google was discussing the buy in a news conference the word "Patent" came up a dozen plus times. this buy is mostly about patents.

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    I saw a funny Tweet on this yesterday:

    "Larry, you've asked to buy Motorola. It's done.
    -Which model?
    -Model?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
    I saw a funny Tweet on this yesterday:

    "Larry, you've asked to buy Motorola. It's done.
    -Which model?
    -Model?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
    I saw a funny Tweet on this yesterday:

    "Larry, you've asked to buy Motorola. It's done.
    -Which model?
    -Model?!"
    OK that was funny . Imagine if you'd wake up one morning and someone just spent 12.5 billions out of your accounts buying a company you never wanted . I'd call it Passport 2 Hell since a heart attack is guaranteed

    Anyway as far as mobile OSes go Android is the top gun AFAIK . Versatility will always be the key and Android has that in ample supply .


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