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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

Thread tidied.

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

Being no great fan of Apple I welcome the purchase but with some trepidation.

You missed ZTE. 

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Paul Hobbs wrote:
Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

UPDATE: This from Bloomberg - 'Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC Corp., one of the largest manufacturers of handsets based on Android, said a linkup of Mountain View, California-based Google with Motorola will strengthen “the whole Android ecosystem.”

“This is something that is important for Google to do and important for the whole Android ecosystem to do,” HTC Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung said in a phone interview. “We’re happy that Android is taking steps to strengthen its patent portfolio. It will be beneficial for the whole group, the whole camp.”'

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Hopefully this will stop Apple from trying to claim they invented the smartphone/touchscreen/black rectangular devices with buttons.

 

 

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AnotherJoe wrote:

Hopefully this will stop Apple from trying to claim they invented the smartphone/touchscreen/black rectangular devices with buttons.

 

Its not just Apple that Android needs defending against. Can this defend them against Oracle (for all the borrowed Java Schmidt brought with him from Sun) and the fact that most versions of Android dont adhere to the Linux Ts + Cs?  And dont forget that Apple were suing Moto Mobile anyway.

 

The next few years are going to get very messy for Android.  Google have stepped on a lot of toes.

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'StarTac' would be an awesome name for a Droid phone tho, bring it back!

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Star Tac was VERY popular back in the day. Sadly, there is pretty much no demand for flip phones anymore; at least not in all the focus groups I've sat through.

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I've just heard on sky news that apple has more money in the bank, than the united states, although i don't dis-like apple i think it is time apple had some competition.

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Star Tac was VERY popular back in the day. Sadly, there is pretty much no demand for flip phones anymore; at least not in all the focus groups I've sat through.

Oh not the phones, just the name Smile

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I've just heard on sky news that apple has more money in the bank, than the united states, although i don't dis-like apple i think it is time apple had some competition.

What......................???

Apple has loads of competition, look at unit sales of Android hardware against Apple!!

Think what you mean is; no one does it as well as Apple and that's what irks.

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Here is a very good article from a tech patent lawyer about the deal. It's got sone interesting points, but I'll warn you, it's a very dry read!

http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/08/25-billion-google-motorola-break-up-fee.html

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Here we go round the mulberry bush...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14553424

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Well, considering the

Well, considering the standing of Motorola in recent years, I think that the company is on thin ice. And their last release, which is a tablet may have been their bid to salvage their fate. I am not sure if that has translated to sales yet and further, a more stable tomorrow but this new chapter is surely going to fill in the gaps.

Now with a giant back-up, I do hope that they go back to their old ways which is to come up with a solid line up of phones.

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