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    News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Google says this will enable it to ‘supercharge’ the Android ecosystem.
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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Cool As long as it doesnt mean an end to other companies making android handsets that is

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Probably has more to do with this: http://mobile-device.biz/content/item.php?item=31257

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    holy cow, thats some pretty big news! Very intrigued as to what this will actually result in.

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Supercharged android phones sound good to me hehe

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    I wonder if now the next 'Google' phones will be made by Motorola now; Google Nexus M anyone?

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Guppy View Post
    I wonder if now the next 'Google' phones will be made by Motorola now; Google Nexus M anyone?
    I`d say thats a fair bet

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    *checks date*

    *scratches head*

    *wonders if he should have gone for the Defy after all*


    EDIT: and as to what snootjim said: $4.5B for patents; + $7.5B market cap = $13B. Looks like Google might actually have netted themselves a bargain...?

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Might be worth flogging my Galaxy 10.1 and get a Xoom as should get updates quicker
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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Probably has more to do with this: http://mobile-device.biz/content/item.php?item=31257
    Yes I think your right. It seems like a bargain for Google to get a lot of patients to protect android while have a natural outlet for vanilla android.

    I think they'll keep HTC, XTE etc happy by giving them enhanced patient coverage in the patient wars.
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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Yes I think your right. It seems like a bargain for Google to get a lot of patients to protect android while have a natural outlet for vanilla android.

    I think they'll keep HTC, XTE etc happy by giving them enhanced patient coverage in the patient wars.
    Google have openly said they will help defend HTC in their patent wars so i should hope so!

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    This is very good news for Google and Motorola... not such good news for HTC and other manufactures that like Android.

    No doubt as time goes on, Google will concentrate more on their own handsets and software updates than other manufactures. The bar will be set high once Google/Motorola get rolling, other manufactures will have to make sure their software support is on the heels of Google..... - bye bye Sony

    The biggest looser will by HTC, as they have enjoyed much attention from Google, but as time goes by this relationship will change.

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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    Can't see why HTC should struggle, however as said before I reckon SE should be worried!!!
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    Re: News - Wow! Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

    me thinks that with google first picking up a load of silicon patents from IBM and now it has the moto patents. i think that google is preparing for full on war with apple and Microsoft
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    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    me thinks that with google first picking up a load of silicon patents from IBM and now it has the moto patents. i think that google is preparing for full on war with apple and Microsoft
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