[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/mKJwXU.jpg[/newsimage]Apparently Google will soon be in the hardware business. This morning the company announced a bid to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Recent information suggests that part of this move was motivated by Google's desire to acquire patents. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/google-to-buy-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion-good-for-android-50131/](http://www.myce.com/news/google-to-buy-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion-good-for-android-50131/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
What a thieving hypocrite. Google lost the bid on those patents and now turn around and wine that the competition are being competitive. They infringe on so many patents and they know it.
The partners are excited because they’re still getting their O/S for free.
[QUOTE=ivid;2600112]What a thieving hypocrite. Google lost the bid on those patents and now turn around and wine that the competition are being competitive. They infringe on so many patents and they know it.[/QUOTE]Google was just being practical. They were probably already in negotiations with Motorola at the time and didn’t see the need to spend more $B USD on a smaller patent pool.
You know the other Android hardware partners have got to be pissed that they’ll have to compete with Google in the smartphone & tablet space.