Google Playing Favorites With Verizon and Motorola?

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  1. WenWM

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    This news that Google is playing favorites does not come as much of a surprise. Thanks to some legal fillings we now know that Google prefers to give over the latest versions of Android to Motorola and Verizon before even talking to their other partners. The reason for this love towards Motorola and Verizon is because devices that go that route usually follow the rules set by Google, rules similar to what Microsoft sets for WP7 except not required. So essentially, if you want to get access to the latest version of Android, you have to build your hardware and software to the specifications set by Google.
    Does this news shock anyone in the room?

    Via: Androidcentral
     
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    Hmm, I partially understand this. Does this mean Moto devices will now be open and unlocked? Sounds good, as long as other manufactures don't start leaving because of this...
     
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    No surprise here
     
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    Wow Mueller is at it again with his stupidity.
     
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    Well its understandable since Motorola and Verizon were the first to have Andy on there market:happy:
     
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    "ie" means "in example", not necessarily those as preference. you're reading to much into their choice of examples.

    that said, it really wouldn't suprise me either, but you shouldn't be basing an assumption based on an "ie"
     
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    I'm not sure that is a true statement. Google worked with HTC to release the dream for T-Mobile back in 2008. Moto and Verizon did not release an Android phone until the D1 back in 2009 (holy Crap! I've had my phone that long!?!?).

    It stands to reason that since Google now owns Motorola and that Verizon has the largest customer base; they would go this route. How this will play out certainly remains to be seen though. I guess we'll all just have to stay tuned.
     
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    So if they use Motorola next....even tho they already used the Xoom and to a certain extent the Droid 1....that spells doom for the rest of the OEM's cuz they are trying to buy Motorola? They wont care about the other OEM.s..and yet:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...patents-now-being-used-against-apple-htc.html

    HTC paid for them last I read, but still its some ammo to try to help their case.

    Like I said before.....whichever side you agree with....there is always a way to spin it....
     
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    Ie actually means "id est" Latin for "that is". So has a little different meaning then "in example"
     
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    Why wouldnt they pick favor towards verizon there the top carrier it makes sense

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  12. WenWM

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    Emmm, no that's not correct. T-Mobile was the first. Verizon originally said no to Android on their network. T-Mobile released the G1 and then Verizon reconsidered.