Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

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    Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility Enabling Android to “Break Ground"!








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    As Kurt Angle say's It is Real It's Dawn Real, you are reading it right. According to Official Google Blog, CEO Larry Page describes the company's success with Android, with 550,000 device activations per day and over 150 million activations worldwide. In their quest to "supercharge the Android ecosystem," they have decided that Motorola are the best handset manufacturer to help them do that.

    Google or Motorola won’t give many details about, but you can tell that they are very pleased with this partnership. Rubin spoke with the top 5 manufacturers yesterday and made it very clear to all of them that nothing has changed. Motorola will operate as its own company and Android will remain open to use as it has been. The idea here is that it gives Google a chance to “supercharge” the OS.

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    I for one think this should and will be a great partnership. I really look forward to what the future holds for these two now.

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    This has to mean the end of MotoBlur! Awesome

    Also, I now have real hope for a Verizon Nexus
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    This is awesome. Motorola to me makes the best phones, and this means things will only get better. For America!
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    I do wonder if this will change the bootloader stance and also MotoBlur. My initial thought is blur isn't going anywhere though.

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    Great news---not only for Google's acquisition of MOTO's patent portfolio...but quality control is now more focused on both software and a handset. Just hope they continue MOTO's excellent build quality.
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    Man this is awesome news. They buy out the best smartphone hardware manufacturer and hopefully this leads to a better user experience for us.

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    I think this is awesome. In the end you have the best hardware with the chance to have the best OS without all the extra stuff added. Now we will see a Moto Nexus for sure, maybe not the next one but after that it's gotta be a Moto Nexus. Hopefully this means Vanilla ICS headed to the D3 in an update :icon_ banana:
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    "This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android's success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.
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    Most important part of the press release...
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    Not to be a hater, but Kirk Angle? And this is kinda cool, now if google just needs to buy sammy and htc and we can have a ball. :)
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    The Bionic is looking Great Right Now!!!!dancedroid
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    Wow!

    That's all I can say is... wow! Huge! The FTC will probably have a cow, though...

    Motorola should be ripe with patents. Notice that Apple and MS haven't gone after Motorola. HTC can't be too happy, though. They've got nowhere to go now. MS is locked in with Nokia and Google with Motorola.

    Still, I'm happy. All these recent patent disputes have been hurting Android significantly. That should soon come to an end. I suspect that Google acquired a few patents that will hurt Oracle/Sun as well.
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    This news will definately change some peoples minds on the Bionic.

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    From the press release:
    "... but there is no single phone or Android manufacturer that can best the iPhone."


    Why is it that Google is still trying to "beat" the iPhone? With all the phones that have Android now, I doubt there will ever be a single hardware/software configured phone that will be more popular than the iPhone.

    Any thoughts?
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    No No, didn't you hear?? HTC came out the best in all of this, they paired up with BEATS!!!!! Who needs Google, MS, or apple when you have Dr. Dre at cha back.... /sarcasm
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    Great news for Motorola fans. I wonder what this will mean for HTC, Samsung, etc, though...
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    I am thinking that HTC could Go Straight Windows phones!!!
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    Yeah, sorry to rain on the parade, but this is NOT good for competition. Not good at all. Moto makes good devices, yes, but so does Samsung and HTC, and now Google has a vested interest in making the Android platform completely incompatible with HTC and Samsung, or at least make those 2 companies jump through multiple hoops to make their devices run Android flawlessly.

    Moto is good for now, but when Google starts designing Android to run exclusively on Moto with no regard to competition cause they can, will you still be signing the same tune?
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