[RUMOR] Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Huawei?

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    In a strange twist of events from this morning's news, there is rumor circulating out of Asia that Google has approached Huawei and offered to sell the handset division to them. Naturally Google has not responded to these claims, but this rumor is not that far fetched. Google has their work cut out for them as they walk the fine line with partners in the Android space. Showing favoritism to one manufacturer could potentially alienate other hardware makers, and therein lies the "problem." Selling off the Mobile division is a sure fire way to solve the conundrum they could find themselves in. At this point we can do nothing but speculate, because the story is unverified and simply rumor, but it is a very interesting rumor to say the least.

    The acquisition is still not complete, and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Will Google Inc sell off Motorola Mobility? We simply cannot say for sure, but it is a real option. Smart move? Bad move? Please weigh in.

    Via: AndroidGuys
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    Motorola is selling to who now?

    I dont think I ever heard of that company...they make cell phones.... :icon_eek:

    They must not be popular. Motorola I know, HTC I know, Samsung, I know, I even know LG.... but Hu..ever I never heard of.
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    They're big in Asia.
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    Hauwei likes to talk big. Do they really have the <12.5 billion it would take to buy Moto?
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    Now this is really confusing...what do they gain by purchasing MM and then turning around and selling them ?
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    I don't know here they're generally associated with low quality, entry level, cheap prepaid carrier smartphones. I don't see how this could be good for Moto.

    I'm dating myself now, but you remember Mongoose bikes from the 80s and 90s? $400 and on up, super lightweight, magnesium frames super high end BMX bikes etc. Mongoose now? crappy cheap low quality wal mart specials.
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    I know for a fact that _I DO have <12.5 billion it would take to buy Moto ;-)
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    The newest game all the big time CEOs are playing! Buy out failing companies and shuffle them around until their IP dissolves!
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    Google wanted Motorola for it's patents. Now that they have the patents they can license (even for free) their patents to any manufacturer that is making an Android device (they can make money from licensing to other OS device makers). They can sell off MM and ease any fears from the other manufacturers about MM getting preferential treatment from Google/Android.
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    I remember those bikes! I wanted one of those things for years and years, growing up as a young kid. That sucks to hear about their quality now...nothing lasts forever, I guess! Nice flashback, though!
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    not buying a huawei phone. then one day, some chinese government worker activates the FU-USA system and countless phone in the US have all their data stolen and used in a massive cyberattack on US infrastructure.

    Your bank account is wiped and refilled in the Supreme Lord Dictator's People's Account.

    No thanks.
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    perhaps you should throw away 95% of all of your electronic devices then ;-) they all probably have hidden/embedded wireless antennas just waiting to make them do their bidding! ;-)

    /tin-foil hat joke
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    frickin skynet





    and really? Huawei to buy MOTO? I just don't see it. It's like hearing mylife.com is buying facebook or twitter...
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    So what your saying is kind of a strip mining operation of one the best American companies we have left.
    :mad: Gotcha!!
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    "best" is subjective. Their hardware is quality, business practices? Not so much
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    Motorola Triumph:
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    Huawei X6:
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    Hmmm...

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    This is sad!

    Motorola has done so much for cell phones in its lifetime. The thought that it's going to be merged into Huawei is... oh lordy.
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    wow. They sure look similar. The only huawei I handled was such a POS. I'm freaking shocked