Google CEO Larry Page Comments on Motorola Purchase; So do HTC, Samsung & Others

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    Google CEO Larry Page Comments on Motorola Purchase; So do HTC, Samsung & Others


    Obviously the big news for the day, is that Google is set to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion dollars. Speculation as to the motivation of the acquisition has been running rampant across the internet. Most of it focused on the assumption that the primary reason is that Google wants Motorola's patents so they can help protect the Android ecosystem as a whole. That particular theory turns out to be spot on. Here's a quote from CEO of Google, Larry Page, from a post he wrote on Google's blog,
    "We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to 'protect competition and innovation in the open source software community' and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies."
    For folks that worry this may change the landscape of Android and impact it in a negative way, he elaborated further by saying,
    "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."
    This is a pretty brilliant move on Google's part. It's too bad they have to resort to these maneuvers in order to simply protect their ability to innovate and compete in the marketplace, but at least they are not "rolling over."

    Interestingly, several of Android's primary smartphone manufacturer's have also sounded off on the issue, and so far have nothing but praise for the move by Google. In fact, here are quotes from HTC, Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson:
    “We welcome the news of today’s acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem” - Peter Chou, CEO, HTC
    “We welcome today’s news, which demonstrates Google’s deep commitment to defending Android, its partners, and the ecosystem” - J.K. Shin, President, Samsung, Mobile Communications Division
    “We welcome Google’s commitment to defending Android and its partners” - Jong-Seok Park, Ph.D, President & CEO, LG
    “I welcome Google’s commitment to defending Android and its partners” - Bert Nordberg, President & CEO, Sony Ericsson
    It's actually pretty exciting to see Google flexing its muscle in preparation to start actively defending 'Andy'. Obviously the other side benefit to this acquisition (which could also be a potential negative) is that Google will be able to further enforce quality control on the Android ecosystem. Even though that means Android will be a bit less "open", as long as they don't get too heavy-handed with it, this will probably end up being a net positive. What do you think?

    Source: BGR and SlashGear

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    I'm hopping this doesn't hurt anything maybe in the nexus line and it will make more nexus phones made by Motorola because they own it or some thing like that I doubt it but you never know. I would have preferred they buy another company that doesn't make android smartphones but you can't win them all they need to protect android at it's core and Motorola had the patents to do it so all is good.

    The only thing I wonder is will the dreaded Motorola bootloader stay the same

    EDIT: ok well it won't effect the nexus line Andy Rubin confirmed it http://www.androidcentral.com/motoro...ndy-rubin-says

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    this is CRAZY!
    I never would have thought this would happen.

    Besides the whole patent thing, this gives google away to produce their own hardware now right? Similar to Amazon and Apple?

    So it will be truly branded as a "google phone"? Instead of being a google phone made by "...."

    This is good right haha?
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    I'm not certain that this will play out quite like that, bourne. From what they're saying, they'll continue to operate exactly as they have--that is, licensing manufacturers (including MotoMo) to build and sell Android devices. They've also said the the Nexus program will continue as it has--with all manufacturers eligible to seek to produce a Nexus device. I think Google would make a grievous error if they utilize MotoMo as leverage against the other Android manufacturers.

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    That's interesting, I think it's a good business move on googles part to just leave motorola how it is. The coming months should be very interesting.

    an interesting article about what exactly google bought:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/what-...nc-this-year-1

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