Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News & Analysis

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B

8/15/2011 04:37 PM EDT
27 comments
NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
nosubject
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
nosubject   8/15/2011 7:36:37 PM
NO RATINGS
It is interesting that Google spent such big chunk of money to play defense in this game.

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
_hm   8/15/2011 7:18:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Apple's main interest for RIM will only be its IP/patents. Apple may not be interested in RIM products or manpower. Also, Apple may not like these pool of RIM patents to fall in some otherhand.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
KB3001   8/15/2011 6:37:51 PM
NO RATINGS
I do not think Apple has an interest in RIM either. Wrt Android phones, however, you are assuming things will remain as they are which I doubt will be the case. If Google are becoming a mobile phone provider, they would have an unfair competitive advantage over other Android phones' providers, which will make the latter think hard about their commitment to Android as a SW platform of choice. I do not think Google will continue to supply their competitors with the same quality of software they are using in their phones anyway. The whole thing is akin to Microsoft's unfair competitive advantage in Windows applications (Office, VS, Explorer etc.) given they make the Windows OS. What would the regulators do? I think this acquisition would be a step backwards for the community...

Momzo17
User Rank
Rookie
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
Momzo17   8/15/2011 6:07:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Why would the Google+Motorola partnership be a problem for Phone Makers like Samsung or LG? They've been getting Android from Google for Free. So I don't see why they will quit on Android for Microsoft, knowing that the latter won't offer the OS for free. With RIM's market share on a free fall, they could possibly be targeted by Apple. But I don't think Apple has any interests in acquiring RIM.

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
_hm   8/15/2011 5:28:55 PM
NO RATINGS
RIM and Nokia may also be this precarious situation. RIM may be target for Apple and Nokia for Microsoft.

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
_hm   8/15/2011 5:26:36 PM
NO RATINGS
If Goolge/Motorola Mobile compete with LG/Samsung/Sony and others in handset market, why these vendors go for Android? They may like to switch over to Windows or may be other. Anodroid may be called open but now other vendor will have mistrust.

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
re: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
chanj0   8/15/2011 5:11:10 PM
NO RATINGS
The acquisition seems to be good to Android and Google. What would be the impact to the other Android phone vendors?

<<   <   Page 3 / 3
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week