These are all good questions, chanj. But how effective Motorola Mobility's patent portfolio may become for "protecting the future of Android" still remains to be seen in my opinion. See my blog: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/rambling--round/4218792/Tell-me-how-exactly-Google-can--supercharge--Android
All about the patent... would the other Android smartphone vendors see the same? Where will Android smartphone go in the future? Will Google become a smartphone vendor in addition to supplying Android?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.