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?