Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
elctrnx_lyf   8/18/2011 2:43:24 PM
NO RATINGS
No wonder the companies are afraid of not getting access to the latest Android OS if Google acquires Motorola. Also Google will directly compete with the other licensees of Android. Is it acceptable?

cdhmanning
User Rank
Rookie
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
cdhmanning   8/17/2011 8:35:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Google have never expected or demanded exclusivity that I am aware of. If you have examples, then please supply them. HTC manufactures Android phones and WinPhone phones. No problems. Google allows people to buy advertising from Bing. No problems. Youtube (Owned by google) will take you to itunes to buy songs. No problem. Google has experimented in many areas. Some have worked and some have not. What is great is that they are trying alternatives and are prepared to take risks.

daleste
User Rank
CEO
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
daleste   8/17/2011 12:56:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Google is very good at thinking outside of the box. They do come up with some ideas that don't pan out, but at least they are willing to take chances that other companies will never consider. I hope some of that rubs off on Mot. Maybe they will get back some of what they lost.

tb1
User Rank
Rookie
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
tb1   8/17/2011 6:11:25 AM
NO RATINGS
Maybe I overstated it a bit--I shouldn't say 'typical Google disaster', but more 'typical of Google's occasional misfires'. And they are quick to realize when they have a miss and move on. But with Buzz they were thinking more of themselves than their customers. I'm hoping that with Motorola they don't think more of themselves than their partners, or it will be a lot worse than a misfire.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
rick merritt   8/17/2011 3:21:07 AM
NO RATINGS
@tb1 I would not call Google arrogant. Maybe I am being charitable but I think they are not afraid to try new things (like Wave) then toss them if they don't catch on. The down side is it hurts their credibility when they come out with te next next big thing.

tb1
User Rank
Rookie
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
tb1   8/17/2011 2:20:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Another thought: Google's biggest fault is its arrogance. Remember Buzz? Checkout? (which still exists, though it pales in comparison with Paypal--mainly because Google insists on exclusivity with vendors, which makes them laugh). If their arrogance takes over, they may not sell off the Motorola phone business, which would be a typical Google disaster.,

tb1
User Rank
Rookie
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
tb1   8/17/2011 2:16:12 AM
NO RATINGS
Apple is suing Samsung and HTC for their Android products. If they are successful, they could halt Android in its tracks. Motorola has a large number of basic cell phone patents. It is presently suing Apple and Microsoft over them. This buyout gives Google the leverage it needs to stop Apple's lawsuits. Motorola also has a number of MPEG patents, which Google could use in its battle with the MPEG consortium. The smartest thing they could do is spin off the cell phone division (minus the patents) as quickly as possible.

Jeff.Petro
User Rank
Rookie
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
Jeff.Petro   8/16/2011 10:23:20 PM
NO RATINGS
I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. Convergence of handset/tv hardware has already started and can only get bigger. TV as we traditionally know it is dying and the void is being filled by online content. Mobile TV appears to be the next big thing. I'm sure the next Moto/Google phone will head in this direction

LarryM99
User Rank
CEO
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
LarryM99   8/16/2011 5:12:42 PM
NO RATINGS
I think that the other Android licensees are going to end up winning from this deal. I see Google quietly killing Moto's manufacturing capability for handsets and moving it more to Qualcomm's model of being an IP house. Google gets their IP portfolio out of the deal and the capability to do reference designs for hardware platforms and prunes back the Android ecosystem in the process. They are certainly not going to move to Apple's vertical structure where they try to do it all and hog the market. Larry M.

selinz
User Rank
CEO
re: What Google/Moto means for Android OEMs
selinz   8/16/2011 3:22:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, I think Samsung's patent problems with Apple just went away because of the Google purchase. I'd say that Samsung would be happy about that. Motorola was just getting to be lean and mean and now that just got transfused with a bunch of cash. Is that likeley to help or hurt? I dunno. For the Motorola stock owners, their lives will improve in the short term, no doubt!

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
11 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
14 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).