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Google to Acquire Motorola for $12.5 Billion

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I wonder

Mossberg

Aug 15, 2011, 10:57 AM
if this will effect other manufacturers like HTC. Will the Google/Motorola mobile make Android exclusive to it's own hardware after this?
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carmodboy99

Aug 15, 2011, 11:07 AM
Mossberg said:
if this will effect other manufacturers like HTC. Will the Google/Motorola mobile make Android exclusive to it's own hardware after this?


Naaa, Im sure there will be a few Android adopters butt hurt about Google jumping into their profit pool, but from Google's end they stress that this will have no affect at all on the platform licensing at all other than to expand the possibilities of what Android can deliver to all of the open source community.
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Daniel Dc5

Aug 15, 2011, 11:12 AM
They will still be able to make money on all the phones. They will be licensing Android to other companies and make money on that. They just needs some patents to back up there stuff.
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carmodboy99

Aug 15, 2011, 11:29 AM
Android is and always has been licensed for free. Hopefully Moto can continue to regain positive revenue on phone sales.
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Jayshmay

Aug 15, 2011, 12:27 PM
This is what the competitors CEOs have to say about it:

http://m.bgr.com/2011/08/15/htc-samsung-lg-sony-eric ... »
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Jolei9786

Aug 15, 2011, 1:12 PM
Looks like pimp daddy Google bitchslapped all of them before they made their statements. Eh? They all said practically the same thing!
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Jayshmay

Aug 15, 2011, 1:14 PM
I noticed that too. Kind of like members of the President's administration will all make the same statements.
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Globhead

Aug 15, 2011, 1:32 PM
If Google wanted an exclusive deal on a manufacturer in exchange for a slightly larger cut of hardware profit, they already would have done it with HTC.

Google wants Android on as many phones as possible so people will use Google services and increase ad revenue.
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 15, 2011, 2:42 PM
It will still be free and open source with the same terms and agreements for licensing it. This is mostly a move, IMHO, to strengthen Android against lawsuits, as well it is an area Google can make even more money.

But they have said the two companies, Motorola and Google/Android will be separate from one another.
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