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Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by LordOfLA, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. LordOfLA

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    ...who was expecting Google to buy Motorola Mobility any time soon?
     
  2. Xie

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    Not I, but this could be very good for Android. :)
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    It's certainly going to be interesting :D
     
  4. Johnny

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    I can't believe how much they are paying for it. 12.5 bilion? wow.
     
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    Sad part is allot of that is probably to buy up patents that go with the mobile division. Gives Google the ability to protect Android just a touch more.
     
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    That is possible. It is also a lot to pay.
     
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    According to techcrunch and friends it was positioned as a defensive purchase in the preceding conference call about it.
     
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    Apparently they wanted it pretty bad.
     
  9. Xie

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    Probably wanted Microsoft to NOT have it more then they wanted it though. Microsoft is already trying to charge for Android licencing, a Motorola Mobility purchase would just give them more power to fleece businesses for money.
     
  10. Vanquished

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    Meh, Motorola sucks. I like HTC and I am terribly bored with android already. I'm terribly bored with all phones right now, I'm considering going to a windows phone or even a symbian phone just to change things up (I've had both of those before).
    I say let google waste its money where it wants, screw up the stock market by paying a ridiculous premium on a stock thats not worth it...