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Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide—with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day—through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola. !


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post #2 of 121
Not much info available. Would this mean that Google would effectively own the Xoom?
post #3 of 121
Out of nowhere, Google pulls a massive deal to get Motorola Mobility. Most likely, the crapton of patents owned by Moto will be used by Google in its defense of Android against Apple.

And finally, your Droid will get faster updates now.
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Man i hope this is a good thing, maybe Atrix can get faster updates and more of them.
    
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So I guess the next Nexus will be Motorola branded eh?
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So I guess the next Nexus will be Motorola branded eh?
Nexus X with WebTop? Why not?
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Most likely, the crapton of patents owned by Moto will be used by Google in its defense of Android against Apple.
Apple started all-out patent warfare.. and Google, or an alliance with Google in it, will finish it.

I've never been one to just bash Apple, but I'm honestly tired of hearing about the ridiculous BS they're pulling week after week.
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This is huge!
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Apple started all-out patent warfare.. and Google, or an alliance with Google in it, will finish it.

I've never been one to just bash Apple, but I'm honestly tired of hearing about the ridiculous BS they're pulling week after week.
"Our Mobile Devices business segment will have approximately 14,600 granted patents and 6,700 pending patent applications, worldwide. Our patent portfolio includes numerous patents related to various industry standards, including 2G, 3G, 4G, H.264, MPEG-4, 802.11, open mobile alliance (OMA) and near field communications (NFC)."

This is basically Google waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Your move, Apple.
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If this is true, it is completely unexpected.

Motorola fans will be happy, as this will mean the bootloaders will be unlocked, and the platform will be completely AOSP now.
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