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Originally Posted by jellis142;14590354 
Reading that last sentence "and it might finally create a gadget that can give Apple (AAPL) and its iPhone a run for their money".

Market share and popularity doesn't prove the iPhone is better then the dozens of Android-equipped phones that show it up. I'm not bashing or taking sides, but they already are slamming heads together for the best smartphone.

From a consumer point of view maybe not.

From Google's point of view, Apple have the better product, the iPhone most probably makes a significantly larger profit than most of Google's phones combined. Google are only interested in the money and Apple have a significant lead in that respect regardless of hardware specs.
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From a consumer point of view maybe not.

From Google's point of view, Apple have the better product, the iPhone most probably makes a significantly larger profit than most of Google's phones combined. Google are only interested in the money and Apple have a significant lead in that respect regardless of hardware specs.

The terms "better" or "worse" are hard to use when it comes to consumerism. The iPhone may or may not be technically better than another phone, but still could be a preferred phone by the consumer.

Example, home made spaghetti is great, especially with home made tomato sauce. But there still are people who absolutely love chef boyardee spaghetti and would choose it any day over the real thing.

There are people who are going to pick the iPhone over any model droid or other phone simply because.
    
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post #53 of 121
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;14590226 
Yes, actually. Now I just re-read this part:



Google's MAIN cause is to increase their patent inventory to help fight against Apple/Microsoft lawsuits, but the second paragraph implies Google does plan to support Motorola's devices. Motorola phones will likely have the true Android experience straight from Google like the Nexus, and receive updates more efficiently. Honestly I'm excited for it. I want a dual-core or even quad-core, hardware accelerated, NFC, 4.5" Android phone straight from Google. Motorola's build quality is pretty good, and their cable modems are great. With Google's resources, this could be very good for the Android users. Sick Android phone straight from Google for $200 with any carrier contract? Take my money. Now.

A Nexus X with WebTop (Chrome OS?) would be the bomb. cool.gif

And I don't think this acquisition would favor Motorola over the competing OEM partners. Motorola Mobility will continue to produce devices as usual, but the patents that come with the purchase would be of great use to Google. Imagine Google freely distributing and using those patents to defend the Android ecosystem, giving its partners enough ammunition to fend off patent lawsuits and then some.

Remember, this isn't some bunch of patents. This is Motorola here, the progenitor of the mobile phone.
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Anyone think that this purchase has more to do with IP, patent ownership, etc., as artilery against apple's recent patent infringement litigation, as opposed to google actually wanting to own a large phone manufacturing company? I mean, owning it makes sense since moto put a lot of weight into supporting Android, but I wouldn't have thought it an obvious move for google to purchase them outright.
    
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;14590453 
From a consumer point of view maybe not.

From Google's point of view, Apple have the better product, the iPhone most probably makes a significantly larger profit than most of Google's phones combined. Google are only interested in the money and Apple have a significant lead in that respect regardless of hardware specs.

Are you aware that Google possibly makes 0 profit from Android phone sales? 99.x% of Google's revenue is from advertising. Google never really expected Android to turn a profit, and it still has, but only thanks to ad revenue. There's no licensing revenue since it is open source, free to any manufacturer that wants it on as many phones as they please.
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This will give Google and its partners ammunition to fight off all those ridiculous Apple lawsuits. Can't wait to see this deal finalized!

Google, please give Apple a taste of their own medicine!
Edited by 2010rig - 8/15/11 at 9:56am
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post #57 of 121
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Originally Posted by guyladouche;14590691 
Anyone think that this purchase has more to do with IP, patent ownership, etc., as artilery against apple's recent patent infringement litigation, as opposed to google actually wanting to own a large phone manufacturing company? I mean, owning it makes sense since moto put a lot of weight into supporting Android, but I wouldn't have thought it an obvious move for google to purchase them outright.

Your sentiment matches what others here have said. It makes perfect sense.

You play to win or go home, especially when you have a bully facing you down...IE Apple.

Talk about poetic justice if Apple had to stop selling phones in the US. The same thing that one of Apple's competitors got slapped with in the EU recently thanks to Apple's lobbying overseas...
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Mods we have 2 threads on this. [Googleblog] and [MSN]
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I was really surprised when I heard this. As an android user myself I'm curious as to how it will effect future devices and software.
    
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;14590740 
Are you aware that Google possibly makes 0 profit from Android phone sales? 99.x% of Google's revenue is from advertising. Google never really expected Android to turn a profit, and it still has, but only thanks to ad revenue. There's no licensing revenue since it is open source, free to any manufacturer that wants it on as many phones as they please.

That's absolutely incorrect.

Whether they make a profit by selling the hardware or through advertising, Google fully intended to make a profit by entering the mobile market. To think otherwise would be very foolish. With that said, Apple have made more money in the mobile industry than Google have, hence from Google's perspective they have a better product.

You could even argue that Apple make most of their money through the App store rather than through hardware sales.
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