The biggest news in the smartphone world this week was Google’s announcement that it is buying Motorola Mobility, the company behind such smartphones as the Verizon’s popular Droid line. Brighthand Site Editor Ed Hardy weighs in on this issue to point out that the deal is not being made for the reason many might think.
In a post on the Brighthand Bytes blog, he wrote, “Google wants Motorola’s patent portfolio to help defend itself from lawsuits from Apple and Microsoft.” He goes on to say that although Google’s intention is not to squeeze out other makers of Android-based smartphones, the company will have to walk a fine line if it wants to avoid accusations of favoritism toward its new Motorola subsidiary.
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Another of TechTarget’s bloggers, Ron Miller, has weighed in on this issue in a post on View from Above. Miller echoes a point made by Hardy, that Google is risking jeopardizing the openness of the Android OS by buying a company that directly competes with Samsung, HTC, and other Android licensees.
His full post is available at: