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Acer says Google-Motorola deal "a good gift to Microsoft"

0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2011, 06:35 posted on

Microsoft will end up being the big winner after Google’s acquisition of Motorola as other Android phone makers will be alienated by the prospect of rivaling with Google…

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 07:05

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It has been kind of quiet from the RiM contingent. Anyone think that Google's acquisition of Moto was a good thing for RIM?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 07:11 4

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think rim may have more things to worry about. They are loosing market share anyways

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 11:37

21. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


RIM is trying to hold on with the latest Blackberry releases but 2012 is going to be their make or break year with their QNX powered Blackberry smartphones.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 13:59

26. OriginalSIM (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


Ok,

Rim.... Market share is dying every day, and god help them they are trying. BBOS7 is a great os and has lots of inovation. But with google aquireing a top notch device maker, things are going to get tough for RIM. Their only chance, I believe, is their hardcore BB users that do not want a change. Inovation for their hardcore users is thier only shot.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 07:06 2

7. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Bada get lots more market share? This is not going to affect Bada at all... Samsung signed on for the Korean government project, separate from Bada, and all this speculation of what Google is doing will be over by then. All this is right now is Microsoft trying to stir the pot and they apparently ruffled some acer employees feathers a little.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 07:24 2

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


do you really think that samsung would ditch bada for korean OS ???

Nope, they won't do that !

Matter of fact, the korean OS likely might be bada, since it already is a korean OS.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 07:31 3

12. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Samsung has signed on with the Korean gov already for the project, and I honestly doubt they are going to hand over their project OS to the gov's joint project.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:30 1

27. anastasiabeaverhausen (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Don't go to korea house on speedway they serve cat.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:30

32. Mookie Wilsonovich (unregistered)


ROFLMAO.

"Don't go to korea house on speedway they serve cat."

LOLZ.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:18 6

14. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


What's bada? ;p

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:00

29. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


bada is a smartphone OS, that has more features and personalization options thatn WP7 and IOS.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:31

33. Mookie Wilsonovich (unregistered)


"Don't go to korea house on speedway they serve cat."

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 03:35

49. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


huh ?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:37 2

15. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This may have a short term affect in the handset market but I don't think google is dumb enough to screw it up. They will probably let motorola be their own thing and keep using samsung or HTC or possible LG for nexus devices. It would send quite a bad message if google uses motorola for a nexus device. On top of that Google will probably focus motorola into the settop box sector and try to score some more googleTV sales.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:59

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thank you! people forget that Google has more than just a mobile division they Have a dead market they want to take care of among other stuff Motorola could serve useful without upsetting other companies. Motorola could give Google More money in other ways

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:44

16. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I think if bada were to work they need to start offering either a super amount of quality apps or if they can make it so iOS and android os apps work on it. And it has to be a seamless and easy option. Also legal. As you can see with web os witch has a small amount of app support

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:11

23. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The amount of apps for the samsung wave 2 a tthe moment is 6500. About 6500 of them are quality apps. since samsung has strict quality testing on the apps that enter samsung apps, all of the apps that are entered in samsungapss hare high quality apps.
For example, Weatherbug, Accuweather, AP News, bambuser, norbsoft skymap, Brothers in arms 2, Gt racing + many more.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:48 1

17. Zoenphlux (unregistered)


Its too early to know what will happen really. However, if Google isnt careful they can push their supporters like Samsung and LG if they don't address what they are doing clearly. If they allow rumors to fly someone with the right power might say the right comments and end up scaring off those venders. It is wise to have a back up like Bada for samsung, but until we see what Google is going to do to push Motorola they would be crazy to start pushing away now with the momentum Android has plus ICS coming shortly. WP7 is iffy. They are limiting too much like screen resolution so the new 4.7in HTC WP7 will look like crap on detailed stuff. I dunno, just have to wait and see. For now samsung+Android=love for me! :D

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 09:23 2

20. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Baba is no good in the us just get over it okay

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:32

34. Mookie Wilsonovich (unregistered)


"Don't go to korea house on speedway they serve cat."

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:47 1

24. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Well, Acer, everybody has an opinion. Except that this time, you have the wrong opinion. If your Android smartphones aren't doing so well, you would never have felt the need to write such. So we get it, you want to ditch Android and go for Microsoft and you hope to be more successful with the WP7 OS. And you're trying to get other smaller OEMs or possibly the other larger and more successful OEMs to ditch Android. That will not happen, you guys are sore losers. That is my opinion.

Even if Google decides to out smartphones made by Motorola, that wouldn't be alienating other OEMs as they have made a lot of money from their Android flavored gadgets. Samsung, HTC are examples of companies that will never leave Android. These are smart and innovative companies and they know there is still a lot of profits waiting to dabbed into. WP7 is not so lucrative at the moment, but the quoted companies have also been the most successful thus far.

Let us not forget that Microsoft is in bed with Nokia and that hasn't stopped the quoted OEMs and others, including Acer, from wanting to have WP7-colored phones.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:16

30. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Depending on what Google ends up doing with Motorola, I can see the market going in 1 of 2 ways;
1: Motorola slowly becomes the favored child of Google, and because of that, eventually becomes the sole manufacturer of Android. The other manufacturers start developing their own operating systems as their relations with Google begin to get strained. Both Samsung's Bada and HTC's os (let's call it Sense OS), assuming they have good developer support, will pick up market share fairly quickly, mostly from ex-Android users who prefer Samsung and HTC over Motorola. In a few years time, there will be no single "king of the hill" os, and market share will be fairly even between iOS, Android, Bada, and "Sense OS" with Windows Phone, Blackberry, whatever Nokia has at that point, and other smaller manufacturers trailing behind.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:21

31. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


2: Google keeps their word and keeps Motorola as an independent company, showing no favoritism toward them. Because of this, most manufacturers have no reason nor desire to get rid of Android. Samsung will continue to develope their Bada OS, and it will slowly gain market share as developer support grows. It will soon rival iOS in regards of being a smooth, quick system, but will be more open and customizable. Android will remain the top-dog in terms of market share and iOS and Bada will consistantly battle for 2nd place.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:34

35. Mookie Wilsonovich (unregistered)


"Don't go to korea house on speedway they serve cat."

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 03:37

50. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Quite a good post there twenti7.
I do believe Samsung will develop bada no matter what happens to android, but of course Google favouring motorola will make Samsung push bada even more.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 06:39 1

51. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. peter..

your one horse antics of lunacy are making me miss taco. at least he is a complete ass so i dont mind picking on him... lol

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:16

53. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


what do oyu mean one horse ?
There are plenty of people agreeing with me like twenti7 (at least in real life everyone i've talked to agree with my guesses about the Google moto deal, even Eric Schmidt himself)

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 13:51

61. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


can you find me direct quotes and links where eric schmidt has said that moto is going to be their main carrier, they are going into apple like business and profit margins, and that they will endager their partnerships soo much that people jump off the android wagon...

because thats what u keep trying to tell us is going to happen.... and its not true in the least


1 horse antics... aka ever post you make is a way to bring bada into the conversation if it belongs there or not.. lol
every comment you make is the downfall of other OSs so people will look at bada. You wish a lot of ill will and lost jobs so that Bada has a fighting chance.. because it doesnt otherwise.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 02:17

43. ramza (unregistered)


samsung havent heard this advice from a friend maybe:

" stick to what you are good with " .

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:15

55. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


At least ACER agrees it's a good deal unlike M$

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