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Google buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2011, 07:08 posted on

Well, that's what we call a good start of the week – Google and Motorola Mobility have announced a $12.5 billion deal under which the search giant will acquire the phone maker...

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posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:40

65. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Nah, lol. I just like to share the awesome scenes in my head with everyone else here. ;)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:30 1

59. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Sniggly you're Awesome. Always remember that, man. : )

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:40 1

67. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Thanks, ilia. You are too. :)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:59 1

72. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Look what I found...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4486527610_2a908e1a33.jpg

: )

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:35 2

106. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow a *** fandroid circle jerk. How cute.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:33 4

121. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Wow, a homophobic ifanboy. What a surprise.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 01:33 3

124. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Wow - I see an imbecile brain-dead iSlave known as taco50, Sir Sniggly. May I blast the SOB with my freedom blaster to smithereens?

t.a.c.o = Trolling Amphibious Corrupt Organism.

I would like to have one roasted iSheep with gravy and bbq sauce, please.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 08:28 2

129. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4340; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


LMAO ilia1986, please don't eat it, it will infect you! lol

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:12 1

130. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I bet this guy works in Apple too since 2001:

http://media.gamespy.com/columns/image/March01_deals_yuri.jpg

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:16 1

44. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


3 minutes after this deal closes Google lawyers will walk into a courtroom and file a massive lawsuit against those Fruit People. Get the popcorn ready!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:21

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


I love this deal.
It means Samsung is going to push bada now : D

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:45 2

48. Kaylith (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I think there's another part of this that people haven't talked about. Google has their @home program cooking in the background. It will supposedly allow you to dim the lights, turn the washing machine on and off ect.. There would be no way they could get that going and make money off from it without manufacturing.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:17

56. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I was thinking that too, maybe Google was looking for the atrix capabilities, the webtop application turned into a native feature + "open accessory" + "android at home" gives this purchase a lot of sense its the missing piece of the puzzle to turning smartphone and tablets into more innovative computer systems

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:59 1

89. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


I read a few articles that mention Google's @home. Moto Mobility also makes cable boxes and some home automation stuff too...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:44

93. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


this deal may have a much deeper meaning..... Google could have acquired more than just a bunch of patents to defend itself

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:02

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


This should make it more difficult for Apple to sue. How does Apple sue Motorola who made the 1st ever mobile cellular phone? But Apple were already trying- for the Xoom. I'm sure Moto is working on a counter-suit.
Well, after this transaction, it will no longer Motorola who made the first cellphone- it will be Google lol.
But then Apple has never explicitly gone after Google but the OEMs. How the OEMs use the recent turn of events to their favor, will be very important.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:10 1

53. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I can smell nexus phones for every segment in the market..... not a bad thing at all!!! great move by Google truly now im sure there will be better hardware and software intergration so im expecting near perfect phones.... faster updates as well i cant wait first phone im going to get in 2012 is thenext google nexus motorola phone :)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:20 1

57. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


What this does I think is link the hardware of Moto to the software of Google. It also gives Google the patents that Moto holds in the constant lawsuit world of Apple lawyers.
I don't think that this means Sammy has to push bada, if anythng it means Sammy has a much stronger friend in the Android platform, to make their hardware fly off the shelves.
Android (Rocky Balboa) is training for their fight against Apple ( Apollo Creed) and they just got a call from Roger Clemens and got in contact with his HGH dealer. Now we know what happened in those movies, lets watch it happen again. LOL

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:33

62. Kaylith (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I agree, however I think its more like Rocky vs. Ivan Drago, and Rocky just found a secret lab underneath the meat-packing plant that makes robot Ivan drogos that are programmed to kick russian ass across the soviet tundra. Just my thought on that anyways.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:24

58. chocolatetech (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


This is epic and I am ready for the show because if this goes through Steve Jobs is going to have a major cow! I think now is time to start investing in some stock! Google, RIM, and Nokia. I have my reasons for the other two...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:39 1

64. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


If you knew the legal battles ahead for RIM, I would take them off your list.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:33 1

61. Windowsphone7androidiOS (unregistered)


This is a very smart move by google but they say it will increase competion. It won't because moto isn't going to make any windows phones any more. Also, though I doubt it will happen, google might be like apple and use only google hardware and google software which would mean goodbye htc, lg, Sony e, and the other phone makers and their android overlays

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:45

69. cncrim (Posts: 533; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


It an't like apple because Andoid is open source, where do think JAILBREAK come from? IOS is like jail, my way or no way.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:45

70. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Um... okay, first of all, Motorola hasn't made a new Windows Mobile handset since, like, 2008. They were out of that game since before they embraced Android.

Also, Google has stated its primary reason for doing this is to protect ALL of its manufacturers from competitors' patent Doom Fleet.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:36

63. Dze (unregistered)


power to you Google, this awesome new to community and android platform. Eat your heart out Apple.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:40

66. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


FANBOYS....FANBOYS....Anyone???? Anyone????

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:16

75. Kaylith (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Yes, fanboys abound here. Its a good thing though, brand loyalty is nearly dead in every other market. If you like a company like Google for its open source ideals, or Apple because they figured out how to put an "i" in front of a product name, go ahead and like it.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:27

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


its a bad bad day for for them where u at taco??

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:33 1

80. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I have been thinking the same thing. taco missing on this glorious Monday morning. Could he be out shopping for an Android? LOL

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:17

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


i agree lmao he knows this is bad for apple they have no more ammo now ..its like bringing a knife to a gun fight ..but this time we holding the rpgs lmao

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:37 1

107. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


We'll see when the iPhone 5 launches. I'm thinking fandroids will be the ones crying.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:55

132. Kaylith (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Why cry? Apple makes one good iPhone iteration once every 11-15 months. "Fandroids" have the freedom of choice to get the latest and most up to date Android device on a much shorter cycle. With Gogorola (Im trying to coin a word here) now able to make a phone and control the supply line all the way thru it does put a crimp in Apples style.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:41

68. cncrim (Posts: 533; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Go Google, I dont think apple will like this.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:53 1

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


Dam im happy for this the little green robot cant be stop now !!..i think i just heard steve jobs sh*t on himself this morning lol

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:09 2

73. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Finally, Google makes a move and it's a doozy! This is great news. Once in the building I hope something is done in the software department, because Blur has been an anchor around Motorola's neck. I know there are some fans of Blur out there, so I hope it continues as an app. But Motorola has never been great at software, so Google taking over in that department excites me. Can't wait to see what products come out of this marriage.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:12

74. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What will hopefully happen is that the best parts of Blur (app categorization, customizable dock launcher, social networking widgets, better enterprise support) are integrated into Android's base code, although since there's overlap with the other custom overlays, this may not happen and Blur may remain an overlay.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:25

76. Kaylith (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I don't think blur will stay on in anything like its current configuration, and Im sure Google wants to use Motorola to make 100% "Google Experience" phones. Blur has been paired down substantially since the Cliq and the Devour, and moto has distanced themselves from the name as well.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:53

78. Carlos (unregistered)


SHOOT!!! GOOGLE IS TEARING THE ROOF UP, AND IT PLANS ON BRINGING APPLE DOWN TO THE FLOOR!!! I love motorola handsets, very powerful and durable. Now that google buys the company we can see ICS being handed out sooner than most people expect.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:06

79. Carlos (unregistered)


I do kind like the new motoblur, its a lot better than the old one, but i woulnt mind google changign that up :D

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:35

81. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


wow, this is a great deal for everybody but anybody who stands against this alliance. Google & Motorola, two big American companies collide one's great OS with the other's superb Hardware. since ICS will officially be supported by Texas Instruments it's only natural that Motorola makes the next Nexus. they may have been making it all along.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:43

82. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Honestly, this isn't going to turn Apple into Applesauce. I don't think you can turn the sheep, because we already know they are buying inferior products.
What this will do is strengthen the Andriod position in negotiations down the road with other makers in bringing an even wider selection to the Android world. Apple will have to play on a product vs. product field rather than in a courtroom.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:33

84. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Agreed.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:48

85. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


ballz in your court apple.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:51

87. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Google isnt going to be making hardware, they are keeping motorola separate so they dont piss off other oems. I hope they use motoblur features for the next pure vanilla

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:13 1

91. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


I agree with readingthissh1t...

Google is doing this for 2 main reasons:

#1: The patents. The patent lawsuits are getting out of hand, Google wants to prevent stop/prevent any more chaos.

#2: MS vs Moto Until today both MS and Apple have been avoiding Google the actual maker of the software that may/may not offend the patents in question. Whether this is because Google is too big, or if license money is easier from the makers I don't know. I suspect both. NOW Google has a direct in to the conflict, and also the resources to defend makers in-directly. So IF MS/Apple was avoiding Google purposefully, they can't now.

I wonder what kind of patents Moto has that actually relate the the recent suits? If they had something strong they would have used it already, you would think???

Or is this just a resource thing, where moto running on a loss each year couldn't play those cards.

I am pretty sure google will just use the patents for defense, but honestly with Apple's attempts and blocking sales, it looks like they aren't going for licesense fees but out right blocking. Be interesting if google a) has the patents b) uses them to literally block competitors out of the market.

I highly doubt b). Apple and MS aren't kiddies, they have serious cash and pull.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:17 1

92. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


This is not even close to the end of Apple, iOS, or the iphone.

This hopefully will just end the lawsuits and let competition continue normally.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 17:25 1

102. wumberpeb (Posts: 444; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Amen to that brotha...if only it worked that way, however

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:21

104. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Well it better...

The only other situation I can see is if there is a massive patent war: Google/Android manufacturers vs MS and Apple. This would not be pretty and EVERYONE would suffer.

Or I suppose if MS picks up some devices and apps, maybe everyone would just ship ot MS????

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:51 2

94. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Beware Apple, "GoogleBlur" is coming up! Soon!!!!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 16:01

98. Penny (Posts: 1249; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


My initial reaction: stick it up Apple's, Google, stick it up there good. However, I do have one major concern with this:

I think 90% of Google's reasoning in this decision has to do with getting the patents of the first cell phone manufacturer in the U.S. to fend off Apple. I totally support this as long as it is a defensive battle rather than an offensive battle. The reason I hope Google doesn't go on the offensive with this is that depending on what specific patents Motorola currently has, this could give way too much power to a company like Google. Google has always been an open source, power to the people type player in this game, but the potential ramifications of them getting this much power could be an offensive attempt to push out other manufacturers and monopolize the market.

Conclusion: Yay to sticking it up Apple's, Nay to monopolizing the market. I like my WP7.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 16:04

99. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Ok this settles it... I am def waiting to get a new phone! To wait a year even will be worth it, considering, all of the latest phones are just barely an upgrade from the last... exciting :)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 17:49

103. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


A brilliant move by Google! Horray! We all know how huge Motorola's patent portfolio in mobile is! Brilliant 100x over!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:26

105. Eric (unregistered)


Steve Jobs: *laughs*

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 22:45

120. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


Me kicking Steve Jobs in the nuts: "Holy Sh*t!!!"

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:40 3

108. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Now we'll see google head to head against Apple should be interesting.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 20:20

109. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


It'll be the usual Apple pwning Android as usual. A bad manufacturer under a bad OS owner =/= good

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 21:05 2

112. Heatfan316 (unregistered)


Really Miz ,really, no actually our 720p screens will pwning you crappy ass 640x960 and our quad-core processors will be rendering this website in under 10 seconds while you'll be stuck with dual-core and no LTE hahaha! Because your the Miz and your awful

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 22:28

117. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What's a 720p screen?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 04:54

128. Heatfan316 (unregistered)


1280x720 pixels, full hd in case you didn't known, but I thought you knew everything

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 22:28

118. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I fully expect Apple will goes balls deep into google.

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