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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, 13:53 1

88. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


Motorola has been one of the top players in the industry from day one....I think this is a great move.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:50

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


Lol, do i even have to make fun of this?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:52 7

12. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Go back to your apple and wwe forums, Miz.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:10 1

23. do you? (unregistered)


You don't, because even if you do, people already know you're here to talk a load of crap.

The difference being, if you don't, people won't start calling on your nonsense. If you do, then well, you are in your comfort zone of being in the midst of your nonsense...

Of course, deep down we know you're dying to make a point.. just, don't implode ok?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 13:49

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


balls in your court

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:55 2

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


Hmm, this is interesting.
Will Google start doing Apple ?
Making their own hardware ?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:00 2

17. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Apple do not make their own hardware. They just optimise their software to suit specifically designed hardware.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:59 1

15. Moo (unregistered)


Google made a good move. They are going after Apple big time.

In the coming years looks like a big fight is brewing for our cell phone/service.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:02

90. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


They are not really going after apple they are going after the entire industry.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:00 1

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


Holly! They where listening! Buying Motorola (in my opinion) is the best decision they they have ever made! (More coming along in a minute)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:46

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


ok now I think I have digested the news:
Google can help Motorola at the points the are the most weak at while garbing core ideas from motoblur and adding them to the android system to make it more powerful (fingerprint scanner and webtop) with this they can move more and more of their services (like chrome) taking portable to newer levels and making NFC payments much easy but that's not all, they can take many ideas that Motorola wouldn't do and do them now, they have money to do so.... hopefully Google gets more involved in Motorola's customer satisfaction outside US and starts getting happy customers back to Motorola witch much timely updates worldwide...... and that's among the things i think as possible..... i till don't believe it

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:02 1

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


Well now Samsung should definitely push bada.
As Google obviously is gonna make their own phones and tablets. I believe that Samsung will now push bada lots more than before.

And for HTC, that explains why they have been coming with so many WP7. If Google makes their own hardware, everyone is going to buy Googles phones, instead of HTC or Samsung.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:20

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Just wanted to let you know I'll be finishing my reply to you today if I can. :)

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:22

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


Allright, looking forward to that : )

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:25

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


And if you think this is mathematicaly advanced, wait til you see my next email : P

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:29

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


things remain the same so far, android i still open for everyone, just hope Google gets more involved with Motorola's production line and makes things better

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:05 3

20. ryq (unregistered)


google is doing something windows did with nokia. although windows did not buy nokia, they out their people to head nokia! tsk!tsk! elop thats you. but now samsung will accelerate their development of bada while htc will now think of developing their own version also. motorola is a competitor and they will not be happy about this.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:15 1

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


Sorry, thumbed you down by misstake.
I agree with what you say. Samsung will definitley push bada now.
And Elop, he is a MS employee : S
HTC got their Sense, which could be a good start for their own OS.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:33

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


they actually are, all android manufacturers agreed! they are happy about it! Google has a lot of patents that will protect android from lawsuits

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:16

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


https://plus.google.com/106189723444098348646/posts/YE6E4tL4fgV

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:41 1

37. Knicknevin (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


I really hope the other manufacturers do not push their own OS. I love their phones (HTC and Sammy) alot more than Motos recent offerings, but also love Android

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:57 1

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


for now to them Android= money so i don't think they have reasons to leave, hope this makes them compete even more

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:12 2

24. George.m (unregistered)


Good decision. Google going to the Top ; more strongly this time .

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:39

36. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Please stay with the Motorola brand!
It's really great. Now Motorola will be the most up to date manufacturer...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:45

38. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It's a great move for both Motorola and Google, Just please keep the GingerBlur UI. I like it. Alot!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:14 3

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


“All ships, concentrate your fire on your left flank!”

“Aye aye, Admiral Flyer!”

A hail of rail gun fire rained ultrasonic death on the Apel cruisers circling around the last remnants of the Aychtesy defense fleet. Flyer knew it wasn’t enough. Nothing he had done in the last few days had been enough. Aychtesy’s defenses had relied on assistance from Moto’s forces. Now, however...Flyer seethed as he caught sight of yet another one of Moto’s dreadnoughts flying in formation with the sleek Apel cruisers. He had counted at least one of the traitorous Noble house’s for every two of Apel’s ships, scattered throughout the latter’s massive fleet.

None of that mattered now. Apel’s massive Planet Vaporizer was nearly done charging, and soon would unleash a blast capable of wiping out Aychtesy’s home world. Not even the Thunderbolt fighters were small or fast enough to make it through Apel’s defensive net unscathed. All hope was lost.

But Flyer still had a fleet, dammit, and he was not going down without a fight.

“All ships,” he growled, his eyes dark with defiance. “Charge the bastards. Go for the Destroyer!”

As his ships fought their way toward their impending doom, punching their way into the first ranks of the Apel fleet, a new transmission crackled in, a familiar voice chuckling as he spoke.

“About. Damn. Time. House of Moto, see what balls these guys have? Let’s outdo them!”

The Moto dreadnoughts suddenly turned and opened fire, their rail guns’ fire arcing toward the Apel cruisers. Flying in formation with the Empire’s ships had placed them at point blank range...and inside the enemy’s shield projections. Flyer sagged with relief as he saw more and more cruisers exploding around him, their shredded superstructures still glowing for minutes afterward.

“Thank you, Commander Stingray.”

“Don’t thank us yet. The Destroyer’s firing.”

It was true; the blast from the Destroyer arced out from its maw and toward the Aychtesy homeworld.

“We tried, men,” was all he could choke out, bracing himself to see his home destroyed.

Stingray turned to Devour. “Initiate,” he said, his voice grim.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:15 2

43. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


“Aye aye, sir.” Devour pressed the button.

“Sir, sir!” Flyer’s sensors officer called him over. “Aychtesy, it’s disappearing!”

“Impossible!” But it was true. As they watched, Aychtesy shimmered and disappeared, replaced by a familiar planet...

“Stingray!” Flyer called out. “No, don’t! You don’t have to sacrifice your home for ours!”

He heard Stingray chuckle. “Don’t worry, Flyer. Decision was unanimous. We’re already moving somewhere better. Gu’ugall invited us all to his homeworld. The Destroyer’s defenses are offline due to its power expenditure. Let’s destroy the f**king thing.”

Flyer nodded. “Continue the assault! The House of Moto gave us a tremendous gift today, men. Let’s not waste it!”

The battlenet jammed with the raucous cheers of the two fleets as they turned away from the empty planet’s destruction, their renewed assault taking them within firing distance of the Destroyer...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:08 1

51. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


All I can say is WTF, Sniggly

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:13

55. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Sorry, lol. It's just too easy to make a sci fi battle analogy with all of this. I like to write, it's what I do.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 10:30 1

60. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


No prob, just had to make sure you weren't havin a stroke or somethin

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