How do you see Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility: poll results
As it seems, most of you - the overwhelming 60.15% - consider this as a great move by Google, which will absolutely help Android in its further development, be it for the acquired patents or something else. The distant second though, made up of 23.43% of all voters, doesn't really see a point in this, beyond its presumed effect on the patent war that's being waged at full force recently. We'll tell you one thing - if this will indeed put a reasonable end to these countless lawsuits, we're totally in for it!
Those who aren't really sure of how this acquisition may help Android come in at just 12.35%, and a tiny piece of the pie - only 4.06% sees this as a pure waste of money. Okay, so it's obvious that most of you are having your hopes pretty high for the outcome of this deal. Let's just hope this isn't happening for Moto's patent portfolio alone. We, personally, would love to see some real products come out of these companies' joint efforts, but it's still far too early, we guess.
1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
Another lifetime of waiting... waiting for the first Android phone made by Motorola after being purchased by Google. I think im not asking my mom for a new phone until first quarter of 2012.
2. lubbalots (unregistered)
Enough with the Apples and Oranges! Where is the Mango!
3. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one and they only spew sh*t.
4. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Lots of people think this will make Google's current partners jump ship. Well it IS a possibility, but one I think is pretty remote.
If Google proves that they aren't going to try and hijack the hardware market, the vendors will still do Android.
Android gives them the opportunity to create those custom skins etc, where nokia for at least the time being is the only one that can do it for w7.
If Google were to lock down Android, then yes I can see making a decision since that benefit is gone.
5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1211; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Perfect. Google makes great software. Motorola made great hardware, crappy software. Together will hopefully equal what the original DROID did.
6. droidfan007 (unregistered)
Eric Schmidt: - I need a phone, can someone buy me a Motorola?
Few hours later:
- Great, which model?