August 15, 2011

Is #Google buying #Motorola for its 17,000 #patents ?

Google's announcement Monday that it has agreed to buy Motorola's recently spun off mobile devices business -- listed on NYNEX as Motorola Mobility -- for $12.5 billion could mean one of two things. 
Either Google really wants to get into the Android manufacturing business -- putting it into direct competition with Apple, the only other vendor that makes both a mobile opening system and the devices that run on it. 
Or Google really wants the 17,000 patents and 7,000 patents pending that Motorola has assembled over the years.

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