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dgstorm
04-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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Not too long ago Google's own Andy Rubin took the time to reiterate that Google will not be actively participating in what Motorola does, once the acquisition is finalized. In fact, he even claimed that there would be both a literal and figurative "firewall" between the two companies. A new report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources close to Google suggests that this may not be the case after-all. Here's a snippet from the WSJ article,


...people close to Google say it plans to make substantial investment in Libertyville, Ill.-based Motorola, whose share in smartphones is languishing at around 4%. The goal, these people say, is to build truly innovative devices, which the company realizes will take both money and talent.

Hmmm... making a "substantial investment" with a goal of making "truly innovative devices" sounds quite a bit more hands-on than what they have been implying. That will be a fine line for Google to walk. It makes sense that they would want to help prop up the new Motorola they just spent $12.5 Billion dollars acquiring, but they don't want to do too much for fear of driving away their other partners like HTC, Samsung, LG and more.

What do you guys think? Can Google continue to dominate in the search-software business, while adding a new hardware business to its Android lineup without angering its partners?

Source: WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052702304587704577335990254389120-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwMDExNDAyWj.html)

selcric
04-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Its google ...they can do whatever they want.

The other manufacturers will just have to suck it up because they don't really have too many options...RIM is dying and Microsoft is a bit behind....

Not saying I agree or disagree with it but for anyone to speculate that Google wouldn't invest or prop up or finance or however you want to phrase it is lying to themselves.

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Newber
04-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Maybe those Google glasses will have Motorola M on the side?

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casper55117
04-11-2012, 01:31 PM
Maybe those Google glasses will have Motorola M on the side?

Sent from my DROIDX using Droid X Forumsnot sure if thats a good or a bad thing. i do like project glass though

DroidlynnXDoes
08-21-2012, 01:40 AM
Maybe those Google glasses will have Motorola M on the side?

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I think the Motorola M looks strange. That's why my boot logo is DROIDDOES

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DroidlynnXDoes
08-21-2012, 01:44 AM
Its google ...they can do whatever they want.

The other manufacturers will just have to suck it up because they don't really have too many options...RIM is dying and Microsoft is a bit behind....

Not saying I agree or disagree with it but for anyone to speculate that Google wouldn't invest or prop up or finance or however you want to phrase it is lying to themselves.

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Rim, Palm, and Microsoft's phones are worse than Apple's iPhone. My mother had the original Samsung Omnia and the battery life sucked big time. It was worse than. iPhone and DROIDX's put together and the other 2 are worse than those 3put together

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