Google Buys Motorola

Wow. Google just announced they are buying Motorola. It looks like the main issue is patents:

Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.

They make a point of stressing that Android will remain open, they plan on running Motorola as a separate company. Seems like a good fit since Motorola was all Android already, and has a lot of patents. What do you think? Will they get rid of the locked bootloader?

8 thoughts on “Google Buys Motorola”

  1. Instant ON droids would be fantastic. Think of the other parts of Motorola that could be affected… youtube-enabled motorola stbs anyone?
    Every major telecom and cable company is looking at IPTV in some manner, and in areas that don’t have fibre to the home, I think the CableCo’s should look at the new Google/motorola group. Youtube looks great, and that’s over a public network. Imagine that same technology without any latancy, simply on a company’s public-accessable network. This could be good…

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