After the famous acquisition by Google over mobile handset giant Motorola, the Mountain View search company claimed that it would be using the hardware from Motorola to only extend its patent portfolio to fight patent-related litigation law suits. Now Google’s Android partners are said to be worried that the company would use Motorola to emulate Apple in their emphasis on both hardware and software. This would not bode well for companies like Sony and Samsung. This is precisely what the companies are worried about and they have strongly objected to any plans of that manner moving forward.
Another tit-bit from the report stated that a meeting between Google and an unnamed Android partner ended with anger and dismay towards Google. While people would assume that Google would be using Motorola for its vault of hardware goodies, not to mention its wealth in patents, a business that had been started by Google with its Android platform that has been supplied to various manufacturers would then be taking a step back and this move seems to indicate that it is a step away from manufacturer dependency. Until official word though, it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.
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