martinibuster - 2:26 pm on Aug 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
From the NYTimes [dealbook.nytimes.com]:
While the acquisition will move Google directly into the telecommunications hardware business, Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, said in a blog post that “this acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business.”
As viggen said, it was done to protect Android because Apple and Microsoft had teamed up against Android by purchasing patents in a bid to keep the technology closed source.
Is the world a better place with an open source Android mobile platform? Or are consumers better served by crippling an open source solution and paying Apple and Microsoft for their closed systems?
I have been modifying what I own since I was old enough to wield a screwdriver to a Tonka truck. I would never purchase an Apple product because Apple is a tyrant when it comes to how their products are used.