My only concern is that Motorola will produce more.AOSP handsets, (Good) and this was cause alot of people to leave other manufacturers,(Bad). And instead of the other OEMs making more AOSP handsets to compete with them, they will start argueing and sueing and such. Don't know if it will happen but it makes me worry. As long as that doesn't happen, then this will be a win/win deal.
I think it's a good move, more AOSP handsets and more freedoms. Recently Android has sold more than iPhone(-shreaks-) so I think expanding won't hurt.I believe you'll see more innovation from these home developers rather than the other big ones, and probably better support.
With Google saying they are going to run Motorola as a seperate company I don't know if we will see any real changes in Motorola right off. Essentially they are buying Motorola for the patents they own. Then equipment is just a bonus. So it could go either way. We could see more AOSP handsets or we may not see any. Just won't know until the deal is final which will be late this year or early next year.
Yeah they have already said that Moto will be run separately and will still have to compete to become a Nexus device. Now with that said, I hope being owned by Google eventually puts at least a LITTLE pressure on Moto to offer vanilla/unlocked devices from time to time.
Oh yeah. All they need is a CDMA, GSM, and IDEN AOSP devices. Then do like Samsung. Just name them different names and send them to all the carriers. I personally just want to see a few more phones out there like the nexus made available for everyone. Variety baby. Its all about variety.
What's not to be stoked about. Google just showed they are not affraid to get down and whoop some butt. they got the ammo now. Lets see how apple feels when they have to pay licensing fees to the same people they filed suite against
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