Google Sells Motorola Mobility, Committed To Android Neutrality

Google Sells Motorola Mobility, Committed To Android Neutrality

The head of our global Mobile and Wireless Communications research comments below on Lenovo Group Limited (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) (HKG:0992)’s purchase of Motorola Mobility. To chat with Brent further, or another of our ICT analysts, contact me anytime.

According to Global Research Director Brent Iadarola:

“By unloading the Motorola handset division to Lenovo Group Limited (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) (HKG:0992) while holding key software patents, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) reinforced their commitment to Android neutrality among hardware partners, while retaining important investments in patent protection.

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“The deal also:

– “Reinforces Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s core philosophy that a common software platform crossing disparate hardware providers is superior to an end-to-end ecosystem approach (i.e., Apple and/or BlackBerry).

– “Alleviates the burden of keeping a costly hardware division afloat, which has increasingly been perceived, among many Android partners, as facilitating an unequal playing field for OS feature releases and integration.

– “Allows Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to continue to protect the Android operating system, while releasing Motorola Mobility to a company more readily interested in integrating/leveraging Motorola’s brand equity.”

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