Originally Posted by aplnub
That is a lot of money for a "free" OS that is "open."
Don't see how that applies...but okay....sure...
Originally Posted by Mac.World
I'd like to know what patents motorola has relating to smartphones, especially patents that relate to LTE or 4G?
On the plus side, the Droid series phones can be called Android phones now and it will actually mean something.
Droid is licensed by Werizon, not motorola, from LucasArts
Originally Posted by NOFEER
does apple use any of these?? or is SJ pushing google to spend like a drunk sailor
I'm pretty sure they do, most of them are probably basics. "Method for connected to another mobile device after dialing a series of numbers blah blah blah"
Originally Posted by shompa
I wonder if Google has some self criticism.
Instead of buying Android and clone iPhone, wouldn't it have been cheaper to invent an own system? Palm WebOS is a great example.
They bought Android and it is hardly a clone of the iPhone, stop being disingenuous from it's original inception to now it has indeed become more icon based than it was before (and please don't bring up that damn BB-style prototype as that was only one prototype, Android was always meant to be used on a multitude of form-factors, all touch being one of them) But yea, Android was inspired heavily by the success of iPhone...no doubt about it...but a clone? let's be real. Apple ushered in a new Market...they cannot be the only player there.
WebOS was a response to Apple iOS and Google Android...
Originally Posted by stargatesg1
Google's next version of Android code name Ice Cream Sandwich is not open source. Google is trying to compete with apple to create a unique device that will work properly with the hardware and their Android platform
Call it a hunch but something tells me you pulled that out of your butt...
The necessary Open Source parts of Honeycomb have been released in accordance to the license. Yes people are still waiting for the full 3.0 Source code but I think Google is smart to hold on to it to avoid second rate OEMs dirtying up the name of Android's latest system by forcing it onto phones. If ICS does not get released open source then you may have a point. But at this point stop assuming.
Also Google has expressed no desire to compete exclusively on the hardware front. I don't see how this changes anything.
Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer
The problem for Google is that no one wants Moto's hardware business w/o the IP.
True. But at this point we can only base what we know on what was said.
There's a lot of assuming at this point.