The fallouts of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility are already being seen – as expected. This is all the more pertinent since Google has made it clear that the purchase was not just about Motorola’s patents.
Samsung are investing more in their own OS, BadaOS. Not to be left out, HTC are also considering buying their own OS, though no concrete steps have been taken in that direction.
As I suspected, all those public statements of solidarity were just PR. The game has changed, and individual manufacturers must adjust.
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