Google may use Motorola to build smartphones, partners worried

Android partners are worried that Google plans to use Motorola for more than just its patent portfolio

April 18, 2012
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Google may emulate Apple’s approach to producing smartphone hardware and software through the company’s planned acquisition of Motorola, a move that has Android partners worried.

This is according to a report by Business Insider, who says that while Google’s initial plan was to use Motorola’s extensive patent portfolio to fight patent litigation, this may no longer be the only interest the search giant has in the mobile phone company.

Google’s Android partners are worried about this, and strongly object to it moving forward. The Business Insider report also notes that a meeting between Google and an executive for one of their partners ended with “anger and dismay towards Google”.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: Android, Apple, Google, Motorola

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