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Google is buying Motorola. What do you think?

The announcement that Google is buying Motorola Mobility is a significant new step in the ongoing 3-way battle for mobile domination between Apple, Google and Microsoft. It’s undoubtedly great news for Motorola Mobility as it’s effectively securing its future. We are looking forward to seeing some compelling Android-Moto devices in the near future.

The big unknown for us is the impact on Google’s other handset partners, in particular HTC and Samsung who have recently enjoyed substantial growth on the back of the Android platform. It will be interesting to see the strategic choices these two make.  Will they continue to build their businesses around Android or do they switch to an alternative platform? All of a sudden HP’s WebOS might start to look a little more enticing? Maybe Samsung will place more emphasis on their own Bada OS? Will HTC turn (back) closer to Microsoft?

The impact on the dynamics of the app market is hard to judge, however it is possible that this announcement will mark the beginning of a slowdown in Android’s momentum, and the rise of one or more alternative mobile platforms.

So what do you think about it? What are your future predictions?

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  1. Homer
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Frankly? I do not care… ;)

  2. Jeff
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Windows Phone is the main game. CoPilot Live needs to be available on it ASAP.

  3. Posted August 16, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    It will be interesting to see what Mango brings and if Nokia helps WP gain market share, until it does Android is still the ‘default’ OS for phones.
    I don’t think Google will be stupid enough to alienate the likes of HTC and Samsung but if they do this could certainly help WP gain the foothold it so desperately needs.
    WebOS is owned by HP – and as such is always likely to remain a minor player and Bada is likely to fade away.
    If Google screw up and MS can capitalise on it, this could be a tipping point. But I think it unlikely.

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