"At the same time, the deal resolves a big concern of Samsung and other Android-phone makers: That Google was both a supplier of their mobile software and, through Motorola, a competitor in hardware. As a sign of that frustration, Samsung in recent months had been de-emphasizing Google's apps in its latest Android devices, while working on its own mobile operating system called Tizen.How Google's Costly Motorola Maneuver May Pay Off - WSJ.com
Google's exit from the business should strengthen Android, said Jefferies analyst Brian Pitz in a client note, "by reducing the risk that handset makers will deploy competitive operating systems.""
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How Google's Costly Motorola Maneuver May Pay Off - WSJ.com
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