Friday, January 31, 2014

How Google's Costly Motorola Maneuver May Pay Off - WSJ.com

Accentuating the potential positive

"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.
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.""
How Google's Costly Motorola Maneuver May Pay Off - WSJ.com
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