Google Buys Motorola: What Does The Acquisition of HTC, Samsung and Android? So far, Google has developed the specific device model for a new version of Android with regularly changing hardware partners. With Android 3.0, Honeycomb the Motorola Xoom. Previously, HTC and Samsung had the privilege alternately, certain devices to build in cooperation with Google.
All other hardware vendors came through these collaborations always a little behind. For the most current hardware partners was presented with its device software update could offer exclusively for several months. Sun Droid Motorola was the first phone with Android’s built-in street navigation – one not to be underestimated marketing advantage.
Part of this preferred hardware partner could now fall to permanently Motorola. The result will be cell phones, the hardware is not constructed due to the requirements of the software developed by Google, but their hardware is being developed jointly with the software. This principle is known by Apple and the iPhone, which is just so good and so successful, because hardware and software development are in one hand.
Nevertheless, Motorola’s rival HTC is optimistic. Just look at the Motorola acquisition “a positive development for the Android ecosystem” and believe that it is “advantageous for application of HTC’s Android smartphones” to be, it said in a statement the company. “The partnership between HTC and Google will remain strong and will not be affected by the takeover. Google’s determination to defend, Android and his partner,” even the bosses of Sony Ericsson and LG Electronics, which also build Android phones and praised. Samsung has not yet been expressed.
If Android is an open-source operating system, ie one involving at which any theory that anyone can use for its products? Yes, says Google CEO Larry Page: “We are the way we operate as Android, Android does not change remains open.“