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    I guess no excuses for us Photon owners not to get quicker updates now :)
     
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    As far as I've seen Motorola hasn't been anywhere near as bad as Samsung and has been on par with other HTC "high end" phone updates.

    So w/ Google buying Motorola, that could mean HUGE things and may keep me around buying Motorola phones more-so than I have been buying HTC products in the past.

    If Google and Motorola do this right, they may finally be able to create that one "super Android phone" that everyone has been waiting to come out that'll blow all the rest out of the water! When I got the Photon, I was already happy from day 1 that I bought it (even with any of the little issues), but with Google having a vested interest in Motorola now...sky is the limit for what they can create!
     
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    I suppose I'm glad I went with Motorola, then. :)
     
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    Motorola will still have to go through the usual bidding process for any future Nexus rights. Although Google did buy Motorola, it did state (at least for now) that it will run as a separate company. I really do not see anything beneficial in the short term other than Google having access and rights to the 17K patents that Motorola holds.
    Long term, I do see updates coming faster, no Blur, cheaper price-wise devices, unlocked boatloaders, etc, etc.

    TS out
     
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    Isn't the Nexus line under Google ownership though? I'd imagine it is because there's always talks about which manufacturer will be contracted to make the "next" Nexus phone. The upcoming Nexus 3 was rumored to be HTC for a while, but then I believe Samsung still ended up getting the nod.

    With the purchase of Motorola, Google would have a vested interest in moving the Nexus line over to having Motorola be the lead manufacturer for future Nexus phones. I haven't read up on it thoroughly enough, but seems logical to me that there'd be no real reason for Google to continue licensing outside manufacturers to create the Nexus line, if they are the parent of Motorola.

    What I've been wondering is if Google would eventually try to purchase Linux, considering the success of Android phones (For those that don't know, Android operating system is "linux based").
     
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    Samsung has that kinda business model where there own divisions have to make bids on chipsets against other manufactures.
     
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    Difference with Samsung is that they manufacture so many more electronic products, aside from mobile phones. Motorola has been strictly a phone manufacturer throughout the years.
     
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    This is true, but Google wouldn't want to get the other manufacturers pissed off.

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    Good point. It does make me think that the next incarnation of the MoPho a year from now could be a complete beast though!...hahaha...I guess I may upgrade again after 1 year (I just hope they don't change it so much that I'd have to buy new docks again).
     
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    From what everything has been said it appears the Nexus line will still be a bid from the manufactures to get it. I think this makes the most sense, keep them all happy.

    This doesn't mean Motorola won't have some beast phones, vanilla and unlocked in the future though even if they are not Nexus.

    I don't see anything big happening right away, but hopefully this stops Apple for the most part.
     
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    Yeah, I think it does have a dual purpose (short term being to prevent patent lawsuits from Apple). Usually, it's 1 year until a company integration really starts to pay dividends (Look at how long it took for HP/Palm). Advantage that Google has here (over HP) is that they've been working with Motorola for a while now, so integration may not be as difficult.

    Personally, I'm just hoping for a beast MoPho 2 next summer...LOL. If not, I'd be happy to wait 2 years with the current MoPho.
     
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    Huh?

    Cable boxes, cable/dsl modems, bluetooth headsets, two-way radios........
     
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    Good point...LOL...I didn't even think about cable/dsl (but that is a more recent technology compared to how they started). Two-way radios and Bluetooth headsets, I was linking to mobile phones, so there's a corrolation there that we could make it more generalized to "Communication" devices/electronics.

    My main point was that they don't make TV's, dvd players, mp3 players, refrigerators, washer/dryers...which are components Samsung does make. I'm sure I'm missing many other electronics they do make, but bottom-line is that they are not a company that concentrates on communication devices.
     
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    Another point I want to make about short term/long term is what Google did with itasoftware. Their matrix is the best reference for searching airline fares/deals. Alot of companies use it and if i am not mistaken, kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity use the matrix to present the fares to consumers. Google bought them out last year and folks were both worried and glad of the buy out. So far the matrix is still the same old matrix. but I am sure once Google gets around to it, they will make it even better or use the matrix within their own searches.

    Same applies to Motorola, nothing is going to happen until at the very least 6 months after the deal is approved. and that could be 12 to 18 months from now. By then, Moto will have distributed plenty of phones (with or without unlocked bootloaders, hidden Motoblur) etc.

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    Definitely a good point, ts. All mergers/acquisitions definitely take time, especially to getting the company at a point that they have S.O.P. in place. Transition is always difficult at first, but once things are rolling, I'm really looking forward to seeing if Motorola/Google device progress from what they already are or stay status quo.
     

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