Posted by hendrik in Android, Cell Phones, Performance
on Feb 4th, 2014
The last few days have been interesting for the mobile industry. First Google announced the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, before kissing and making up with Samsung. Clearly Google is ensuring one thing – the continued development and growth of Android. First lets look at the picture from a high level:
Google bought Motorola for $12.5 billion in August 2011 and the acquisition was completely unexpected. Google clearly wanted to test whether they could enter the hardware design and development business which has been executed to perfection by Apple. Commentators at the time said that Google overpaid...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Technology
on Sep 22nd, 2011
Android is fast becoming Google’s most prized asset. The purchase of Motorola Mobility is evidence of just how much Google is willing to spend to ensure its growth. The adoption rate of Android devices has been astronomical, 500 000 devices per day according to unconfirmed sources. It must be said that there have been some issues with regards to fragmentation of the entire Android ecosystem.
As with all of these software companies, the patent problem has raised its head. Oracle have claimed that Android contains elements from one of its holdings, Java. Java was part of the Sun Microsystems...
Posted by hendrik in Cell Phones, Performance, Technology
on Aug 16th, 2011
Yesterday was a historic day for Google as they announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion. The total cost of the purchase is the biggest ever made by Google and close to a third of the total cash that they have in their war chest with which to make acquisitions.
The acquisition was unexpected but according to various media reports negotiations have been going on for close to 5 weeks. Google have added 19000 people to their payroll, if the acquisition is not blocked by regulators in the US. The move was done in my opinion for one reason: patents. Google was unsuccessful in...
Posted by hendrik in Cell Phones, Performance
on Dec 21st, 2010
The cellphone industry is currently experiencing some serious competition. Manufacturers are all trying to provide the ultimate experience for users through applications and innovative power charging solutions. Google is currently in a very interesting position as it is not a cellphone handset manufacturer but rather looking to partner with a recognised manufacturer. Their first phone was in all honesty a decent product but ensured that Google will never do customer service again. Complaints about service delivery were seen all over technology blogs and in the press. The Google Nexus One had one major...
Posted by hendrik in Cell Phones
on Jan 6th, 2010
5 January 2010 is going to be one of those dates which history will make a note of especially in light of technology. It is one of those dates which might make a big impact on mankind. Why? It was the day that Search Engine giant Google unveiled its Nexus One mobile phone. The multi billion dollar company’s first piece of hardware that will be sold to the public, this might sound dramatic but the implications to the other mobile phone manufacturers are massive. I am sure that BlackBerry, Nokia, Apple and Motorola‘s management will be following the Nexus One future with anticipation and...