The news is abuzz with the revelation that Google has made a deal to purchase the mobile devices division of Motorola for a reported 12.5 billion dollars. Motorola competitors HTC and others almost certainly suspect, in spite of Google’s protestations to the contrary, that Google is making preparations for war with Apple, the maker of the iPhone, and may intend to eventually spin off a proprietary version of Android, with the open-source version becoming a feature-deprived stepchild.
I believe that these are completely mistaken assumptions. Google is the undisputed leader in both search and online advertising. Their Android platform is… Continue reading