So Google finally got its act together and finished “officially” purchasing Motorola. For some reason everyone is making this out to be all about the patents. I will agree a large factor of why the deal got done so fast last August was do to the patents, but these were not as much to protect current technologies and code as it was to protect the future of Google. Specifically, Google+, Chrome OS, and Android.
This comes down to possibly the most important and over looked Android Device released ever, which came out in the spring of 2011 and was largely considered a flop. The Motorola ATRIX 4G.
I know I know a ton of you just went WTF this guy is crazy… But hear me out.
Google has been working on two fronts lately with Chrome OS and Android OS. But the real question is why? Again this comes back to what Google saw in the ATRIX. Its all about THE WEBTOP! In the near future (Q4 2012) the new ATRIX 3 should be launching, and will be the game changer. Everyone loved the idea of having a phone that opperated as both a phone and a desktop/laptop computer, that the ATRIX provided. However it was poorly implemented.
NOW imagine that same system only running, JellyBean as the phone OS and Chrome OS as the webtop OS. Suddenly its as if the seas have parted, the clouds have cleared and the future vision of Google has come clearly into sight.
GOOGLE IS GOING TO TURN YOUR FUTURE ANDROID PHONE INTO A COMBINATION OF A PHONE, A COMPUTER, AND POSSIBLY AN XBOX. OH YA AND OT WILL ALL BE OPERATED THROUGH GOOGLE+ (whether you like it or not).
Now that you can see the future of Google back to why they needed Motorola to do this. Motorola owns the patents on the software used to connect the dual booted OS’s. They call it WEBTOP CONNECTOR and it allows for whatever you were working on in the webtop OS to easily be transfered to the phone OS or the car doc OS and vice versus. This means if you are using your phone as a desktop computer and you take it from the dock the web page, word doc, power point, etc, is transfered into the phone OS instantly and seamlessly so you can take it with you and continue working on it on the fly.
(Hold on a second how many people new the ATRIX could do that?)
This is where the future of mobile computing is going and Google now owns the rights to it.
MICROSOFT, APPLE, ITS YOUR MOVE…GOOD LUCK CATCHING UP TO THIS ONE.
The article below is informative on the smaller issues, but i thought they missed the big point discussed above.
Android Police: Google And Motorola’s Shotgun Wedding Is Final – And It’s Definitely Going To Change Things For Android
ITS OFFICIAL GOOGLE CONFIRMS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING SINCE CHROME OS CAME OUT….
CHROME OS AND ANDROID TO CONVERGE INTO ONE SUPER PHONETOP* (WEBTOP PHONE COMBINATION)
Google executive confirms convergence of Chrome OS and Android.