John Paczkowski, writing for a site with dark colored text, on Google’s motivations for buying Motorola:
A validation of Apple’s business model and a tacit acknowledgement that Google feels the company’s unified approach to hardware and software is the way to go — especially in mobile.
I don’t buy it. If that is the leading motivation you buy HTC — they make superior products at this point. This was first and foremost about patents, anything else Google gains is just icing on the cake.