Florian Mueller on Google’s premium paid to Motorola:

This isn’t a defensive purchase in the sense of Google becoming strong enough to retaliate seriously against its strategic rivals (mutually assured destruction). It’s defensive-defensive in the sense of merely attempting to prevent an exacerbation of the Android patent situation due to what MMI was going to do otherwise.

Credit where credit is due, Motorola did a great job negotiating this sale.

Posted by Ben Brooks