Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility

With the the patent infringement cases coming against Android (from Apple and MS), Google have decided to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. It seems the main reason for this acquisition is to help Google protect themselves from further patent issues buy inheriting Motorola Mobility’s patent portfolio. Whether this helps or not remains to be seen as Motorola Mobility themselves have been subject to litigation. So what does this mean for Microsoft and Windows Phone?

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Wondered Why the YouTube App on WP7 is Poor? Thank Google…

When the YouTube app launched in the Marketplace, users were hoping for a decent experience that provided most of YouTube’s capabilities on the phone. However, it seemed the app was nothing more than a browser launcher that ran the mobile version of YouTube. At the time, no one really knew why the app wasn’t very good but, according to Microsoft, the blame lies at Google’s door.

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