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skuv

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reply to openbox9

Re: Wonderful news

said by openbox9:

If Google can get the content owners on board

Google doesn't have to get the content owners on board if they integrate GoogleTV into Motorola settops. They already have very large settop customers that have content owners on board.

openbox9
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We'll see about that. The content owners are resisting distribution outside of normal channels at every possible turn. They also view Google as enemy number one. Doesn't seem like a good combination for what Google likely wants to achieve with set tops. Besides, the cable companies aren't going to be fond of Google advertisements in lieu of their own.


jgkolt
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is the set top box business even part of Motorola mobility?

Badonkadonk
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You're kidding, right? Did you read the messages preceding yours?

Here: »www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq- ··· eal.html

With Microsoft Mobility, Google gets one of the major manufacturers for Google's Android-brand smartphone systems, the Horsham home-media equipment business that makes cable set-top boxes; Internet Protocol Television and other broadband and digital video equipment; and more than 15,000 telecom device patents, aiding its battle against archrival Apple iPhone and Apple ally Microsoft, and boosting Google's clout in the exploding wireless communications market.

openbox9
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reply to jgkolt
Yes. Seems a lot of people don't understand what Motorola did when it split itself in two.

MMI PR

said by MMI PR :

Motorola Mobility is comprised of two industry-leading global technology businesses. The Mobile Devices business is an innovative provider of smartphone devices designed to fit every lifestyle. In 2010, the Mobile Devices business launched 23 smartphones globally, including the highly successful family of DROID™ by Motorola devices as well as BRAVO™, DEFY™, FLIPSIDE™, MILESTONE™ and others. The Home business is one of the largest providers of digital set-top boxes and end-to-end video solutions. Motorola Mobility will leverage the capabilities of both the Mobile Devices and Home businesses to deliver innovative smartphones, tablets, set-tops and other converged devices – as well as content delivery and management, and interactive cloud-based services to consumers in the home and on the go.


flashcore

join:2007-01-23
united state
reply to skuv
This makes me wonder how there purchase of SageTV may integrate into this. They just got bought by Google a few months back and were primarily a PC Media Center App built using Java with some hardware boxes of there own. I suspect there may be more to this purchase then just the phone business and its patents, it could end up being very interesting.


Alcohol
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reply to openbox9
said by openbox9:

Yes. Seems a lot of people don't understand what Motorola did when it split itself in two.

MMI PR

said by MMI PR :

Motorola Mobility is comprised of two industry-leading global technology businesses. The Mobile Devices business is an innovative provider of smartphone devices designed to fit every lifestyle. In 2010, the Mobile Devices business launched 23 smartphones globally, including the highly successful family of DROID™ by Motorola devices as well as BRAVO™, DEFY™, FLIPSIDE™, MILESTONE™ and others. The Home business is one of the largest providers of digital set-top boxes and end-to-end video solutions. Motorola Mobility will leverage the capabilities of both the Mobile Devices and Home businesses to deliver innovative smartphones, tablets, set-tops and other converged devices – as well as content delivery and management, and interactive cloud-based services to consumers in the home and on the go.

Google TV just stepped up in google to do list.

I've used google TV and it's pretty boss, but it needs to be integrated into the cable/sat box at an affordable manner. This is a good move from google. Not only are they going to be able to make profitable smart phones, they're going to be getting into the TV business.
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openbox9
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We'll see. Google was already working to redeem its TV failure. I'm sure Google will take advantage of including its advertising, I just don't think it will be that well received by the cable companies. I do agree with your assertion that Google's platform needs to be integrated to remotely have a chance at relevancy.