Well, what’s the biggest news today in mobile?
When Motorola said last week that it could be charging fellow Android device makers, I predicted that this was negotiation ploy or some sort.
I think there is more to this story than we know. It’s unlikely that Motorola and Google negotiated without other parties involved. $12.5 billion is a lot of money. And if I may go one step further, I bet there was a some back-and-forth going on that jacked up the price.
As for regulatory issues, there probably isn't going to be much. I suppose competitors could return the favor and force Google offer a way to share the Motorola patents with open source community just like it's pressing the winners of Nortel to do the same.