is keeping most of the patents, but I'm still totally shocked. I can see why they might have reason to do this (mainly to keep other phone manufacturers from feeling like they're playing favorites), but it seemed like there were so many things the two companies could do together.
Particularly after +Google
just bought +Nest
, I was pretty sure they wanted more to do with hardware, not less.My guess
is that +Larry Page
decided that +Google
is best suited to stay focused on just software and services, and they really only wanted +Motorola Mobility
's patents, to defend +Android
from patent trolls like Apple.