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Google CEO says Android will remain free

Google to keep android free for mobile makers as it doesn’t violates the deal with Motorola Mobility

Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, recently said that Google will keep the Android software free for the mobile phone makers even after completing a planned acquisition of the Motorola Mobility Holdings. He also added that the deal to buy Motorola Mobility won’t violate the openness of android and the company will be able to run independently, while briefing the media in Seoul.

In august we have come across the news that Google agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. With this deal Google might aim to expand in the phone market. This deal has also brought more than a 17,000 patents Google can use to protect the Android platform.

While in his recent visit to Seoul he met with South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and executives from companies including Samsung Electronics. He also told Lee of a video streaming service on YouTube especially for South Korean pop music and initiate a program for the support of the local software market. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-11-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)