HTC, Samsung may buy InterDigital; Google may drop Motorola. InterDigital's attempt at a sell-off is getting close and attracting key Android phone makers, insiders claimed. HTC and returning candidate Samsung are considering initial bids when they start in an auction now said to be starting in two weeks. Ericsson and Intel were also involved in the Bloomberg version of events. Google is reportedly "backing away" from its $12.5bn bid for Motorola, according to the sources. Why and how serious it might be weren't said. (Electronista, Bloomberg)
monster..wrote: > Google is reportedly "backing away" from its $12.5bn bid for Motorola, according to the sources. > Why and how serious it might be weren't said. How serious? It is a cruel joke played out for options expiration week.
According the following link, Google is backing out from IDCC auction (not from the buyout of MMI).
<quote> Update: A clarification made clear that Google was backing out only of InterDigital because of the Motorola deal, not the Motorola deal itself. We apologize for any confusion.
Why would HTC (who makes handsets) want to buy another manufacturing line ?
doesn't make sense.
On another note: There is a lot of wild speculation on blogs and news articles. This means a LOT of attention. I would not be surprised at seeing google dump Mot. That way they might be able to keep their partners loyalty.
HTC wants to get an OS ?? whoa... That will get googles attention FAST !!