Google might be eyeing HTC’s phone business

Google might have plans to purchase yet another ailing smartphone manufacturer

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  • Marc Palumbo

    It worked wonders for Motorola

    • Smanny

      They had to sell off Motorola’s phone business to appease all of the Android OEMs. Plus they gained all of Motorolas parents to ward off all the lawsuits from Microsoft, Apple, Nokia, and others.

      Things are going to change in the future, because AR/VR/MR is going to change the face of the smartphone and it’s usage. With that said Google is maybe not only looking to buy HTCs smartphone business, but to help out HTC since we heard rumors a few years ago the HTC was looking to sell it’s smartphone business. Plus HTC would be great to partner up with, especially since they have VR headsets and have been working on standalone VR/MR headsets. So it makes sense for Google.

    • thereasoner

      Besides retaining the largest patent portfolio in mobile next to Nokia and fending off Apple’s lawsuits over their false IP claims, they also gained a minority share in Lenovo’s profitable business in exchange for a patent share agreement in that deal.

      It turned out to be a good deal for both.

    • It’s Me
    • thereasoner

      Your using a disaster that killed 60 people to make a joke? Really? Suits your lack of maturity sure enough but that is down right disgusting even by your very low standards!

      Being a sexist, knuckle-dragging far right conservative like your BFF Damore isn’t bad enough?

    • It’s Me

      Weird. No, that’s not the link I pasted. I pasted a link to a story about Google selling off the Lenovo shares for a 1/2 billion dollar loss. I’ve corrected the mistake.

      And since you were such a string Rob Ford supporter, but I understand why you make false personal accusations and personal attacks, but it still uncalled for. I also understand you get easily confused. Like that time you thought your wife was black but it turned out she was Filipino. Given that “mistake” don’t talk about standard, deal?

    • thereasoner

      Sure, now it’s a “mistake” , lol. You’re not fooling anyone, your poor taste and lack of maturity is well known on these threads.

      You supported Damore on this very site, you can’t take that back. I have no problem saying that I voted for Ford and his cost cutting platform, a lot of us did, he got elected after all. That doesn’t mean any of us supported his buffoonery. So why are you backing away from your support of anti- diversity sexist Damore?

      You seem flustered 🙂

    • It’s Me

      It would have been in poor taste but the URL I pasted was about Google’s losses. You can see that if you look closely at my comment but you already knew that, didn’t you. I added another link from an android news site that hopefully won’t redirect like the Reuters link does.

      As for your other nonsense, I never said a word in defence of what’s his name. I defended his right to his opinion and stated my disagreement with google firing him for his opinion. I would defend your right to be a Rob Ford supporter, even if it showed you were a bigoted old white guy. If you lost your factory job because you of your ignorant political views I’d feel the same way. Doesn’t mean I agree with with your disgusting, bigoted views.

      But I’m sure you’ll keep trying with false accusations.

      Does your wife know you thought she was black? 😀

    • thereasoner

      Now with the races? Not satisfied with simply being sexist so you’re a bigot too? Sad and lame!

    • It’s Me

      Bigot? You are calling anyone a bigot? That’s funny. The guy that hates Obama because he’s black but defended his racism by pretending his wife was black? Perfect projection.

      I see why you were a Rob Ford cheerleader.

      When you were barred from being near children, did you try to project that on others too?

    • thereasoner

      Making stuff up isn’t helping you here, you’re just coming across as desperate now.

      Own what you said and did !

    • It’s Me

      I own everything I said!!. Too bad you won’t. Also too bad you make up what I’ve actually said!!
      !! (I see we’re back to over punctuation!!)

      Now if you are wanting to stop making stuff up, that would be awesome. After almost every one of your posts, I point out your lies and ask you to cease with the falsehoods. Has never actually helped.

      As I’ve said, your penchant for dishonesty and personal attacks make you the perfect and stereotypical rob ford/Donald Trump supporter. You also being a low wage, white, factory working red neck helps fit the image 😉

    • It’s Me

      I own everything I said. Too bad you won’t! Also too bad you make up what I’ve actually said!!
      !! (I see we’re back to over punctuation!!)

      Are you denying you pretended your wife was black when you were accused of racíst comments about Obama? Really? Own what you said!

      Now if you are wanting to stop making stuff up, that would be awesome. After almost every one of your posts, I point out your lies and ask you to cease with the falsehoods. Has never actually helped.

      As I’ve said, your penchant for dishonesty and personal attacks make you the perfect and stereotypical rob ford/Donald Trump supporter. You also being a low wage, white, factory working red neck helps fit the image 😉

    • John Lofwire

      Well i read Damore text and i do agree with some of what he said.
      your gender and skin colors should not be more important than skill and experience.
      Now the way he said it was maybe too much.

      Its a reality than more and more big business will hire you for your skin colors or gender you cannot deny that.

      any form of discrimination is bad.

    • thereasoner

      I agree that Googles work diversity programs, training and resulting hires are unfair to those left out but it’s also unfair if an equally qualified applicant doesn’t get the job because the established stereotype says they’re not naturally inclined to a certain type of work. Women and Men do have different preferences, Damore stating the obvious however shows that he was missing the point. That being that not everyone fits their respective mold and to encourage those who break from their gender or race based stereotype molds to seek work positions free from the discrimination faced by the current paradigm.

      Aggressive quotas is wrong I agree and government should stay out of it in terms of mandating legislation but if done right by individual companies it’s a worthwhile objective if changing established perceptions is the goal imo. You need a 50/50 split for people to stop believing that women or certain minorities aren’t good a certain jobs. You just need to tackle the discrimination and discouragement that Damores point of view provided so those who break from their molds and are naturally inclined to un-traditional types of work purse said jobs instead of not doing them.

      In the long run admittedly unfair work diversity programs like Googles would no longer be needed because with a different demographic in certain jobs people are no longer intimidated, discouraged or discriminated against in seeking said jobs as many are now . If the current paradigm prevails then it will always be unfair to those who don’t fit their gender and race based stereotypes and have a hard time getting into types of work that they actually would be good because of said stereotypes.

    • ciderrules

      And you made homophobic comments then tried to pass them off as a “joke” when I called you on it.

      So you’re a homophobe AND a hypocrite.

    • thereasoner

      Yet another liar playing from the same dishonest playbook…no surprise!

    • Smanny

      www(dot)itsme3d(dot)com

      That’s what he looks like. Just in case you wanted to know.

    • thereasoner

      Well, that explains a lot ! No wonder he’s so bitter and displays a sexist attitude, that guy probably isn’t getting any, lol.

    • It’s Me

      That’s some fat old white guy that does VR. Much more likely to be thereasoner.

      Actually he kind of looks like Rob Ford so thereasoner probably has wood now too 😉

    • It’s Me

      Well, they bought moto, continued with the lawsuits moto started with their patents, gutted moto of all IP value and sold off the carcass. I expect they are looking to do the same here but for a less massive loss on the deal.

    • John Lofwire

      They purchased motorola for the technologies ect they kept all the patents when they sold it to lenovo lol.

      Inform yourself before speaking 😉

  • It’s Me

    Sounds like a great idea.

  • ciderrules

    Google didn’t buy Motorola for phones. They bought Motorola because they were about to launch lawsuits against Android OEMs for using their IP. Which would have been a disaster for Google/Android at the time.

    • It’s Me

      Yup. It’s funny that anyone thinks Google bought the to fend off lawuits when it was Motorola starting the lawsuits. Revisionist history is funny. Guess it makes them feel better.

    • thereasoner

      Clueless, absolutely clueless as usual.

    • ciderrules

      Yeah, let’s forget that the CEO of Motorola mentioned several times that Android used Motorola IP and they had plans to go “on the offensive” with their massive patent portfolio.

      I think I’ll take his word over some Internet troll.

    • Rev0lver

      So everyone who disagrees with your (usually incorrect) opinions is a troll? I think you need a dictionary…

    • John Lofwire

      lol the apple troll are out! 🙂

    • ciderrules

      Hey I thought you blocked me? Nice to know I still occupy your mind such that you had to comment.

      If you want a lecture in Android architecture and software development my offer to teach you is still open.

    • Rev0lver

      Do you everything get sick of being wrong? Sad.

  • Nundo

    Mobilesyrup seems to be moderating my comments as of late, wonder why…

    Whether Google buys HTC or invests in the company, HTC or what’s left of it needs to invest in marketing. That’s been their downfall for years. Maybe Google will breathe new life to it. Or rebrand it altogether!

  • The Finder

    Woww!!! This is exciting!! ???? I hope this happens! It can be a mutually beneficial relationship. I love HTC, but they needed some help. Maybe this will be the deal they needed. I really, really hope this works out! ????