This is my next has obtained quotes from the leading manufacturers using Android in their devices, regarding Google’s acquisition of Motorola for $12.5 billion earlier this morning. Google dropped Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, and LG a note yesterday letting them know the acquisition was going down, so obviously the companies have prepared statements.
“This further reinforces our belief that opportunities for the growth of Nokia’s smartphone business will be greatest with Windows Phone. This could prove to be a massive catalyst for the Windows Phone ecosystem. Additionally, with our respective intellectual property portfolios, Nokia and Microsoft are working together to build and nurture an innovative ecosystem that benefits consumers, operators, developers and other device manufacturers.”
Samsung’s JK Shin, President of Samsung Mobile’s global operations
“We welcome today’s news, which demonstrates Google’s deep commitment to defending Android, its partners, and the ecosystem.”
A few more after the break..
HTC’s CEO Peter Cho
“We welcome the news of today’s acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem.”
Sony Ericsson’s CEO Bert Nordberg
“I welcome Google‘s commitment to defending Android and its partners.”
LG’s Jong-Seok Park
“We welcome Google‘s commitment to defending Android and its partners.”