30 Jan '14, 7pm

3 Google Moves Signal End of Smartphone Era | EE Times via @eetimes

MADISON, Wis. — Connect the dots among the three big moves Google made this month to dump Motorola , snatch up Nest and make peace with Samsung , and what do you get? I see the end of the smartphone era -- or more accurately, the international consumer love affair with smartphones. The honeymoon is over. I'm calling it now. Google's decision to sell Motorola's mobile assets (sans a majority of its IPs) to Chinese behemoth Lenovoisn't exactly signaling Google's defeat, or even America's defeat against China. I see some overheated media reports blaming Google for failing to deliver its promise: "...to reinvent mobile hardware with Motorola's new phones, and directly compete with Apple by owning both mobile hardware and software." Just as much as I want to keep manufacturing jobs in America, I don't fault Google for this decision. The new Google-Lenovo deal shows a significan...

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