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Default Why doesn't Google buy a cell phone company?

Ex. Verizon, AT&T...

only thing I can possibly think of is for some reason they'd get into legal trouble because they create the os that most phones in the US run on.

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Ex. Verizon, AT&T...

only thing I can possibly think of is for some reason they'd get into legal trouble because they create the os that most phones in the US run on.

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Oh and sorry if this isn't the place. I couldn't find a more fitting forum.

currently they have deal with so many mobile phone companies ........ so that they can reach larch users.
 
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Ex. Verizon, AT&T...

only thing I can possibly think of is for some reason they'd get into legal trouble because they create the os that most phones in the US run on.

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Oh and sorry if this isn't the place. I couldn't find a more fitting forum.
i think it would fall into the place of what happened when goggle bought Motorola, Everyone (Samsung HTC etc..) thought since they were bought by Google that they were the "Favorite" and Samsung started to make android less android, (good example would be the Samsung galaxy notePRO 12.1) in response Google knew they screwed up and sold Motorola to Lenovo. i think this sorta thing would happen and instead of manufacturing android phones, others would try to get like Bada OS and Firefox OS phones.
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Personally, I think Google did not screw up when it bought Motorola. What they are really after is Motorola's "Project Ara," that involves the development of Modular Smartphones, which is seen by many as the future of smartphones. All other assets of Motorola did not interest Google and they sold it to Lenovo, but retained only Project Ara.
 
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Personally, I think Google did not screw up when it bought Motorola. What they are really after is Motorola's "Project Ara," that involves the development of Modular Smartphones, which is seen by many as the future of smartphones. All other assets of Motorola did not interest Google and they sold it to Lenovo, but retained only Project Ara.
I don't think they screwed up either, I think they screwed up with selling Motorola though. Honestly Motorola phones where pretty ugly and Google changed them quite a bit. The moto g was heir most successful/most sold phone they have ever had I wish they could have played around with them some more before selling them to lenovo Motorola was having a bad time and Google just gave them a boost I guess, So nice of them.
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Personally, I think Google did not screw up when it bought Motorola. What they are really after is Motorola's "Project Ara," that involves the development of Modular Smartphones, which is seen by many as the future of smartphones. All other assets of Motorola did not interest Google and they sold it to Lenovo, but retained only Project Ara.
Oh right modular smartphones... The millisecond those are available I'm dumping whatever phone I have at the time and getting one.

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