Will Google's Pixel-perfect HTC deal be more successful than the run with Motorola? (results)

We asked you last week about your opinion on the Google-HTC partnership deal that poaches 2000 engineers from the Pixel team and some IP in exchange for $1.1 billion in cash. Apparently, the overwhelming majority of our 1895 respondents are certain that Google will do better with HTC this time than it did with the Motorola acquisition, as the HTC deal is a much more targeted approach, aiming to vertically integrate Google’s nascent mobile hardware business, rather than a shot in the dark to gain patent ownership. Needless to say, there are still folks (22%) that think Google will be able to …



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