Android Central Didn't think we'd wait till Thursday to talk about this one, did you? Coming up at 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST, we're going to do a deep dive into this morning's shocker -- that Google's buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and with it getting a nice handful of patents.

Are we for it? Are we against it? Will we be living in an all Motorola-Android world from this point forward? 

Join Phil, Alex, Jerry and Rene Ritchie from in a couple hours as we break it all down.

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Special Motorola Buyout Edition Podcast: 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST


Stupid Question, whats a good Android App to listen to Android Central Podcasts? Can't be flash based the Optimus V doesn't support it.

Yes I definately will be listening can't wait. I am happy for what Google has done sound business move in my book. This will protect google down the road especially from a patent standpoint which in my mind this what the purchase of motorola is all about. Does this mean motorola will be making the next NEXUS 3 DEVICE????? NO WAY THAT WILL HAPPEN. Just as google stated motorola will run there business as usual like they always have done. Bottomline supporting android is all that matters at the end of the day.

Question for the podcast:

What happens if Google uses one of Motorola's software patents as a part of a future os version that they make available to all manufacturers? Since Motorola is still going to be run as a separate entity, wont that cause some issues? Or will the fragmentation just get worse with Motorola getting different versions of the os with software features that contains elements that they patented?

Google will own the patents, and can do with them what they may.

That there will still be a Google-Moto unit making phones has nothing to do with this. It will all be Google's property and they can manage it any way they want.

They may choose to "Open Source" some of the technology patents to further the smartphone arena, or more likely take those that have cross license potential and use them as currency to free other patents from other companies like Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Apple.

Apple has been put on notice, without the requirement for anyone to say a single word. Apple already licenses many Moto patents. This tells them its time to play nice, or Sammy and Google-Moto will make it very hard for you to sell your wares any place in the world.

Google was smart to let the Nortel patents go. After all if any of them were REALLY worth anything at all, Nortel would have been bankrupt. Microsoft and Apple bought junk patents. Google is now acquiring the cream of the crop.

@ bd. Live, I'm not sure if it can happen. I had an Optimus S and I normally used Google Listen or Stitcher after they were posted. . With Listen, you just need to add the RSS feed into it.

I'm not sure if you can listen live by using a browser replacement, like dolphin or what not. Others might know.

Thank you! This is exactly what I have been thinking the whole time. I also don't see how a company like google and Motorola mesh after this without some type of Motorola restructuring. Moto hates developers and just last week or so you have Sanjay Jha talking about patent trolling other android manufactures. I don't see how he gets to stick around? This is if google plans on keeping Moto.