The so-called experts are now wondering how hardware manufacturers feel about it. They all said, that they welcome Google's effort to protect Android and their businesses. But the analysts try to find something bad, and ask what they really feel. Basically they say, the other companies are lying and don't want that deal. Crap. Did the "experts" get paid from Apple to say such crap?
Here is what this deal is about. It's about the patents, you know. Now Google has enough weapons to defend themselves and every company that uses Android, from patent-trolls. That was badly needed. the patent-package is huge. The Nortel-package looks like a tiny piece of the big cake now. More than 17,000 patents are held by Motorola.
The newly acquired business will stay interdependently, according to the official post from Larry Page, CEO of Google. Of course, Google is going a new way. But it's a logical way, and the risks are limited. Even if they would have to shut down the hardware section, they still would have the patents and a lot of knowledge from it. It's a win, even if the Motorola Mobility "section" will fail in the future.
And it shows clearly that Google did not really made a serious bidding at the Nortel patent auction. They knew, they had something better, and pushed the price up, like many said from the beginning. You don't bid "PI" if you are serious. It's an defensive attack against Apple and Microsoft. And Microsoft could now been forced to buy a hardware manufacturer on their own, with much more risks than Google have.
Looks like Apple and Microsoft wanted to play games, now Google joined all-in. They wanted it, now they've got it!