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It's Official! Google Acquires HTC's Pixel team for $1.1 billion.

Google wants to make the Pixel the best phone in the world, to do this, they’ve purchased the team behind the design of last year’s Pixel phone from HTC, which means that they now have a non-exclusive use of HTC’s intellectual property rights.
All for $1.1 billion.

So, what does this mean?

  1. HTC’s smartphone business isn’t dead (Take that Kaybang).
  2. Half of the 4,000 people in the R&D team at HTC will be joining Google.
  3. The remaining R&D team will focus on HTC’s own smartphone brand as well as VR technology.
  4. This deal will make Google a manufacturer of its own phones.

Bear in mind that this isn’t the first time Google has taken a stake in a smartphone manufacturer (cc @Motorola), and no one is sure why it will be successful this time around.

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7 comments on “It's Official! Google Acquires HTC's Pixel team for $1.1 billion.

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I KNOW YHIS WILL BE THE OUTCOME. WHEN I FIRST COMMENTED IN A RELATED ARTICLE HERE, I HAVE SAID IY THAT GOOGLE WILL BE PURCHASING HTC TO TAKE CARE IF HER PIXEL BRAND AND HERE WE ARE. LET’S SEE THE SUCCESS POSSIBILITY WHEN THE NEXT PIXEL PHONES ROLE OUT…

  2. Mac Daniel says:

    Lol that’s nice I’d say, this is actually the second time they are acquiring assets from a smartphone manufacturer, the first was with Motorola in 2011 and now HTC! The next will be Infinix! Lol 👀👀

  3. פN∀q⅄∀ʞ ɨֆ ᏰᏗᏖᎷᏗᏁ says:

    “Google… ‘ve purchased… HTC… All for $1.1 billion.”

    “HTC’s smartphone business isn’t dead (Take that Kaybang).”

    1. kenny says:

      IS THAT DANGOTE IN THE FIRST PIC??😁😁😁😁

      1. ░▒▓█►─═ BATMAN ═─◄█▓▒░ says:

        😂😂 dunno bro. Really wish it’s him 😂

  4. Who else is seeing this angle? 👇
    IPhones are perfect when it comes to memory optimization and RAM management according to people that use it bcos everything is in-house, software and hardware.
    With Google having the same kinda operation, the pixels are about to be the ultimate Android phones and maybe a fine contender for Apple IPhones on terms of memory management.

    1. kenny says:

      Well, stock android is a feature I love about Google pixel phones and also the rate at which they get OTA update is really fast Oreo is already out for pixel devices while ol Sammy, LG, our dear Infinix, Tecno, Gionee, Injoo are still on Nougat so it’ll probably take time for them to reach the same level as Apple success with the iPhones but its a prospect to consider.
      It’s actually a great possibility let’s just wait and see.

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