According to Dell Exec Amit Midha "Google Inc.'s (GOOG) acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) will strengthen the Android operating system platform by giving Google access to new patents, and Android will remain a "credible" option for use on tablet computers" As part of the acquisition deal Google will gain a portfolio of nearly 17,000 patents and another 7,000 pending patents, many of which will likely be used to protect the Android OS and it's developers.
Found in the Google press release, many of Androids partner companies have also weighed in on the acquisition.
– J.K. Shin
President, Samsung, Mobile Communications Division
– Bert Nordberg
President & CEO, Sony Ericsson
– Peter Chou
CEO, HTC Corp.
– Jong-Seok Park, Ph.D
President & CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
– Weili Dai
Co-founder, Marvell Technology Group
– Brian J. Dunn
CEO, Best Buy
– He Shiyou
EVP of ZTE Corporation and Board Directors, President of ZTE Mobile Devices Division