SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video - August 21, 2011

This past week was like no other. Two major industry changing announcements were made that really took the tech community by surprise. Google revealed its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility while HP suddenly raised a white flag on its webOS hardware and PC business to make an IBM-like transition into the enterprise software and services business. With competition in the mobile space getting cutthroat, all the remaining contenders continue to stockpile patents for courtroom battles. Proceed after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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Google-Motorola Deal:

Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

HTC, Sony Ericsson and LG praise Google's 17k Motorola patent grab [Update: Samsung]

Andy Rubin: Motorola not a Nexus lock-in

Google Forced To Buy Motorola To Block Microsoft?

Microsoft: Google-Motorola Deal Makes Windows Phone Only Equal Opportunity Platform

Samsung reconsiders software "competitiveness" after Google Motorola deal

Samsung Nexus Prime to land in October packing Ice Cream Sandwich according to rumor

Apple, Nokia, Qualcomm, Google To Fight For InterDigital Patents

Google, Motorola Deal Faces Lawsuit Filed By Shareholder

Should Google Go Apple Mobile Style with Moto, Microsoft Takes the Spoils


HTC CEO reaffirms support for Google-Motorola deal

HTC Ruby to be Named HTC Amaze 4G on T-Mobile

HTC Puccini Called Jetstream on AT&T, Additional Screenshots Leaked

HTC Puccini tablet launch by early October says exec

HTC announces London user event for September 1 via Facebook


HP to buy Autonomy for $10 billion, spinning off PC business

HP Discontinues webOS Handsets, Touchpad, and Entire Ecosystem

Why HP is dropping webOS: HP Comments at Length

HP not ditching webOS, just the hardware

Amazon, Samsung, HTC... who'll be webOS' new suitor?

HP shares slide 20% as Dell CEO takes public potshots

HP TouchPad in White available now for US, seriously?

webOS TouchPad $100 Fire Sale Today, Should You Buy It?


Euro Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction diluted: Only German sales blocked

Samsung begins Dutch Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in pre-injunction hearing window

Apple May Have Submitted Flawed Evidence Against Samsung in Europe

Apple seeking EU ban on ALL Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets

Apple caught resizing Samsung kit again in patent suit

Apple sued by HTC over three new patents

LTE iPhone 5 in carrier testing according to report

Apple Store Gets 4G LTE Equipment For iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start September 30 For October 7 Launch?

Prepare for iPhone 5 in early October warns AT&T VP

iPad 3 Retina Display on order, but testing supplier mettle

Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 Update


RIM's BlackBerry music streaming service getting closer to launch

BlackBerry App World 3.0 To Launch August 22

BlackBerry Music Service to cost $5 per month


BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Review

Iconia Tab A100 Review

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