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Interesting times ahead for Android ecosystem

Google gives teeth to its hardware ambitions by acquiring HTC's Pixel design team, but that may hurt vendor-partner ties


ANYONE reading the news that Google is buying a significant chunk of Taiwanese phone maker HTC for US$1.1 billion - after months of speculation - could be excused for getting a sense of deja vu. Is it a kind of redux to Google's highly publicised US$12.5 billion purchase of...

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