By Tech Powered Dad | August 16, 2011
Google grabbed headlines yesterday with the announcement that they would be paying a whopping $12.5 billion for Motorola. Here’s the story from the Associated Press.
This acquisition will potentially have a big impact on educators down the road as tablets continue to make inroads in schools. It sets the stage for Google and Apple to move into an all out brawl between Android and iOS as they struggle for control of the mobile space of phones and tablets. Google will now have the capability to manufacture their own phones and tablets, something they’ve already dabbled in via partnerships with phone makers with the Nexus line of phones.
Earlier this summer, I wrote about a potential device I dubbed the SchoolTab, a vision for a tablet the College Board would allow on the SAT and AP exams. At the end of that article, I looked at a wide field of potential players in the competition to create such a device. Both Google and Motorola made the list. Between the time I’ve had to think further and this latest news, let me narrow the list to three.