Google's (GOOG -3.6%) primary reason for seeking to acquire Motorola (MMI) was gaining a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google's (GOOG -3.6%) primary reason for seeking to acquire Motorola (MMI) was gaining a hardware partner who knows how to build the next generation of phones, not the patents, Eric Schmidt says. Motorola "made a decision to go to Android... three or four years ago, and so we already know that they believe in it, that they can act on it, that they can partner with us."