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The deal marks the latest move by Google to boost its hardware capabilities.  “It’s still early days for Google’s hardware business,” the firm’s senior vice-president of hardware Rick Osterloh said in a blog post on Google’s website.  Under the deal, Google will acquire a team of people who develop Pixel smartphones for the US company and receive a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 21st, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41343586

Discussion

1) Why would Google want to “boost its hardware capabilities”?

2) Why is that big companies like this don’t develop this sort of capability themselves?

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