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
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?