Noon News: Google with Developers Against Lodsys, iPad 2 Rival from Fusion Garage, Google Motorola Mobility Deal

30 years have passed by since International Business Machine (IBM) announced the very first personal computer to the world. When IBM unveiled its first ever PC, Apple Inc. welcomed it with open arms with a full page advertisement. On August 12, 1981, Apple Inc. had published a full page advertisement in the American daily Wall Street journal in which it welcomed IBM with a message and congratulating the company for taking a big step forward and launch a personal computer.

Android maker Google has finally come into action to support application developers working for its Android Operating System and has filed a request with the patent authorities in the US to review the claims by Lodsys. Google has requested the USPTO to check again the validity of claims made by the Texas-based Patent company Lodsys.

The era of personal computers is drawing to a close, an IBM exec who helped engineer the first ever PC has claimed in a blog post, marking the 30th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer. Mark Dean, Chief Technology Officer for IBM Middle East and Africa, was one of the 12 engineers who designed the first IBM Personal Computer.

The company behind the controversial Joojoo tablet, Fusion Garage, has announced that it will release a tablet called the Grid 10 which will hopefully get us to forget how awful the Joojoo was. The device is essentially an Android-based one as it uses the Android Kernel but Fusion Garage, which was temporarily renamed as TabCo, chose to rename the OS as Grid OS. The tablet might be pushed to the market as a rival to iPad 2.

Google announced yesterday that it was going to purchase Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion (roughly £7.6 billion) and this took a lot of analysts by surprise because of its sheer scale, the fact that it was unexpected and most importantly, didn't seem to have a clear reason behind it. The prime motive behind the acquisition might be that Google is aiming Motorola's patents as well as the prospects of saving at least one major handset manufacturer may explain Google's decision to splash out on Motorola.