Google is reportedly reinforcing its mobile patent portfolio.
The company has paid $4.9 million for the patents of now-defunct Israeli company Modu, according to an Israeli business newspaper called Calcalist.
The search giant hasn't confirmed the report. However, such patents could be useful as Google attempts to offer new ideas in the Android landscape.
Modu was founded in 2007 by Dov Moran. The company sold a Modu phone, which was designed to be tiny and lightweight and could be placed into separate "jackets," or cases, to expand its functionality.
On its own, the small Modu could … Read more