And one of the more predictable voices we've heard comes from yonder Finland way, with Nokia piping up that the “Googorola” deal is good news for Nokia and Windows Phone.
According to Nokia's version of events, it came quite close to signing up with Android before agreeing to go with Microsoft and Windows Phone instead, mainly because it believed it would have greater scope for expressing itself with Microsoft and wouldn't be just another phone maker on the platform, which was how it felt it would be treated by picking Android.
And in the light of the Google-Motorola deal, it now says it made the right choice.
“This further reinforces our belief that opportunities for the growth of Nokia’s smartphone business will be greatest with Windows Phone,” the company said in a statement.
“This could prove to be a massive catalyst for the Windows Phone ecosystem. Additionally, with our respective intellectual property portfolios, Nokia and Microsoft are working together to build and nurture an innovative ecosystem that benefits consumers, operators, developers and other device manufacturers.”
In other words, just as Motorola's patent library were what attracted Google in the first place, so Nokia feels that its own considerable tranche of patents put it very much in the pound seats in its relationship with Microsoft. And it hasn't had to sell the company silverware to Microsoft in the process. Well, not yet anyway.