Google’s Schmidt Says Android Will Remain Free

Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday that the Internet search giant remains committed to offering its Android mobile operating system for free to its handset manufacturing partners.

Mr. Schmidt also reiterated that Google’s planned takeover of U.S. handset manufacturer Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. won’t have an adverse impact on its Android partners and said the company won’t “violate the openness” of the software platform.

In August, Google unveiled its plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

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