The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

Tech investors know about the boom underway in the mobile sphere and the companies leading the charge: Apple and Google, who have only solidified their lead in the last several years. Gone are the years where Microsoft, Nokia, and Research In Motion were the pre-eminent names in technology. However, each of these firms sorely wants to make some much-needed gains in the mobile space, and one of these companies just tried to move itself one notch closer. Listen in as Andrew discusses the move and its implications for the wider mobile market.

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