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Google Bought Motorola for $ 12.5 Billion

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On Monday (15 / 8), Google announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility – division of the company’s mobile devices – for $ 12.5 billion.

Motorola is already a major partner in the use of Google’s Android operating system, various equipment used in the company, including Xoom, which was the first tablet to use this platform.

The purchase of hardware companies is not common at Google. In a statement, the company said “the acquisition will enable the improvement in the Android ecosystem.”

In a post on Google’s official blog, the company’s CEO, Larry Page, said: “The acquisition of Motorola will increase competitiveness and strengthen Google’s patent portfolio, which should allow better protect Android anti-competitive practices Microsoft, Apple and other companies. ” According to Page, the patent war waged between different companies would be one of the practices that could harm the development of the operating system.

As for steps of the acquisition, the CEO of Google said that Android will remain an open platform, meaning it can be used by any manufacturer. Furthermore, he assured that Motorola will continue to operate as a separate company.

6 thoughts on “Google Bought Motorola for $ 12.5 Billion

  1. I’ve read about the news yesterday but I didn’t know the acquisition already took place. I am even amazed with the billions that these giant companies pass to each other through patent lawsuits.

  2. Hey dude.Its very helpful for us.I like your post.Thanks for a great post.

  3. I wonder of the consequences of this financial operation form the mobile market and specially for Android. Will other brands continue to make Android Phones?

  4. Google needs moto to promote their phone system–android!

  5. This is due to over come patent problem with Apple.Google now own Motorola patents.So now they can beat Apple.

  6. So that must mean that Apple has a search engine on its way.
    I wrote a massively researched article about this on my site.

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