(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Wide ranging patents and device manufacturing appear to be at the heart of Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The move, reportedly worth $12.5 billion, was announced today on Google’s official blog by company CEO Larry Page.
Commenting on the matter in a post titled “Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility,” Page stated, “Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies.
“Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere,” he continued. Despite the move, Page said that Google will run Motorola separately from Android, allowing the mobile OS to remain an open platform for mobile devices.
Motorola Mobility was under Motorola, Inc. until earlier this year when the Motorola Inc. split due to financial losses. Meanwhile, another division, Motorola Solutions operates independently.
Google has recently been busy trying expand Android’s portfolio. Such an acquisition gives the company further resources to compete against the likes of Apple. For more information on the move, visit: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/supercharging-android-google-to-acquire.html