Google Acquires Motorola Handset Business

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Google Acquires Motorola Handset Business
It was earlier this year, January to be specific, when the global giant mobile phone manufacturer, Motorola got split to two: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. News is that, the Motorola Mobility will now be owned and run by Google. The announcement was made by the Google officials at a press release where they said that "Android ecosystem" will be supercharged once Google finish acquiring the Motorola Mobility. The Google management intends to run the newly acquired Motorola Mobility as an independent business and there are plans for the company to keep it open. The deals and transactions won't be initiated until the beginning of next year.


Acquiring the company, Google CEO Larry Page said that the company will concentrate in bringing up fresh ideas and moves to give the users an entirely new experience and that the company hopes to supercharge the Android ecosystem which will be very beneficial for the customers. The CEO thus welcomed the Motorolans to the Google family.

The Android era saw its dawn in the year 2007, and with over 150 million users to its customer line, it still gets a 550k new activation orders each day. With over 39 Global manufacturers concentrated in the making of Androids spread over 123 countries; it wouldn't be news of surprise if very soon Motorola Nexus 3 smart phone is introduced in the market. Though it was HTC which brought the Nexus one in the game, the recently launched Nexus S had the Samsung working on it in its manufacturing. Motorola had made several custom changes to the model introduced so far, while its unclear what Google plans to do in the future about such changes or Moto's signature designs.

Google being a software company for a very long time gives quite a surprise by showing a sudden interest over the hardware manufacturing business. The company had spent a $12.5 Billion for buying Motorola Mobility. But it's very clear that it's the patents that must have dragged Google into this buying decision. It was very recently some behemoths in the business auctioned and owned about over 60,000 reputed patents from Nortel Networks for a $4.5 billion. Google couldn't succeed there and the interest of other companies must have really been an eye opener for the company. Anyway its shocking and a bit weird too, to see that Google which had complaints on the Androids, is currently owning a handset company, but let's hope that this could turn around the Android ecosystem.

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