Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

If this doesn’t wake you up this morning, then I don’t know what will. Vlad Savov over at ThisIsMyNext has the developing story that Google is looking to buy Motorola Mobility for a price of $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility is one half of what was Motorola, which split into two companies earlier this year, with Mobility being the consumer devices unit. So the company that has brought many devices ranging from the original Droid smartphone to the Xoom tablet, is now to be a part of Google.

One can only hope that this acquisition is moving Google to making their own devices in-house. Instead of devices made by other manufacturers in control on their flagship devices, Google can now make their own Nexus devices, in-house. This move is moving them inline to control more of their aesthetic, not only in the Android OS but device design.

Check out the details, straight from Google,  here.

Side note: One has to wonder whether or not Apple’s recent legal attack on the Motorola Xoom has anything to do with this acquisition. If it was, is this the beginning of Google’s attempt to protect it’s manufacturer partners by buying them?

via ~ ThisIsMyNext

Source ~ Google


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