Motorola Mobility finally property of Google

 

Google and Motorola
Google and Motorola

 

After 9 months of waiting for the approval of different institutions, Google can finally claim to be the official owners of Motorola Mobility. This happened just days after the company managed to clear the final obstacle and receive China’s approval, though, to do so, they had to promise to keep their mobile platform – Android, free and open-source for at least 5 years. Motorola’s stocks have already stopped being traded independently, though the company’s fate remains unknown. The company’s CEO – Sanjay Jha, has already been replaced by a Google employee – Dennis Woodside.

 

Android
Android

 

Google spent $12.5 billion in order to buy Motorola Mobility and the main reason for them to do so was actually their lack of patents and Motorola’s huge portfolio, which would help them in the court battles between Android manufacturers and their competitors – a very common problem in the recent couple of years. Its still unknown whether Google are actually going to make smartphones carrying Motorola’s badge or maybe even sell the hardware division to another manufacturer – perhaps Huawei, if you believe in the rumors. B. A.

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