Google acquires Motorola for $12.5 billion

This midday Google has made public in its blog the acquisition of Motorola’s mobile division. This move by Google helps shield its Android operating system from patent claims by Apple and Microsoft.

Google announced on its blog this midday that it has acquired the Motorola Mobility division. Motorola, with 80 years of history, was the company that put on sale the first commercial phone and will provide Google with a large number of patents, which will help it overcome the latest lawsuits filed by Apple, Microsoft and other companies.

Google acquires Motorola for $12.5 billion
Google acquires Motorola for $12.5 billion

This purchase is also supposed to help create better Android devices. This way Google makes sure protects your open mobile operating system . Since November 2007, when Android was launched, it already has over 150 million devices activated around the world, and working with 39 manufacturers and 231 operators in 123 countries.

I think it’s a very smart move by Google to be able to further develop its operating system. We’ll see what moves Samsung and HTC will make and also Microsoft with their Windows Phone 7. At the moment, Apple continues with its plans to launch iOS 5 and iPhone 5 to the general public in autumn.

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