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Google Acquired Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

by Maverick on August 15, 2011

Motorola Mobility, the handset maker, took a leave from its parent Motorola Inc. and went on to the hands of the Google Inc. for a price tag of about $12.5 billion, or $40 a share.

There’s no official confirmation received on the deal, but the news spread virally over Twitter and other social networks.

google acquired motorola for usd 12.5 billion Google Acquired Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

Why Google Acquired Motorola ?

Few industry experts say that the recent acquisition by Google is to stay ahead in the patent war. Motorola Mobility is said to be have 17000 wireless patents and 7500 are waiting to be added on the list (We are not sure about the count).

Some others also added their view to the deal. They said that it may be a move from Google to save their Android, which is said to have a bright future considering its progress pace.

We may now see a significant rise  in the Motorola Mobility’s sale and contribution to mobile technology.

The same source (Twitter) also predicted sale of Nokia to Microsoft in the coming days for a guessed price of 27 Billion USD for the whole company.

Let’s see whether Google made it a smart move to acquire Motorola Mobility or not. Time will say. 

For Further Reading:

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  3. Google Added Flights Results to Google Search
  4. First Look At Motorola Droid X2
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