Motorola has surprisingly been sold for a staggering $12.5 billion to Google Inc. This news came out from the hands of CEO Larry Page and was published on Google’s official Blog:
Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola.
The combination of Google and Motorola will not only supercharge Android, but will also enhance competition and offer consumers accelerating innovation, greater choice, and wonderful user experiences. I am confident that these great experiences will create huge value for shareholders.
This is a very interesting move by Google now after the introduction of Google+ lately in order to bring some competition with Facebook and Twitter. If analyzed it is clearly visible that this is an attempt to bring some challenge to Apple when it comes to smartphones. It is not only Apple that would be concerned by this deal but other Android vendors like Samsung and HTC will surely be thinking about making some new plans to counter attack any moves that could be seen by Google now:
The acquisition of Motorola Mobility, a dedicated Android partner, will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.
Only time can tell how things turn out in the future but once it was claimed Apple to be taking over the world very soon in terms of technology but is it Google now who is stepping ahead by introducing itself in almost every field like blogging, smartphones and social networking? Don’t forget to share your comments at the end.