Google spend 12.5 billion U.S. dollars to acquire Motorola Mobility

Shocking news comes from Google, on Monday (8/15/2011). Internet giant is willing to spend 12.5 billion U.S. dollars, to acquire mobile phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility Holdings.

Strategic advantages that will be received by Google is a mastery of the patents owned by Motorola, the  telecommunications-related technology. This will pave the way smoother for the development of the Android platform in the future.

However, this acquisition will put Google as a direct competitor to Apple, RIM, and Nokia. In fact, they become competitors of the mobile phone manufacturers who have been using the Android licensing, such as Samsung, LG, and HTC.

However, Google in a press statement saying there would be no change in the Android business model. Motorola Mobility will be run as companies remain separate from Google and the Android user licenses as other manufacturers.

"Our vision remains unchanged against the Android, and Google remains committed to making Android as an open platform and open source community is great," said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile on Google. "We will continue to work closely with our Android partners to develop and distribute innovative devices based on Android."

Google's acquisition of Motorola's process will be completed in early 2012.

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