Major news to start the week. Google will dish out $12.5B for Motorola’s mobile phone making arm. This signals the search giant’s first significant commitment to hardware in the mobile space.
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.
— Google Press Release
What does this mean for the likes of Samsung, LG, and other Android-dependent manufacturers? I guess time will tell.
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