Today Google the search engine giant announces that they are going to buy Motorola. The deal has been finalized for $12.5 billion. Google said that this move will help is building a better ecosystem for the Android. Android will remain free and open source and Motorola will work as a separate business.
“The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to ‘protect competition and innovation in the open source software community’ and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.”
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