Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google has announced it is acquiring Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone company and “dedicated Android partner”, for $12.5 billion. Google CEO Larry Page says the acquisition will allow it to “create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem.”

As well as the mobile phone design and manufacturing capability, Google will also be acquiring over 17,000 wireless related patents, and an estimated 7,500 pending patents. Motorola had been talking about leveraging its patent portfolio to generate licence revenues from other phone makers, including other Android phone manufacturers.

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