Google Buys Mobile Division Of Motorola. Now, Google has Ernst properly with its mobile initiative: the search engine company and creator of the mobile operating system Android buys from the mobile phone division the US group Motorola – for converted to US$12.5 billion or €8.8 billion.
Google will boost Android Smartphone operating system properly: Google does Motorola mobility, the traditional mobile phone division of Motorola. For an additional 63% to the closing price of Friday pays Google $40 per share in cash. The competition authorities must still approve the deal to be completed by the end.
Investors responded optimistically to the proposed acquisition: the Motorola share before surged by 59% in the level. Google papers gave to 2.8%. In the company blog, the company announced that Android will be available despite the deal for other manufacturers. Motorola would continue to be licensees. “Motorola Mobilitys strong bond on Android has ensured that both companies fit easily to each other“, said Google’s CEO Larry page.
Motorola has huge patent arsenal
Google intends to strengthen with the acquisition of its patent claims beleaguered platform Android for smartphones and tablet computers. Motorola plays a leading role in the industry for years. Under pressure from Asian rivals such as Samsung or LG quickly waned the share of the mobile phone market, and was finally only 2.4 percent. However the mobile pioneer boasts one of the largest patent arsenals. A few weeks ago, Google had lost the bidding competition to the patent portfolio of failed mobile supplier Nortel to rivals like Apple and Microsoft.
The acquisition of Motorola will strengthen Google’s patent portfolio, wrote also a page in a blog post. “That will allow us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies“, he stressed.
Motorola had split its mobile phone business in January. The company thereby separated the cell phone of the infrastructure Division, which now acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks.