Google And Motorola: Independence Day Or Doomsday?

Since Google made its intentions known that it would acquire Motorola’s Mobility division (the arm of the company behind its smartphones and tablets) for a cool $12.5b, speculation about what the dealreally means has run rampant in the tech community. Based on the announcement post Larry Page penned on Google’s official blog, it was clear that there are at least a couple of reasons why the folks in Mountain View would want to have their hand in Motorola’s business. The first and most obvious one being that it badly needs some of the company’s patents to fend off recent attacks from small competitors like Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft.

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