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Google Gobbles Up Motorola

Yan Matusevich
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Yep, it's official: Google is buying up Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars, making it the largest acquisition in Google's history. So this should clear any doubts about Google's intentions once and for all: Google is branching out way beyond the realm of search engines and advertisement. It looks like Google is paying back Motorola for years of loyalty to the Android ecosystem. Find out how this merger could revolutionize the smartphone market. 

Google's decision to acquire Motorola is logical and part of a larger strategy of pushing Android phones to the top of Google's agenda. As America's leading phone manufacturer, Motorola has been thus far unable to compete with Apple and larger Asian manufacturers such as Samsung and LG. Having now been taken under Google's wing, new Motorola Google phones could potentially launch a lethal attack against the iPhone. 

Obvsiously, we're all extremely anxious to hear about the upcoming plans of the new "Google-Motorola" and whether there are any new Android phones on the horizon. On thing is for sure, however, Google is switching gears and could potentially become one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers. 

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  • Peter Long Aug 15, 2011 Link

    holy shit! this is major

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  • Aaron Android Aug 15, 2011 Link

    and now Google can rule the world!!! muahahahahah!

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  • Jean M. Aug 15, 2011 Link

    does this mean Samsung is going down?

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  • Foo S. Aug 15, 2011 Link

    awesome!

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  • John Fiscell Aug 15, 2011 Link

    so is it going to be the new Motorola Nexus Prime? or Goorola?

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  • Jenny Preston Aug 15, 2011 Link

    Mogoogle Motoroogle .... the possibilities are endless :)

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  • Robert Ruedisueli Aug 24, 2011 Link

    Motorola profits from many companies mobile phones as they are one of the leading producers of microchips for phones.

    Additionally google hasn't exactly been one to monopolize, and the Android phone market is huge.

    I don't think Google will be closing up the Android design, but I suspect the next flagship phone will be by motorola, and Google will be using them to set the bar nice and high.

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  • Zhu Lee Aug 24, 2011 Link

    Agreed!

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