If you thought things weren't crazy enough with the Google acquiring Motorola Mobility story, then you've got another hot rumor coming right at you. While you are probably just warming up the idea of the new Google-Motorola phones hitting the market, it appears as if Google isn't willing to stop its spending spree anytime soon. Apparently, America's long-suffering network T-Mobile is next on Google's shopping list.
Yes, the unthinkable may actually happen: Google taking over the entire Android production line from OS developer to cell phone provider. As crazy and outlandish as this may sound, purchasing T-Mobile is perhaps the most logical and practical thing Google could do at this point. Given the fact that they now have control over both the hardware and software aspects of Android, it would make perfect sense for Google to save T-Mobile from the jaws of AT&T and become proprietors of their own network.
This would be a huge game changer in the smartphone world as it would create the world's first fully integrated smartphone company that controls absolutely every aspect of the process. Obviously, there is the very real danger of Google becoming too big and bloated for its own good, but Google could also revolutionize the way network carriers work. Using its innovation and experience, Google could use the T-Mobile network as a launching pad for dominating the American mobile market.
After all, one of the biggest complaints about Apple was the fact that they concluded an exclusive contract with AT&T, forcing users to purchase two year contracts with every phone. If Google can control the entire process from start to finish, this would mean more competitive prices and better customer satisfaction. Google would have no choice but to provide people with the best possible Android experience – including access to a reliable network.
The only barrier in Google's way at this point is the FCC which has yet to rule on the AT&T-T-Mobile merger. At the moment, AT&T chances are dwindling by the minute as both consumers and competitors are mounting a strong fight against the deal. It would take $39 billion in cash to seal the deal, but I wouldn't put anything past Google. And can't see T-Mobile's board of directors having anything against it either.
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