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Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Written on August 16, 2011 by Adam Eve

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In order to aid its Android platform against its legal battles, Google acquired the Motorola Mobility.

announced that it will acquire the Mobility for $12.5 billion. The search engine giant is believed to utilize ’s rich portfolio in order to help its platform in the legal battles it’s currently on.

A couple of days ago, Google explained that , and other manufacturers are working together to acquire patents before them. That said, they could get up to $15 licensing fees for the manufacturers of each Android device sold. And with the search engine giant soon to own , they are now in better position to assist its partners in their court struggles.

But despite the acquisition, Motorola Mobility will run as it is, while Android will remain an open platform available for anyone to use it. That said, let’s just hope that this will lead up to hastening the Android updates for Motorola’s Droid lineup.

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