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 Google and Motorola mobility joining forces

Google is set to acquire Motorola Mobility, which will “supercharge Android, enhance competition and offer wonderful user experiences” according to Google’s press release.

The smartphone and tablet space has been dominated by Apple in recent years. Google’s announcement opens a new chapter for the Android platform, paving the way for further innovation and competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android, which will remain an open platform.

Google Inc. will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40 per share in cash for a total of about $12.5 billion, which is subject to regulatory approvals in the US, EU and other jurisdictions and the approval of Motorola Mobility stockholders. The boards of directors of both companies have approved the transaction.

“Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers,” said Larry Page, Google’s CEO. Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile at Google added, “We expect that this combination will enable us to break new ground for the Android ecosystem.”

The marcus evans 7th Annual Mobile Device Management and Usability Forum will take place in Berlin, Germany, 19-21 Sep 2011. The conference will include interactive speaking sessions and panels by senior level speakers and decision makers from the most successful telecom companies.

For more information visit the website: Mobile Device Management and Usability Forum







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