Google the search giant had announced to acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. In a Blogpost company's CEO, Larry Page told this.
Now Google not remain just a software company, it has more work than just giving a platform. The acquisition came to boost the Android. Larry says that acquiring Motorola will supercharge Android ecosystem and is a step to save anti-competitive patent attacks on Android from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.
Google is buying Motorola with share price of $40. The process of acquisition is expected to get completed by the either end of the 2011 or may be at beginning of 2012. Motorola Mobility is owing more than 17,000 patents and about 7500 is in progress, so it was best deal for Google to acquire for boosting Android. Also this deal will help Google in regard to it's patent problem in which it is losing the all aspect.
Google has also said, it will not change it mind over the Android as open source. Android will serve as open source through company have it own manufacturing belt.
"This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open." -Larry Page
Truly the patent war is own and now Google to had weapon to play with. The Patent from the Motorola surely help Google in protecting it partners from attack from the Apple and Microsoft who are taking money from them. ( Microsoft demanded $15 for each phone on android platform from Samsung). But the question is that just for patent paying such a huge amount it is right? Put you comment and tell.