Motorola shareholders to vote on Google's acquisition of the company on November 17th
Google announced its offer to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion on August 15th. That works out to a per share price of $40, which was a 63% premium to the price of Motorola Mobility the day before the deal was announced. The deal is expected to close late this year or early next year and is considered a cost effective way for Google to defend itself in the current patent wars with Apple by picking up the approximately 17,000 patents that belong to Motorola with another 7,500 in the process of being issued.
3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It has to be done to protect ANDROID. APPLE would love to turn everyone into a mindless iDRONE and they hate competition.
4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
its goignt to get done no worries...F apple
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7035; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
GOOD WORK GOOGLE. Hope they buy another mobile company
7. Shanitop_you (unregistered)
i also like APPLE for eating..! Not to taking it in my pocket as a phone..! :p Android is best..!
8. josh (unregistered)
The biggest question here is "will google start to manufacture all its own devices if it owns Motorola? Although they do make nice phones, I think it's the variety of device offerings that allowed Android to climb past the almighty iPhone.