In what has been the news of the day, and probably weeks to follow, Google announced that it's going to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
. While this is surely exciting, we shouldn't rush to take it as the greatest thing to happen to the industry in recent memory, for anything that has positive aspects, surely has some negative ones as well. Obviously, this move will make Android way better protected in those patent fights that have become so common lately
. With Motorola's 17,000 issued patents, we wouldn't doubt that the company that brought you the cell phone will be pretty useful in this area. Google is also pretty firm in its stance that Android will remain open and approachable
by any manufacturer that's willing to jump on the bandwagon. Finally, it's been said that even Google's own Nexus line will continue to be made by various manufacturers, so it seems Moto won't get a friendly push there.
And even though these guys are trying to convince us that all manufacturers within the Android ecosystem are to remain equal, we just can't shake this feeling inside, telling us that it's highly-likely for Motorola phones to start getting software updates that bit earlier than others. And if Google is really devoted to that acquisition, and isn't buying Motorola for its patents alone (which makes this acquisition so much less interesting for us), we surely doubt that stuff like the Blur UI is going to stay in the long run. Something is surely going to change, we just don't know what it is yet. But enough speculation, let us hear what you think about this!