Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for a price of $12.5 billion and thus has prepared itself to get into handset business directly.
Motorola is always known for its creative designs. Customers were frustrated with Motorola because they faced problems going past the locked bootloader which disabled them from using any custom ROM. Now that Google is going to own Mototrola Mobility we can expect a lot from them. Larry Page also mentioned that Motorola will be run as a separate unit and it will be a sort of commitment to keep Android open. This deal might be advantageous for both the ends as Motorola would gain back its name with open source devices and Google will get to solve its patent issues. Till now Google has only been creating an operating system for millions of smart phones and tablets called ‘ANDROID’. It is yet to get into the design and manufacturing business itself (Except for few models from HTC and Samsung). Motorola, along with HTC, has been a major early supporter of the Android operating system.
“Android is clearly adding competition, innovation, and user choice. Protecting that ecosystem is pro-competitive almost by definition”, Motorola Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said.
Well, whatever happens, happens for good and Google will as usual continue to work with all its android partners to develop and distribute innovative devices. And as of now we will wait for more innovative and creative devices from Motorola, I mean, Google….