Google Spends $12.5 Billion to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility now belongs to the Google camp, but what is the real motive at play? Well, the main reason Google vested billions to acquire Motorola is for their Patents. Motorola has over 17,000 patents that puts Apple to shame. Apple’s recent litigation against Android vendors has put a lot at stake for the platform as a whole.

Now, Google has an arsenal of patents that may present an opportunity for the company to silence Apple’s constant barrage of lawsuits. In addition, this also means that Google is no longer predominantly a software company, and will now have more of an association with hardware as time progresses. However, Motorola will remain as a separate entity under Google:

According to Google CEO Larry Page, the move to purchase Motorola Mobility will not have an affect on the openness of the Android operating system. “We will run Motorola as a separate business,” said Page. “Many hardware partners have contributed to Androidā€™s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.”