Stories by Tony Cripps

Motorola buy sees Google having its cake and eating it

Google’s plan to acquire Motorola Mobility for around US$12.5 billion cash has raised many eyebrows. Indeed, many watchers are already convinced that the move will undermine the growth of the company’s Android software for smart devices, with major licencees such as Samsung and HTC potentially turning their back on the operating system. Would an acquisition based on acquiring intellectual property be worth that? So what is behind Google’s thinking and what kind of outcomes can we realistically expect?

Written by Tony Cripps18 Aug. 11 22:00