A press release announcing the acquisition Gooogle giant Motorola Mobility, mobile phone division, the transaction amounted to 12.5 billion dollars.
Seems surprising announcement, but Google have much in intent to enter and hardware segment of mobile phones, Motorola Mobility acquisition is a step similar to Microsoft signed a partnership with Nokia, direct competitor in the battle with Apple.
The transaction was completed for $ 12.5 billion in cash and the CEO of Google, Larry Page gave a few details: “This acquisition will not change our commitment to providing Android as an open platform.” Motorola Android will remain a customer and we treat it as a business separate Motorola. Many hardware partners have contributed to the success of Android and look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding experiences to our customers. “