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Feb 29 2012   8:51PM GMT

Google’s acquisition of Motorola

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So you’ve obviously heard by now about the acquisition of Motorola by Google. This is just further evidence of the close ties between the telephony world and the computer world.

Really more and more these days you see a merging of these two industries and this acquisition is just another example of that. This is great for Google which could help them bolster their offerings in the Android market in their eternal battle against Apple.

However it’s not so good for the other vendors who have historically made products on the Android platform such as Samsung. I can’t imagine a deal with Motorola bodes well for them.

If anything I’m sure we will see Samsung doing more with Windows phone in the future. Nokia actually made a public statement to that effect. Nokia seems to think that there future will be with Windows phone and that Google’s acquisition of Motorola will put the rest of the phone makers at a disadvantage. I can’t say I disagree with Nokia on this one. Time will tell.

-RP

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