It was announced this morning that the search engine giant Google acquired Motorola for approximately 12.5 billion. This is the latest in a series of acquisitions for Google, who purchased 48 companies in the past year and have stated their plans to buy 50 more. It’s safe to say that the company, once a simple search engine, is officially reaching rock star status.
What does this mean for Android users? Not much at this point. Via a press release announcing the acquisition, Google had the following to say:
Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, said, “We expect that this combination will enable us to break new ground for the Android ecosystem. However, our vision for Android is unchanged and Google remains firmly committed to Android as an open platform and a vibrant open source community. We will continue to work with all of our valued Android partners to develop and distribute innovative Android-powered devices.”
Android user can relax for now. Google, unlike the Donald, currently has no plans to break the Android market into chunks and sell them off one by one.