With great power comes great responsibility, and Google now has the go-ahead to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. This approval was given by the company’s shareholders, 99 percent of whom voted in favour of the deal.
When the buyout was announced in August, many of us assumed that Motorola would immediately receive preferential treatment from Google in terms of phone design and software availability, but that rumour was put to rest as soon as Samsung became the next Nexus device manufacturer.
Google claims they will continue to operate Motorola as a separate entity, and it remains to be seen how the company will be integrated into the vast Google ecosystem.
Motorola’s latest device is the RAZR, which we reviewed recently.