Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5B BYTE Special Report
Category: Tablets, Smartphones
Google has purchased Motorola Mobility for $12 billion dollars. Google's Larry Page and Andy Rubin told investors the move is all about adding to its library of patents, supporting and extending Android, and making a more solid move into the household, which could mean second life for Google TV. But is there even more than meets the eye behind the deal? BYTE's Gina Smith, Eric Mack and Fritz Nelson speak with Al Hilwa, Program Director for IDC's Application Development Software research in this BYTE special report.