Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Google Seeks to Super Charge Android with Motorola Acquisition

Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, saying the deal will "supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing."

Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business. Sanjay Jha has stepped down as CEO and been replaced by longtime Googler Dennis Woodside.

Larry Page, CEO of Google, said, "I'm happy to announce the deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation. It's a great time to be in the mobile business, and I'm confident that the team at Motorola will be creating the next generation of mobile devices that will improve lives for years to come."