In a post penned by Larry Page on Google’s company blog, the CEO explains why Google decided to shell out $12.5 billion to purchase smartphone vendor Motorola Mobility.
Larry Page, CEO of Google, said, “Motorola Mobility’s total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers.”
The move also gives Google have an opportunity to build handsets and tablets from the ground up with its popular Android operating system. That would mimic Apple’s success in integrating hardware and software, a strategy that has also inspired other companies, including Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM, RIM.T). So, how the other prominent Android manufactures, HTC,Samsung,Lg and Sony feel about Google swallowing Motorola Mobility? According to the BGR, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC, and LG have all issued statements in support of the acquisition.
“We welcome today’s news, which demonstrates Google’s deep commitment to defending Android, its partners, and the ecosystem.” – J.K. Shin, President, Samsung, Mobile Communications Division
“I welcome Google‘s commitment to defending Android and its partners.” – Bert Nordberg, President & CEO, Sony Ericsson
“We welcome the news of today‘s acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem.” – Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corp.
“We welcome Google‘s commitment to defending Android and its partners.” – Jong-Seok Park, Ph.D President & CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
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