Google has acquired Motorola Mobility essentially for its 24,500 patents.
Google has been bogged down by patent hoarding companies which have put pressure on Android as a platform. They decided instead of focusing on innovating, they would focus on building a patent portfolio.
Google had no choice to pay for patents,else they would end up losing the wonderful Android platform that they built because of patent wars.
What Google in going to do next is anyones guess.
Strip Motorola Mobility of its patents and software talents and sell of the hardware seems like a logical one.
If google decides to continue selling hardware, they would compete with other companies in the Android eco-system such as Samsung and HTC.
However what they would be able to do is tightly integrate hardware and software like Apple does.
The least I expect is to have the latest Android available for Motorola phones.So if you have a Motorola phone, have fun!
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