Monday, August 15, 2011

Google Buys Motorola Mobility

In news that I can't wait until Wednesday to share, Google announced on their blog this morning that they are acquiring Motorola Mobility, a move that will supercharge the Android market. From the announcement:
Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.
This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.

This is very exciting to me, not only as a user and fan of Google products, but as an enthusiastic Droid owner. I am set for an upgrade in November, but now I think I'm going to hold off for the Droids that come out after this acquisition. I'm hoping that with this merger that Google finally puts out a Droid that allows for the full removal of the Facebook application.

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