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Google va achizitiona Motorola Mobility pentru 12.5 miliarde de dolari

      Astazi Google a anuntat oficial achizitionarea companiei Motorola Mobility printr-o tranzactie care valoreaza nu mai putin de 12.5 miliarde de dolari. Motorola este o companie care de cativa ani incearca sa devina profitabila din nou insa smartphone-urile si tabletele lansate pe piata au reusit doar sa reduca pierderile anuale ale companiei. Anuntul facut astazi de catre Google vine in urma unor negocieri indelungate purtate de catre conducerile celor 2 companii, negocieri care vor aduce in portofoliul celor de la Google unul dintre cei mai impportati producatori de pe piata telefoniei mobile.

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.

       Pentru Google achizitia vine intr-un moment in care Apple ataca fara incetare producatorii de terminale Android dar un moment in care tableta iPad pierde din cota de piata in fata tabletelor ce ruleaza acelasi sistem de operare. Motorola a avut o tableta nu prea reusita insa linia de smartphone-uri a avut vanzari bune la operatorii la care este disponibila iar implicarea celor de la Google va duce doar la dezvoltarea de produse care au integrat sistemul de operare Android cat se poate de bine. Ganditi-va la suportul primit de seria Nexus din partea celor de la Google si veti vedea cat de mult suport vor primi terminalele motorola acum ca Google detine compania.

        Practic Google avea nevoie de un producator de telefoane si iata ca acum a reusit sa achizitioneze unul deci ne putem astepta ca piata terminalelor Android sa devina mult mai interesanta in viitorul apropiat.

Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Combination will Supercharge Android, Enhance Competition, and Offer Wonderful User Experiences

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

“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 acquisition of Motorola Mobility, a dedicated Android partner, will enable Google to 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.

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.”

Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, said, “This transaction offers significant value for Motorola Mobility’s stockholders and provides compelling new opportunities for our employees, customers, and partners around the world. We have shared a productive partnership with Google to advance the Android platform, and now through this combination we will be able to do even more to innovate and deliver outstanding mobility solutions across our mobile devices and home businesses.”

Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, said, “We expect that this combination will enable us to break new ground for the Android ecosystem. However, our vision for Android is unchanged and Google remains firmly committed to Android as an open platform and a vibrant open source community. We will continue to work with all of our valued Android partners to develop and distribute innovative Android-powered devices.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals in the US, the European Union and other jurisdictions, and the approval of Motorola Mobility’s stockholders. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2011 or early 2012.

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