Sunday, May 22, 2011
Google Will Acquire Motorola Mobility
Greetings to all. Let's get this blog started with a bold prediction which, frankly, is this blog's business. Google will ultimately buy/acquire Motorola Mobility. Smart phones are going to be too important to the world going forward for Google to feel comfortable allowing third-party manufacturers to handle development. Google already has a close relationship with Motorola Mobility (MMI), having developed the Droid together. Also, Motorola Mobility's spin off from the former Motorola reflects, I believe, its own suspicion that this deal could ultimately happen. I know what you're thinking: if Google buys Motorola Mobility, it will alienate other smart phone makers using the Android platform. True, but that will ultimately not prove to be enough of a barrier to this deal. Time frame: 5 years.