In a very important post today Google officially announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Division. Specifically, Google spent $12.5 billion for the acquisition of Motorola, popular manufacturer of Android phones. Google has paid 63% more than the current value of Motorola; In the words of Larry Page, CEO of Google, the reason was to ensure the integrity and competitiveness of Android. In short: patents.
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To understand more you should keep in mind the recent article on Google about patents and how they feel-from their own perspective-that Microsoft, Apple and other companies are trying to defeat them through the Android.