EU will decide on the Google-Motorola deal on Feb 13

20 January, 2012 | Comments (28) | Post your comment

Previously set at January 10, the deadline for the EU to clear or reject the Google takeover of Motorola Mobility has been pushed back to February 13.

The reason behind the postponement is that the EU is waiting for undisclosed documents from Google.

Google made the deal with Motorola back in August of last year but had to await approval by the US and EU authorities to go through with the takeover.

The Search giant will come into possession of a generous patent portfolio is it acquires Motorola, which ultimately will come in handy in Android's court battles against Apple.

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EU will decide on the Google-Motorola deal on Feb 13 - reader comments

  • GC

Monopolistic opeartions does not make a good business case these days. Google might have tried to eat more than it can chew.Lets see.

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  • 2012-01-23 11:11
  • NwP6
  • MalcomHolmes

This deal definely get out Samsung/LG/HTC to the Android Market cause Google-Motorola will be the only one who makes Android Phone in the future, Google is a Master of Technology Bussines and Marketing

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  • 2012-01-22 20:52
  • Pwvv
  • Anonymous

wats the point of buying when they just leave it to die a quiet death? they buy just for the patents....if they pump resources into motorola, manufacturers will start moving to other platforms and develope further...such as tizen from intel, bada fro...

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  • 2012-01-21 06:46
  • PFPx