Google finalizes Motorola Mobility deal, appoints new CEO

It took a little over a year but Google is now owner of Motorola Mobility, and around 17,000 mobile patents. Motorola Mobility's CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down in favor of Google's own Dennis Woodside.

Google received the needed approval from both the European Union and the US Department of Justice, and the Chinese authorities.

The new CEO will bring a lot of fresh blood to Motorola Mobility - people that have worked at Amazon, Nokia, Visa, Nvidia and Google itself. We're yet to see how Google plans to operate the company, but chances are little will change there and Motorola Mobility will continue to operate as before.

Motorola's other branch - Motorola Solution is not part of the deal and will remain an independent company.





Google finalizes Motorola Mobility deal, appoints new CEO - reader comments

  • Anonymous

no doubt that two largest company combine together. Well Motorola is the pioneer in mobile industry and they are one of the best company that makes phones, not only in terms of features but main thing i really like with their phone is the uniqueness ...

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  • 2012-05-26 09:50
  • Hx12
  • Anonymous

Doesn't make any sense. . . Why would Google want to become a single HW manufacturer (like Apple), when they can simply offer their SW through hundreds of other HW manufacturers? This would only fuel Tizen/WP sales, as the current Android...

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  • 2012-05-24 13:03
  • 5i4e
  • Xavier

To Yani : Yes ,of course ,I mean manufactured phones by Google ,not nexus phones ,so Google will goes to chellenge Apple !?

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  • 2012-05-24 11:46
  • J8@2