May 22, 2012 Google Buys Motorola
The $12.5 billion acquisition means exciting things for both parties with a few potential hiccups…here’s my take on it -
-Google will now have a mobile hardware program it can control and essentially own in terms of software. it will get out of Monopoly claims by allowing others to on Motorola devices for a hefty fee.
-Motorola will see lots of staff changes and has already seen a major one in the switch out of Sanjay Jha for Dennis Woodside. Woodside has a long history of being an ace-in-the-hole for Google and will be leading up the mobile division.
-According to ComScore’s 2011Q4, Motorola has only 13.2% American market-share, while Google Android had 48.6%. This union should help both gain more of a foot-hold in their respective space.
-The consolidation of the hardware space will help facilitate the consolidation of the software space, allowing for the strongest players to put out better products rather than focus their efforts on nuisance third parties.
What do you think this acquisition means?