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Motorola Expects Google Takeover to Complete in Early 2012

During their earnings call on Friday, Motorola provided an update regarding the $12.5 billion takeover by Google. They have quoted early 2012 as the expected timeframe for the completion of the deal, but have noted that “factors outside the company’s control” could come into play.

As Android and Me reports, the biggest problem might come in Europe, where the US-based Consumer Watchdog has requested the EU to stop the deal via a letter saying:

“Allowing the Motorola Mobility deal would provide Google with unprecedented dominance in virtually all aspects of the mobile world – manufacturing, operating systems, search and advertising. It would be a virtually unstoppable juggernaut. We urge the Commission to block the proposed $12.5 billion deal.”

It seems like a reach to me, but Google and Motorola won’t be taking anything for granted.




  • hemipw54

    Google = open source , unlock the bootloader .

  • sc0rch3d

    the EU is always doing stuff like this, however i would probably bet on for reasons not listed in the press release or earnings call. i believe typically the EU is more worried about jobs and if Goog plans on workforce reductions.

    Google is an already unstoppable juggernaut but people in the EU have plenty of competition – not only in search (Bing, yahoo, etc), but also phone choices (wp7, apple, etc).

    Consumer watchdog sounds like a company trying to justify a reason for its own existence

  • Stephen_Rockefeller

    Motorola Nexus!!!!

    • Butters619

      It’s like the dream we have all been waiting for

  • babadush

    I sure hope they replace Jha. He couldn’t have a vision of his life depended on it.

    • ratnok

      If it wasn’t for Jha, Motorola would be as dead as Palm

  • KillerG

    Lol doesn’t Google already dominate?

    • Fahim Yaqoob

      patent access

  • DanielMcCarthy

    I can’t wait to hear the news one day that Google has taken over the company, fired all the executives responsible for running this company into the ground after the open-source community brought you back into relevance after the company ran itself into the ground a few years prior. Don’t piss on the hand that feeds you Motorola.

  • Cipher Zero

    I stopped reading the instant I read “android and me”. That is the most mindless, ridiculous, piece of sh*t website in the history of the internet, and the idiots who operate it or are affiliated with it should be falcon punched in the balls or ovaries repeatedly until sterilization is ensured so they can’t reproduce. This is the same site that wrote a review of the Evo3D and put Richard Yarrell’s name on it. I’d cite The Weekly World News and Batboy as a serious source before that lower-than-whaleshit site. That’s how I really feel :)

    • hemipw54

      So you like this site so well you practically live by it’s every word !

      • Cipher Zero

        No.

  • Taylor Mauceri

    Apple literally already does this…so why can’t Google?

    • tonysam1

      Exactly what I thought. 

    • KRS_Won

      That message was probably sent with an *phone.

  • TheCaprican

    Dear Google, while you’re at it, please fire all the idiots that are running Motorolla.

  • Fahim Yaqoob

    apple treats its chineese workers badly. And dont get pinalised for it. but google cant ligitemetly by half dead companies. Its a better investment that bailing a bank out. doesnt effect the tax payer. 

  • Alab Ramos

    First its motorola, next the world! Muahahaha!