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.

Raveesh Bhalla
Multifaceted too the highest degree: I'm the co-founder of Apps Culture (an app development studio), an amateur golfer, former sport-blogger, now a tech blogger. And all this, while pursuing an undergrad degree in Computer Science in India.

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  1. Google = open source , unlock the bootloader .

  2. 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

  3. Motorola Nexus!!!!

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

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

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

  5. Lol doesn’t Google already dominate?

    1. patent access

  6. 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.

  7. 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 :)

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

      1. No.

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

    1. Exactly what I thought. 

    2. That message was probably sent with an *phone.

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

  10. 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. 

  11. First its motorola, next the world! Muahahaha!

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