Google today announced that it buys the mobile phone side of Motorola, called Motorola Mobility for a whooping $12.5 billion.
Larry Page, Google CEO, is quoted saying: “Motorola Mobility’s total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies”. Sure. I get that point. But what will HTC, Samsung, LG, SonyEricsson, etc. say about coming second in any future Android release?
Basically you have vertical integration in the mobile phone space, like the good old Nokia, that owned the hardware side of the business and the software side of the business with the Symbian OS. You remember what happend to Nokia?