Within hours of one another today both the EU and US regulatory commissions gave Google a big thumbs-up for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, leaving only China, Israel and Taiwan to make up their minds.
It’s a huge win for Google in the Patent Wars, as Motorola Mobility owns a huge number of patents that can now be absorbed in to Google’s arsenal.
The $12.5 billion deal is definitely set to make ripples in the mobile industry. However, Google is yet to clearly state its plans for Motorola Mobility. Currently Moto is expected to continue as its own separate entity, although we definitely expect some tighter integration with Google Android. There’s also the possibility of Motorola devices supporting Android updates more quickly in the future.