Google is going to acquire Motorola Mobility for a whooping $12.5 billion, said to be the costliest acquisition ever done by Google. As the patent threats have been bothering the development of Android, this step seems to be an overcome of these as the Motorola holds more than 17,000 patents. Google said that Motorola is successfully running Android operating system on all their smart phones and this deal will bring an amazing user experience to users as well as developers. This acquisition will increase the total patents hold by Google and a significant number in mobile operating system.
Lot of people are expressing their happiness over acquisition of Motorola Mobility as this would supercharge the development of Android with the patents Google got through this acquisition. The good thing is that Android is an open source software.