In addition to the recent lawsuit filed against AT&T’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of T-Mobile USA, the Derpartment of Justice and Federal Communications Commission continue to investigate on another matter concerning Google‘s acquisition of Motorola. The US government has much of its attention devoted to recent mergers between major companies with ventures in mobile technology as it continues to crack down on possible breaches with antitrust law.
Google announced in mid-August that it is intending to purchase Motorola for $12.5 billion dollars, a deal which is under review by an increasingly wary governmental sting on possible monopolies. Many news outlets initially believed the merger to be for Motorola’s patents, that numbered in the high tens of thousands. Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt had revealed that its proposed acquisition was in interest of not only patents, but for various properties that Motorola possesses which may be beneficial to Google’s future endeavors.
This may be one of many repercussions in the post-merger market posed by AT&T and T-Mobile, with their horizontal merger threatening the competitive mobile market.Many analysts foresee Google’s move as preparation for such an event, perhaps to create its own proprietary device to couple with its ever-increasingly popular Android operating system. This may be coupled with the fact that Google is continually trying to create a gap with Apple and by purchasing Motorola’s properties, it may certainly do so.
According to Mobiledia’s analysis, ”if Google gets into the hardware business, however, the company may have to deal with backlash from other Android hardware manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and LG. They publicly supported Google’s Motorola acquisition, but if the search giant encroaches upon their territory, they may not be so accommodating.”
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