Google va acheter Motorola Mobility pour 12,5 milliards de dollars

(Reuters) – Google Inc va acquérir Motorola Mobility Holdings pour 12,5 milliards de dollars. L’accord représente 40 dollars par action en numéraire. L.a transaction soit finalisée d’ici fin 2011 ou début 2012.

« L’acquisition de Motorola Mobility, un partenaire dévoué d’Android, va permettre à Google de booster l’écosystème d’Android et va intensifier la concurrence dans l’informatique mobile », a déclaré le groupe américain Google dans un communiqué. Google assure que le système d’exploitation Android restera ouvert à tous les fabricants de téléphones

“Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide—with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day—through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola. ……..

The combination of Google and Motorola will not only supercharge Android, but will also enhance competition and offer consumers accelerating innovation, greater choice, and wonderful user experiences. I am confident that these great experiences will create huge value for shareholders.

I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers.”

Posted by Larry Page, CEO, on the official Google Blog