You don't spend $12.5 billion to continue business as usual.
They're going to continue developing the OS as they see fit, but now we have a manufacture that will be actively building phones exactly to best OS specs. Most manufactures have still been trying to use their old business model of piecemeal, planned hardware upgrades that follow their own profit forecasts, not driven by the technology. With this acquisition, that's abut to change unless they want to be left behind.
The first change happened when apple released, the second when android released, and now this is the final push to get them to disgaurd that antiqued, anti-customer business model.
Here are some fun facts for you:
Google made $30Billion last year.
MotoMobility made $12Billion.
Now this was not profit, just pure gross, but I promise you, Google turned a much higher profit
Don't worry about it, Google is not in this for the money, they want the patents, and they want to save the sinking ship (yes, moto is sinking) that launched Android to the masses.
Why continue to develop with the intentions of giving consumers a possible ideal situation where they purchase another manufacturer's device and allow them to get the profits from that when you can make your own devices so streamlined and optimized with the OS and hardware working flawlessly in your own devices to the point where your devices are the only logical Android purchase to make. The number of Android phones out there would be the same, but instead of splitting the profits of all smartphone sales, you get them all to yourself.
You don't spend $12Billion and expect to not do that. $12Million, ok, then you were just purchasing patents. $12Billion? No, you're out to change the game.
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if i wanted to email someone in corporate google or whoever i would need to, to ask about future plans with motorola, how would i get in contact with them? i cant seem to find any email addresses.