It's Official, Google Has Acquired Motorola Mobility

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    Last week we reported that China had given the thumbs up to Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility and that the deal was expected to close this week. Well that looks to be exactly what happened. Google Inc's CEO, Larry Page, just announced on the company's official blog this morning that its acquisition of Motorola Mobility has closed.

    The mobile world will be watching this one very carefully. Where this merger will go and what will come out of it is yet to be seen, but the fact remains that this is a very exciting time for both Google and Motorola.

    Source: Google Blog
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    I hope Google decides to stick its hands in the business of Motorola and fix a few things.
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    I hope that one of two things happen.

    A) That Google makes their own carrier service while still allowing other carriers to have the ability to sell authorized Android OS
    or
    B) That somehow their new plans to sell their phones direct from the play store thus bypassing the carriers sale of the phone, will cause the carriers to stop getting too big for their Briches. (AKA Verizon trying to Indian Give our Unlimited Data)

    I Honestly hope that they create their own carrier that has awesome reception and Unlimited data.
    I would love nothing more than to stick it to Verizon and go somewhere else.

    Honestly if sprint had better coverage.... I would have already jumped. Or if Verizon does actually ever get rid of my Unlimited Data.... I will get rid of them.

    The Greedy Socialistic Big Red better get their act together soon!!
    We aint gunna take this much more.
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    I hope item #1 on the agenda is to unlock all bootloaders for Moto phones. Do away with Blur and run pure android. Motor builds awesome phones that are hogtied with dumb restrictions and software.

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    I believe you mean totalitarian, not "socialistic." But I completely agree with you that if Google got its own network I would drop VZW in a hot minute.
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    I agree whole heartedly with every single post above me.

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    I rather like the latest "not-Blur" Blur honestly. Vanilla android is just too, well, vanilla for me.

    However unlocked bootloaders should definitely be a first priority. Perhaps the acquisition was why Moto backpedaled on their promise in the first place, to wait until it was finished.
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    I doubt it, but I hope that is the case.

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    Leave me my blur alarm clock and I'll be okay.
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    Yall whine to much. Just drop Verizon and go with AT&T or T-Mobile. Or Sprint, which ever one. If Yall honestly believe that Verizon is just now starting to disrespect its customers, then yall are mistaken. This is nothing new to Verizon Wireless. Verizon is the most greedy carrier out of the 4.
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    I hope they put out updates for LTE Galaxy Nexus more quickly
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    I would love to see a google network. I dislike verizons customer service but like their service.
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    Same here, Google has enough money, build your own network!
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    Googles should just full on, come out with a VOLTE network, nationwide. Just put up like 5000 towers in like 2 weeks(another 1000 every week till they have the best coverage)! Release like 4-5 great VOLTE phones SG3/HTC One X/Sony Expria.....(what ever there highest end is)/SGN being 4 of them,I guess im just dreaming! :hail::p

    Unlimited data/text for 19.99
    600-1000 minutes for 69.99 with free minutes to ANY wireless carries
    Second line/3/4th for 19.99
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    I'm dreading the day of VOLTE networks. I have the feeling they're going to switch too fast and it'll be like the early years of ubiquitous cell phone usage. Spotty coverage. I enjoy being able to voice call nearly anywhere.
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    Don't get me wrong Blur had come a long way... I guess what I meant was with less bloat. Blur still has a ton of it. And you can always use a different launcher to change how vanilla looks.

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