China approves Google-Motorola deal
A last hurdle in Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is finally gone, as China approved the deal. Google had to commit to keeping Android an open-source operating system for the next five years. As our regular readers know, Android’s open source nature is one of the primary reasons that it’s become so popular, among manufacturers, developers and even a considerable portion of end users. One can hardly think that Google hesitated when asked to keep the status quo.which shouldn’t be a problem if Google has planned to remain fair to other hardware partners.
“We look forward to closing the deal,” Google spokeswoman Niki Fenwick stated.
Google had announced last August that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion and this deal had got all the necessary regulatory approvals except in China.
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