Last year it was reported that Google announced their plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion. The reason behind the acquisition was apparently namely for the patents that Motorola Mobility held that Google believed would help strengthen the Android platform, but once Google has the patents in their hands, what’s next? According to the Wall Street Journal, apparently there are rumors that Google has already offered Huawei Motorola’s handset division.
Google has long said that they will not be giving Motorola Mobility any preferential treatment when it came to the Android platform, so perhaps selling off the handset division to Huawei could be their way of proving that they mean what they say. Naturally both Google and Huawei have denied that any such talks have been going on, but such a move is apparently considered to be a logical step for Google. According to a Bernstein analyst, Pierre Ferragu, “The reason to buy Motorola was to strengthen patents. Now they have that, the logical thing is to sell the rest.”
Of course these are merely rumors for now, so let’s not get too carried away and start unnecessary speculation. Until the rumors have either been proven true or debunked, we suggest you take this information with a grain of salt for now.