Google为发展Android收购摩托罗拉移动

原文标题:Supercharging  Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

google 收购摩托罗拉移动

自2007年11月推出以来,Android不仅大大增加了消费者的选择,同时也提高了用户的整个移动体验。目前,全球超过1.5亿的Android设备被激活-每天超过55万部设备被新激活-遍及39家制造商,运行在123个国家的231家运营商的网络上。鉴于Android的巨大成功,我们一直在寻找新的方式来强化Android生态系统。这就是我为什么今天如此兴奋的宣布:我们已经达成收购摩托罗拉的原因。

摩托罗拉在通讯技术和产品创新以及知识产权的发展的方面已经有超过80年的历史,这些推动了我们今天乐已享受的移动计算的重大革命。它的里程碑包括约30年前推出的世界上首款便携手机和当时最小最薄的StarTAC。2007年,摩托罗拉成为了“开放手机联盟”创始会员,来为Android这个第一个真正开放综合的移动平台制造移动设备。我一直很喜欢我的从StarTAC时代到现在的DROID时代的摩托手机。

在2008年,摩托罗拉豪赌Android,将Android作为其全部智能设备的唯一操作系统。这是一个明智的赌注,我们为摩托到目前为止取得的成功感到兴奋。我们相信,他们的移动业务将继续高速发展,呈爆炸式增长。

摩托罗拉还是家庭设备和视频解决方案领域的领先者。由于互联网领域的转变,我们很高兴可以和摩托罗拉以及整个行业合作来支持我们的合作伙伴,通过和他们合作来加速这一领域的创新。

摩托罗拉完全承诺在移动设备上采用Android是两家公司自然配合的众多原因之一。合并后,我们将为用户、合作伙伴和世界各地的开发者创造更加出色的用户体验,来推动整个Android生态系统的发展。

本次收购不会改变我们将把Android作为一个开放平台的承诺。我们将把摩托罗拉作为一项独立业务。许多硬件合作伙伴为Android的成功做出了贡献,我们期待着继续与他们合作,提供卓越的用户体验。

最近,我们解释了,微软和苹果等公司怎样联合对Android发动反竞争专利攻击。美国司法部已经对最近的一项专利拍卖结果进行干预,以“在开源社区保护竞争和创新”,现在已经介入审查北电的拍卖结果。我们对摩托罗拉的收购将通过增强Google在专利方面的实力来提升竞争力,这将使我们更好地在微软、苹果和其他公司的反竞争威胁方面保护Android。

Google和摩托罗拉的结合不仅将进一步强化Android,也将增加竞争,为消费者提供加速的创新,更多的选择和完美的用户体验。我相信这些伟大的体验将为股东创造巨大的价值。

我期待着欢迎摩托罗拉加入Google大家庭。

原文:
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.
Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property, which have helped drive the remarkable revolution in mobile computing we are all enjoying today. Its many industry milestones include the introduction of the world’s first portable cell phone nearly 30 years ago, and the StarTAC—the smallest and lightest phone on earth at time of launch. In 2007, Motorola was a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance that worked to make Android the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. I have loved my Motorola phones from the StarTAC era up to the current DROIDs.

In 2008, Motorola bet big on Android as the sole operating system across all of its smartphone devices. It was a smart bet and we’re thrilled at the success they’ve achieved so far. We believe that their mobile business is on an upward trajectory and poised for explosive growth.

Motorola is also a market leader in the home devices and video solutions business. With the transition to Internet Protocol, we are excited to work together with Motorola and the industry to support our partners and cooperate with them to accelerate innovation in this space.

Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.

This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.

We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to “protect competition and innovation in the open source software community” and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.

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

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