Google has been wanting this for a long time and now it is a reality. On Monday Google announced that regulators in Europe have approved its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Don Harrison, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel says the following:
We’re happy that today the European Commission approved our proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which we announced in August. This is an important milestone in the approval process and it moves us closer to closing the deal. We are now just waiting for decisions from a few other jurisdictions before we can close this transaction.
As we outlined in August, the combination of Google and Motorola Mobility will help supercharge Android. It will also enhance competition and offer consumers faster innovation, greater choice and wonderful user experiences.
The US regulation is still pending approval, but should follow in the coming weeks.