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Motorola Mobility could be sold again under Google, analyst says

Motorola Mobility could be sold again under Google, analyst says

Motorola Mobility could be sold again under Google, analyst says
News from Crain’s Chicago Business:

(Crain’s) — Motorola Mobility Inc.’s days are numbered as a stand-alone phone maker inside Google Inc., an analyst has said.

Ed Snyder of San Francisco-based Charter Equity Research Inc. said Google, maker of the Android software for smartphones, is more interested in dominating mobile-phone advertising than in making phones. That will stall Motorola’s recovery in the phone business. Google can’t afford to alienate larger Android partners such as Samsung, LG and HTC by having an in-house phone manufacturer.

“Google bought Motorola for its patents, not for its hardware operations, which wouldn’t contribute enough in revenue or profits to offset the risk,” Mr. Snyder said in a research note Friday. “We therefore expect Motorola to be spun or sold again in the not-so-distant future.”

Motorola and Google declined to comment on the report.

Google announced Aug. 15 that it would buy the Libertyville-based maker of phones and set-top cable boxes for $ 12.5 billio…………… continues on Crain’s Chicago Business
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