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Motorola Mobility Bought By Google;  $12.5 Billion Sale a Potential Boost for Android (VIDEO)

Motorola Mobility is trending on the announcement that it is being bought by Google.

The $12.5 billion acquisition of the company that brought you mobile devices like the Photon 4G and the Xoom will allow Google to develop software and hardware together for its Android smartphones. That’s the philosophical cornerstone of Apple’s overwhelming success as a tech giant.

The greatest practical gain for Google may be the acquisition of Motorola Mobility’s 17,000 patents, which should help the company ensure its future in the mobile wireless landscape.