Google has today announced that they've entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Motorola Mobility for €8.73 billion ($12.5 billion). If approved, this would be Google's largest ever acquisition, four times that of the $3.1 billion paid for DoubleClick in March 2008.
Nokia and Microsoft are to make a joint announcement next Friday, a move which suggests that Nokia may be about to abandon Symbian for Windows 7 mobile. It has been rumored for some time that Nokia has been looking to drop its Symbian OS, only last week Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop further fuled rumors the company was moving away from Symbian when he said Nokia’s future lay in “capitalising and/or joining competitive ecosystems.”
Mobile phone behemoth Nokia may be about to abandon its Symbian operating system for Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows 7 mobile, if comments by the company’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop are to be believed.