Google announced quite a while ago that they were planning and hoping to purchase Motorola’s mobile division and today it looks like that buyout has made another step in the right direction. Google has been waiting for official approval on the purchase for a while now and after significant debate the U.S. Justice Department seems to be prepared to officially approve the deal. Of course this is not the final step in the process but Google and Motorola are hopeful that this will definitely help move things along.
During the various public and private debates various groups have raised concerns regarding antitrust rules and possibly monopoly conditions. Google and Motorola have worked hard to prove that these are not the case and given today’s advancement it looks like they may have finally proven that nothing illegal is going on. Unfortunately given the way these deals usually work it will probably be a while longer before the deal goes through but it is good to see some actual progress.
This is good news for everyone because Google and Motorola are expected to become a very powerful company in the near future. Thanks to Motorola’s development and hardware capability and Google’s powerful Android system this could be the biggest step forward for smartphones and since the U.S. government seems to be prepared to approve the deal it is almost guaranteed to happen. Of course thins could still go wrong but at this point analysts all agree that the deal is probably going to go through.