THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOOGLE-MOTOROLA DEAL: It Could End Up Being A Disaster. Will hardware makers trust Google after Motorola buy? — Mobile Technology News. Exclusive: Guess who else wanted to buy Motorola? Google may not have had much of a choice when it came to buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.
If it didn’t, someone else would have and that would have put the company in an even bigger patent hole. Our sources say that Motorola was in acquisition talks with several parties, including Microsoft for quite some time.