Google Seeks EU Approval for Motorola Mobility Deal

One of the biggest mobile stories of the year must be related to Google-Motorola Mobility deal. However, this deal has not yet been finalized for a number of constraints. The story has now taken a turn with reports suggesting that the deal is being investigated by the European Commission.

According to Reuters, the Commission will make its decision on the Google-Motorola Mobility’s $12.5 billion deal by January 10, 2012.

Regulatory approval is a vital part of all big deals. The idea of such scrutinizing is to make sure that no organization indulges in an anti-competitive act. In Google-Motorola Mobility deal, there are huge implications for the Android environment as well as for the mobile market. It is through this deal Google wants to get hold of a prominent figure in the mobile handset business, which has the potential to increase the Google’s presence in the mobile market to a greater extent.

It’s been a year or so when European Commission decided to launch a thorough antitrust investigation against Google as how it treats its rivals in different markets including, search, mapping and news. European Commission is thoroughly investigating all the areas and if at any stage they feel that the search giant has acted in an anti-competitive way, it could cause Google heavy losses in terms of fine.

Motorola deal is certainly a different matter. The Brussels-based executive arm of the European Union seems to have a major role to play in Google’s prospective.

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