Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility?

Wow, just got into the office this morning and I was looking at google+ and I saw this: Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility linked to by Reto Meier.

Now maybe I’ve had my head in the code for too long but I for one did not see this coming. The post by Larry Page seems (as far as I can tell) to cite strengthening Google’s patent portfolio as one of the reasons for this purchase. But I wonder what this means for Android? Less fragmentation? More devices that always get updates to latest version of Android? More Android tablets? Either way it should be interesting.

There is some more information on the Google Investor Relations site and even a live webcast of a conference.