The European Commission has just given Google their full approval for their recent purchase of Motorola Mobility, which makes their quest for World domination to be just a step closer. According to Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, this transition “does not itself raise competition issues”, even though he later stated that they’ll be keeping a close eye on the Mountain View gang from here on “particularly the increasingly strategic use of patents”.
Once all parties approve of this purchase, Google will own the company that pretty much invented cell phone technology, as we know it. Call that a way to really give Android all the break that it needs to succeed in other forms of innovation. The only part we worry about is the fact that Google can force their patent licensees to play ball under their rules, but let’s hope this assumption is wrong, since Google has clearly stated that they don’t believe in evil. We already know how good Google’s competition can be at patent trolling, so a little pay back won’t be their fault either though.