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Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS is demonstrated on a Motorola Xoon tablet during a media event at Google headquarters on Feb. 2, 2011. Google acquired Motorola Mobility in August 2011 for $12.5 billion.
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August 14, 2012 Google will lay off about 20 percent of Motorola's mobile unit in an attempt to get the struggling mobile phone maker back in the black. Recent hires suggest that Google will focus on cutting-edge hardware to raise Motorola's prospects.
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Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx.
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August 13, 2012 After acquiring the cellphone maker for $12.5 billion, Google is streamlining its operations.
August 28, 2011 Apple and Motorola revolutionized the way we communicate. Now, as each company loses significant pieces of their identities, both face doubts about whether or not they can survive.
November 30, 2010 Electronics pioneer Motorola Inc. will divide itself on January 4, 2011, becoming Motorola Mobility and Motorola solutions.
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