Google’s Android operating system has been dominating the smartphone market so it’s no surprise that Google announces their plan to acquire Motorola Mobility.  Google states that the goal of acquiring this Android platform is to provide better user experience. It also states that Motorola will be an independent business and act, as a license of Android and Android will remain open. In a statement today, Larry Page, CEO of Google, is confident of this acquisition:

“Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.”

In the midst of a patent war game, Google was unsuccessful in obtaining thousands of patents from Nortel and Novell. Microsoft and Motorola have also sued each other in discrepancies of patents for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Hotmail and Exchange server software. Page referenced the patent wars in a statement posted on his official blog post.

“We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to “protect competition and innovation in the open source software community” and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.”

Although the deal is likely to face scrutiny, the acquisition has the approval of both companies and is said to close in early 2012. Chief Executive Sanja Jha of Motorola said the company has over 17,000 issues patents worldwide in addition to 7500 awaiting approval. He echoes Page’s sentiments and adds:

“This transaction offers significant value for Motorola Mobility’s stockholders and provides compelling new opportunities for our employees, customers, and partners around the world.

Since it’s launch in November 2007, Android has improved the entire mobile experience for users and has increased consumer choice in the smartphone market.Over 150 Million Android devices have been activated worldwide.