Google recently announced its plans of buying Motorola Mobility, an otherwise strong player that saw its figures dipping on previous occasions for a whopping $12.5 billion. Close on its heels, a seminar held at Helsinki, addressed by Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop perked many ears. For one, Elop stated, “If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and say 'I see signs of danger ahead.” Google’s merger with Motorola Mobility and this statement by Elop surely goes on to say that the competition is the smartphone race just got fierce.
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It is obvious that with Motorola safely under its hood, Google has positioned itself in the same space as that of Apple. Elop went on to add that Nokia's own partnership with Microsoft, early this year bore strategic importance, and that the platform was growing with over 25 – 30,000 apps on it, at present. Google's decision to merge with Motorola, he added “had only reinforced their decision.”