TechRadalar.com The news comes on the heels of Google’s acquisition of Motorola, which was rumored to be headed for a deal with Apple.
Both Google and Motorola were seen as potential competitors to Facebook and Microsoft, and were considered a threat to Apple.
But after Motorola announced it would buy Google, Google began to look at its own business model in the face of Apple and Apple’s dominance in the mobile phone market.
“Google will continue to explore and invest in a wide variety of areas that we believe will help us grow,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post last month.
“We’re looking for opportunities where our users will be better served, where we can offer more products, services and tools in a more timely and more effective way.”