Yes, this is totally real. Google has put down $12.5 billion to buy good old Motorola Mobility, meaning that they own the Motorola division responsible for the Xoom tablet, the Droid lines of smartphones, and more. This also means that hey have a integrated hardware section to producing Android devices like the Nexus One and the Nexus S. The deal, for $40.00 per share in cash and $12.5 billion cash and is set to be closed in late 2011 or early 2012. Full press release after the break. Currently I am listening to the live press call, which is more of a recap of the deal than anything else. Out of all of this, where will MotoBlur fit in a world of stock Android phones built by the new Motorola/Google alliance? And most importantly, how will the patent battles change?