This is a fantastic look by Florian Mueller at the Motorola-Google deal and the $2.5 Billion breakup fee that Google will pay if the deal doesn’t go through. The long and short of it:

  1. There is concern that this deal will not go through by Motorola.
  2. Actually, I’ll let Mueller address this:

If regulatory scrutiny delays the closing of the acquisition, Google could end up buying a company that is formally enjoined from importing Android-based devices into the United States. That would be a really awkward situation.

Awkward indeed.