Aug 16 AT 3:01 PM Dustin Earley 12 Comments

Video: NMA explains “one-trick pony” Google buys Motorola to fight the dark side

Before everyone gets up in arms over the title of this post, you may need a quick back story on Next Media Animation TV. NMATV is a comedy animation studio that takes current events, like the Googarola announcement, and makes hilarious videos while remaining relatively informative. No one is spared when it comes to the jokes made by NMATV, including Apple, Nokia, Motorola and yes, even Google.

In today’s NMATV animation, we take a look at the Motorola acquisition. The boring factual tale goes something like this: Google needed patents and Motorola needed a bail-out, so Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Of course there’s a lot more to it than that, but in a nutshell that’s how the deal went down.

The NMATV version? Well the core story stays the same, but the video makes the mobile market look a lot more dangerous than it really is. Google, the “one-trick pony,” saves Motorola from being attacked by Darth Steve Jobs. After a battle between Andy (BugDroid) and Darth Jobs, Andy goes after Samsung and Nokia who both head for Windows Phone portal in a brick wall. Nokia then celebrates a stock rise over cocktails at the rumor of a Microsoft buyout. Don’t believe me? Just watch the video. And be on the lookout for Darth Jobs while you’re at it.

Via: SlashGear

Source: YouTube

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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    Interesting lil sims like video. Thanks for sharing. Has some points, but none that most of us were not already aware of.

  • Interpol91

    Cool video. Love the allusion to Star Wars

  • Darkseider

    “One Trick Pony” Google? Wow… just wow.

  • aj

    Look i understand its a joke and all(a funny one at that but they seemed a tad misinformed. Like they way they pronounced PAtents instead of patents. Also when samsung and nokia are running from the android why is nokia in there in the first place. Nokia was never a android handset maker or user. And so far samsung has not jumped into the microsoft window. So anyways just a couple of strange things i noticed

    • Chris

      Pronunciation has nothing to do with being misinformed.

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  • Marcus

    Neat little video. Pretty funny too

  • DroidSamurai

    Their boss is a well-known Steve Jobs/Apple admirer in Hong Kong. He even has a newspaper called “Apple Daily” (no idea if that has anything to do with his love of Apple’s products.)

  • BrandonJD

    Funny video, but I dont know in what universe Google is a “One Trick Pony”. If anything most people say they do too many things. Google TV, android, search, ads, email, maps, cloud storage, etc. Unless that one trick pony’s trick is that it can do many tricks at once, Im not sure where that comparison comes from. And desperate? How can you lead in global marketshare and be desperate?

    • Dave

      Exactly. If i’m not mistaken, Google (Android), put a lot of manufacturers on & or back on the map. & If I’m also not mistaken they are killing it right now w/ 40% of the total US Smartphone market. Google does everything, along w/ Android. I didn’t know anyone considered Google (Android) a one trick-pony, I thought it was the other way around, Apple was the “one trick pony.”

  • frankwhite44

    luv the video!! would like to see more!!!!!

  • chris kelliher

    hey my name chris w