Motorola Mobility has acquired Three Laws Mobility (3LM), a company which develops software to help corporations and government agencies manage Android-based smartphones.
Motorola Mobility said the purchase was completed late last year and did not provide details about how much it paid for the enterprise-grade security and mobile device management company.
Motorola will incorporate 3LM’s technology into its Android-based smartphones, and will offer commercial device management services to other handset manufacturers beginning next quarter. 3LM will operate as a business unit within Motorola and will continue to be led by its co-founders, Rom Moss and Gauray Mathur.
“With 3LM, we are excited to be able to work across the Android ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of Android devices by corporate users and their IT departments,” said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president of software and services product management for Motorola Mobility, in a statement.
3LM’s technology could make Motorola’s Android smartphones, including the business-oriented Motorola Pro, more appealing to businesses and government agencies who want to let their employees use Android phones for work. 3LM says its technology gives Android devices a “complementary functionality that enables the development of enterprise security features and an IT device management service.”