Lenovo acquires Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion


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Motorola Mobility hasn't lasted long at Google, with the Android giant agreeing to sell Motorola to Lenovo in a deal worth $2.91 billion. Google with retain the majority of Motorola's patents in the sale, as well as the Advanced Technology...

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I can't help but think of CB's and two way radios (pre-cellphone era), when I hear the name Motorola. The name has been around nearly as long as IBM.


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Man, Lenovo has been on a buying spree as of late, wish I had that kind of money. =p
Lenovo is a Chinese company so it has an almost unlimited $ supply.
I applaud how Lenovo handled its IBM acquisition (desktop ?). perhaps, now is the time for blackberry management to sell its phone business before blackberry's value goes down the drain.


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I guess all the balance of motorola jobs (their shaumburg, illinois campus) will leave for china. Govt. doesn't have to approve it.


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Wow, so Motorola was like the unwanted child here. Google didn't promote it as what it was "a company owned by them", instead they used LG to manufacture their Nexus. There was no clear advantage or something that differed it from the competition to make it clear it had Google as close as it could possibly be.


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Well ****...I mean I get that this deals take months to get approved and all that so I'm not worried about Moto X support (and even if it wasn't supported at the most I might loose active notifications but can still run custom roms anyway).

What's sad is that I was actually happy to see Motorola being revitalized and on the forefront again. I'm not specifically down on Lenovo, I just liked the direction they were taking.


No! I just bought a Motorola smartphone just because it was owned by Google! I figured that this would mean it would get more OS updates than phones from other companies, but now this is disheartening.


For me it's a reminder of a worlds first CPU with 32 bit registers Motorola MC68000 ... that was 35 years ago


Google only wanted Motorola for its patents. So much for the "Motorola: a Google Company" splash screen on my Moto G.
Why google did that? It basically treat motorola as its unwanted child. According to me google use Motorola only for its patents, that it. And after this google and samsung also sign global patent license agreement.