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Motorola is breathing new life into Lenovo's mobile phone business

By Gabe Carey
Feb 4, 2016
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/ts3_thumbs/2015/12/2015-12-17-ts3_thumbs-844.jpg" title="tech deals,moto,pure edition 32gb unlocked,moto x pure,motorola,smartphone,deal,dell,lenovo,amazon" /></p> <p>The PC market may be sluggish at the moment, but for Lenovo it&#39;s just starting to pick up, due in part to <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/58642-lenovo-291-billion-acquisition-motorola-mobility-now-complete.html">its 2014 acquisition of Motorola</a> from Google. In this quarter alone, the company garnered an impressive $300 million in profits despite sales being eight percent lower than last year, according to <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160202006751/en/Lenovo-Delivers-Strong-Q3-Profit">a press release</a>.</p> <p>Thankfully, ownership over Motorola gave Lenovo the boost it needed to finally put an end to its losses in the mobile phone business. Back when it originally purchased Motorola, <a href="http://news.lenovo.com/news-releases/lenovo-completes-acquisition-motorola-mobility-from-google.htm">Lenovo promised</a> to &quot;make the Motorola business profitable in four to six quarters.&quot; This news demonstrates Lenovo&#39;s commitment to actually delivering on its promises, or at least its profiency in favorable chance.</p> <p>Earnestly enough, Lenovo has apparently pulled the right strings with Motorola&#39;s device sales as well, with the soon-to-be Lenovo Moto devices rising 25 percent over their previous quarter.</p> <p>Though it notoriously <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/59797-lenovo-superfish-adware.html">pre-installed adware</a> on its laptops around this time last year, Lenovo somehow managed to power through, bumping its PC market share to 21.6 percent, in contempt of the PC business as a whole dropping an entire 10.9 percent. As expected, China, Lenovo&#39;s native country, is responsible for a sizable portion of the sales boost, where the computer company shines at a massive 40 percent market share.</p> <p>It&#39;s worth noting, however, that although Lenovo is seeing profit gains, its sales are actually diminishing -- in both the PC <em>and</em> mobile spaces, though this seems to be the case with every PC maker right now (yes, even Apple).</p> <p>Nevertheless, the Beijing-based company has found ways to cut down massively on its expenses -- like $1.5 billion massive. And, at the same time, Lenovo has even found growth in other areas, like in its server business, where it&#39;s expected to bring home $5 billion this year.</p> <p>Regardless of where it&#39;s coming from, executives at Lenovo are likely bouncing off the walls, or however corporate suits express enthusiasm, from their return to the black after breaking a chain of 24 profitable periods just last quarter.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63708-motorola-breathing-new-life-lenovo-mobile-phone-business.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63708-motorola-breathing-new-life-lenovo-mobile-phone-business.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/63708-motorola-breathing-new-life-lenovo-mobile-phone-business.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. Will they embed spyware, addware, and perhaps viruses into the phones as they do with computers?

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