In 2013, it looked like Google-owned Motorola Mobility had at long last hit its stride with the release of the Moto X and Moto G. Notwithstanding the success of these two telephones, Google is as of now offering the organization.
Techcrunch is reporting that Google will be offering the Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for practically $3 billion. Google acquired the organization in 2011 for $12.5 billion. While the distinction in cost between the two makes it appear as though Google may clutch a few patents, yet China Daily reports the arrangement nets Lenovo 10,000 patents. That is over 50% of the 17,000 patents Google procured in its unique buy.
Unfortunately, we won’t know the careful terms of arrangement until its made authority. Until then, we can just conjecture and theorize we ought. For starters, gossip popped up this week that Google might be stopping its Nexus brand of versatile gadgets in 2015. Others are expressing that Google is basically rebranding the Nexus line as “Play Edition” to keep them in accordance with the non-Nexus telephones right now offered on the Google Play store.
Possibly way, the offer of Motorola Mobility and the death/rebranding of the Nexus line may imply that Google is intrigued by moving far from portable to some degree. The organization is truly putting a ton of its exertion nowadays behind wearables with Google Glass. Add to that Google’s later concurrence with Samsung to cross-permit one another’s patents and you have a flawless storm of hypothesis in regards to what’s to come for Google’s versatile arrangements.
Whatever happens, Google will remain focused on the Android stage. It only carries into inquiry whether Google is focused on Android fittings also.
We’ll likely discover all the more tomorrow as Lenovo says it will have a question and answer session on Thursday to officially announce the acquisition.
UPDATE: Google just made it official with a statement from CEO Larry Page. In the statement, Google cites a competitive market and it needing to be “all-in” for Motorola to succeed which is why they’re selling:
But the smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo—which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world. This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.
Page also confirmed two other notes of interest: Motorola will keep its branding in the move to Lenovo while Google will retain “majority of Motorola’s patents” which is it will “use to defend the entire Android ecosystem.”
At the end, Page adds that business will continual as usual at Motorola as the deal is approved by regulators in both China and the U.S.