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    Default Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion

    Update 3 - Apparently Lenovo wanted to own Motorola (for the device business) all along: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/sec...motorola-deal/

    Update 2 - Google Blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/...-mobility.html

    Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility

    Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    We’ve just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, I wanted to explain why in detail.
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    Verge is updating to say that it is official. Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion

    Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Lenovo will buy the division for $2.91 billion in a mixture of cash and stock. Google will retain ownership of the vast majority of Lenovo's patents, while 2,000 patents and a license on the remaining patents will go to Lenovo.
    Lenovo reportedly set to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion

    Google is reportedly nearing a deal to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, a move that would give the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US smartphone market. News of the potential acquisition comes from both Reuters and China Daily, with the latter reporting that the acquisition could be announced as soon as Thursday morning in Beijing — just a matter of hours from now.
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    Default Re: Lenovo reportedly set to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion

    what??? I dont want this to happen
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    Default Re: Lenovo reportedly set to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    what??? I dont want this to happen
    They've been successful with IBM's old business.
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    Default Breaking News: Lenovo set to buyout Motorola Mobility from Google

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    Lenovo reportedly is buying motorola mobility from google...... WHAT?!?!?!?
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    Default Re: Breaking News: Lenovo set to buyout Motorola Mobility from Google

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    Lenovo reportedly is buying motorola mobility from google...... WHAT?!?!?!?
    I don't believe it. But just in case, i take it that means the next moto can't be the next moto and it'll have to be something totally different? i'll be so sad if i can't have my always ready feature.
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    Default Re: Breaking News: Lenovo set to buyout Motorola Mobility from Google

    The Verge is a reputable news group. Other news groups are starting to report the same thing. No word from Punit Soni on Google+ yet as to what is the official word.
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    Default Re: Breaking News: Lenovo set to buyout Motorola Mobility from Google

    Does this count as a Spring cleaning?
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    Default Re: Breaking News: Lenovo set to buyout Motorola Mobility from Google

    Honestly, this isn't very surprising. Will be interesting to see how management shakes up.
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    Default Google selling Moto to Lenovo for 3 billion.

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    Good! Now buy HTC and turn that sole manufacturer into the Nexus line and the Play Edition devices can be all the other manufacturers.



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    Default Re: Lenovo reportedly set to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion

    I'm so curious as to why (the buy in the first place). Is if they just did it for patents what did they gain really for that amount of money. Blur was *alright*, but still. That is a huge loss, or am i reading it wrong, bought for 12.5B and sold for 3B? *confused*
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    Default Re: Lenovo reportedly set to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    I'm so curious as to why (the buy in the first place). Is if they just did it for patents what did they gain really for that amount of money. Blur was *alright*, but still. That is a huge loss, or am i reading it wrong, bought for 12.5B and sold for 3B? *confused*
    They sold off Motorola home to Arris.

    I'm thinking it's true - Google bought Motorola for the patents but the patents ended up not being as strong as they initially thought. I bet Google keeps some/all of the Motorola patents and has a licensing deal with Lenovo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    I'm so curious as to why (the buy in the first place). Is if they just did it for patents what did they gain really for that amount of money. Blur was *alright*, but still. That is a huge loss, or am i reading it wrong, bought for 12.5B and sold for 3B? *confused*
    they sold motorola Home to Arris for 2.35 bn and Motorola has 3 bn cash on hand.

    they could sell off patents which gives them about 4-5 Bn
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    I really hope this doesn't ruin the quick updates for Moto devices...
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    I was pretty happy with a US company making my phone in the US, and then on top of that, it's the best phone I've ever owned.

    Guess it was too good to last.

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    Damn, right when Motorola was getting good again. I'd rather them be there own company again than be bought by lenovo. On the bright side, there's no official announcement yet.

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    Default Re: Google selling Moto to Lenovo for 3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by bunique4life05 View Post
    Google to sell Motorola to Lenovo, say reports | The Verge
    Good! Now buy HTC and turn that sole manufacturer into the Nexus line and the Play Edition devices can be all the other manufacturers.



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    I wonder if there was any pressure from Samsung on Google to dump their competing business. Maybe this was a compromise.
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    Default Re: Google selling Moto to Lenovo for 3 billion.

    This is the most disappointing news since the Nexus 5 didn't come to Verizon...
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    I wonder if there was any pressure from Samsung on Google to dump their competing business. Maybe this was a compromise.
    Wow. Good point/conspiracy theory.

    Either way, I'm not terribly happy. I was loving the direction that Moto was headed and I can't see how a Lenovo takeover will continue with this direction. Until I can get GPE or Nexus phones on Verizon, this was my only option, and I love it. If this doesn't alter the Moto path, I'll be ok with it. But I don't see how that can happen with a Chinese company taking over.
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    Default Re: Google selling Moto to Lenovo for 3 billion.

    Price drops and sales to clear out inventory on-hand?
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    Please don't!!!! I will be very sad
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    Default Re: Google selling Moto to Lenovo for 3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    Wow. Good point/conspiracy theory.

    Either way, I'm not terribly happy. I was loving the direction that Moto was headed and I can't see how a Lenovo takeover will continue with this direction. Until I can get GPE or Nexus phones on Verizon, this was my only option, and I love it. If this doesn't alter the Moto path, I'll be ok with it. But I don't see how that can happen with a Chinese company taking over.
    If this is true, I will not be a Lenovorola customer if they stray from this software strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleLarry View Post
    Honestly, this isn't very surprising. Will be interesting to see how management shakes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    If this is true, I will not be a Lenovorola customer if they stray from this software strategy.
    I won't either. I'll buy something else. This software strategy is what I love about Moto. It's perfect for me. I can't imagine that Lenovo will allow Moto to run as it did under Google. Who knows, though. Maybe it'll be good...

    I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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    Default Supposedly Google wants to offload Motorola to Lenovo

    And this makes me sad
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    I just got so angry about this at my desk at work...and nobody there has any idea why I care about this at all
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