Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition from Google
It’s been a pretty eventful year for Motorola: back in January, it was announced that Google was selling the company to Lenovo for $3 billion. Since then, Motorola has made major headlines with high profile releases like the Moto 360 smartwatch, and the second generation Moto X and Moto G. Today, Motorola announced that its journey from Google to Lenovo is complete.
Motorola President Rick Osterloh explained that while Motorola is now a subsidiary of Lenovo, many of the important aspects of the company will remain intact and as-is:
“As excited as we are about what’s changing, we’re also pleased with what we are carrying forward with us. We will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo and remain headquartered in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart while maintaining offices around the world, including in Silicon Valley. The iconic Motorola brand will continue, as will the Moto and DROID franchises that have propelled our growth over the past year. We will continue to focus on pure Android and fast upgrades, and remain committed to developing technology to solve real consumer problems. And we will continue to develop mobile devices that bring people unprecedented choice, value and quality.”
If this statement holds true, that means it’s pretty likely that we’ll see more impressive Motorola-made Android and Android Wear products. It should be mentioned that while pre-orders for Motorola’s Nexus 6 went live yesterday on the Google Play Store, they were sold out within minutes. Without a doubt, Motorola is on track to become the “Apple of Google,” in a manner of thinking, making some of the most exciting Android products around. Sure, Samsung may have the volume, but Motorola has the style. Hopefully Lenovo will see that growing reputation and help it flourish.
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