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Motorola 2014 timeline secure: Lenovo won’t interfere (yet)

Motorola 2014 timeline secure: Lenovo won’t interfere (yet)

In 2012, Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, something that eventually led to the release of the Moto X and several DROID handsets. The big news this week has been the Internet giant's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, and that leaves consumers speculating about what comes next. According to some sources that have cropped up, Motorola's lineup is already solidified through this year and next.

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Nest team to stay intact inside Google

Nest team to stay intact inside Google

Lots has been going on at Google recently with Google buying Nest, the company famous for smart thermostats. Google also recently sold off the Motorola Mobility unit at a massive loss to Lenovo. Google was able to keep the patents it bought along with Motorola Mobility in the sale to Lenovo. Word has now surfaced that the Nest team behind the cool products the company produced before Google bought it will stay together.

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Motorola has Lenovo aiming to be “a global player in the smartphone arena”

Motorola has Lenovo aiming to be “a global player in the smartphone arena”

Amid the news that Lenovo had indeed purchased Motorola from Google this week, the tips and suggestions for their next steps have flown in. In a chat with the Wall Street Journal this morning, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing spoke up on what their next moves actually, really would be. Turns out they want to move further into the global smartphone business, believe it or not.

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Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Google will keep hold of Motorola's Advanced Technology & Products group even after handing over Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it's been confirmed, the skunkworks team behind the Project Ara modular phone and high-tech treats like digital tattoos. The news, revealed during a post-announcement call by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, means Google will keep hold of the experimental team working on projects like a smartphone which can be upgraded in pieces, and digital pills that can wirelessly deliver health information after being swallowed.

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Just how much did Motorola’s patents actually cost Google?

Just how much did Motorola’s patents actually cost Google?

The headline figures on the Google-Lenovo deal are brutal. Google spent $12.5bn to acquire Motorola Mobility back in 2011, and in 2014 it's selling the company off to Lenovo for $2.91bn. On the face of it, that's more than $9.5bn for a collection of patents that have left some experts scratching their heads. Still, there have been some big changes in the intervening period, so just how much did Google actually end up paying for that patent haul?

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Google explains Motorola sale: we’re not leaving hardware

Google explains Motorola sale: we’re not leaving hardware

Immediately following the announcement of their sale of Motorola's non-patent bits to Lenovo, Google explained a bit about what they'd be doing to move forward from this point through 2014. In a very basic way, Google suggested that they had, indeed, strengthened their own patent portfolio before the decided to move forward without the rest of the Motorola business. Meanwhile, Google suggested this afternoon, they'd not be getting out of the hardware business - not at all.

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo at huge loss (but keeps the patents)

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo at huge loss (but keeps the patents)

Google has confirmed it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, with the Chinese company paying $2.91bn for the smartphone manufacturer. The deal, which is being positioned as giving Lenovo an easy footprint in the North American market, was rumored within the past hour, comes as no small surprise, given Google acquired Motorola in 2011 for $12.5bn. As part of the deal, Google will keep hold of the Motorola patent portfolio believed to be its primary interest in the first place.

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Lenovo Motorola acquisition tipped in Google deal [UPDATE: Official]

Lenovo Motorola acquisition tipped in Google deal  [UPDATE: Official]

Today it would appear that a rather unforeseen set of events has led Lenovo to be appearing to purchase Motorola Mobility from Google. This sort of buy would be a major one - larger perhaps, even, than the news in 2011 that Google was purchasing Motorola in the first place. The deal is said to be worth between $2- and $3-billion USD and is being tipped now by multiple independent sources.

UPDATE: It's official.

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