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Tip of the Hat: Google floors Motorola — twice

Mike Bucken | Feb. 11, 2014
Google's sale of Motorola to Lenovo may appear to mark the close of a dark chapter in the search giant history — the failure to succeed in the hardware business.

Google's sale of Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion may appear to mark the close of a dark chapter in the search giant history — the failure to succeed in the hardware business.

Despite that apparent failure, though, it appears that Google comes out of the sale in strong shape, with more control of Android development, a slew of Motorola patents and a cutting-edge Motorola research lab

Experts said the deal would also improve the somewhat rocky relationship between Google and Samsung, which sells a ton of smartphones running the Google-made Android operating system. But it appears that Google had already fully fixed the Samsung problems prior to the sale of Motorola

 

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