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What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

Agam Shah | Oct. 31, 2014
No products are being discontinued and Motorola's Android strategy remains intact.

Motorola customers shouldn't worry about product security

The U.S. government views some Chinese companies as security threats, but Lenovo has assured Motorola customers that user data will remain secure. Lenovo went through a stringent regulatory approval process in many countries before the acquisition was approved. Moreover, the company is transparent in its business activities, and has a solid track record of selling tablets and PCs worldwide, Lenovo executives said.

No benefit to tablets or ThinkPad PCs

While Motorola's acquisition will help expand Lenovo's global smartphone presence, it doesn't seem to immediately benefit the PC and tablet lines. Lenovo has done little to bring its smartphones closer to its popular tablets and PCs, and having a Motorola smartphone and ThinkPad PC will still feel like owning products from two different companies. Unlike Apple, Lenovo does not have app stores or a cohesive set of services customized for its mobile devices and PCs. Lenovo's focus remains on hardware, as opposed to software and services, and that won't change in the short term.

 

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