So, Google just sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for about $2.91 billion. The tech-giant sold only the mobility division of the company, keeping the Advanced Projects and Project Ara divisions to itself. Remember that time when Google acquired Motorola and it created a lot of buzz? It turns out that Google was mainly interested in the patents that Motorola held. But, things didn’t quite work out as much as Google had hoped. Even though we had the Moto X from the company after the acquisition, we didn’t quite see many devices from the company in recent times. The Moto G is a great affordable phone, but there’s no device from Motorola yet that can compete with flagships of other brands.
Lenovo buying out Motorola might actually be a great thing for both the companies. A Chinese company buying out an American one might just improve the lineup of devices everywhere. Given that Lenovo did a pretty great job after it’s IBM acquisition, it seems that Motorola just got a new life.
In the recent times, Lenovo has launched pretty great looking smartphones with upgraded and up-to-mark hardware, which Motorola has been lacking at. The Lenovo K900 was a solid looking phone with a powerful Intel CPU, while the recently launched Vibe series have solid looks along with great hardware. Motorola’s current lineup doesn’t quite have it when it comes to great looks, but the Moto Maker allows a wide range of customizability. Combine those two, and we might have super sleek smartphones soon.
Another thing to consider is that the X8 chip that Motorola introduced with the Moto X doesn’t quite match the current flagships with have Snapdragon 800/805 inside of them. This might change, because Lenovo has been doing quite well when it comes to introducing the latest hardware the it’s phones. Also, the camera on the Moto X didn’t impress a lot of people, but the modules that Lenovo has been using in its smartphones are quite decent.
Lenovo focuses on affordable phones too, so the future of phones like the Moto G are not in dark. Countries where Lenovo’s presence isn’t felt might just get great phones which are also affordable at the same time!
No matter how the deal turns out to be, it’s going to be great at the consumer end. Lenovo said that it would try to find a way to sell it’s smartphones in the US market, and this might just be what it was looking for. Also, Project Ara is still alive and breathing, so that’s a good thing.
What do you think of this acquisition? Will Lenovo be able to push Motorola in a way that Google never could? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below..
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