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Author Topic: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn  (Read 1921 times)

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:04:31 AM »
looks like Google is not keen to enter smartphone market, hardware side at least.


http://www.bbc.co.uk...ws/business-25956284

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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 05:55:28 AM »
So that means nexus production will be closed?

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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 06:01:58 AM »
Why? Doesn't LG make those Nexus phones?

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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 09:11:20 AM »
Yeah.... Minus the patents... :P
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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 09:25:43 AM »
Why? Doesn't LG make those Nexus phones?

Those companies like Samsung and even LG are not exactly happy at seeing cheaper smartphones being sold directly by Google, another company making a big investment directly via Google will only add to that view.

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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 09:45:35 AM »
while Samsung and Apple are wrapped in legal tangle, Google has quietly given Lenovo a boost to enter the US market. while Lenovo has its flagship K900, getting the technology behind the Moto X is a relishing thought.

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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 10:01:16 AM »
If the patents are worth more than $7bn ($12bn originally paid for Motorola, less $2bn on the TV division, less the $3bn on this deal) then they haven't lost a penny.
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Re: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3bn
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 11:18:25 AM »
Boy is Lenovo ever on a roll! IBM just sold their entire x86-based server business to them for $2.3 billion. :tellme:

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Lenovo will take charge of IBM's System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations.

Apparently IBM now sees it's future in datacenters and its Watson-based services and supercomputers.