You both missed the point and misunderstood what I was getting at. I never said it was an empty shell company. google took what the wanted and sold what they did not want to keep for themselves. it is a fact Motorola was not the same company it was before the sale. However between them and Lenovo things turned out good for them with some great phones. depending on the article you read. google kept either most or all of the patents. of course any time a business is sold, there will be agreements regarding patents, technology and other intellectual property relating to the businesses future.