Got to hand it to you!

Discussion in 'Motorola Moto X' started by Snoking, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Snoking

    Snoking Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +10
    Of the three Moto X forums I watch this is the only one not in knots over Google selling Motorola to Lenovo! Chris
     
  2. tbolted

    tbolted Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I saw that this morning and was just coming back to start a thread on it.

    Good thing or bad thing?

    I guess it makes sense from Google's perspective, they can focus on developing the Android OS and let a hardware company build them a platform to run it on. They got the ball rolling with the X, now let Lenovo run with it.
     
  3. Droid-Xer

    Droid-Xer DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,404
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +55
    Google only bought moto for their patents. They released some better devices under the moto name to bring up the value to sell it off. Win win situation I think.
     
  4. Snoking

    Snoking Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +10
    Bought for 12B in 2012 and sold for 2.9B? What did they keep for 9.1B? Chris
     
  5. Droid-Xer

    Droid-Xer DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,404
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +55
    Patents, which they own now and don't have to be worried about being sued for in the future.
     
  6. zomnomnombie

    zomnomnombie Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +36
    Exactly. Google got future money out of it.
     
  7. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    168
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +179
    Google had also previously sold off another piece of Motorola, for something like $2.5 billion. So still a huge loss, but not $9 billion.
     
  8. moset

    moset Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rural South GA
    Ratings:
    +15
    Patents

    Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk
     
Search tags for this page

gotta hand it to you for android