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

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    Of the three Moto X forums I watch this is the only one not in knots over Google selling Motorola to Lenovo! Chris
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    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.
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    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.
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    Bought for 12B in 2012 and sold for 2.9B? What did they keep for 9.1B? Chris
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    Patents, which they own now and don't have to be worried about being sued for in the future.
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    Exactly. Google got future money out of it.
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    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.
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