Lenovo buys Motorola

Motorola XI can’t believe Google sold Motorola to Lenovo for 2.91 billion dollars.  According to the blog post, Google will keep a majority of Motorola’s patents, but the hardware and team will go to work for Lenovo.  And while I say I can’t believe it, it’s more that I’m disappointed that Motorola won’t be as closely tied to Google and my Moto X may or may not get updates as frequently as if they were owned by Google.  I’m sure there are others that feel the same way.  Luckily, I bought my phone off-contract so if it doesn’t get updated, I’ll simply go out and buy another one. Anyways, it makes sense that Google bought Motorola for their patents to defend themselves and hopefully other Android device manufacturers.  I’m also glad that Lenovo will likely leave Motorola as an independent brand and still sell phones as Motorola phones rather than Lenovo phones.  I have never really taken to the Lenovo brand personally ever since they bought the Thinkpad brand from IBM.  So that’s the news for tonight… not exciting, a little sad but interesting nonetheless.