Oct 30 AT 8:26 AM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

Motorola is officially ‘a Lenovo company’


Motorola has changed hands again. Yes, just nine months after Lenovo announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google for a cool $2.91 billion, the deal has been completed.

Motorola announced on its official blog that it’s now a member of Lenovo’s “family of companies.” Rick Osterloh, President and COO of Motorola Mobility, explains that Lenovo will give Moto a global scale and a diverse product portfolio that, when combined with Motorola’s, will include smartphones, wearables and PCs. Osterloh says that this will let Lenoto “push the boundaries of choice and value.”

Just because Motorola is now part of Lenovo, that doesn’t mean that the Motorola brand is disappearing. Motorola will continue to be headquartered in Chicago, and the company will keep its Motorola, Moto and DROID brands. Motorola will also continue to focus on offering “pure Android and fast upgrades” to consumers.

For now it sounds like the Motorola that we’ve come to know over the past year or so will stick around, which is exciting news for those of us that like the vanilla Android and speedy updates that Motorola has offered. However, with Lenovo’s big slice of the Asian mobile market and relatively small presence in the US, it’ll be interesting to see what both Lenovo and Motorola’s brands can do with this partnership going forward.

What would you like to see come of this new Lenovo-Motorola relationship?

Source: Official Motorola Blog

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  • steve

    It sucks. Just another American owned company being sold to china. And everyone wonders what’s happening to the American economy

    • surethom

      Your lucky, The UK has sold virtually every tech & non tech company to America, Europe & China.

    • asian danger

      the chineze are coming!!!!!!!!!!!

  • surethom

    Hopefully this will mean a less American focused company & will release more Motorola phone to the UK & with more storage options, not just the low storage options compared to the American Version.

    Moto G 2014 16gb please & Moto Droid Turbo for the rest of the world (may be announced next week)

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  • BlazeHN

    Lenovorola it’s cool,since Lenovo it’s a great company that can offer that max posible best bang for your buck devices (same thing Motorola was already doing) so with the new push Lenovo will offer the things will just become better.

  • SGB101

    Lenovo is a very nice company, I love my thinkpad. However It’s sad to see another company (mot) fall by the wayside. It’s just less competition inevitably.

    But nether moto or lenovo sell large amounts of phones in the UK, moto all but left and lenovo never has. So time will tell for the UK.

  • Steve W

    Motorola will also continue to focus on offering “pure Android and fast upgrades” to consumers.

    HA! Remember the Motorola Atrix 4G!