Lenovo aims high with Google-Motorola deal

Google finally gets rid of an expensive headache while Lenovo looks set to leapfrog its rivals as a serious player in the smartphone market.

Google’s decision to flog the Motorola Mobility business is instructive in two ways. Firstly, the internet giant has managed to hang on to the patents that compelled it to buy Motorola in the first place. Meanwhile, an acquisitive Lenovo, which last week bought out IBM’s x86 server business and promptly divided its operations into distinct PCs and mobile units, has found a sweet platform from which make its presence felt in the US – something that its peers Huawei and ZTE have had some trouble doing.



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