Over the past 19 months, Dennis Woodside and the Motorola team have done a tremendous job reinventing the company. They’ve focused on building a smaller number of great (and great value) smartphones that consumers love. Both the Moto G and the Moto X are doing really well, and I’m very excited about the smartphone lineup for 2014. And on the intellectual property side, Motorola’s patents have helped create a level playing field, which is good news for all Android’s users and partners.
But the smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo—which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world. This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.
Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo
— By Kirsten Korosec on January 29, 2014, 3:16 PM PST
Google made a blunder to start with when they opted for Linux as the base instead of BSD like Apple did. BSD does not require any developed code to also be in public domain. I assume that most Linux and Unix code would run on BSD with minor modifications and be completely free from patent infringement litigation.
It may still not be too late to shift !
@pmshah It is too late to change.
It's Android, or bust.
But, bust is what Google is best at, since they're the company well-known for starting projects and killing them and leaving a lot of people hanging and out of whatever investments they made.
Most of Google's innovations, in the last few years, have come as a result of acquisitions of companies with ideas and products. The Nest purchase will turn out to be another bust, just like Moto-Mobile.