Poll: Lenovo acquires Motorola. Are you excited about what the duo can bring to the market?

Lenovo's $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility's hardware department has now been officially confirmed by both Google's and Lenovo's CEOs, meaning that it's likely just a matter of time until the Chinese giant takes over the reins of one of the pioneers of the mobile phone. This deal certainly made us and many in the tech world uncomfortable for several reasons, not least of which the fact that we were caught with our guard off...
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39 Comments

21. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Lenovo said that they won't be laying off any of the 3,500 employees in the States. Of course, things change.

37. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Very, very few acquisitions like this do not result in lost jobs. However, since Lenovo's prescence here in the States is very minimal, this may be the exception. The Motorola factories and employees here may actually be expanded to provide Lenovo a launching point for their products.

18. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Looks to me like google just gutted Motorola for their intellectual property and threw away what's left. I know it's just business but that's kinda ruthless lol

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

If Google couldn't turn Motorola around and only come out with the X, then what is Lenovo going to do?

38. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Depends on WHY Google bought Moto (patents), as opposed to WHY Lenovo wanted them (hardware, US presence). Lenovo is a hardware company buying the hardware portion of Moto. I think it should work out well.

30. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Lenovo is the most innovative of the laptop and convertible tablet manufacturers. They were making convertible tablets before tablets become a buzzword, ultrabooks before ultrabooks became a trademark, and designs like the Yoga, Twist, and Helix that are unique. Their tablets are less innovative but are solidlly built and suitible for office as well as personal use (the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is my Every Day Carry PC). Their phones seem well designed but not that innovative and not very available in the US while Moto's are innovative and all over the US but with somewhat middling specs. I think the combination could be great.

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I was actually a few clicks away from buying the Moto X the day before the acquisition, I decided that it would benefit me most if I held off a week, then next day I read about the sale. I so far am not sure what to think about Google selling Motorola. I like both companies so I've been extremely excited to see what they come up with. I love the Moto X, it doesn't have any standout hardware, but it's also got the clean UI allowing the OS to function as smooth as other higher end flagship phone models, and actual functional supplemental software that is so different from what the competition offers. I'll still but the phone when I'm ready to. I honestly know nothing about Lenovo, other than they are a Chinese company. The news that they bought Motorola upset me, but if they allow Motorola to operate as they have been with limited involvement from Lenovo, then I will still be buying from Motorola… I guess I will just have to wait and see.

36. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I wouldn't be worried about updates to phones when it comes to Lenovo. They still send out updates to laptops several years old. Here's hoping they don't screw with the formula of build quality and battery life and add some needed improvements (like the camera).

39. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Lenovo became good of what IBM established and added some twist and tweets no heavy lifting . US gov is already pushing back on China as far mobile is concerned. Moto is dead was dead when Google cut its throat and said they wouldn't. They bought them molested them took all they wanted like a pirate and laid them in the sun. If they had been as great a company as they claimed more than 2 new phones would have been produced. No all of Moto will be at Foxconn or some where in Asia.
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