Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo

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  1. As a person who reads these kinds of articles in trade publications of all kinds, and has been so doing for a long time, I must say that I’m impressed, Shiwangi , with how you wrote this. It’s quite good… better, perhaps, than I suspect you might realize.

    The only thing I might have done, had I written it, just to make it more complete — to kinda’ give the reader a bigger picture of what’s going on with Lenovo — might have been to somehow include the information that’s in these three articles…

    Lenovo splits into 4 groups after buying IBM’s server business
    SEE |

    Why IBM Is Selling Its Server Business to Lenovo
    SEE |

    Why Lenovo paid $2.3 billion for IBM’s low-end server unit
    SEE |

    SEE, ALSO | (Google web search)
    SEE, ALSO | (Google News)

    …just because it, too, is happening right now; and because, again, it gives the reader that bigger picture. Sort of like a regular newspaper reporter would include in his/her hard news story about John Doe’s being arrested today, that he was, unrelatedly, elected to City Council last week. That sort of thing.

    Other than that, though, seriously, nice article. Very professional. Well-written (and I used to work for a newspaper, so I kinda’ sorta’ almost half know what I’m talking about). [grin]

    Of course, as to the story, itself, this is HUGE! Personally, when Google bought Motorola, I was hopeful; and I believed that back when the T-Mobile and AT&T deal was falling apart, that Google should have purchased T-Mobile and become one of the biggest players in Android-related telephony, owning the OS, a huge hardware maker, and a US cellular service provider: the perfect killer combo, I thought to myself. People over at Apple’s iPhone group (not that many miles from me) probably would have fainted, right at their desks! It would have even gotten Samsung’s attention! [grin]

    Now Google is getting out of the phone hardware business; and by retaining all but phone-related Motorola patents, clearly just wants licensing fees for hardware innovation. Google’s just not a hardware manufacturer (a specialization unto itself, and so it’s understandable why Google would want to get out of it).

    A downside is that it pretty much puts to an end (as if Google’s acquisitin hadn’t, already) to the Motorola that I’ve known and loved for my entire life; that had its headquarters near where I used to live in the Chicago area; and to which I sold several huge computer networking products back in the ’80s when I was doing that sort of thing. There is nary a radio in a police car or fire truck, or on a police officer’s or firefighter’s belt, in America, that isn’t made by Motorola. Most aircraft and other two-way radio equipment, to this day, is made by Motorola. Even the old two-way radio sitting on Barney’s desk in the old “Andy Griffith Show” reruns was an old Motorola transceiver device. They’re everywhere; and it’s as rugged and pretty much indestructable as you can imagine! And that particular market is hardly the only one in which Motorola has excelled and in which it has been dominant for over half a century.

    [sigh] Nothing stays the same. Everything changes. If you live long enough, virtually everything, and certainly everyone, you love, dies. Take my adivce, then: Don’t get old if you can possibly avoid it. [grin]

    Nice article. Excellent work. Keep it up!

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

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