According to a report from TechCrunch, Google has serious plans for the Nest team which was recently acquired by the Mountain View-based company for $3.2 billion. Now that the deal to sell Motorola to Lenovo for about $2.9 billion is official, Google will provide the Nest team with all of the resources (cash) they need to create new gadgets.
These future gadgets could possibly include smartphones and tablets, but according to the source, it is certainly more than just smart thermostats and smoke detectors. (more…)
As noted thanks to a brief conference call held by Lenovo following the announcement that it would acquire Motorola from Google, the acquisition will not include Moto’s Advanced Technology and Projects group. The team, lead by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, will reportedly move over to Google’s Android team, led by Sir Sundar Pichai. (more…)
With the Lenovo-Motorola deal now official from all parties, we thought a quick recap of everything was in store. Since this move has clearly brought out plenty of your emotions, especially when it comes to thinking about your next smartphone purchase, we are sure you want answers. While we won’t have them all, and should know more tomorrow after Google’s earnings call, we do have plenty to share. (more…)
Well, folks, it is now official. Lenovo is acquiring Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion.
We are still thumbing through all of the statements now and will update this post shortly. In the mean time, feel free to read along with us.
Update: We did a breakdown with bullet points and some thoughts here. (more…)
According to a report out of Reuters, Lenovo is about to buy Motorola from Google for $3 billion. Yes, that Motorola, the one that just made a phone we considered to be our phone of the year. The report claims that an announcement could come as early as today, as the companies are in the final stages of talks. Reuters also mentioned that this is a sell-off of the handset business, along with certain patents. (more…)
With MotoMaker, users can customize a Moto X specifically to their liking, and there are countless ways to customize. While the bigs ones are the front and back colors, there are also accents and wallpapers to choose from, so it can get crazy for first timers. There are also people that just want to be inspired by other devices that they see. If you need help thinking of a few good Moto X combinations, check out Moto X Randomizer and it can give you many great ideas. (more…)
Did you miss Motorola’s fire sale on the Moto X at $100 off yesterday? And did you miss our community giving away their unused codes? Well, don’t you worry, Motorola still has you covered. Starting yesterday and ending on Valentine’s Day, you can pick up a Moto X for $70 off through MotoMaker off contract, bringing the price to $329.99 for the 16GB model and $379.99 for the 32GB model. (more…)
From 3PM – 4PM ET this afternoon, Motorola held another sale for their 2013 flagship, Moto X. During that time, you could cruise over to Motorola’s site and fill out a form that would land you a promo code for $100 off a device. For those who managed to sign-up during that short 1-hour window, you should have already received your code that is good until February 3 at midnight.
With $100 off of a full retail Moto X, you are looking at a starting price of just $299 (MotoMaker included). If you upgrade features, like say the storage to 32GB, you could still get into a brand new custom designed Moto X for as little as $349. Or better yet, the Developer Editions were also down to $349 with this deal. Talk about a steal.
Since the sale happened during the middle of the day, we can imagine that many of you didn’t have a chance to reserve your promo code before the hour was up. For those who missed out, we thought we’d put together another spot for DL community members to share codes that they don’t plan on using. We have done this in the past and always seem to see plenty of love being tossed around.
So if you need a code or have an extra lying around, feel free to share in the comments.