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.
For those not familiar with the Advanced Technology and Projects group, we’re talking about moonshot-like projects that Google has made headlines with time and time again over the last few years. The fit seems perfect, since this Moto group is no different with ideas like tattoo security sensors, vitamin authentication pills, and of course, Project Ara, the modular phone concept. Thanks to Google’s resources, the project could be accelerated.
See, this new parting of Motorola from Google isn’t all bad.