In 2012 Google Inc bought Motorola for $12.4 billion and now they will be selling it to Lenovo for $2.9 billion. It seems Google had not financially benefited by the Motorola deal.
With Motorola becoming a part for Lenovo it would definitely benefit the company (Lenovo). Lenovo had already entered the smartphone domain in India and many handset models are available in the Indian markets. As per the Google – Lenovo deal, Lenovo will take over the phone manufacturing operations including 2000 Motorola Patents.
Google got Motorola for $12.4 billion as it was more interested in the patents. In fact even after the Google – Lenovo deal, Google will keep most of the patents for itself.
If you may recall Motorola had shut operation in India, but now you can expect after sales service from Lenovo which is good news. The Moto G launch in India will commence as planned and will not be affected by this deal.
Moto G is expected to be launched on 5th February 2014. I guess users will now be more comfortable buying this brand as they know they will get the services either from Motorola or Lenovo and moreover the Moto models will also be available in retail stores.