Last week, after the purchase of Motorola was announced, Lenovo’s CEO spoke about the acquisition. He explained that he approached Google’s Eric Schmidt in 2012 after missing out on Motorola in 2011 (when Google bought the company). Today, we have learned why Lenovo failed to buy Motorola in 2011.
It was because they were talking to the wrong Motorola.
Motorola is now officially two companies, after having been & tangled in its own underwear,& in the words of one analyst. Motorola Mobility will be focused on smartphones and tablets while Motorola Solutions will produce a range of enterprise solutions including 4G wireless equipment....
Following the split of Motorola to form Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions earlier this year, Motorola Mobility has been acquired by Google. This is Google's biggest acquisition and signals its intention to become as dominant in the smartphone market as it is in search.
Motorola finally confirmed that they will be splitting into 2 independent, publicly traded companies by the first quarter of 2011. One will be dealing with Mobile Devices and Home Businesses that will be targeting growth opportunities from convergence of mobility, media and the Internet.
Motorola held a decided low-key press conference today at Mobile World Congress. It was a snoozer. But! But Rick Osterloh, Motorola SVP, confirmed that the brand is still working on smartwatch development and there is another one on the way. Motorola was in fact one of the first firms to attempt a smartwatch.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Hewlett-Packard plans to split the company, making separate divisions as a PC and Printer company and the other as an Enterprise Computing and Services company. Meg Whitman stays on as the CEO of the Enterprise side of the equation and Dion Weisler will take over as CEO of the PC/Printer division.
Although Motorola continues to languish behind bigger companies like Samsung and Apple in terms of market share for smartphones and tablets, that has not stopped them from producing some noteworthy devices. The latest such device is the new Nexus 6 smartphone from Google and Motorola has a new Droid device, the DROID TURBO, ready to be released by Verizon.