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Google from its Barrio, Exoduses the Cliquish Smartphone Surge


ENGLAND, UK: Just less than two and a half years before, Google made the near – dramatic pronouncement that it was moving into the smartphone vendor business buttressed with the acquisition of the ailing Motorola Mobility. A day previously, it declared that it was moving out of it, vending the Motorola Mobile division to Lenovo of China.

There stands, to be able to put it slightly, an extensive variance between what may be rounded off in red as the ‘buy‘ price and the ‘sell‘ price. Google coughed up $12.5 billion for Motorola; it is trading the operation for $2.9 million. Albeit; one factors in the $5.5 billion at which Motorola’s 17,000 resilient army of patents stood valued at the time of the procurement – and the ‘vast majority‘ of which Google will maintain – along with the $2.35 billion it acknowledged for the sale of Motorola Mobility’s home division to that of Arris Group in 2012, that still leaves Google about $1.7 billion down on the scheduled deal.

The blatant datum as regards this matter is that- Motorola has not qualified en route the way in which Google had looked forward to. Come mid-2011, as a cue being taken by some blast from the past once Google remained on the proposition concerning the confirming of the acquisition, Motorola from its barrio had seized a global smartphone market share of about 4 percent; in the preceding quarter, that had tumbled to just in excess of 1 percent.

Despite the fact that players such as LG (and more freshly Sony) have thriven, it – alongside Blackberry plus HTC – has not been competent to provide prototypes using spot-on mass market charm: meant for all three, not only has market share plummeted, but tangible sales volume as well. In this event, the métier of the Google’s marque was not able to carry the day.

In lieu of Lenovo, conversely, this saga of getting hold of the event from its barrio again offers the prospect to institute the aforementioned as the cranium of the teeming pack behindhand vibrant cream of the crop as for the likes of Samsung (with a 29 percent market share in Q4) or for that matter; Apple (18 percent): an enterprise with the pooled market share of Lenovo and Motorola would catapult Nokia and LG into third slot and put pure blue water sandwiched between itself and Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE.

What’s more, With the Writing on the wall reading that – it offers Lenovo a platform to augment its profile yonder from its home-based market, which still expounds as regards the prodigious bulk of its transactions.


Jawed Akhtar

A Journalist by interest and a Music Enthusiast by passion. Wedded to Mother Nature, Jawed indulges his aesthetics in travelling and reading books of varied genres. Having covered News stories for top Dailies in his formative years, that is, he is game for tryst with Technology at Techmagnifier.

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