Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion

Google agreed to sell its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.  The deal will require approval from U.S. and Chinese regulators.

Google, which acquired Motorola Mobility in April 2011 for $12.5 billion, said it will retain the majority of Motorola's patents in order to defend the Android ecosystem.  The sale of Motorola enables Google to ensure a more level playing field for Android.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Open Automotive Alliance Brings Android to Cars

The Open Automotive Alliance, a new industry group backed by Google, GM, Audi, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia, has been launched with a mission to extend the Android ecosystem into cars.

The OAA aims to accelerate auto innovation by leveraging Android's openness, customization and scale. The group will pursue an open development model and common platform to allow automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to their products. The first cars with Android integration are expected by the end of this year.