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The hilarious story of how Lenovo came to own Motorola

Since Lenovo’s purchase of Motorola, interesting news has been trickling out. The latest is that the Chinese OEM tried to purchase Motorola back in 2011, ahead of Google’s acquisition. Though it seems like a cut-and-dry case of simply being outbid by the search giant, Lenovo’s tale of a failed pick-up is much funnier.

Motorola sale not expected to influence next-gen Moto X

Lenovo acquired Motorola earlier in the week and since that point, there has been plenty of talk in terms of what that means for Google and also what it means for Motorola and Lenovo. On the other hand, some of those who had been rooting for a full Motorola comeback seem to have shifted and are now worrying a bit. Specifically, it seems many are worried about what this means for the upcoming Motorola devices.

Lenovo chairman on Motorola purchase: “We want to become a global player”

Since purchasing Motorola, Lenovo has been making the rounds to discuss their reason for wanting the handset maker. Though not profitable for years, Lenovo seems to think they can turn Motorola around. They also admit they don’t actually have a plan for Motorola yet, but purchased them to be a “global player” in the smartphone market.

Lenovo tipped to acquire Motorola for several billion [UPDATE: Official]

Motorola is currently listed as being "a Google company." But based on some recent and still developing reports, it looks like that may soon be changing. Details coming from both China Daily and Reuters suggest Lenovo will be acquiring Motorola from Google. While not official just yet, there was talk of the deal being worth "at least" $2 billion. Separately, Reuters is reporting the deal is "close to" $3 billion. UPDATE: It's official.
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