Despite selling all its Motorola Mobile segment to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, Google will be keeping the Motorola’s Advanced Technology division that developed the Project Ara modular handsets and related patents within themselves.
Citing the people familiar with the matter, The Verge reported that according to the internal conference call held today, the Project Ara and its related division will be integrated within Google’s Android division. Motorola’s Advanced Technology group is led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, who will maintain an independent role but report to senior VP, Sundar Pichai. The group has a team of around 100 people, who will be shifting from Sunnyvale to the Google ‘s offices in Mountain View, California.
Project Ara modular phone allows users to construct various phone configurations via different phone parts easily. Now, with close monitoring of Google and the resources of the tech giant, the team will be accelerating the project to scale the project into much higher level.
Stay tuned for more updates on the story, as we will be following the project until we see the results. What is your opinion on this project and the current situation of the deal?
[Via: The Verge ]