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Top Android news of the week: Motorola is Lenovo, hot Nexus 6, Android in …

Top Android news of the week: Motorola is Lenovo, hot Nexus 6, Android in …

Top Android news of the week: Motorola is Lenovo, hot Nexus 6, Android in …
News from ZDNet:

Summary: This week Lenovo bought Motorola, the Nexus 6 sells out in minutes, and Android comes to all McDonald’s stores in the US.

Lenovo closes the deal to buy Motorola from Google

Lenovo has absorbed Motorola with the closing of its $ 2.91bn purchase from Google of the Android phone maker. In a statement from the president of Motorola, the company will continue operations from its HQ in Chicago, and operate as a subsidiary of Lenovo.

Google retains ownership of Motorola’s vast portfolio of patents, which are licensed to Lenovo as part of the deal.

Source: ZDNet

Nexus 6 sells out in minutes

The latest flagship phone from Google went on sale this week and sold out of existing inventory in just a few minutes. While no details were given on how many phones that involved, it’s still impressive that the Nexus 6 sold out so quickly.

It’s important to note that the sell-out was of the $ 649 unlocked version sold by Google, and not carrier-subsidized versions of the phone.

The Nexus 6 is made for Google by Motorola, making it the first Lenovo Nexus phone due to the acquisi…………… continues on ZDNet

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Motorola has really been busy this year releasing new flagships – a new Moto X, a new Nexus 6 for Google and now a new Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon.  Each device is unmistakably a product of Motorola, yet each one different in its own way.  The Droid Turbo is an exclusive device design specifically for Verizon’s Droid series and with the huge battery that will offer up to 48 hours of usage; it looks like it will be replacing the Droid Maxx.  It has the usual Kelvar impregnated design for superior strength, offered in Black or Red – but it also offers a new Ballistic Nylon model, like the material used in backpacks, offered only in black and offering up 64GB of storage rather than the usual 32GB…more on that later.

The New Moto X is a refinement of an already great device, making it better in all respects.  It has a full metal frame and the usual Moto X curved back for a comfortable fit in…………… continues on Android Headlines – Android News

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