The deal between Google and Lenovo over Motorola went live on Wednesday but there are still a lot of questions that remain unanswered as the dust settles on the actual deal. One of the most interesting projects that Motorola was working on, which is called Project Ara, is staying in house within Google’s Android branch.
Motorola will be handing over the advanced technology and projects group to the Mountain View search giant. The 100 man team will continue to be lead by Regina Dugan with the only difference being that the team will move to Google’s Mountain View offices and she will be reporting directly to Sundar Pichai. She will most probably have a more independent role within the Android team though.
Google will be holding on to the relevant patents associated with the advanced technology and projects group and with the resources available to Google who knows how far this could go.
Project Ara apparently is a concept that will allow people to upgrade certain components of their phone independently of others.
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