Android Central 169: Jerry's Little Lens Buddies

Thing 1: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo, plays nice with Samsung

  • Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google in $2.91 billion deal
  • Motorola may not have hurt Google's bottom line quite as badly as it seems
  • Stock Talk: Motorola was just a drop in the bucket for Google
  • Motorola's final quarter under Google: $1.24 billion revenue, $384 million operating loss
  • Samsung and Google sign a 10-year cross-licensing deal
  • Also: Samsung could introduce 'Life Times' app in future phones

Thing 2: Rumors we haven't bothered with

  • Google gets Samsung to tone down custom software?
  • Google to wind down the Nexus line after 2014?

Thing 3: Other stuff

  • Galaxy S4 + S4 Mini 'black edition' with leather-effect back coming to Russia
  • Red Nexus 5 appears slated for Feb. 4
  • T-Mobile, this is the wrong way to try to gain customers
  • SwiftKey makes the leap to iOS with SwiftKey Note
  • Android Device Manager updated, now has a password prompt
  • Leaked images claim to show LG's new G Pro 2
  • Packaged Chrome apps come to Android and iOS with dev preview toolset
  • Google announces Glass Titanium Collection: New frames and prescription lenses

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Phil Nickinson