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Google gets custody of Motorola’s awesome modular phone project

30
Jan
2014

Not all of Motorola’s assets will move to Lenovo following Google’s surprising sale of the former cell phone giant. Google will keep a large part of the Motorola patent treasure chest it purchased, and it will also get custody of the Advanced Technology and Project groups inside Motorola that’s led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan – that’s the division that manages the Project Ara modular phone initiative and other interesting products. Dugan and her team of under 100 people will move to Google’s Android division, The Verge has learned, and report to Sundar Pichai, although it will have a “more independent role.” Project Ara is a smartphone’s lover wet dream for now, a smartphone that would allow the user to

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