The Lenovorola deal went live a few moments ago, and while waiting for the dust to clear, we know there’s still a lot of questions left unanswered. If we could get you to stop staring out your window wondering for a quick moment, we want to help you check at least one of those questions off your list by letting you know that Motorola’s most interesting project — aka Project Ara — will remain in-house at Google under their Android branch.
Motorola will be handing over the reigns of their Advanced Technology and Projects group to Google, where the 100-man team will continue to be lead by Regina Dugan. Only difference is now they’ll be moving their offices to Mountain View, were Dugan will be reporting to Sundar Pichai, although she’s said to maintain a more independent role working alongside the Android team.
Once again, Google will be holding onto the Advanced Technology Group’s patents, and with Google’s resources, Project Ara development should kick into overdrive. We remain cautiously optimistic.