Lenovo officially finalized its acquisition of Motorola Mobility on Thursday which means, moving forward, Motorola is now a part of Lenovo and no longer under Google’s ownership. One might assume that means there will be drastic changes to Motorola’s smartphone portfolio, particularly when it comes to Android software implementation. Lenovo, after all, sells its own Android smartphones with custom skins.
Thankfully, however, you need not worry about any drastic changes, at least not yet. In a blog post on Thursday, Motorola Mobility president Rick Osterloh promised the company is sticking to its current software strategy. “We will continue to focus on pure Android and fast upgrades, and remain committed to developing technology to solve real consumer problems,” Osterloh explained. “And we will continue to develop mobile devices that bring people unprecedented choice, value and quality.”
Motorola has been praised in recent years for its light additions to Android on its smartphones which, ultimately, feel like a pure version of Android. The Moto X (2014) is a perfect example of that, only offering small software tweaks that improve the overall experience. The firm was also praised last year for quickly rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to its smartphones, and it’s on track to do the same again this year with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Thankfully, despite new ownership, we’re being promised that this will continue.