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Google’s Motorola Experiment: The Silver Linings

By Amir Efrati · Mar 14, 2014 7:08 AM PDT

Google’s strained stewardship of Motorola has been called a failed experiment, but the temporary subsidiary accomplished many things for Google.

For starters, Motorola is pushing down prices in the smartphone market with its Moto G device—a less slick version of the flagship Moto X—which retails for less than $200 without a wireless plan contract. Motorola ...