You are right Zeeglen, previously I was also using a Lenovo Laptop and even its battery stability is very week, after using it for few days I had to charge ir after every 15 minutes of work. Because of which I brought a new Laptop of other brand.
Google has been very smart here. Even though it looks like Google has lost some money, I dont think it ever intended to make profit. Firstly, no Nexus devices were released by MM in the last 2 years which means that the hardware business was never taken seriously. It was very clear from the start that the patent portfolio was the reason for Google buying MM. Secondly, as Microsoft is known to follow the competition, it bought Nokia to enter the hardware business. Microsoft took the bait and will no doubt suffer and thats how you kill competition.
In China, in terms of quality, Think series is the top brand for corporate customers. Idea series is the top brand for home users. Every brand has poor quality issue statistically, but generally to say, I believe the quality of the laptops Lenovo shipped to US is for sure better than those shipped to China.
Google has not done good a to a one of the best wireless devices manufacturer, I hope that the same will not be the case with Lenovo. Lonovo does have a good track record with IBM ThinkPad Series, but still the condition and reputation of the Brand Motorola is really gone down.
Even in 2005, when IBM laptops became Lenovo products, people were doubtful whether Lenovo would be able to maintain the same quality standard as IBM.
I think they have been successful in maintaining the brand value of the original IBM products and now that they have bought the IBM's server business and the Motorola mobility business from Google - it indicates they are going to be the top notch company in Computer hardware and smartphones.
Google has been very smart here. Even though it looks like Google has lost some money, I dont think it ever intended to make profit.
@GeeKv2, true. But those patents haven't been as helpful as Google initially hoped. Google seems to have highly overvalued Motorola's portfolio, which hasn't been able to bring in nearly as much in royalties as either company seemingly expected.