A few hours ago we broke the news of Lenovo’s acquisition and to be honest, most of us are still in shock. I’m happy to report that all is not lost. Google is keeping the team working on the famed Project Ara; the team that proposes modular phones in the near future. These persons dream of the day when we won’t have to get rid of our entire phone when something new comes along, but we’ll rather be able to switch the parts to upgraded ones.
The Advanced Technology Group as it is known, is lead by Regina Dugan, who is the former director of DARPA. Dugan and her team will join the Android and will be under Sundar Pichai’s charge, although she will be given a bit more freedom to cook-up the crazy ideas that Google lives for. Dugan’s team not only spear headed Project Ara, but also has interests in authentication pills and tattoos with security sensors.
While we wonder what just happened, it seems like there is still some good news to go around. Lenovo has risen from the ashes to become the biggest pc vendor for a few years running, and we hope that they continue the ingenious path that Motorola has embarked on while under Google’s care. In the mean time, we anxiously wait to see what other crazy ideas Dugan and her team will come up with. Something tells me that they’ll be mind blowing.