Why Google Inc's Sale of Motorola Is Good News for Project Ara

Last week, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) entered into an agreement with Lenovo to sell the majority of its Motorola Mobility Division for $2.91 billion. Staying behind is Motorola's advanced technology and project group, which will become more deeply integrated with Google's Android team. This team is responsible for a modular smartphone concept known as Project Ara, which 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) has been tasked with creating a "factory from the future" concept that uses multimaterial 3-D printing technology.

In the following video, 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller sits down with the head of Motley Fool's industrials team, Blake Bos, to talk about Project Ara and why this could be the boost it needs to become actual hardware. (The relevant video segment can be found between 15:42 and 18:43.)

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  • Report this Comment On February 07, 2014, at 6:32 PM, yahoo123 wrote:

    How many times you will tell this story. Bring some thing new.

  • Report this Comment On February 07, 2014, at 8:35 PM, brandonchen wrote:

    Pls define "next level".. and also pls quantify the revenue or earnings contributions from Project Ara to DDD system... Don't just make qualitative statement that adds no value...

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