Online sources are reporting that Google might be on its way to sell all the hardware divisions of Motorola Mobility.
This could be an indication that the company has no interest in getting into the hardware manufacturing business and they only went for Motorola for the patents.
The company has been reportedly trying to sell the cable set top box business for a while already. And now we hear that they are in talks to sell the mobile manufacturing business to Huawei!
Google paid around USD 12 billion for Motorola Mobility. They gained access to around 17000 patents from this deal. Google has said it several times that they would not be involved in the phone manufacturing business of the company. The idea was to not alienate other companies manufacturing devices based on the Android platform.
Now it looks like they have no interest in the mobile phone operations of Motorola Mobility. They both the company for their patents and are now getting rid of the manufacturing businesses to recover some of their investments!