News last week of Motorola's profitable second quarter indicate promise for the embattled phone maker.
IDG News Service reported (Aug. 11) the company sold 8.6 million smartphones in Q2, up from 6.5 million in Q1, and more than double what it sold in Q2 2013. IDG said this growth was largely due to popularity of its Moto G (pictured above) and Moto E phones.
IDG also noted these sales numbers "pale in comparison with those of Apple and Samsung, which sold 35.2 million and 75 million phones last quarter, respectively." Nevertheless, Motorola's resurgence surprised industry analysts.
Also working in Motorola's favour: Rumours it is working with Google on a 5.9-inch Nexus phone. But wait, Google sold Motorola's mobile division to Lenovo, right? Don't worry. Lenovo is doing just fine in the mobile game too.