It's been an interesting year so far for the Android world. Just a month into 2014, organizational plans for Android have been set and the groundwork laid for the rest of the year. Google sold Motorola's smartphone division to Lenovo, and the reported sales of Android devices are projected to reach 1 billion users for the first time.
Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion in a mixture of cash and stock. Google will retain ownership of the vast majority of Motorola's patents, while 2,000 patents and a license on the remaining patents will go to Lenovo. At the deal's closing, Lenovo will pay Google $660 million in cash and $750 million in stock, while the remaining $1.5 billion will be paid out over three years.