Google is selling its Motorola Mobility mobile phone business to Lenovo for $2.91 billion (£1.76bn). Lenovo, which already produces Android smartphones, will maintain Motorola as a separate brand.
Google will keep most of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio, although it will license these to Lenovo.
Samsung Electronics says it’s signed a ‘preferred partner’ agreement that’ll see Carphone Warehouse operating over 60 Samsung stand-alone stores across Europe.
It follows the opening of three Carphone Warehouse-run Samsung stores in Spain last year.