Engadget Mobile Podcast 199 - 1.31.14

With a couple big mobile news items dropping this week, it's no surprise that Brad makes a beeline for those topics, and he enlists Engadget newcomers Chris Velazco and Emily Price to join him. With Lenovo's recent acquisition of Motorola's handset division and Google's renewed bipartisanship with Samsung, there's certainly a lot to discuss. Along with the regular mobile fare, we treat you to one car chase, more Ashton Kutcher than you'd probably like and a tale of rare, yet spam-inducing social monikers. Please join us at the streaming links below for episode 199 of the Engadget Mobile Podcast.

Hosts: Brad Molen

Guest: Chris Velazco, Emily Price

Producer: Jon Turi

Music: Tycho - Coastal Brake (Ghostly International)

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02:38 - Lenovo buying Motorola's handset business from Google for nearly $3 billion
23:07 - Reported Google deal could see Samsung deliver cleaner Android, less bloat
34:23 - Lenovo gets Motorola, but Google gets to keep its skunkworks

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