Lenovo today reported its results for Q3 FY14/15, and because Motorola officially became a part of Lenovo at the end of October 2014, that means that Moto is a part of Lenovo’s results.
Lenovo says that for Q3 FY14/15, which is the three-month period that ended on December 31, 2014, Motorola shipped more than 10 million phones. That number is up 118 percent from the same time one year earlier. Lenovo says that those shipments allowed Motorola to add $1.9 billion to Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group, and Lenovo expects Motorola to be profitable within 4 to 6 quarters of the deal’s close.
Motorola’s more than 10 million shipments is a respectable stat, but what’s more impressive is that that figure is more than 100 percent higher than the number of phones that Moto shipped year over year. That’s likely thanks in part to new devices like the Moto X (2nd Gen.) and Moto G (2nd Gen.), especially the latter and its super-affordable price tag. Going forward, it’ll be interesting to see if Motorola’s return to China can help boost its shipments even more.