Best April Fools’ video: Motorola’s homage to Apple by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine April 2, 2015, 6:29 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons . For the record: Google purchased Motorola Mobility in 2011 for $12.5 billion. It sold the smartphone business to Lenovo $2.9 billion for and kept the patent portfolio. Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter at @philiped. Read his Apple AAPL coverage at fortune.com/ped or subscribe via his RSS feed.