CES 2017 is officially here and Lenovo is one of the first companies out of the gate with some major announcements. Their line-up for 2017 will of course include new computers, but on a mobile or smart home front, we have some other goodies to share. First up, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Smart Assistant, which is a smart home speaker powered by Amazon Alexa. Think of it as an Amazon Echo and Google Home mash-up device, only made by Lenovo. (more…)
In mid-2016, Moto and Lenovo launched the Moto Z, which could have been seen as the end of the Moto X lineup. However, following that event, Moto clarified that the Moto X is “alive and well,” but we still haven’t heard of any new devices launching within that lineup. That may soon change, though, if the latest CAD render video pans out to be accurate. (more…)
Detailed in a recent report out of China, Lenovo will cease the use of its own branding on all future handsets. Instead, it will lean on its Moto brand, hopefully putting the 2014 acquisition to good use. This news follows a previous report from May, where Lenovo admitted that the purchase of Motorola has not been meeting expectations. (more…)
As a freshening up, the Phab 2 Pro is a large device, featuring a 6.4-inch QHD display, as well as Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 4050mAh battery with 2.4x fast charging, fingerprint reader, DOLBY Atmos sound with 5.1 audio capture, and four cameras for capturing Tango AR. (more…)
Lenovo, randomly posted this video today to its YouTube channels and Twitter that is of the new boot animation accompanying “new Moto phones.” We aren’t sure if that means future phones, as in, phones coming months from now or if the current crop of newish phones (like the Moto Z family) will see an update to this.
In the past, while still under Google leadership, Motorola frequently update the boot animations on phones like the original Moto X. These weren’t necessarily big feature changes or a part of a software update, but they did add some life to phones that were months old and were something we did look forward to.
Maybe this is a sign that Lenovo will do the same. Either way, let us know what you think.
According to two sources close to the matter, Lenovo just laid off hundreds of employees at Motorola, potentially more than 50% of the remaining workforce at the mobile device maker. One source actually pegged the number at 700+ out of 1200 remaining who will be told that they no longer have a job within the next day. (more…)