As noted thanks to a brief conference call held by Lenovo following the announcement that it would acquire Motorola from Google, the acquisition will not include Moto’s Advanced Technology and Projects group. The team, lead by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, will reportedly move over to Google’s Android team, led by Sir Sundar Pichai. (more…)
With the Lenovo-Motorola deal now official from all parties, we thought a quick recap of everything was in store. Since this move has clearly brought out plenty of your emotions, especially when it comes to thinking about your next smartphone purchase, we are sure you want answers. While we won’t have them all, and should know more tomorrow after Google’s earnings call, we do have plenty to share. (more…)
Well, folks, it is now official. Lenovo is acquiring Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion.
We are still thumbing through all of the statements now and will update this post shortly. In the mean time, feel free to read along with us.
According to a report out of Reuters, Lenovo is about to buy Motorola from Google for $3 billion. Yes, that Motorola, the one that just made a phone we considered to be our phone of the year. The report claims that an announcement could come as early as today, as the companies are in the final stages of talks. Reuters also mentioned that this is a sell-off of the handset business, along with certain patents. (more…)
This morning, AT&T has announced the addition of Lenovo’s new IdeaTab A2107 to their tablet lineup. Off contract, AT&T will be offering the device for just $200, but even that price still can’t match up to the Nexus 7 in terms of specs. With a lower resolution, weaker processor, and only Android 4.0, you will be picking this tablet up only if you’re in serious need of a data connection. (more…)
Day 5 of the Week of Holiday Tegra is upon us! That means this is the last day as we head into a long holiday weekend. We have already given away seven tablets, courtesy of our friends at NVIDIA., all of which can take advantage of the gaming power provided by Tegra 3 processors. But today, we’re giving away another four (4) along with $25 gift cards. If you were looking to win a last minute present, this is your last chance. Ready?
The Intel booth marked one of our last stops here at CES 2012, and what better way to start wrapping things up than by looking at one of the future chipsets you will see in Android phones this year. It’s called Intel’s “Medfield” processor and is a single-core chip clocked at 1.6GHz. Don’t let the single-core part throw you though, so far from some of the benchmarks we have seen around the interwebs, this thing looks powerful enough.
For demo and display purposes, they slapped it into a Lenovo casing that may or may not ever see the light of day here in the States. The device itself ran Android 2.3 and had an 8MP camera that Intel’s chip was able to use to shoot up to 15 pictures within a single second. It also ran some of the more processor intensive games on the market without a hiccup.
We listened and watched a live demo of the device for a few minutes, but then quickly grabbed it to see how it performed. What did we think? Tough to have any strong opinions on it since this was really just a dev device, but the design that Lenovo went with was decent. The fact that the camera can take burst shots in a single second is a bonus, along with the fact that this processor is supposed to use far less energy than some of its competitors.
Pics after the break, including details on Medfield. (more…)
The ink has barely dried on the announcement post for the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 that we just wrote and their team has already thrown together an unboxing video. The biggest thing I noticed, was the set of custom widgets and the slight tweaks to the look that they’ve included with Honeycomb. It doesn’t appear to be a full-on custom skin, but more of a slight overlay like we’ve seen from Samsung or Asus (you’ll see non-stock Honeycomb icons). And they also made mention of this device being the first to have Netflix support – just don’t forget that you can have it on your tablet today. Check out the full unboxing of the K1 below. (more…)