Recap: Motorola’s Software Hangout With Executive Punit Soni

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A lot of us have been skeptical about what is to become of Motorola Mobility when Lenovo finishes up acquiring them from Google. Motorola’s Punit Soni sat down to clear some things up and field software-related questions from a live audience recently, and a couple noteworthy details emerged. In case you were not able to join in the festivities live, we have compiled the main points down below.

Soni talked up Motorola’s software strategy, stating that incredibly fast updates are important to him and Motorola in general. He stated that voice commands and searching are big parts of Motorola’s focus, and that they will continue to improve, possibly pushing beyond the boundaries of Google Now in the future. Soni noted a couple of requests that came up during the live Q&A, such as a Work mode in Motorola Assist and a switch to a low-power state while a phone is asleep.

The elephant in the room, almost undeniably, is whether Motorola will be staying committed to the same strategy with their Android skin once Lenovo takes over. Soni says Motorola has no plans to stray from their pure Android strategy, although he didn’t reference OS update speed specifically. All things said, while there are still things to be cleared up with Lenovorola, we are starting to see that Motorola wants to try to maintain their identity.

When asked about what is ahead with the Lenovo acquisition, the exec stated that Lenovo brings a lot to the table, and that this means wonders for Asian market presence.

Finally, we are told that we will be seeing more of these Hangouts in the future, as Motorola wants to remain open and communicate with consumers. It looks like Motorola is still in great shape to me, even with the Lenovo acquisition on the horizon, but what say you?



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