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Motorola’s original Moto 360 was the headlining hardware for the launch of Android Wear 1.0 in the summer of 2014. The smartwatch garnered praise for its sleek, circular design, but was widely panned for sluggish performance and poor battery life. Motorola improved on the original with a second-generation Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport in 2015, but it may be a while before we see a third generation of Android Wear smartwatches from Lenovo Moto. Google’s Android Wear 2.0 platform is scheduled to debut during the first half of 2017, but Lenovo Moto will sit this one out says Shakil Barkat, Moto’s head... Read more...
Lenovo is already a juggernaut in the PC business, as it has sat atop the global leaderboard for the past few years. However, its share of the PC market could get a little bit bigger if reports coming out of South Korea are indeed accurate. According to The Korea Herald, in an effort to divest itself of underperforming and unprofitable business units, Samsung is looking to sell its PC business. Lenovo is reportedly in talks to acquire the unit in a deal that could be worth $850 million. This move comes just months after Samsung sold its printer unit to HP Inc. for just over $1 billion. “Considering... Read more...
Lenovo recently released one of the most interesting tablet hybrids in recent memory, just in time for the holidays. The Yoga Book has a digital keyboard that doubles as a sketch pad that even accommodates plain old paper, giving users several ways to draw images or jot notes. In fact, the tablet aspect of the machine is one of the most creative (and fun) concepts we’ve seen this year. The Yoga Book differs from traditional tablet first hybrid devices in several ways, but the most noticeable of these is the permanently attached keyboard, which is a departure from traditional 10-inch tablet... Read more...
If you have one of Lenovo/Motorola’s Moto Z or Moto Z Force flagships in your possession, you’ll be happy to know that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will soon be on its way to your smartphone. Motorola announced that the over-the-air update will commence this week for customers. Besides bringing all of the OS improvements and features that you'd expect with Nougat, Motorola also announced that both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Daydream-ready. There are very few Daydream-ready smartphones on the market today, with the most high-profile offerings being Google's Pixel and Pixel XL. "Daydream offers... Read more...
Hello again Moto, and goodbye Lenovo. No, Lenovo isn't closing up shop—that would be a silly move for the largest supplier of PCs in the world—but it does plan to stop marketing smartphones under its own brand name. All future smartphones from Lenovo will be labeled as Moto phones. Lenovo will also put new leadership in place at its smartphone division.The Chinese electronics maker purchased Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion in 2014. It may have seemed like a deal at the time to Lenovo, as Google had paid upwards of $12 billion for Lenovo just a couple of years prior in a transaction that... Read more...
LG dipped its toes into the modular smartphone arena with the G5 flagship, but it was arguably Lenovo/Motorola that made the concept easy to use and incorporated useful integration into the Android operating system with Moto Mods. The Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play support the hot-swappable Moto Mods, which snap onto the back of the smartphone with the help of magnets. Official Moto Mods available for the Moto Z family include include the Insta-Share Mod pico projector, Incipio Power Pack Mod, JBL SoundBoost Mod and the Hasselblad 4116 True Zoom Mod. But what about people who want to create... Read more...
  Lenovo/Motorola continues to flesh out its Moto smartphone lineup, and we’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen so far in recent months (Moto Z/Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play). A new member of the Moto smartphone family will soon be making its way to the public according to new leaks, and it should be a boon for customers that value battery life. The Moto M is reportedly powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. The smartphone is said to include 3GB or 4GB of RAM (depending on the variant), 32GB internal storage, a microSD slot for expansion (up to 128GB), a 5.5-inch... Read more...
Moto introduced the Moto Z family back in July with the launch of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Packed with flagship worthy hardware like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, both phones made a serious statement (click for full review) thanks to their modular capabilities, by way of Moto Mods. Moto Mods tune the already premium smartphones to a whole new level when attached. We were impressed by the Moto Mods we played with, including JBL's SoundBoost and the Moto Insta-Share Projector. Unfortunately, these phones were tied to Verizon at the time of our review, but unlocked variants are now trickling... Read more...
This past June, Lenovo invited select press to an event in San Francisco where the company unveiled two upcoming products: Phab2 Pro, and Moto Z. We took a look at the (seriously awesome) Moto Z a couple of months ago, and now, we have the Phab2 Pro to look forward to next month. We'd understand it if you felt a little bored of mobile releases lately, because there's just so many of them, and it's sometimes hard to figure out the true differences between one model and another. But Phab2 Pro is worth your attention, as it will become the first commercially-available phone built on Google's Tango... Read more...
Lenovo has done a remarkable job of classing up its business notebooks without sacrificing the features and build-quality that make the ThinkPad line so popular with road warriors. It recently updated its ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an excellent 2560x1440 OLED panel, for example, making it even more attractive to executives. But the company hasn’t forgotten users who dig more utilitarian builds, and don't need the latest bells and whistles. The ThinkPad X260 is all about functionality, portability, and quality. It is a no-nonsense road warrior. At about $765, the ThinkPad X260 has the lowest starting... Read more...
Are Microsoft and Lenovo conspiring to keep Linux off Signature Edition PCs? Not so says both companies. The issue came to light after one user bought a Lenovo Yoga 900 Signature Edition convertible with the intention of installing Linux on it. However, his efforts were thwarted, as the machine refused to install Linux. Yesterday, Lenovo confirmed that Linux cannot be installed on the machine because there are no OS-specific drivers for the device’s proprietary RAID configuration. Given that this machine has been designed to work with Windows 10, it should come as no surprise that Lenovo probably... Read more...
If you're a Linux fan who's on the hunt for a new notebook, you have plenty of options. As weird as it might sound, even Microsoft's own "Signature" line of machines could prove tempting, as the requirements a notebook needs to obtain that status are very strict. However, as a reddit post highlights, Linux users need to exercise extreme caution when considering to take this route. reddit user BaronHK purchased a Yoga 900 ultrabook from Lenovo with full intention to install Linux on it. When the time came to make the move, it didn't work, and so he decided to leave some feedback about... Read more...
Move over Microsoft, Chinese rival (and hardware partner, as it were) Lenovo has another potential Surface killer on its hands. This time it's the Miix 710, a rather sleek looking detachable sporting a 12.2-inch In Plane Switching (IPS) display with a 2160x1440 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio) powered by Intel's recently introduced Kaby Lake architecture. Like the Surface , Lenovo gives users a limited range of passively cooled processor options. In this case, users can choose from an Intel Core m3-7Y30 SoC (1GHz to 2.6GHz), Core i5-7Y54 (1.2GHz to 3.2GHz), and Core i7-7Y75 (1.3GHz to 3.6GHz). All... Read more...
Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this show, we talk about new, relatively low-cost SSDs from Intel and OCZ, a great new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga laptop with OLED display, the mechanical Das Keyboard Prime 13, LG's G5 and V20 smartphones, new CPU architectures and we're giving away an HP 2-in1 notebook! Show Notes: 02:50 - Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Storage 08:30 - Intel SSD 600P Solid State Drive Review: NVMe Performance, SATA Pricing16:31 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: The OLED Display Update25:41 - Das Keyboard Prime 13... Read more...
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