Posts tagged with: Lenovo
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    More developers and manufacturers can now get their hands working on circuit boards for potential Moto Mods and, less potentially, getting $1 million from Ashton Kutcher. The Mods Developer Kit, available in the US, are now in China, Europe and South America. Canadians will get the MDKs starting October 5. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force have only just recently become available to the public in unlocked form. Source: Motorola

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    Unwilling to give up on either its own brand when it comes to mobile devices, or Moto-labeled products that are way easier to market in the Western world, Lenovo likes to keep itself busy, recently unveiling the P2, A Plus, K6 trio, Moto E3 and E3 Power, Z, Z Force and Z Play, as well as the G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play. Up next, a Moto M with model number XT1662 is also expected, initially speculated to be dubbed Moto X (2016), and now reportedly heading exclusively for China. Bizarrely enough, this might be manufactured domestically by Lenovo, as opposed to the Chicago-based Motorola Mobility ...

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    Thinking of “skipping the sevens”, despite the new iPhones arguably looking less disappointing in real life than all those ominous pre-release reports, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exchanges finally overcoming initial hiccups? The “different” and “better” Moto Z modular family is just about ready to go wide stateside after a short period of Verizon exclusivity, although Sprint customers are still out of luck. The unlocked Z and Z Play can only be pre-ordered with GSM network compatibility from Best Buy or Amazon, which means you’re free to activate either one on AT&T or ...

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    After bizarrely launching with little to no fanfare exclusively in Hong Kong last month, Lenovo’s entry-level Moto E3 Power finally gets a slightly noisier expansion to Indian shores today. As the not-so-subtle name suggests, you’re looking at a souped-up take on the original third-gen Motorola Moto E, sharing an overall design language with the Moto G4 Play as well, but swapping the latter’s Snapdragon 410 processor for a presumably slower, more frugal quad-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P. Some budget-conscious consumers may prefer their easily pocketable 5-inch phone that way though, ...

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    Now that Apple has launched a new iPhone that removes the long-standard 3.5mm TRS (tip ring shaft) headset jack, there's a lot of controversy as to whether this will be a good thing or a bad thing. Lenovo actually released two Moto Z Android phones last month with no 3.5mm headset jack either (and one with the headset jack this month). The annoyances and complaints are in full swing. (Also see "The impending horror of USB Type C audio adapters") If this all seems like Deja-Vu, you might have been using smartphones for more than 10 years. The exact same thing happened around 2005 when HTC ...

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    The top device deal going on at Verizon's prepaid division right now is the recently released budget-to-the-bones device from Lenovo's Motorola. The Moto G4 Play (or the Moto G Play Droid, because Verizon) went on sale at a discount from its list price of $199.99 — which is a good sign, because Amazon has pre-orders up at $150. Instead, prospective buyers have an $84.99 figure to play with in their heads. Thinking about what we got a couple years back with the OG Moto G and looking at what we have here in the Moto G4 Play, we're pretty happy with this deal. Heck, even at $200, it's not ...

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    With the iPhone 7 and LG V20 unveiled on the heels of IFA 2016, all this talk about exploding Galaxy Note 7s, Core Primes and even S7s, plus growing speculation of two impressive Google Pixel handhelds coming soon, it might feel like we’ve shrugged off some cool new gadgets recently showcased in Berlin a little too quickly. Case in point, the convertible but non-detachable Lenovo Yoga Book with Windows 10 Pro or Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This isn’t exactly a Surface Pro 4 or iPad Pro killer, packing just an Intel Atom x5 processor, and settling for a relatively small, low-res 10.1-inch ...

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    When Motorola, or just Moto, how parent company Lenovo likes to call the Android OEM these days, pointed the finger at Samsung for allegedly “stealing” its “original” Always On Display feature about a month ago, the attack came off as bitter, misguided and even a little desperate. Then, while everyone was mocking the newly unveiled iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Moto Z makers again took aim at the troubled Galaxy Note 7-producing Korean giant, accusing it of not adhering to “the highest standards in quality and testing” of batteries. Relatively fair point, though it still felt low to ...

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    While the Nixon Mission goes on sale this season as a water-treading debutante and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 evolves the company's commercial philosophy on smartwatches, the Android Wear platform will not be further bolstered by three of its major players this year. CNET has confirmed that LG, Huawei and the Motorola subsidiary of Lenovo will not have new releases until at least 2017. For LG, that leaves the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE as its latest Android wearable, released last November only to be taken from store shelves and re-released this March. Huawei launched its Elegant and Jewel ...

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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    Apple has kept its Twitter account pretty empty for a while now, but it has given its account some life — though in cryptic ways. Michael Kukielka, better known as DetroitBORG on YouTube, has pulled some tweets that were posted and then deleted by Apple today, during its keynote. New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 Love it! pic.twitter.com/W3J8Rte3Js — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    With all the recent high-end Moto Z-series releases, Moto Mods, and the customizable G4 and G4 Plus providing such solid bang for your buck, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if you forgot about the even lower-cost, humbler Moto G4 Play completely. Lenovo did make minimal fuss when unveiling it alongside its bigger, more competent brothers, but four months in, the entry-level Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based 5-incher finally seizes its 15 minutes of fame by commercially launching stateside. Widely so, believe it or not, i.e. through Motorola’s US e-store, as well as Amazon and B&H ...

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    For all intents and purposes, the 2016 edition of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin has come to an end, with our own Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera recapping everything of note announced before and during Europe’s largest industrial exhibition in the latest Pocketnow Weekly installment. Technically however, Wednesday, September 7 is the exhibition’s closing day, with some booths still hiding a few secrets two men (or even five or ten) couldn’t have humanly uncovered by themselves. Case in point, the low-key P2 and A Plus handhelds Lenovo bizarrely kept under wraps even ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    Let's take a look at the other side of Motorola, also known as Lenovo, for just one second. Lest we forget that this Chinese company has its own smartphone operations that have never quite jived with its subsidiary's. It has two lines of smartphones with another about to take off at Lowe's hardware stores. One of the more conventional, mid-range series we're talking about, though, is the K-series and IFA 2016 saw the debut of three new K6 phones — the regular K6, the K6 Power and the K6 Note. All three feature the same and all-new Snapdragon 430 chipset from Qualcomm, made from eight ...

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    Motorola has had a checkered past with supporting its customers' desires to screw around with their Motorola phones. But it may be wiping away that past in favor of a new method of storing and delivering factory images. Just as easily as Motorola will let you unlock your bootloader (depending on carrier variants and such), the company will also let you have its factory software images as long as you're willing to re-lock your bootloader. Here's where things have changed and everything gets wiped clean — instead of storing files through Google Drive and having users request access to ...

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    It's like something straight out of Tron. Lenovo's take on a multi-mode tablet is a fresh way to add keyboard functionality while still catering to touchscreen apps and stylus input. We of course also have that sexy hinge which delivers tent and tablet modes. The Yoga Book sports a 10.1” 1080p LCD powered by an Intel ATOM quad core, 4GB of RAM, and includes 64GB of built in storage. An 8500mAh battery should deliver plenty of run time, Lenovo estimates around 15 hours, for multimedia and content creation, and like previous yoga tablets, there will be both Android and Windows variants. ...

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    What's the most important feature in a smartphone? We've asked you that before, and usually one of the most popular answers is the camera. There hasn't been very much innovation in terms of really good high-quality smartphone cameras ever since Nokia released the Lumia 1020 and Pureview 808 over 3 years ago, though that's not for a lack of trying. We were kind of hoping for a nice camera attachment expansion pack for the Motorola Moto Z smartphones that were launched in July, but all we saw were battery expansions, speaker expansions, and a projector expansion. Today our hopes for a high ...

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    Lenovo has a few separate products that are also getting their play before IFA today. That includes what the company claims as the thinnest convertible tablet running the latest Intel Core i processors and a simple Android tablet with killer media specs and a battery to last. But both the Yoga 910 and Yoga Tab 3 Plus, though, are said to get screens right. The Windows 10-running Yoga 910 is a 13.9-inch convertible that has a full HD IPS screen (or 4K if you can will it so) showing off the full sRGB gamut with only a 5mm bezel around the edges. Dolby Audio Premium enriches sound from the ...

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    A 2-in-1 tablet usually means that we're talking about laptop form factor, too. But with Lenovo's Yoga Book announced at its IFA pre-game show today, "2-in-1" can also refer to the software — you can choose to get an Android version or one with Windows 10. Here's the twist with this convertible, though: it has no physical buttons. There's a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display on one side and a capacitive pad on the other that can house the virtual Halo Keyboard or the Create Pad. The Halo Keyboard only appears as you hit a text box, is able to provide word suggestions and can haptically ...

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    You may have already seen our extensive review of the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force flagship Android phones from Lenovo only about one month ago. It's the end of August and we've already got a 3rd version of the Moto Z!  This one is called the Moto Z Play and it's got some significant yet subtle differences. The Moto Z Play is about 1mm wider and taller than the Moto Z, and it's almost 2mm thicker. That gives you room for a much larger 3510 mAh battery. The Moto Z Play also uses a different processor.  It's got the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor with up to 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU with ...

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    It’s not hard to explain why the 2-in-1 Lenovo Miix gadget family constantly falls short of the mainstream popularity and media attention given to the extra-versatile, stylish and powerful Yoga lineup, but the latest installment in the former series takes a number of cues from its cousins in order to stand out. And at least on paper, the Lenovo Miix 510 Windows detachable looks elegant, affordable and feature-packed enough to remain in the spotlight long after IFA 2016’s completion. Its “refined design elements” include a dual watchband hinge with “intricately tooled 280 ...

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    We now have a better picture of what Lenovo's next Vibe phone will look like and how it will spec out, thanks to Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. A Lenovo device, codenamed P2c72, has made it through the system with a very large battery — some 5 amp-hours worth of charge. That power pack will fuel up a full HD AMOLED display at 5.5 inches that'll get driven by an octa-core processor running at 2.0GHz (a previous Geekbench log tell of a Snapdragon 625). There's 4GB of RAM and options for 32GB or 64GB of storage. A 13-megapixel camera is on back and a 5-megapixel one is in front. The ...

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    Compact smartphone enthusiasts unwilling to compromise… too much on raw power and other specifications appeared to have at least two solid sub-5-inchers from top-tier OEMs to look forward to this fall, but at the end of the day, the diminutive Sony Xperia X might be left alone on that boat. Originally expected to be branded Moto X 2016, and then Moto M, the elusive 4.6-inch XT1662 has just made its way to China for Tenaa’s regulatory certification, and surprise, surprise, it’s substantially larger than anticipated. That’s obvious from product images, as well as a listing of some ...

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