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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    Smartphone camera performance has made huge leaps and bounds since its early days, and much more than simply taking higher-resolution pics than in years past, today's phones deliver images with more accurate colors, lower noise, and support for fancy focus tricks. While the lion's share of those improvements are due to better hardware in our phones themselves, other benefits have come from external accessories: everything from pop-on lens extensions to full-on external cameras. This year at CES we saw Lenovo introduce something a bit different from what many manufacturers are doing, ...

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    Lenovo has been relatively quiet here in the United States, and CES is one of the few occasions throughout the year that the company makes it into the American news cycle with a new smartphone announcements. This year it chose to debut the successor to its Vibe X2, and we visited the Lenovo booth in Las Vegas to create the below Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro hands-on video. The phone is decidedly mid-range (but not terribly so), flanked by specifications such as a 5.3-inch FHD display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, and other such specs that aren't all that bad when put into ...

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    It's coming up on one year since we first got the surprise news that Google was unloading Motorola and planning to sell the company off to Lenovo. Having just seen the arrival of the very attractive latest round of Motorola handsets, including the Moto X and Moto G, we found ourselves the slightest bit nervous, but reassurances from the companies involved suggested that things would largely be business as usual: Motorola focusing on sales in the West, with Lenovo keeping its attention on Asia. By now the acquisition is complete, with Motorola a Lenovo-owned subsidiary, and while Motorola ...

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    Lenovo just shared with us news of a couple new phones, but that's not it for this year's CES offerings. The company's also going after the wearable market with a new wristband, and one sporting a pretty impressive battery life: the Vibe Band VB10. The VB10 looks a bit like wearables like the Samsung Gear Fit or Microsoft Band, having a similar rectangular display. The VB10's stands out by nature of it being a low-power, high-contrast e-ink screen, one that measure 1.43 inches and has a resolution of 296 x 128. That low-power display tech allows the VB10 to last for up to a week on a ...

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    Back at IFA in September, Lenovo brought us its Vibe X2 Android, an affordably-priced five-incher with a unique look that gave the phone a striped, layered appearance. For CES this month, the manufacturer's back with a newly refreshed edition, introducing the slightly larger Vibe X2 Pro. The X2 Pro steps things up to a 5.3-inch 1080p display, while offering users the power of a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and a comfortable 32GB of on-board storage. There's a 13MP main camera, similar to what we see on the Lenovo P90, but there's no optical stabilization here. What we get instead ...

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    As press day at CES 2015 rolls on, it's Lenovo's turn to flip the switch on its latest mobile hardware, and that includes a couple new Androids for us to check out. The first on the docket is the P90, an Intel-powered handset with 5.5-inch 1080p display. The phone runs a 64-bit Atom Z3560, and when paired with a matching Intel modem, the P90 will be capable of high-speed LTE-Advanced connectivity on supporting networks around the globe. The P90 gets 2GB of memory, 32GB storage, and will ship running Android 4.4 KitKat. The main camera is a 13MP component with optical stabilization, with a ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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    Motorola's Moto 360 still feels like a relatively new smartwatch: it only went up for sale a couple months ago, and new variants continue to arrive. But it's easy to forget that this guy's been official since all the way back in March, over eight months ago. In that light, is it too soon to start thinking about what Motorola might be planning for a second generation Moto 360, maybe one that could launch sometime in the spring of next year? That's the talk emerging out of Russia this week, as comments from a Lenovo exec make it look like a new Moto 360 could be right around the corner. ...

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    When we first caught wind of the news, we nearly didn't believe it: how could Lenovo purchase Motorola? This was a company that Google had only just taken under its wing, and following the strong reception of models like the Moto X and Moto G, we were feeling extremely optimistic about what might be possible from a Google-owned Motorola. But then on one cold day in late January the rumor landed that a deal to sell control of Motorola to Lenovo was in the late stages of negotiation, and just hours later Google made it official: Lenovo was buying Motorola – Motorola Mobility, if we're ...

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    The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro isn't the only new tablet Lenovo's got to announce today, though with that integrated pico projector, it's quite the spotlight-grabber. The rest of the manufacturer’s new tablet offerings may not include such unusual features, but still manages to offer a nice selection of sizes and OS options: let's take a look at the multiple new Yoga Tablet 2 models. There are four primary configurations for the Yoga Tablet 2, combining either eight or ten-inch screen sizes with your choice of Android or Windows for the OS. All four are powered by quad-core Intel Atom ...

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    The idea of putting a built-in projector into mobile devices sounds like such a good one: an instant big screen ready to share content, all at the touch of a button. But the reality has been less than sunny, with the few phones we've seen equipped with pico projectors ending up awkwardly sized and delivering underpowered projector performance. Is there any way to make this work, or is the technology just not there to do the idea justice? Lenovo thinks it's worth another stab, only instead of a phone, this time it's bringing a projector to the tablet form factor, as it introduces the Yoga ...

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    Going back years now, to the time when Motorola was first getting its bearings as a Google-owned company, we've been paying attention to the role former-Googler Punit Soni has been playing as Motorola's VP of Product Management. He's kept us in the loop about the manufacturer's plans for software updates, helped drive Motorola away from MOTOBLUR and towards a near-stock Android experience, and occasionally been the unintentional source for upcoming-product rumors. But that's all coming to an end, as today we see his path diverge from Motorola's, with Soni announcing his departure from the ...

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    One of our favorite devices of last year just got a refresh this year, and your wait to get your hands on one is about to end. The new Moto X is currently being put to its pace in our Pocketnow labs, and so far, it has proven to be a worthy successor to its 2013 iteration. The company has just provided an official date for its preorders to begin, and we hope you're reading this with your wallets ready. Motorola and AT&T have officially announced that the Moto X preorders begin tomorrow, September 16th at noon Eastern, 9AM Pacific. These preorders apply to both the carrier-locked ...

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    Has it been a week already? Last Monday we were still gearing-up for IFA 2014, preparing ourselves for the torrent of phone, tablet, and wearable news that would consumer our lives for the days to come. We had high expectations going in, having heard no shortage of rumors for what new products would be on the expo floor, and that's not even touching upon the many launches we saw in the weeks leading up to the conference, from manufacturers too eager to wait for IFA itself. With our crack team of Taylor Martin and Michael Fisher on the ground, we've brought you hands-on report after ...

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    Lenovo, the company that bought Motorola, is also present at the International Radio Show in Berlin, and, it has announced two smartphones at its special event today. We're looking at the "fashion-forward VIBE X2", and the VIBE Z2, the phone that "perfects the selfie" -- after the Sony Xperia C3, and this morning's Lumia 735. The Lenovo VIBE X2, pictured above, features a five-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6595m True8Core SoC clocked at 2.GHz, with 4G LTE capabilities. There are 2GB or RAM available for your apps to use, as well as ...

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    Samsung has done a fantastic job at keeping us at the edge of our seats with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement at IFA. The company's recent advertisement focused on reminding us why the Galaxy Note lineup matters, and what we can expect for the future. One of the biggest upgrades that we're expecting to see with the Galaxy Note 4 is in its camera, and even though we still don't have any leaked Galaxy Note 4 samples, there are some that come close. Lenovo has just launched the Vibe Z2 in Asia, and if you're wondering why this has anything to do with the Galaxy Note 4, well, the answer will ...

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    Who's ready for a little Funkausstellung? We're about a week away from the start of IFA 2014, where mobile device manufacturers from all around the world will descend on Berlin to show off their newest products. The F in IFA –Funkausstellung– may translate as “radio show,” but the expo has evolved far beyond its early audio roots to feature the very latest in smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Pocketnow team will be on the ground in Germany to share with you everything IFA 2014 has to deliver (or at least, everything worth seeing) but before we send our boys abroad, we wanted ...

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    The Moto X+1 should be among us in the next couple of weeks. There is a lot of pressure for this phone to live up to the market acceptance that the Moto X never reached with its unique features. Even if Motorola would decide to only fix a couple of quirks, the Moto X is still ahead of its time, and reports claim that the Moto X+1 will push the bar even further. One of the biggest complaints we had with the Moto X was its camera, and trusted sources claim that Motorola has found a way to fit optical zoom into the camera of the Moto X+1. We're not exactly sure how the company will pull this ...

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    One year ago, we were hardly talking about Lenovo smartphones at all. Maybe it would pop up in the news when rumored to be thinking about buying BlackBerry (or HTC), and once in a while an interesting device caught our eye, but 2014 has positively seen Lenovo's position in the global smartphone market explode. News of its plans to acquire Motorola turned the world's attention to the manufacturer and its smartphone efforts, and its fantastic growth in Asia started becoming too big to ignore. Since then we've seen the company deliver some really compelling handsets, like the monster that is ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Last month we heard that Lenovo's six-inch quad HD behemoth the Vibe Z2 Pro (model K920) was nearing launch, and a teaser told us to anticipate an August 5 announcement. With the day now upon us, Lenovo is not about to disappoint, and this morning the manufacturer formally welcomed the arrival of its latest phablet. So what are we looking at here? Well, there's that big, beautiful six-inch 2560 x 1440 panel up front, offering a pixel density of about 490ppi. The phone's construction offers a metallic unibody design, measuring just 7.7mm thick. Inside you'll find a Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB ...

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    Lately, most of the time when we're talking about Lenovo and smartphones, it's in reference to the company's acquisition of Motorola. But once in a while, there still manages to be a pure Lenovo phone that manages to catch our eye, and for the past few months we've been tracking this K920, the company's Vibe Z2 Pro. A teaser has sure suggested that the quite high-end Android could launch at an event tomorrow, August 5, and now we're getting our first look at a possible relative, with the leak of an apparent Vibe Z2 Pro mini. And from what little we can see, it certainly looks the part of a ...

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    Is it finally Motorola's turn to make a Nexus phone? Like HTC, Samsung, and LG before it, rumors have turned to the idea of Motorola – even as it changes hands from Google to Lenovo – manufacturing the next Nexus handset. Yesterday we looked at some early evidence pointing to the existence of this Motorola device codenamed Shamu, reportedly a 5.9-inch phablet. Now we've got some new corroboration to add to those claims, as well as some updates about what might be in store for Google's Android Silver efforts. According to The Information, Shamu didn't really get started until after the ...

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    Which smartphone manufacturer has Google tapped to produce the next Nexus smartphone? For a while there we were talking about LG, and wondering if a Nexus 6 might arrive based on the company's recent G3, but public comments from execs have cast doubt on that possibility. So who, then? A new rumor landed over the weekend that suggests Motorola could step up to the role of Nexus-maker, and the phone it brings us could be the largest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet. The hardware is reportedly under development as codename Shamu, and that part, at least, has some evidence behind it: ...

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