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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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    Is Lenovo really intending to crank-out 60-odd smartphones before the end of the year? We continue to wonder if that boast from earlier this month is the stuff of bravado or maybe just a poor translation, but whatever the company's goals are over the next several months, its more immediate future looks like it will involve the arrival of a quad HD phablet, as a Lenovo exec teases the launch of the K920 in just a couple weeks. We first talked about this model as Lenovo's Vibe Z2 Pro, though recent leaks have been going with the more numerical designation. Whatever it's called, the hardware ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Lenovo is currently the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei and LG. If you currently haven't seen many or any of its devices your area, that's because Lenovo's biggest market lies in China. If you remember our walkthrough of Lenovo's booth back at MWC 2014, you'll remember they offer a ton of very compelling smartphones, and according to some rumors, the company is just getting started. According to DigiTimes, Lenovo is planning to continue its expansion by launching a staggering 60 smartphones this year in total. Some of these devices are already in ...

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    We've already had the pleasure of reporting on the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, from the company that purchased Motorola Mobility. It's a phablet-class device with a six-inch 2K screen and some very tiny bezels. Apparently, at the ongoing Mobile Asia Expo, Lenovo has reportedly displayed the Vibe Z2 Pro, but it has changed its name (or maybe just this specific China Mobile version). Regardless, the Lenovo K920 packs a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, six-inch QHD display, and a camera combo consisting of a 16MP main shooter, and a 5MP webcam. Powering everything is Android 4.4 ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    There were a lot of reasons to be excited about the Moto X when Motorola introduced the phone last summer, and one of its more unusual claims to fame was that the handset would be assembled right here in the US. By contrast, we're used to smartphones being fully manufactured before they're imported into the country. We had our concerns that employing a US workforce might drive the phone's cost up, but not only did the Moto X end up being one of the most affordable, best values around, but the plant's US location allowed customized phones to arrive on users' doorsteps just days after their ...

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    Ever since purchasing Motorola, Lenovo has enjoyed a higher profile in smartphone circles, but it's still not a company we'd really peg as a leader, living out on the bleeding edge of tech advancements. Instead, we see it releasing some quality budget phones, while being late to the party when it comes to things like wearables and Windows Phone hardware. That's what makes today's find so interesting, as we check out an apparent Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro handset with a quad HD display. Lenovo wouldn't be the first OEM to market with such a phone by far, and LG's launch of the G3 tomorrow should ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    Lenovo, the company that purchased Motorola, has been officially named a Windows Phone OEM by Microsoft back in February. As a consequence, we should expect a Windows Phone-powered smartphone with Lenovo branding by the end of the year, according to Liu Jun, chief of Lenovo's mobile division. There were previous rumors talking about a Lenovo Windows Phone towards the end of the summer, but, according to the executive's statement, this has now been postponed/reworded to indicate a more vague timeframe. In addition to the Microsoft-powered phone, there were also mentions of a possible ...

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    Motorola's made a quick stop on the road to crafting the so-called "$50 smartphone," releasing a $129 miniature handset called the Moto E in the process. We went hands-on with the Moto E in New York City earlier this week before showing you what it's camera is made of. Our full review is coming later in the month, but in the interim, we thought we'd put the Moto E up against Motorola's reigning low-cost smartphone, the Moto G. After all, the Moto G isn't just some down-specced Moto X that the company launched and then forgot about. In terms of sales, it's the most successful smartphone in ...

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    You might remember Lenovo as the company who purchased Motorola, or, you might remember our booth tour from MWC 2014, where we tried to show you what Lenovo and its products are all about. Well, the company has recently announced its latest "premium multimode business tablet", the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. If you're interested, you should know that it is priced at $599 and will be available in June online, as well as with select retailers. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 packs, as the name implies, a 10-inch Full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass (by the way, the construction of the slate is achieved ...

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    The Moto G LTE, and the brand new Moto E, were not the only two phones announced yesterday by Motorola. In case you missed those, you can catch up on everything, including hands-ons and camera samples. In Mexico, the two new devices were accompanied by a third one. Not a new device per se, but one that addresses a particular chunk of the market: those who want a Moto G Ferrari Edition. Expect the same internals as your regular Moto G: 720p screen, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5MP camera, and the rest. However, the changes are on the ...

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