Posts tagged with: Lenovo
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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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    Exactly one year after the IFA-hosted launch of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 and Tab 3 Pro, the Android-powered multimode slate lineup is most likely due for a hardware and software refresh at Berlin’s latest high-profile industrial exhibition. Fortunately, this is shaping up to be a single piece of a much more complex puzzle, with new Lenovo and Moto-branded smartphones and smartwatches also teased for IFA 2016 announcements. That’s especially fortunate because, as its name suggests, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10 is hardly a “next big thing” type of gadget. High-quality leaked renders ...

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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent fail rate as compared to 35 percent for Android. Blancco blames this on tweaks made iOS 9.3.1 and x.2 as both caused "faster battery drain, random crashes, poor sound quality when taking Bluetooth calls and WiFi connectivity problems." 29 percent of all iOS failures were ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with anyone else, you may view IFA 2016 as a tech sideshow of sorts. But let us assure you, that’s never been the case for one of Germany’s oldest trade fairs, and Europe’s biggest such gathering of high-profile consumer electronics exhibitors, and by no means is this ...

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    Hasselblad usually makes some maddening medium-format camera gear. But with whispers of the company shrinking its workspace a bit for the sake of a Moto Mod, we have something new to stare at. A photographer with a preference for Hasselblad products on Weibo has snapped a picture of what looks to be a camera grip Moto Mod. And it is a meaty one with variable aperture (minimum f/3.5-6.5) with a zoom range of 4.5-45mm (25.7- 257mm in 35mm equivalency). Add on a hefty flash and we've got one big show to get to. What's that show? Sources say it's IFA, of course! Lenovo will be there next ...

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    If you can’t beat them, join them. This seems to be Microsoft’s thinking in a nutshell after acknowledging Windows 10 Mobile isn’t the focus right now, with more and more interesting Redmond-developed apps reaching the iOS-using masses, and popular productivity services like Office, OneDrive and Skype brought closer and closer to Android enthusiasts. After fighting many of them in courts on patent infringement allegations several years back, Microsoft has been recently striking deal after deal with world-leading Android device manufacturers. Lenovo today adds to an impressive list ...

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    We’ve said it a number of times in the recent and not-so-recent past, and we’ll say it again as often as we get the chance. While the US remains an important market for any smartphone manufacturer, be it veteran or rookie, seeking global relevance, China and especially India can even more easily make or break an OEM’s ambitions. That’s because there’s still room for growth in the country so adamantly opposed to refurbished iPhones, which appeared to reach a saturation point this beginning of the year, quickly bouncing back between April and June, according to the International ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    The fingerprint-prone metal backs of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be seen on the Moto Z Play. We're already talking about the inclusion of some decent specs and a headphone jack, might as well add another material change-up. Well, this material might be just as prone to fingerprints as that metal that Lenovo utilized. Reddit is linking to some Imgur and Instagram samples of what appear to be the Moto Z Play in all of its... glassy glory. The Instagram picture really shows why the bets are on glass with a subtle spiral etching on the back. It's not typically a pattern we'd see ...

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    China's largest card issuer, UnionPay, has crossed the Pacific to spread its mobile payments system, QuickPass, to the Great White North. Over 70,000 Canadian merchants take UnionPay cards as well as over 85 percent of ATMs. While Chinese students and other contingents continue to flock east to not just Vancouver, but most of Canada, the move is good news for tech-enabled immigrants to tap-and-go with their chip-equipped cards or phones (brands mentioned in the press release include Huawei, [Xiao]MI, ZTE and Lenovo), paying online and in stores — though we're not sure how many merchants ...

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    The HP Elite x3 may soon have some awesome augmented reality capabilities similar to the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro and just like how the Microsoft HoloLens does. PCWorld talked with HP's mobility head Michael Park about how some Universal Windows Apps made for the HoloLens could be usable on the new phone some time down the developmental roadmap. While the Elite x3 has some intense silicon behind it, it does not have special camera and depth-sensing hardware built onto it. In all likelihood, we'll have to see a head- or arm-mounted peripheral come out — and if that's the case, we'll have to see ...

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    Android device manufacturers sure enjoy their alphabet soups. Samsung’s “streamlined” product portfolio goes from A to C to E, J, O(n) and even Z if you also count Tizen models, while Sony has recently circled back from Z to X, reportedly considering dropping C, E or M series pretty soon. Then there’s Motorola, or rather Lenovo, which inherited the Moto E, G and X families from Google, and after a couple of years of struggles, financial losses and seemingly ineffective restructuring moves, went the opposite way compared to Sony, essentially replacing X with Z. Technically, the Moto ...

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    Eager to get a head start on Apple that may prove essential for the company’s Q3 financial results and especially Q4 sales, lucrative holiday season included, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 several weeks before the expected iPhone 7 announcement, also significantly minimizing the IFA 2016’s importance in the eyes of mobile tech enthusiasts. But the Gear S3 smartwatch and Galaxy Tab S3 are still most likely slated for Berlin appearances shortly, and alongside them, Asus, Sony, Acer and Huawei should roll out “new and exciting” gadgets at one of Germany’s oldest industrial ...

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    The Moto Z will soon be off of its Verizon exclusivity period and we're already expecting to pay just a bit more than what customers on Big Red will pay for an unlocked version. We're now finding out what two of Canada's carriers are pricing the phone, courtesy of MobileSyrup, and it's another slight uptick from the expected unlocked price. Full retail price of the standard Moto Z will come to some 899.99 CAD or 684 USD — that's a 10 percent premium on Verizon's full pricing. The outlet has been able to confirm that Bell will kick its sales off in early September, supposedly along ...

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    We already have a good idea of how much a Moto Z is worth. At least, what it's worth to Verizon. That carrier still wields exclusive DROID versions of both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force on the whole world. The former is being sold for $624 while the other is $720. Usually, though, when things go unlocked (or SIM-free for the lot of you familiar with that term), the price can also take an upward jab, too. UK reseller Clove Technology has made its sales plans public for the SIM-free Moto Z (no Force just yet) and it includes stocking the big Moto Mods already out, including the JBL ...

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    While Lenovo’s first modular phones are perhaps less costly than we all expected, at least stateside and with certain strings attached, you can’t help but feel it’d be nice to also get a sub-$400 Moto Z variant internationally. Ask and you shall receive… someday, as the Moto Z Play (X Play 2016?) moves yet another step closer to an official announcement and global launch after swinging by Tenaa for obligatory Chinese regulatory approval. A lackluster XT1635-03 model number hides a familiar-looking metal slab, following the general design direction of the standard Z and Z Force, ...

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    It’s been obvious for a long time now that tablet vendors need to change their approach and adapt to new consumer requirements if they’re to survive and keep the market afloat. But “while growth in the detachable category is undeniable, slates continue to represent the vast majority of the segment.” That’s one of IDC’s most interesting conclusions in compiling preliminary Q2 2016 global shipment data, and of course, finding Android the industry’s dominant force, with 65 percent sales share. Google and its faithful hardware-making partners have found it difficult of late to ...

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    As the name suggests, the Motorola Moto Z Force was primarily designed with durability in mind, while the standard Z makes no shatterproof display promises and caters to fashionistas thanks to a ridiculously slim 5.2mm profile. But there’s a certain build quality you probably expect from a $600+ phone, regardless of its branding or measurements, and although we’ve rigorously inspected both the Moto Z and Z Force of late, we couldn’t find it in our hearts to perform drop or torture tests. That’s where YouTuber JerryRigEverything comes in, as always, taking the non-Force 5.5-incher ...

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    We've been fielding rumors of the Moto Z Play having a headphone jack, unlike its thinner compatriots. The thought of a Moto Z Play is still up in the air at this point as we're picking up another set of photo leaks showing off what started out as the "Vector Maxx". MotClub has obtained four pictures (two of which from a Weibo post) of a device named just "Vector" with relatively barren design as opposed to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. [gallery columns="4" ids="479016,479017,479018,479019"]   The device does share the large camera bump of the two, though, along with the 16 pogo pins ...

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    Third-generation Moto 360 rumors are surprisingly thin on the ground still, despite almost a year having passed since the original 2014-released circular smartwatch was refreshed and expanded in size and style options. It’s probably not too big of a stretch therefore to speculate Lenovo might take its time before unveiling a sequel for the Moto 360 2015, similar to how the Apple Watch 2 (or S) will likely see daylight 18 months or so after its predecessor. Premium wearables are still nowhere near as popular as smartphones, so in a way, it makes sense for them to get in on longer upgrade ...

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    Lost in the moment of the Moto Z lineup is Lenovo's PHAB lineup, a more obscure trio of phones with one bearing the distinction of being the fruit of Lenovo and Google's Project Tango partnership. That said, Lenovo didn't switch away from its international "Vibe" branding, it only just added to it. So, what ends up being this "LENOVO Lenovo P2c72" in the end, we'll have to find out. But check out the specs on this Geekbench run: It's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM providing the power and the pretty hefty scores, here. We can't make heads or tails of the model name so far, but ...

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    The world’s second (but different) modular smartphone has officially arrived stateside (and only stateside), with actual sales and deliveries underway at its exclusive carrier following a short pre-order period. The Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) can be purchased in standard and Force configurations, the latter sporting a shatterproof display, larger 3,500 mAh battery (vs. 2,600), and more capable 21MP rear-facing camera (vs. 13), as well as a thicker 7mm profile (vs. 5.2), and higher $720 retail price tag (vs. $624). Of course, Verizon will let you split the overall costs in monthly ...

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    So, you have your Moto Z or Moto Z Force. You have your $125 Moto Mods Developer Kit. And now you're about to start your solder iron. But if you are not this theoretical person that has all this stuff and are wondering what the heck you'd get into in developing your own Moto Mod, Lenovo has booted up a proper site for you. The site is simply developer.motorola.com and it has resources on what you can do with your kit, what you need to look out for and example materials stored on GitHub for free. The site also opens up the pathway for third parties looking to mass produce to partner with ...

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    Lenovo-owned Motorola has dropped its monthly update schedule for its smartphones, favoring a "most efficient" one. When it launched its Moto Z line of handsets last month, a company spokesperson did promise security patches from Android Security Bulletins. Phones "will receive an update shortly after launch with additional patches." The representative did not discuss the frequency of those updates. Fast forward to today and Motorola has responded to Ars Technica's request to address its non-willingness to go monthly as the updates are released. Motorola understands that keeping phones ...

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    Now that the full Moto Z/Z Force review is in, as well as the two phones’ camera analysis and our critical look at three of the Moto Mods meant to enhance out-the-box functionality, it’s time to pin down the best thing about this new modular undertaking. That’s right, probably the best thing about the Moto Z is it inevitably attracts a downpour of sweet deals… on last year’s Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. We kid, at least in part, though there’s no denying the appeal of B&H Photo Video’s latest sale on Lenovo’s previous Moto-branded flagship. Specifically, its 32GB ...

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