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    Another class action lawsuit to tell you about, this one against Motorola for recent allegations of failing to uphold support and repair services for smartphones and smartwatches guaranteed under warranty. The initial plaintiff, from Georgia, says he could not get the Lenovo-owned company to fix his first-generation Moto 360's cracked backplate for months and that when it did send a replacement unit, it had not the metal strap he originally ordered, but a cheaper leather strap. One of the law firms representing him and the class says "thousands of people" may be affected by Motorola's ...

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    When we're looking at the biggest smartphone brands around, it's almost not even worth paying attention to the top two: Samsung dominates the market, and Apple's got itself a reasonably comfortable second-place spot. But move a little further down the list, and the fight starts getting interesting. Huawei's been a distant third for a while now, but could the company ever get to the point where Apple needs to be worried? And while Xiaomi and Lenovo filled out the top five last time we looked, will their fortunes hold? The latest global shipment figures are out, and they show some big ...

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    April 20 was a working day for someone who had a "Motorola XT1650." And the only smoke that came up was the cooking that the Snapdragon 820 did. Yep, some Motorola phone may have been tested on Geekbench and it's put up some decent scores for the chipset running the test (single-core score around 2,300 and multi-core around 5,300). This is the first such major benchmark reading we've reported on for the device that's expected to become the 2016 Moto X. More important is the 4GB of RAM we're seeing — that's in lockstep with the spring flagships, but with a rumored June launch and ...

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    Design don't come cheap and yet, these designs do. Those special 32GB Moto X Pure Editions with the Jonathan Adler-crafted patterns have come a long way down from the original $475 they debuted at. A recent sale took them all the way down to $349.99, the same as a standard 16GB Pure Edition right now. And now, the three patterns have plopped down to $299.99. Really, we're serious. If you're wincing for what may be coming in June from Lenorola or Motonovo, stop biting your nails. We have no idea how long this will last. Source: Motorola Via: PhoneDog

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    The past few weeks have been thick with rumors of new Motorola hardware, as leaks appeared to reveal a pair of handsets: the device we're hearing called the Moto G4 Plus, with a beneath-the-screen fingerprint scanner, and a similar model that forgoes the fingerprint scanner, believed to launch as simply the Moto G4. The design we've seen hasn't been everyone's favorite, but regardless of what you may think of the look of these phones, we're still very curious to get the official scoop on them – and that's going to mean looking forward to a formal launch announcement. As luck would have ...

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    While mobile consumers on the Western hemisphere probably regard Motorola as the most appealing brand in Lenovo’s portfolio, folks over in China may start to consider ZUK a robust alternative to local veterans like Huawei, Xiaomi or Meizu with the launch of the Z2 Pro. This is so much bolder than ZUK’s affordable but hardly trend-setting 2015 Z1 rookie, daring to go where no Android handheld has gone before, with official iCloud support out the box. Wait, does Apple even know about that? No idea yet, though there are many other original propositions made by the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro, ...

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    The congestion of the worldwide smartphone market has been anticipated by analysts for a long time now, and you can almost notice it with the naked eye these days. Whether we’re talking Android devices or iPhones, upgrades happen at a slower pace than before, and driving new adoption is mission impossible, as billions of people already own intelligent handhelds. The best most major OEMs can thus hope for this year is share and sales stagnation, with perhaps a handful of rising Chinese stars looking at growth on both fronts. Overall, the market has begun to contract, and global shipments ...

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    ‘Tis the season for Motorola product leaks. After all, Lenovo’s daughter company has remained one of very few mobile industry veterans with not a single hardware launch to its name this year. Based on previous roadmaps, we’d obviously expect the third-generation Moto E (by Lenovo) to come to light first, followed closely by a fourth-gen Moto G and Moto X Style, aka Pure Edition, sequel. But we still know very little about the three purported phones, so either they’re not exactly around the corner or leaksters and tipsters will soon be put out of their jobs. Hot on the heels of a ...

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    It’s interesting, but none of Lenovo’s recent “structural” changes appear to have impacted the ZUK Mobile sub-brand, established in May 2015, and already extremely popular in China. Quite on the contrary, and although the Z1 flagship has several more months to go before turning one, a Z2 Pro sequel is nearly done and ready for primetime. That’s not a rumor, mind you, as the startup’s own CEO, Chang Cheng, took to Weibo to announce the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro will be unveiled on April 21, i.e. next Thursday. Chances are we’re looking at another regional-first launch, with ...

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    The leak reactors are back up again and we suspect that it's prime season to start yelling continuously about the 2016 Moto X, whatever the heck it will be called — so help us god. If you have doubts about the heat pipe that's supposedly in this thing or the metallic form factor that would leave Lenovo holding the bag for bringing Motorola into conformation with the endless seas of metallic phones, this leak tipped through hellomotoHK's Facebook page will not assuage anything. // Say Hello to fingerprint☝ Thanks Don to tips us! Posted by hellomotoHK on Thursday, April 7, 2016   All ...

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    We haven’t seen a lot of movement on the Android M promotion front for older Lenovo smartphones, Moto-branded products notwithstanding, and according to the company’s own “upgrade matrix”, the Vibe Shot, Vibe X3, S1 or P1 are as-yet unconfirmed for the all-important UI makeover. The K3 Note, meanwhile, isn’t just confirmed, it’s already headed for system stability, enhanced battery life and security improvements. Believe it or not, the spring 2015-released 5.5-incher leaves Lollipop behind before both its 2016-unveiled successors. And no, we’re not dealing with a soak test or ...

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    It’s been more than two years since Google unexpectedly announced it would sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, and almost a year and a half since the $2.9 billion transaction was actually completed. That sounds like plenty of time for the new conglomerate to gain an identity of its own and finish operating whatever changes management saw fit to make the business work. The problem is Lenovo never looked focused and certain of the direction it intended to take the Moto brand in. At first, it seemed the two product families would stay separate, targeting different regions, some of which ...

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    As if the title didn't hook enough bait, people aren't buying the phones we're looking at. Kantar Worldpanel posted a comprehensive review of some of the major trends going on in the smartphone markets these days — specifically, the US, EU's biggest five economies and urbanized China. We'll zoom in first to the brand preference figures. Of course, Apple and Samsung rule the board in some way. The EU5 have Samsung square on top at 37 percent while Apple is at 29 percent. China's top three come in descending order to Apple, Huawei and Samsung. Meantime, 40 percent of American buyers prefer ...

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    Lenovo subsidiary ZUK has been working on its Z2 handset, a sequel to its first one released back in August. But the parent company has been very much keen on having ZUK lead the company's innovations — the international Z1 featured Cyanogen OS. More change is on the way for two ZUK models, both slated to have 4.7-inch 720p displays and the MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, the latest high-end silicon from the Taiwanese manufacturer for mid-range phones. There will also be a fingerprint sensor and ZUK's ZUI skin, though we don't know what OS it will mask (Cyanogen or Android). The only real ...

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    Ugh. We're back to talking about the Android Marshmallow update for Verizon's DROID Turbo 2. It happened for a short few hours with a pretty Verizon landing page, then, not really happening for two weeks. And it's been a while since Verizon and Motorola insiders were testing the OS bump. It may be happening now. For real. This time. An Android Central forum thread had a screenshot of a two-part update package, the second one being the crucial part to moving the software version up to 24.14.10. We're not sure how far this OTA has spread, but let us know if you've gotten it, you "Verizon ...

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    Everybody wants a piece of the Indian smartphone pie. Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, even Google. And why wouldn’t they, when we’re talking the new second largest global market, with a tremendous growth potential, a population of over 1.2 billion people, and modest 30 percent product penetration? Foreign brands are so eager to conquer the once prohibitive, exotic South Asian territory that many have recently signed up to a Government initiative called “Make in India”, through which they can manufacture gadgets locally and pay lower taxes. Still, domestic vendors like Micromax, Intex ...

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    "Moto by Lenovo" just rolls off the tongue, right? After Motorola Mobility COO Rick Osterloh said that the Motorola device branding would give way to Moto by Lenovo, the media (us included) went into a frenzy — as if the word "Motorola" was to soon vanish from our vocabularies. The lead engineer on the first cellular telephone at Motorola, Martin Cooper, stated to Pocketnow that: It is a sad historical event when the company that created so much modern technology, including the cell phone, will no longer have a consumer presence. The reaction machine had overblown the move like an ...

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    Forging new niches and growing them seems to be the only card left to play for most tablet manufacturers, particularly those specialized in low-cost Android products, where profit margins are razor thin. The number of kid-friendly slates is clearly on the rise, and the same goes for enterprise-centric 10+ inchers. But it’s perhaps even smarter to target these small market segments while maintaining as much of a gadget’s mass appeal as possible. Enter the MWC 2016-announced Lenovo Tab3 roster, including ultra-affordable 7 and 8-inch models for families as opposed to just children, and a ...

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    Just as suspected, Lenovo today goes international with the impressively affordable, remarkably powerful 5-inch Lemon 3 smartphone. Even better, the “advanced multimedia” Vibe K5 comes in two configurations, including a $150 Plus that’s almost too good (and cheap) to be true. But it is, and it’s headed for “select countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold” (so, no United States) in March, delivering an “immersive, fast and undisrupted multimedia experience, whenever you want.” Meaningless marketing propaganda aside, the nicest thing about the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is ...

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    Too little and too late. Motorola's David Schuster announced on his Google+ page that announced software upgrades for Verizon's DROID Ultra, DROID Mini and DROID Maxx have been cancelled. So, instead of Android Lollipop, they will stay on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Droid Mini started on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the Ultra and Maxx debuted with 4.2.2. Schuster was in full apology mode. We apologize that we will not be upgrading DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx to Android Lollipop, as we had hoped. We know how important software upgrades are to our customers, and we're very sorry that we are unable ...

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    Apple’s best quarter in history in terms of both overall profits and iPhone unit sales will likely be followed by its all-time worst, at least as far the latter is concerned. We’ve known that for a while, and Cupertino no doubt expects it, looking towards the lower-cost 5se and, possibly, a precocious 7 launch to turn things around. What’s unlikely to put the company’s financial records on the right track are iPads, projected to fall short of 10 million shipments between January and March 2016 for their own historically lowest quarterly level. Apparently, the iPad Pro is indeed off ...

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    It’s probably way too late for any mobile-involved company to start building up buzz around products set to be unveiled at MWC next week, and hope they’ll magically steal the spotlight away from the long-in-the-rumor-mill Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and LG G5. But there’s plenty of room under the Barcelona sun for Lenovo to score its mysterious upcoming “knockout” 15 minutes of European fame as well. Literally 15 minutes, as we’re likely looking at an international variant of a phone previously launched in China, and that doesn’t sound so very remarkable. Then again, if the ...

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    The vibes aren't dying and, by just the sheer supposed size of this phone's battery, the Vibe P1 Turbo won't, either. Lenovo's done the Vibe P1 twice already: one had a 4,000mAh battery for the price of $159, the other had 5,000mAh for $279. The Vibe P1 Turbo takes that better phone — equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 615, fingerprint reader, 2GB RAM, and 13-megapixel main camera — and pushes the RAM to 3GB and cranks the megapixel count to 16, at least according to leaks. The Indonesian Lenovo product site gives out the specs for the first P1, though, so those ...

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    What's next for the Lenovo-owned Motorola brand - or, should we say, Moto brand? Last month, we heard Lenovo's CEO talking briefly about plans for a high-profile new Moto smartphone (or maybe even phones), due for launch sometime this July. And while that probably means a new Moto X, and likely another Moto G, what can we look forward to from the phones themselves? We were promised “more innovative, more attractive” designs, but just what does Lenovo have in mind? It may still be several months before we know for sure, but recent pics attempt to offer a possible early glimpse, showing ...

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    It was bound to happen sooner or later. After all, we’ve been hearing about the constant growth of smartphones in India since… forever, and the country is roughly four times as populous as the United States. It’s therefore perhaps surprising it took so long to reach a billion mobile users in the region, 220 million of which are reportedly on Android, iOS or Windows Phone. With a 22 percent yearly hike in smartphone shipments, and a 15 percent boost in Q4 2015 alone, it doesn’t look like this market is in danger of saturation either, so the user base, the world’s second largest ...

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