With Motorola's acquisition, Lenovo is gunning for Apple and Samsung
2. galanoth (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
That's great optimism.
But realistically, I don't think any other company will be able to sell more smartphones than Apple or Samsung.
3. Doakie (Posts: 722; Member since: 06 May 2009)
That's great pessimism.
But realistically, it was just two years ago people said "I don't think any other company will be able to sell more smartphones than Apple."
The next thing you know Samsung did it. Don't doubt, it can always be done again.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The ThinkPad acquisition didn't unseat the other larger players at the time. Lenovo bought its way into a segment of the notebook market and was able to impact its cost model in ways that IBM never could have. In that respect, I suspect history is going to repeat itself. But going after Sammy? I doubt it. Lenovo has a better chance of passing Apple, given Apple's penchant for maximizing profit per unit.
5. VZWuser76 (Posts: 889; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Are you sure about that? IIRC a few years ago when they bought up Palm, HP was the #1 PC OEM, and now Lenovo is.
I'm not thrilled with a tech icon like Motorola going to a foreign company, but as long as they don't try to cut corners like going with Mediatek processors and skimping on build materials, I'll probably consider them for my next phone. Also they hopefully plan to keep the Texas plant open, at least for the North and South American phones. But it sounds like they're committed to actually growing the Moto brand. Of course, they wouldn't say if they plan to gut the company at this time either, but time will tell.
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I was referring to notebooks (ThinkPad market segment). You are totally on point about Desktop PCs, though. Only time will tell whether Moto is gutted. When I read the news about Google unloading Moto, I sighed. I was soo hoping that Google was going to infuse an entrepreneurial culture back into Moto. Things seemed to be heading in a positive direction with the update release cycle (night-and-day comparison between the Maxx and the RAZR of 2 years ago).
Oh well. Time to wait and see.
6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4640; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Well, it looks like Lenovo is full of confidence to surpass Samsung and Apple with the help of Motorola. Good, i like it!
Good luck to both of them! Lenovorola!
13. Finalflash (Posts: 858; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Everyone in the DROID crowd (other than htc) and even Apple has now up-ed their game. Next year is going to be ridiculous.
8. Just.Saying (Posts: 82; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
To beat samsung lenovo will have to do alot more than just buying a cell phone manufacturing company, Samsung makes its own AMOLED displays and most of the other hardware used in its products. In my oppinion, i a few years,samsung will use 100% of its own hardware in their phones.
9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 940; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
This is more a win for Android and it's users. I don't care if Samsung sales less just as long as Android remains dominant. It's tougher for Apple to battle 5 good OEM's than one big one.
10. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 93; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
I'm totally excited on what will happen on Motorola. I just wish that Lenovo must also reintroduce Motorola all over the Asia not just China.
11. Just.Saying (Posts: 82; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
i've been going through brochures here and none of the carriers have an any motorola deals. South Africa
14. anleoflippy (Posts: 209; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Same here, I live in Malaysia and we don't get some Motorola Goodness like the Moto G or Moto X. We only get their last generations of phones which is still on ICS. Heck I don't even see a store that sells the LG G2. All I see is Apple and Samsung. Barely any stores selling Sony phones unless at Sony Centres.
17. aksa123 (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Moto G hasnt arrived in malaysia ? I thought it had.
Moto X is North America -exclusive T.T
16. jpd514 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
With the sale of Motorola to Lenovo Google just come to kick Samsung in the guts after dealing with them the end of touchwiz. Touchwiz was portable with their fans to Tizen, Samsung own OS.
18. Leonis (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Lenovo will do better than Samsung. Samsung will drop market share since all they do now a days is to push out new phones with bad features. I'm glad HTC and Samsung will go for a release close to Samsung. I know many people who complain about Samsung.