Lenovo Mobile will merge into Motorola, and then disappear
posted by Alan F. / Aug 26, 2015, 3:33 AM
Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google in 2014, and now it appears that Motorola's executives will be running the show when it comes to smartphones. Lenovo's ZUK label will apparently become the company's "flagship internet brand" while Motorola will cover high-end devices sold in international markets.
Motorola recently released the third-generation Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto X Play. The latter is offered in the U.K., Germany and Canada, and is rumored to be coming to Verizon as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2. Next week, the high-end Motorola Moto X Pure Edition will be offered in the U.S., and the company is said to be working with Verizon on the Motorola DROID Turbo 2.
Thanks for the tip!
Makes sense would be really awkward to compete against yourself and have a duplicate divisions doing the same tasks.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 3:40 AM 8
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maybe, lenovo for mediatek device, motorola is for snapdragon/other good procesor
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 3:43 AM 1
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While this sounds good I'd be concerned about the "near stock" status of Moto's OS going forward. I actually liked a lot of the Lenovo devices which came out recently but their OS was always a concern. Lets get the popcorn and watch.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 3:23 PM 0
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"Motorola's executives will be running the show when it comes to smartphones." I'd say if that statement is in fact true, we shouldn't have to worry. Motorola has a good thing going being the only devices having near stock Android (other than a Nexus device or two a year). Motorola devices are also more readily available across all carriers in comparison to Nexus devices (Verizon has only had 2 Nexus phones so far), especially considering the direction their 2015 lineup is taking.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 6:20 PM 0
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Lenovo K920 has a switch in developer setting to switch the phone into a Nexus UI for a full stock experience. Lenovo are not actively championing their own UI in fact its basic stock without App drawer since China national prefer a closer to iOS experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on Aug 27, 2015, 2:10 AM 0
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Best decision from Lenovo! Lenovo clearly knew the value and recognition of Motorola brand. Not like the dumbs in Redmond, who killed a legend brand name that had billions of fans.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 3:49 AM 9
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You do realize that was a part of the terms of purchasing Nokias hardware division right? Microsoft could only use the Nokia name for a few years then the name is released, the non compete is lifted for Nokia and then Nokia is free to start making phones again.... I think you need to pay more attention. Microsoft is not full of "the dumbs".
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 7:22 AM 0
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Oh yeah!!!!! It means that all distribution canals will go to Motorola,finally i will see some Motos in my country. Only Lenovo phones were here,yes,some of them were good,but this is better. I wish that X Play or Style had IP68 or 58.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 5:17 AM 0
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This is fantastic news for Moto fans. When a company like Lenovo buys a venerated name like Motorola, the fear is that they'll phase out the purchased company and put their own name on everything. Lenovo recognizes where the brand equity is.
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 8:15 AM 1
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Says alot about Motorola.... I kept trying to tell some folks that tried to compare this deal to the Nokia-MS deal or saying Google did Motorola as bad as MS did Nokia. ...........Its not even in the same ballpark.......
posted on Aug 26, 2015, 9:11 PM 0
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