A brand new Motorola Android tablet might be released soon


While the traditional tablet market is shrinking, most smartphone makers continue to develop and sell this type of mobile devices. But this hasn't been the case with Motorola, which released its last tablet back in 2011. Now, however, as part of Lenovo, Motorola Mobility is reportedly getting ready to announce a brand new tablet.

According to Android Police, Motorola is working on an Android tablet that "has a premium look and feel." For now, there's little information about the new slate, but it's said that it likely sports a screen of around 9-10 inches. More intriguingly, the screenshot seen above seemingly reveals one of the tablet's software features: Productivity Mode.

Apparently, when enabled, Productivity Mode will let you seamlessly switch between apps by tapping app icons in the navigation bar, and close any app with a long press and an upward drag. Sounds pretty cool and useful to us. What's also nice is that the navigation bar seems to include a dedicated app drawer button - next to the navigation keys.

At the moment, there is no word on when, where, or for how much this new Motorola tablet will be released. We also don't know what name it will have, nor if it's going to be sold by any major US carrier (if it will, we certainly expect LTE on board). Nevertheless, we are looking forward to seeing if this Motorola slate can bring something different to the tablet market.

source: Android Police

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8 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Been a long while since I heard anything from Moto. I thought Lenovo ate them alive already.

2. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

lenovo bought motorola.....

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

that was the point, they are probably gonna destroy the moto brand like how they ruined the thinkpad brand.

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the old OG moto Tablet - the Zoom- was a tank it was solid I still have it and the battery is still charging and running. Its ashamed that Moto really never priced it right nor take advantage of adding certain features to it that would have made it much better then it was. except for the Samsung nexus Tablet which was really good I just don't see any other Android oem manufacture beating Samsung. There was a time that the Asus Transformer was all the rage but their supporting Nvidia chips only sort of killed their whole tablet product.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Finally! About time, really want a highend stock Android tablet and that productivity mode looks awesome! Hurry up and announce this thing. Also who knows, this might be a Google iO announcement product!!!!

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sounds like a great tablet to me! Can't wait to see the specs and pricing on this!

7. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

It is about time.

8. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I just hope it has expandable storage and a Snapdragon 835 processor. Being a larger form factor than a smartphone, it should have more thermal headroom to really shine in graphics performance.

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