Bottom line: Lenovo's plan to reorganize its mobile division around its struggling Motorola operations looks misguided, and doesn't address why the company's smartphones have become such industry laggards. Just a week after I called on PC giant Lenovo to write off Motorola, the company is doing just the opposite and betting [...]
This week on the podcast we're talking about the latest scandal to sweep the tech world: #pengate. We also talk about our exclusive Motorola DROID news, the Moto 360 2, HTC's leaked iPhone copycat, and more.
Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations -- including design and manufacturing -- under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.
Lenovo has begun merging its Mobile Business Group (MBG) into Motorola Mobility and the latter will soon start designing and building phones for its parent company, reports NDTV Gadgets. The move is part of an effort to streamline its...Show More Summary
Since Lenovo bought Motorola, there's been a lot of speculation as to what it will do with its existing mobile division. The company has now provided more details, saying it will run all of its smartphone operations under the Motorola umbrella and eventually shutter Lenovo Mobile. Show More Summary
A new report out of China claims that Lenovo Mobile will soon be dissolved with all future products to be sold and marketed under the Motorola branding.
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Germany’s top civil court has ruled that Apple’s slide-to-unlock technology isn’t sophisticated enough to warrant a patent, Bloomberg reports. In 2012, Apple won an injunction against Motorola Mobility based on its patent on using aShow More Summary
Despite Lenovo officially owning Motorola Mobility, both companies continue to operate separately with Lenovo pushing out their own brand of handsets while Motorola produces their own. Both brands offer up very different devices and don’t seem particularly complementary to one another. Show More Summary
Making a splash in a well-established, some may say entrenched, mobile market isn’t an easy proposition. At the top end of the scale you have companies like Samsung, Apple, HTC, Motorola and other household brands to contend with, while at the ‘value’ end of the scale you get challenger brands like OnePlus, Oppo and Huawei. Show More Summary
When Project Ara was first announced, it was under Motorola Mobility’s banner, although we suppose technically it was under Google’s banner since Google had already acquired Motorola by then. However when Motorola was sold off to Lenovo, Google got to keep Project Ara and they have been working on it ever since. Show More Summary
When news of Stagefright broke out, you can be sure that there was a fair number of people were very concerned of the situation, and rightly so. In fact, smartphone manufacturers and mobile carriers (like Motorola, AT&T, Verizon andShow More Summary
Lenovo just announced global workforce reductions and it looks like Chicago will be experiencing 500 of the planned 3,200 job cuts as Lenovo works to improve its financial position.
Motorola Mobility began laying off about 500 employees Thursday, cutting 25 percent of its Chicago workforce just over a year after moving from Libertyville into a new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart.
LG Electronics unveiled the LG G4 in its home country in April, just three months before Motorola Mobility announced its third generation Moto G in India.
Lenovo is the biggest PC maker in the world, but smartphones remain a challenge. The company's mobile arm announced a pre-tax loss of $292 million for the three months ending in June: Motorola phones shipped stood at 5.9 million, down just less than a third from last year. Show More Summary
Device maker Lenovo today announced layoffs for 3,200 of its employees, or 5 percent of its workforce, and plans to adjust its operating structure and product line to make the most of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility last year. As a result, Lenovo will have to pay $600 million in restructuring costs and will be […]
While it's still a bit slow in the mobile space during the summer, there was a major announcement from Motorola and a couple other device launches.
Every now and then we come across a flaw or security vulnerability on mobile devices, but safe to say that the recent discovery of Stagefright has sent everyone scrambling. For those unfamiliar with Stagefright, basically this is a vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely commandeer an Android device via a simple MMS message. Show More Summary
Good fiction changes the world. Submarine inventor Simon Lake was directly inspired by the work of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Martin Cooper, the director of research at Motorola, created the first mobile phone based on the Star Trek communicator. Even the TASER was invented by a fiction fan – Jack Cover […]