Google IO 2016 Coverage

Lenovo’s first Moto flagship will swap letters, going from ‘X’ to ‘Z’

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When it was overhauled by Google in 2013, Motorola became a brand of simplicity. The company’s lineup was brought down to just three phones that had a clear place in the world, which is still true today under Lenovo’s ownership. Lenovo actually hasn’t done all that much to Motorola, but the company does want to reorganize a few things starting with the next Moto flagship.

Evan Blass, writing for VentureBeat, revealed on Tuesday that Lenovo is going to give a new name to Moto flagships. That means you’re never going to see a Moto X (2016), but you will witness the launch the Moto Z this year in two devices just like the Motorola did with the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X Play.

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Moto G4 and G4 Plus specifications and image gallery

Motorola unveiled its Moto G4 and G4 plus handsets earlier today with both models featuring 5.5-inch Full HD displays, Snapdragon 617 octa-core processors and 3,000mAh batteries. While both models have mostly the same specifications, the G4 Plus has both a better camera and a fingerprint scanner (which explains that square button beneath the display). Join us after the break for the rundown on specifications and gallery of images. Read more

Xiaomi will feature at Google I/O 2016, teaser hints at possible Android TV announcement

Google I/O 2016 doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, but we’ve already seen Google’s new Spaces messaging platform go live yesterday. Among the many rumors that the conference will see the unveiling of Android VR and possibly a headset to go with it, comes a teaser from former Google employee, Hugo Barra, who says that Xiaomi will feature at Google I/O 2016.

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