It’s been quite a party for Samsung. Ever since the Galaxy S was introduced, they never looked back as they stream rolled over the competition. Getting to the top is no easy task, but sometimes it’s actually easier to get there than to stay there. Samsung is definitely feeling it as their market share has dropped significantly over the last year. Are consumers starting to get sick of Samsung’s dominance? Or is this just a bump in the road?
Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch display, this opened the eyes of many as the Nexus program has been in limbo and Android Silver is approaching as soon as next year. A new report from The Information confirms that Motorola is indeed working on a Nexus device and that Android Silver is really the one in limbo here. » Read the rest
It was only a few months ago when we thought the Nexus program was dead.
But then came rumors of Volantis, HTC’s codenamed 9-inch Nexus tablet to be released alongside Android L this fall.
Since we hadn’t heard much regarding a new Nexus phone to come out this fall, we were perplexed, but assumed that a new phone would not be coming. Until now.
In a selfie posted to his Weibo account, Vice President of The Lenovo Group, Arthur Wei, revealed the back of the Lenovo K920, now known to be called the Vibe Z2 Pro. If revealing the design and official name of their upcoming flagship wasn’t tantalizing enough, the image was also accompanied by a complete list of specifications.
Lenovo’s Golden Warrior smartphone has finally been given an official launch date after a few previous leaks. The device will hit shelves in China on July 18th, and Lenovo is offering a fantastic deal to Weibo members that will allow them to get their hands on the phone for roughly $32. Even if you can’t manager to get in on that deal, the device will run between $130 and $145, depending on which Chinese carrier you want the golden smartphone on. » Read the rest
The Lenovo K920 has popped up a couple times in the rumor mill, but we still haven’t seen any specs on the device. Despite this, it looks like the Lenovo K920 has made an appearance a a consumer electronics show in China, even though it still hasn’t been made official.
The device looks to include a 6-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The camera on the device is 16MP, and it runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box. The name itself, the K920, may not be permanent, and it might instead be called the Vibe Z2 Pro.
The Moto X was widely praised by critics. Did that same feedback nudge consumers to buy? Apparently not. Motorola will be closing its Texas factory, used to assemble the Moto X with Moto Maker, to do low sales and the cost of running the operation. Basically, the Texas factory was bleeding money for the company and now it will be closing by the end of this year. This comes just a year after the factory opened in May 2013.
This comes as Lenovo is set to takeover Motorola at in the near future. The Chinese giant would not answer questions regarding its plans on what they would do with the United States assembly strategy, but now they will not have to worry at all. It seems that cost-cutting has been ongoing as the factory’s amount of employees has been steadily dropping over the course of the last year. Lenovo can move everything overseas and see much lower costs for Motorola.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Lenovo is prepping its next flagship, the Vibe Z2 Pro, and held an internal event last week. Lucky for us, someone at the event snapped a few photos of the device to give the world a preview. The leaks have been circulating on China’s social media site, Sina Weibo.
So, what are we looking at in terms of specs? Hit the break to find out.
The Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 has been revealed by an online retailer, and its clearly a mid-range device based on the specs. It sports a 5.3-inch LTPS 720p (1280 x 720) display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6592M processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, 2,000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct and 3G support via dual-SIM. It measures 146 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs only 146 grams.
Google and Intel held an event earlier today to talk about Chromebooks. As expected a slew of Chromebooks were introduced. More than 20 to be exact, and the many of them will be powered by Intel’s Bay Trail chips, which should yield 11 hours of battery life.
Manufacturers on hand included Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba. Interestingly enough Samsung wasn’t there. Earlier today, we reported about Lenovo’s new N20 and N20p, but they just announced a 64-bit version of the Yoga Chromebook. Last week, Acer teased an upcoming i3 Chromebook, and today it was revealed as the C720. Dell will also offer an i3 Chromebook 11 as well.