Google IO 2016 Coverage

Lenovo obtains trademark for ‘MOTO Z’

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A new filing for a trademark on ‘MOTO Z’ with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Lenovo via their Motorola unit is no surprise after news of changes surfaced last week. According to sources, Lenovo plans to swap letters for their flagship line of devices, moving from ‘X’ to ‘Z’ with the 2016 models. This latest filing with the USPTO appears to provide confirmation that such a move is in the works. Read more

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

Lenovo is working on an 18.4-inch tablet to compete with the ridiculous Galaxy View

samsung_galaxy_view_tablet_contentRemember the Galaxy View? Samsung announced the behemoth of a tablet late last year, then pretty much forgot about it and stopped reminding anyone that it existed. It was definitely a niche product, considering it had an 18.4-inch 1080p display that was too big to comfortably use as a tablet but still kind of small to use as a replacement TV.

Despite the relative lack of success of the Galaxy View, Lenovo is ready to throw their hat in the ring with their own massive tablet. According to a benchmark for a PB2-690N, it looks like Lenovo’s implementation will be better in some ways, but worse in others. Read more