Lenovo takes a dig at Apple, possibly hints at Android L with September 4 invite

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Lenovo, like everyone else, is hosting an event next month to introduce the Vibe X2. Invites have been sent out for an event on September 4 during IFA 2014. There is a comedic part and an interesting part to Lenovo’s invite. The comedic part has to do with Apple and its September 9 event and the interesting part involves Android L.

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Lenovo handset, likely the Vibe X2, receives WiFi certification

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On Friday, an unspecified Lenovo smartphone received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Its model number is “Lenovo X2-EU,” so it is extremely likely we are looking at the company’s upcoming Vibe X2. Leaked images of what is allegedly the Lenovo Vibe X2 surfaced recently.

From the certification documents, we do know that it is running Android 4.4.2 which is nearly the latest version of the operating system. By the time it launches, it could have the latest version or Lenovo will just issue a software update right out of the box.

Source: Wi-Fi Alliance [PDF Download Link]

Lenovo Vibe X2 leaked images reveal metal chassis

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When a leaked Lenovo roadmap was discovered a little over a week ago, one of the devices listed was the Lenovo Vibe X2, a sequel to the Lenovo Vibe X. The roadmap document seemed to hint at the device being available in a wide variety of colors. Some newly discovered photos of the device add a little more information to what Lenovo is getting ready to bring to market. The images show what appears to be a metal chassis for the device. A view of the side also shows what appears to be layers of metal used for construction of the smartphone, though it is difficult to tell if that is just a faux look.
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Motorola bounces back in Q2 2014 due to Moto G, Moto E success

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It isn’t its flagship smartphone that is bringing Motorola success. Motorola has experienced a very successful second quarter in 2014 due to the success of its budget handsets. The Moto G was first up and featured quality specifications for a great price without a contract. The Moto E went even further down in both categories and allowed Motorola to capture a market that would otherwise be left for feature phones.


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Motorola Shamu shows up on GFX bench, could be Nexus 6

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Motorola’s most anticipated device of the year, codenamed Shamu, has shown up on the GFX Benchmark database. Although the results weren’t complete, the scores are fairly similar with other devices running Snapdragon 801′s. The results showed that Shamu will sport a 1080p screen, and rumors have led us to believe that the size of the screen could be anywhere from a normal size, like 5-inches, to phablet size, like 6-inches.


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Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro announced, carries a stunning 6-inch QHD display

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Today, Lenovo has announced the Vibe Z2 Pro as its new flagship device heading forward. It is going to be big, literally. The Vibe Z2 Pro has a gigantic 6-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution (Quad HD). This gives it 490 pixels per inch. The back of the Vibe Z2 Pro is just as impressive as the front since Lenovo opted to cover it with metal. All of this is within a 7.7mm thin body.

Hit the break for more details and Lenovo’s trailer introducing the Vibe Z2 Pro.
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Alleged Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Mini gets photographed

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On August 5, Lenovo is expected to announce the Vibe Z2 Pro. But that may not be the only handset the company announces on that date. The image above is claimed to be the Vibe Z2 Pro (left) alongside what is allegedly the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini. Being a true miniature version of the Vibe Z2 Pro, the handset on the right does have a smaller body that retains the same design.

The person posting the image on Weibo also included at least one part of its specifications. Although it is a mini, the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini is said to feature a 5-inch display. The larger Vibe Z2 Pro will boast a massive 6-inch display.

Source: Weibo
Via: GSM Insider

Samsung is still the king of smartphones but continues to lose market share

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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?


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Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

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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.
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