Lenovo’s octa-core Golden Warrior officially announced for July 18th

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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

Lenovo K920 shown off at electronics show in China

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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.

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Motorola factory in Texas to close by the end of this year

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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.

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Lenovo’s upcoming flagship leaks, big things to come?

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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.

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Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 leaked

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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.

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Google and Intel unveil over 20 new Chromebooks

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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.

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Lenovo announces new N20 and N20p Chromebooks, arriving this summer starting at $279

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The Chromebook scene will be getting more crowded after today. Lenovo is the first company to unveil some new devices running Chrome OS. Here we have the N20 Chromebook and N20p Chromebook, the latter of which features a touch-enabled display. Both of them are 11.6-inch displays with a 1366×768 resolution.

Inside is an Intel Celeron processor based on Haswell microarchitecture. The maximum storage available will be 16GB and RAM will top out at 4GB. For these maximum specifications, though, you will obviously be paying more than the starting price.

On the sides, Lenovo gives you a ton of ports. There are two USB ports, one HDMI port, and an SD card slot. While the non-touch N20 Chromebook is your run-of-the-mill Chromebook, the N20p Chromebook’s display can be folded back to be put into Stand Mode (or Tent Mode as Lenovo calls it on PCs). The N20 Chromebook will arrive in July starting at $279 and the N20p Chromebook will carry a $329 price tag in August.

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Apple patent lawsuit against Google revived by U.S. appeals court

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Today the U.S. appeals court revived a patent lawsuit against Motorola Mobility which had been dismissed shortly before the trial began, allowing Apple to seek another sales band against the company. A patent claim that Motorola made against Apple was also revived, however Motorola will not be able to seek a sales band on Apple.

Despite a number of patent wars with different companies, Apple has yet to win a crippling injunction against a smartphone company while seeking a sales ban.

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Lenovo debuts ThinkPad 11e, a kid-friendly convertible tablet with Chrome OS option

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Here’s something you probably didn’t know. When Lenovo purchased Motorola, they also announced a brand new convertible laptop. The Motorola acquisition was such huge news, though, that the new device completely fell through the cracks. Fast forward a few weeks, and the new ThinkPad 11e is going out for some tech sites to go hands on with it.

The laptop will come in four different styles, depending on the OS  you want on the device and if you’re interested in a touchscreen. You’ll be able to choose between a standard, non-touchscreen model, or a folding, Yoga-esque design with a touchscreen. Both of those models also come in two flavors for the operating system, so you’ll get to choose if you’d rather have a traditional Windows 8 computer or a Chrome OS computer. The laptops are designed for kids and students, so they’re not exactly the slickest looking devices ever made, but they do have an Intel quad-core Bay Trail CPU and a 16 GB SSD (for the Chromebooks) so they’re sure to zip right along. » Read the rest

Motorola stays in-house for new President and COO

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While Lenovo works on completing its purchase, Motorola has found a new leading man. Rick Osterloh is now Motorola’s presiden and chief operating officer. What will Osterloh be doing? Reporting to the Motorola Operating Board at Google until this big acquisition is finished and the company ends up in Lenovo’s hands.

Osterloh, while not being a notable name on the surface, is actually a longtime Motorola employee. He joined the company in 2007 when it bought Good. From there, Osterloh worked with development teams for Motorola’s Android devices. Also, Osterloh worked with Skype until Microsoft spent a fortune on it before returning to Motorola recently.

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