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The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

Lenovo Tech World 2016 is now behind us and while it wasn’t necessarily the most hotly anticipated event of the season — WWDC and E3 both begin on Monday — it was still an action-packed show during which we saw some exciting new products take shape. The star of the show had to be the new Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, which is the first smartphone in the world to bring Google’s Project Tango augmented reality solution to life, but Motorola’s new phones were also high points during today’s festivities.

In this article, we’ll run through all of the biggest and most exciting things unveiled during Lenovo Tech World 2016. More →

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Moto Z Force Specs Release Date Prince

Lenovo’s first Moto Z flagship phones are finally official

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:29 PM.

Lenovo’s first Moto Z flagship phones are finally official

Motorola is quite an innovator when it comes to smartphones. It launched the Motorola Droid, the first phone that offered buyers a compelling Android-based iPhone alternative. Later, it came up with the Moto X flagship, and Moto G and Moto E affordable handsets. Since then, it was bought and sold by Google, and now Lenovo owns the iconic phone company.

At today’s Lenovo Tech World event, Motorola unveiled a brand new smartphone series, the Moto Z flagship that will replace the Moto X in Lenovo’s lineup. The Moto Z family represents Lenovo’s first original Motorola flagship family, two devices that pack high-end hardware and a feature a somewhat modular design.

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Lenovo Tech World

Live coverage: Watch live as Lenovo and Motorola unveil futuristic new phones

Live coverage: Watch live as Lenovo and Motorola unveil futuristic new phones

By on June 9, 2016 at 12:38 PM.

Pictured above, The Masonic is an iconic event space in San Francisco that has been home to countless bands and entertainers over the years. But on Thursday, a different kind of show will occupy the well-known space. Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing will take the stage and oversee the unveiling of at least two futuristic new smartphones. One will fall under the Lenovo brand and will among the first Project Tango phones released to the public. The second will mark the next stage in Motorola’s evolution as the fan-favorite Moto X line gives way to all-new Moto Z smartphones.

It promises to be a very exciting show, and you can watch all the action from Lenovo Tech World 2016 live right here. More →

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Lenovo Moto Z Leak

Leak teases Lenovo’s first Moto Z smartphone

By on June 8, 2016 at 3:15 PM.

Leak teases Lenovo’s first Moto Z smartphone

Lenovo might not be too happy about its Motorola acquisition just yet, but the Chinese conglomerate is about to launch new Moto-branded smartphone – at least that’s what most leaks suggest. A new teaser shows off the profile of a phone believed to be the upcoming Moto Z, a brand new Motorola flagship. More →

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Smartphone Modules

‘Modular’ smartphones are 2016’s dumb trend

By on May 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

‘Modular’ smartphones are 2016’s dumb trend

The LG G5 has them. Google’s first consumer phone will have them. The iPhone has some, thanks to this butt-ugly case. And now, it would appear that Motorola’s upcoming smartphone will have modules. But don’t let the trends deceive you: modular smartphones are not here to stay.

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Motorola Droid Z Photo

Next-gen Motorola Droid looks pretty fantastic in this leaked image

By on May 27, 2016 at 8:57 AM.

Next-gen Motorola Droid looks pretty fantastic in this leaked image

Verizon’s first Motorola Droid smartphone helped set in motion a series of events that would ultimately see Android become the most popular mobile platform on the planet. Now, nearly seven years later, Droid branded smartphones are barely a blip on the radar. The market has been flooded with hundreds and hundreds of different Android models, and they’re led by Samsung’s Galaxy lineup and the double-digit billions the company spends on marketing and advertising. In fact, you might have even forgotten that Droid phones exist at this point, unless you’ve been to a Verizon Wireless store lately.

All that could change soon enough, however, because a new leak suggests that Verizon and Motorola’s upcoming Droid refresh may be one of the hottest new Android phones of the year. More →

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Moto G4 Plus Specs Price Release Date

Motorola just launched a dirt cheap phone that takes better photos than the iPhone 6s

By on May 17, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Motorola just launched a dirt cheap phone that takes better photos than the iPhone 6s

Lenovo-owned Motorola announced a pair of affordable new Android handsets on Tuesday morning. Motorola’s famous Moto G line is getting two new members this year, including the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. The phones are virtually identical, but the Plus version does sport a better camera, a fingerprint sensor, more RAM and more storage. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Ultimate Drop Test Video

‘Shatterproof’ Motorola display put to the ultimate test, survives 900-foot drop

By on December 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

‘Shatterproof’ Motorola display put to the ultimate test, survives 900-foot drop

There are drop tests and then there are drop tests. The team at UnlockRiver.com this year decided to take Motorola’s claim that its Droid Turbo 2 is the first smartphone ever to have a “shatterproof” display and put it to the ultimate test by dropping it from more than 900 feet in the air. Essentially, the team attached the device to an aerial drone, had it fly way up in the air and then let it drop. The results may even be surprising to Motorola’s own engineers. More →

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Droid Turbo 2 ShatterShield Display

How Motorola made an unbreakable smartphone display

By on October 28, 2015 at 9:40 AM.

How Motorola made an unbreakable smartphone display

Motorola this week announced two new Android handsets, the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. Both devices are supposed to offer superior battery life and great specs, although it’s the Droid Turbo 2 that stands out when it comes to hardware. More importantly, the Droid Turbo 2 has a feature not available on any device from the competition: A shatterproof screen that’s supposedly unbreakable. More →

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Motorola Innovations Shatterproof Display Moto Maker

Motorola is still Thinking Different and we should all be grateful

By on October 28, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

Motorola is still Thinking Different and we should all be grateful

It’s very hard being an Android smartphone OEM right now but I’m really glad to see Motorola is still around and kicking. Even more important, I’m happy to see that Motorola hasn’t lost its enthusiasm for creating truly useful new innovations that push smartphones forward. More →

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Droid Maxx 2 Hands-on Preview

Motorola’s Droid Maxx 2 hands-on: A budget phone with a flagship battery

Motorola’s Droid Maxx 2 hands-on: A budget phone with a flagship battery

By on October 27, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

At an event in New York City today, Motorola and Verizon debuted two new devices: the flagship Droid Turbo 2 and the budget-minded Droid Maxx 2. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the Turbo 2, but although Motorola’s flagship is sure to steal the spotlight, the Maxx 2 is a solid midrange device in a market full of subpar offerings. More →

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