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Lenovo is a technology company headquartered in China. They are primarily known for their Windows-based PCs, but Lenovo also manufacturers Android devices and Chromebooks. Lenovo owns Motorola Mobility as well. Visit the Lenovo forums.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion gaming phones will both launch next month

The category of gaming smartphones has matured thanks to the attention given by companies such as Razer, ASUS, Nubia. While most smartphone brands bill gaming as an added benefit on their flagship devices, some others such as ASUS have SKUs devoted to gaming, and the ROG Phone and the ROG Phone 2 are two examples...

Lenovo Flex 5G launches in the U.S. with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G and Windows 10 on ARM

Earlier this year at CES 2020, Lenovo announced the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop. This laptop featured the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, Qualcomm's highest-end ARM-based SoC designed for "Always On, Always Connected" PCs (ACPCs). As such, the Lenovo Yoga 5G runs Microsoft's Windows 10 on ARM, much like the Microsoft Surface Pro X and Samsung Galaxy...

TWRP adds support for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Lenovo K10 Note, Vivo Y51L, and more

Team Win Recovery Project, aka TWRP, is the most popular custom recovery solution in the Android modding circle. Not only it’s the most feature-packed recovery out there, but it also supports a wide array of devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to Android TV boxes and dongles. Last month, we saw the likes of Samsung...

Lenovo’s P-series ThinkPads and ThinkStation PCs are getting Linux options

Earlier this year in January, Dell unveiled the 2020 refresh for its XPS series of laptops. As part of the lineup, Dell released the XPS 13 2020 with 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake chips. Along with the regular Windows-based variants of the notebook, Dell also released a Ubuntu-based Developer Edition of the XPS 13 2020...

This is likely the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone with a 144Hz display, 90W charging, and side pop-up camera

Lenovo's self-branded smartphones may not be nearly as popular as the company's Motorola-branded devices, but the brand still has fans in Asian countries like India and China. In an effort to capitalize on the company's existing popularity with gamers, Lenovo is preparing to launch its first-ever Android gaming smartphone under its Legion Gaming brand. The...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...

LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available

If you call yourself a custom ROM veteran, you definitely have heard about LineageOS. LineageOS traces its roots back to CyanogenMod, the custom ROM that became popular on the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone available for purchase. CyanogenMod, in turn, went on to become one of the most popular custom ROMs available across...

[Update: Verizon too] Motorola Moto Z4 starts receiving official Android 10 update

Long before the rise of the Android One program, Motorola decided to ship a close-to-stock version of Android under the management of Google. After being acquired by Lenovo, the situation deteriorated over the years. No more blazing fast updates from Motorola anymore, along with the fact that the Moto Z lineup does not carry a...

Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

Lenovo unveils 2 affordable Chromebooks: the detachable IdeaPad Duet and the convertible IdeaPad Flex 5

Chromebooks are more about power-efficiency and mobility than performance. This is why their market share among laptops is relatively smaller. OEMs such as ASUS and HP are among the brands that routinely churn out Chromebooks while Samsung chips in sometimes. Google, on the other hand, has a yearly ritual of launching a new Chromebook (or...

Lenovo announces the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and $1499 price tag

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx — a new mobile platform designed for Always On, Always Connected PCs. Devices with the new chip were expected to hit the market late last year and, as expected, Microsoft unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx powered Surface Pro X in October last year. Along...

Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 2nd Gen is an affordable 10-inch tablet that doubles as a smart display

Lenovo has made a marked commitment to smart displays, even being one of the first manufacturers to roll out a Google Assistant-powered smart display. The concept of a Smart Displays is pretty simple - you connect it to your Google account, and you can access all of the Google Assistant's features with a constant, visual...