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Motorola to Honor Android Oreo Update Promise for the Moto G4 Plus After Backlash

Lenovo caused an uproar in the community when it announced its Android 8.0 Oreo update plans for its smartphone portfolio. The update list included most 2017 smartphones and 2016 flagships, but ended up excluding the Moto G4 Plus. Such uproar was rightfully warranted in this case, as Motorola had explicitly promised Android N and Android O...

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus with Improved Cameras, Metal Unibody Design Launched in India

Today Lenovo-owned Motorola officially launched the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus in India. Originally announced last month, both devices are an upgraded version of the 5th generation Moto G smartphones which were launched back in February of this year. As far as specifications are concerned, the Moto G5S comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS display,...

Moto Z2 Force Mini Review: A Surprisingly Refreshing Experience that Requires an Expensive Commitment to Moto Mods

Lenovo has a lot on the line with its 2017 offerings, and the flagship Moto Z2 Force may be the most important of them all. It's not only their premium smartphone, but it also inherits the Moto Mods strategy that Motorola began last year, and all the constraints that come with it. Before we take a...

Lenovo Ships 11 Million Smartphones in Q2 2017, 3 Million Moto Z Sales in 12 Months

We're starting to see a number of estimates when it comes to smartphone shipments for Q2 2017. These are typically based on market research firms who have partnerships with retail outlets around the world and it allows them to estimate how the market is doing at any given time. Lenovo however has come out and...

It Looks like the Moto Z2 Force also has “Jelly Scrolling”, Inverted Refresh Direction

Just over a month ago, the OnePlus 5 burst onto the scene with a storm of controversy. From the unexpected quality of the cameras, to the benchmark enhancing passing straight through the infamous and uncommon "jelly scrolling" issue, supposedly caused by the device's screen being mounted upside down. If our Moto Z2 Force unit is...

Lenovo Phab Series has No Scheduled OTA Updates

Most Android enthusiasts love a good OTA update with even the monthly security patches being a high priority for them. So big version updates of Android are even more important and a lot expect an expensive, high-end device to receive at least 2 of these bigger updates. Sadly, Lenovo doesn't have a very good reputation...

Lenovo Launches the K8 Note in India, Comes with Stock Android and 4,000mAh Battery

India remains a hotspot for competition in the entry level as more and more OEMs attempt to attract customers in the budget segment. For the most part, a budget device in 2017 can serve the needs of the casual or mainstream consumer, leaving many customers wondering if they really should be spending exorbitant amounts on...

Future Lenovo Smartphones to Ship with Stock Android, Lenovo Vibe UI Discarded

The Android community has a love/hate relationship with the UI of ROMs that Lenovo and other OEMs put on their smartphones. Most enthusiasts would prefer a stock Android experience but some would admit that there can be useful features put into an OEM ROM. For instance, Samsung devices have had floating windows and split screen...

Motorola Promises Three Generations of Moto Mods Support on the Moto Z Lineup

One of the frequently asked questions when it comes to modularity implementations is just how long the OEMs are committed to their vision and feature. LG's attempt at modularity was a self-confessed disaster on the LG G5 and despite their promises, the OEM failed to provide the ecosystem support needed for a fledgling idea to...

Latest Lenovo Folio Concept Shown Off at Lenovo Tech World 2017

We're currently seeing a trend toward smartphone OEMs reducing the bezels of our devices. This design brings a new level of aesthetics to our phones that is becoming more and more popular. It's something that OEMs have been working on for a while now but they also have some other unique concepts being worked on as well....

Motorola Moto Z2 Force is Now Official: Quad HD Display, Snapdragon 835, 2,730 mAh Battery

We've been talking about the Moto Z2 Force from Motorola since April of this year when rumored renders created from CAD dimensions were leaked to the public. At that time, renders claimed that the device would come with a 3.5mm headphone port but then later leaks of renders had showed this wasn't to be the...

The Moto Z Receives App Shortcuts, Round Icons, and More with 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Next Tuesday on July 25, Lenovo-owned Motorola will be taking the stage in New York City to announce a brand new smartphone. The rumor mill suggests that the main focus of this event will be the upcoming Moto Z2 Force, but even with a new flagship on the way, that doesn't mean Motorola has forgotten...