Lenovo will soon be introducing a duo of Chromebooks to the market, the N20 and the touch-enabled N20P. Unlike its previous Chromebook models, however, these two are explicitly designed to appeal to a broader range of consumers.
The latest IDC quarterly update has arrived. This time around we are seeing details on smartphone shipments from the first quarter of 2014 and it looks like Samsung has remained firmly in the top position. In fact, Samsung is shown as having 30.3 percent of the market share.
Lenovo first announced the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ back in February, during Mobile World Congress. Specs were announced at the time, and we even managed to spend a bit of hands-on time with the tablet. A release date and price weren't immediately available, however there is some good news for those who may have been waiting.
Motorola just recently held a 30-minute Hangouts session with Punit Soni, the company's VP for Product Management and software guy. In between answering questions from Motorola fans and users, Soni constantly reiterates the pervading philosophy behind Motorola's software decisions, that of giving users the purest Android experience possible.
Lenovo announced a refresh for the A-Series tablet lineup earlier in the month. At the time we were given a look at the specs for each of the different models, however the release dates and pricing was somewhat vague. Lenovo had only said these models would begin arriving "worldwide" during the second quarter of the year.
Lenovo has officially unveiled the latest in the A-Series tablet lineup. In this case that means a handful of models including the A7-30, A7-50, A8 and the A10. As suggested by the model numbers, these tablets will all vary in display size. Lenovo also appears to be pushing these for different purposes.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing previously talked about how he felt they could turn Motorola around "in a few quarters." At the time the initial chatter seemed to be focused on two aspects; how Motorola could help Lenovo expand into other markets, and about what Lenovo could due for Motorola. Obviously those earlier comments from Yang were focused on the latter.
We spent a bit of time with Lenovo during Mobile World Congress, and an extension of our time together brings a giveaway. Lenovo is providing one tablet for one lucky Android Community reader. Specifically, Lenovo is offering up the Yoga Tablet 10, a device we reviewed (and enjoyed) several months earlier. The giveaway involves the Facebook pages for both Android Community and Lenovo, but we will keep it on the simpler side.
Google’s Motorola wasn’t as special as you may think. At MWC, Motorola’s SVP of Supply Chain and Operations, Mark Randall — along with SVP of Software Engineering Steve Horowitz — spoke about their company’s time with Google. Some of the commentary we knew, but some is enlightening, showing that moving forward, Moto is going to be Moto again.
MWC has wrapped up, and Android Community is leaving Barcelona. Over the time spent in Spain, quite a bit was seen. In wrapping up our coverage of the event, we wanted to reflect on the highlights — and lowlights — of the event.