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Motorola Will Merge With Lenovo Mobile

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Lenovo Mobile’s out, it’s Motorola from here on out

If you’re a fan of the Lenovo mobile brand we have sad news for you – the company is merging with sister company Motorola and will disappear after sometime, according to news reports. It seems that Lenovo recognizes that Motorola has stronger branding and design chops than their mobility arm, and has decided to consolidate.

Rick Osterloh, the former president of Motorola, will be the leader of the combined global smartphone business unit, which will be under Motorola legal entities. Additionally, the mobile business group of Lenovo will continue to drive Lenovo’s overall mobile business, but will now rely on Motorola to design, develop and manufacture smartphone products.

As part of the merger, Lenovo Mobile’s employees will join Motorola’s staff and once the merger is complete, Motorola will take over selling high-end products in international markets where Lenovo is currently, while ZUK, another of Lenovo’s mobile brands, will be the company’s flagship internet brand.

We’re not sure how this relates to the local scene as of yet, we’ve reached to Lenovo’s PR team to get a statement from them. We’ll report back once we get word.

Here’s Lenovo PH’s official statement:

As communicated in our recent Q1 FY1516 earnings, to create a faster, leaner business model, we will align our smartphone development, production and manufacturing and better leverage the complementary strengths of Lenovo and Motorola to quickly drive growth. Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group (MBG) will continue to drive the overall mobile business, but will now rely on Motorola to design, develop and manufacture smartphone products. Both Motorola and Lenovo brands will remain in the market currently, and we are excited about our latest product announcements such as the Lenovo VIBE Shot which we have recently launched in the Philippines.

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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20 Comments

  1. Hello sir john nieves and everyone here

    I would like to ask the what is the diff/advantage and disadvantage between snapdragon and mediatek processor?(heating issues, gaming performance)

    Which is better to use in gaming snapdragon 410 or 615?? how about heating issues?is there any??

    thanks to all the replies…

    1. 615 is better out of the two, 410 is meant for low end market while 615 is for mid range.

      dont look at SoCs by brand but by model.

      mas mainam sa katanungan mo i utilize ang google. checkout SoCs, look at GPU benchmarks etc..

      and my opinion, flagship wise, mas malakas ang performance ng SD over MTK. Midrange is where MTK rules, though disadvantage is kung gusto mo ng updates which is not really a deal breaker for me but for many it does, SD may or may have no advantage, pero still it depends on the brand,

      if you want a satisfying gaming phone though, 8-10k budget yan hehe.
      recommendations:

      Zenfone 2

      Meizu m1 note or similarly specced phone. specially 6752 SoC which is a direct competitor of SD615, power efficient and does not heat that much.

      yun lang…bow.

  2. thanks N.I appreciate ur answers ndi kc aq techi n tao . gsto q din sna huawei honor 6 plus what do you think for its gaming performance and quality b ung brand na un?

  3. how about 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 925 processor of huawei honor 6 plus…for gaming b toh and quality din ba ung brand HUAWEI???

    THANKS for all insights

    1. I suggest Oppo Mirror 5! The best budget phone in terms of all-around performance and great UI (ColorOS). 10k

      Honor6Plus is a great smartphone also in terms of camera, performance, and battery life. Its biggest disadvantage it has limited support in XDA developers community due to its chipset and the on-screen navigation buttons. 18k

      For Gamers, buy Asus Zenfone2 4GB/64GB variant. Its the best for gamers. 15k

      For Camera Enthusiasts, buy Lenovo Vibe Shot, superb camera, memory, and battery. 18k

  4. Its not wise to invest/buying Lenovo smartphones since it’ll be replace by Motorola.

    I learned it the hard way when I still bought Nokia Windows Phone. Now Nokia is Microsoft :( although they will make a come back in a few years time.

  5. Just when Lenovo is starting to be spoken on everyone’s lips (at least among people I know of.) Dumb move. Let’s rely on the brand that almost died. Twice.

  6. thanks for the suggestions point break which is better asus 2-Asus Zenfone2 4GB/64GB variant-INTEL ATOM or-Asus Zenfone2 4GB/64GB variant SNAPDRAGON for gaming experience???

  7. thanks for the suggestions point break which is better asus 2-Asus Zenfone2 4GB/64GB variant-INTEL ATOM or-Asus Zenfone2 4GB/64GB variant SNAPDRAGON for GAMING PERFORMANCE not gaming exp???

    1. If my memory serves me right, there is no Asus variant of 4GB/64GB Snapdragon. But there are new products that will be launch by Asus PH this saturday (wherein I will be attending), that variant is the Asus Selfie, Laser, Deluxe, and Max. Visit their fb page to know more info or updates from this website.

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