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Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) is getting Android 8.0 Oreo

Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) is getting Android 8.0 Oreo
If you own the Lenovo K8 Note, we some good news. The device is now getting its Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software Update. We've seen the update coming through Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) in Philippines and it also features February 5, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Software improvements.

The stable build is rolling out as OMB27.43-20 for the Lenovo K8 XT1902-3. Lenovo's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. 


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Lenovo launches its first full screen display Smartphone!!!

Lenovo launches its first full screen display Smartphone!!!
Lenovo officially announced the Lenovo K320t during an event in China. The K320t is Lenovo's first mid-range smartphone to feature 18:9 full screen display.

It comes with a 5.7" 1440 × 720 Display, 8MP AF +2MP Dual-Rear Camera, 1.3GHz Spreadtrum Quad-Core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage which can be expended upto 128GB via microSD card, 3000mAh battery, Micro USB port for data syncing and charging, 3.5mm Audio Jack, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. You get Fingerprint sensor on the rear.

The Lenovo K320t costs 1000.00 Yuan (154 USD/ 10,000 INR) which seems quite costly for those specifications. It will be available only in Black color. Thoughts?

Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM

Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM
Lenovo has already announced the list of devices that will be getting Android 8.0 Oreo update and the list only includes Lenovo K8 series of phones. Lenovo claims that they'll receive Android 8.0 Oreo by June to July of 2018.

Wondering if you could try out Oreo on your Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus)? Well, if you own a ZUK Z2 (Plus) and want to taste the Android 8.1 Oreo right now then this recent development might be of interest to you.

Developer "Rodrigo Rodrigues" has successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo based Custom ROM for the ZUK Z2 (Plus). Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).


Watch: Android 8.1 New Features!!!

With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on ZUK Z2 (Plus). You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Screenshots:
Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM

Downloads:

Direct Download: Pixel ROM [Google Apps Included] (// XDA)

Lenovo Introduces the New Moto Tab, an Everyday Tablet Designed for Entertainment

Lenovo Introduces the New Moto Tab, an Everyday Tablet Designed for Entertainment
Lenovo today announced it's first Moto-branded tablet Moto Tab, an everyday, versatile tablet designed for the entertainment. Available starting November 17, the Moto Tab features a refined design with a sleek metal frame and soft-touch back that’s comfortable to hold. It offers long-lasting 7000mAh battery, a beautiful display that looks good in any light, and increased onboard memory with expandable storage.


Moto Tab will sport a 10.1-inch FHD display with IPS panel. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (Expandable upto 128GB). The Tab will pack a 7,000 mAh battery while running on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box.

It comes with USB Type-C port, Fingerprint sensor, Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmost sound. The company will also launch Alexa Assistant Dock and Mouse-Keyboard for Moto Tab soon.

It will be available in United States for AT&T subscribers starting 17 November 2017 for $ 299.99 which amounts to Rs 19,500. Thoughts?


Lenovo Phab2 series won't get Android 7.0 Nougat

Lenovo Phab2 series won't get Android 7.0 Nougat
It's now official that the Lenovo Phab2 series including the latest Phab2 Pro with Tango won't get Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Lenovo Phab2 series won't get Android 7.0 Nougat
The confirmation came from company's software upgrade page, which now states that the entire existing Phab product lineup and two Lenovo tablets won't receive further software updates.


The Phab and Phab Plus will remain on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the Phab2, Phab2 Plus and Phab2 Pro will stay on Marshmallow. The list also includes Tab3 7 Essential, and the Tab3 10 which won't get updates beyond Android Marshmallow.

Recently Lenovo announced that all of its upcoming Smartphones will be coming with Stock Android OS, which will help the them to further update their devices.

Lenovo K8 Note to Run Stock UI Instead of Vibe Pure UI

Lenovo K8 Note to Run Stock UI Instead of Vibe Pure UI
One of the enormous strengths of Motorola devices is the fact that they offer near stock Android. With an increase in the popularity of Stock Android skin, Lenovo is apparently looking to replace the Vibe Pure Skin with Stock Android UI.

According to the latest reports, the Lenovo K8 Note will be fueled with Clean Stock Android UI, similar to that found in Motorola Smartphones.


"What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and we have now decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones. So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for," Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India told Gadgets 360.

"The stock Android will also mean that it will be more efficiently updated to next Android OS. It also makes it easier to support for extended period of time," 
Anuj Sharma added.

Lenovo also confirmed that the all smartphones launched in 2017 under the 'K series' branding will receive Android O update. That said, Lenovo is all set to announce the K8 Note on August 9 in India.

Would you buy a Lenovo Smartphone with Stock Android? Let us know in the below comment section!

Lenovo K6 Note gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Lenovo K6 Note gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update
Lenovo K6 Note also known as Lenovo K6 Plus in Brazil is now reportedly getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in India. The software update features build no. as K53_S123_170216_ROW_TO_K53_S218_1870605_ROW and weighs in at around 1776MB.


The update includes latest Security Patch, Video calling Duo application, and all the usual Nougat goodies like quick settings customization, split-screen apps, and improved Doze Mode.


Lenovo's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be sufficient enough and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. 

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
Lenovo K6 Note gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Source: Lenovo Forum

Have you got this latest update? Let us know in the below comment section!

Lenovo K6 Power is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India

Lenovo K6 Power is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India
Lenovo K6 Power is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in India. The software update features build no. as K33_S156_170220_ROW to K33_S222_170523_ROW and weighs in at around 1567MB.

The update includes latest Security Patch, Video calling Duo application, and all the usual Nougat goodies like quick settings customization, split-screen apps, and improved Doze Mode.


Lenovo's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be sufficient enough and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. 

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
Lenovo K6 Power is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India

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Lenovo Mobile domain is moving to Moto.com in China

Lenovo Mobile is moving to Moto.com in China
A few months back, Lenovo announced that it was shutting down the ZUK brand and will only focus on Moto Motorola. The company also has not released any Lenovo branded phone this year. 

Lenovo recently announced that it will soon moving their online domain to Moto.com in China. Starting tomorrow (June 22), Lenovomobile.com will redirect the users to Moto.com.


Lenovo and Motorola has already announced the Moto C, Moto E4, Moto G5 and Moto Z2 Play. Covering all price ranges, Motorola is due to launch five more smartphones including the Moto G5s series, Moto X (2017), and the Moto Z2 lineup.

That said, to fully embrace Motorola devices, Lenovo is abandoning its original online domain "Lenovomobile.com" in China in favor of Moto.com.

Via | Source

Lenovo is Going to Kill the ZUK Brand, After All!

Lenovo is Going to Kill the ZUK Brand, After All!

Well, it was coming from a long time now. Lenovo is all over the place with its mobile business with its own smartphones, Motorola phones, and the ZUK phones. And now, popular analyst, Pan Jiutang in Weibo, says that Lenovo will kill the ZUK brand in coming weeks. 

The Chinese firm is making this decision to make their product lineup unified. This essentially means that the future smartphone from Lenovo will be branded under Lenovo-Moto. 


Till date, Lenovo's child brand has released five smartphones with the latest one being the Lenovo ZUK Edge. Lenovo created the ZUK brand back in 2014 to compete with the domestic Chinese brands in its homeland. 

Recently, Lenovo also announced that the future Motorola phones in China will come with ZUK ZUI, which is also one reason that the company is killing the brand. 

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for Lenovo P2

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for Lenovo P2
The Lenovo P2, which was originally launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow back in January, 2017 in India is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. So those who have this device will want to keep an eye out for the software update as it could be landing on their device as soon as today.

The Android 7.0 Nougat Software update for the Lenovo P2 weighs around 1957MB, and carries build number P2a42_S232_170320_ROW. The update to Android 7.0 Nougat should be pretty similar to what the company has launched on their flagship devices "ZUK". 


The Android 7.0 Nougat based ZUI stable version brings in a mostly redesigned interface for the Lenovo P2, and also brings split screen, U-Touch fingerprint gestures and few other features. 

The battery-centric Lenovo P2 comes with 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2 GHz, which is coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB, which can be further expanded to another 128 GB via a micro SD card.

Source: Techupdate3

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Official Specs

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Specs

Moto G5 Plus (2017) Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Processor2.0GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 506
Body
Dimensions150.2 x 74 x 7.9mm
Weight155g
ColorsSilver and Gold
Display
TypeLCD
Screen Size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory
Card slotmicroSD
Internal32/64GB (U.S.) 16/32GB (APAC) 32GB (LATAM/EMEA)
RAM2GB (LATAM) 3GB (EMEA) 3/4GB (APAC)
Camera
Primary12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixels
Featuresf/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual AF pixels
Video-
Secondary5 MP
Featuresf/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels
Multimedia
3.5mm jackYes
Battery and Power
TypeRemovable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
ChargingMicro-USB 15W TurboPower charger
Status
AnnouncedFeb 26, 2017
StatusAnnounced
Expected Price
US Dollor$$229
Indian Rs.Rs. 14,999

Motorola Celebrates Third Anniversary in India with Attractive Offers in Flipkart


Lenovo-owned Motorola is celebrating their third anniversary in India after their re-entry to Indian market back in 2014. The company is offering several cashback, exchange, and discount offers on the popular Moto phones exclusively in Flipkart India. 

Having said that, the 'Moto Days' will be celebrated in India for two days- February 20 and 21. And the entire range of Motorola devices will be on sale during the period. 

Sudhin Mathur, Executive Director, Lenovo Mobile Business Group India said as follows: "We are very delighted to celebrate our three years of successful presence in India and association with Flipkart. In these years, Flipkart and Moto's relationship has grown several folds."

For example, Motorola and Flipkart is offering the Moto Z and Moto Z Play with an exchange offer of up to Rs. 20,000 discount for select smartphones and the Moto E3 Power is already up for grabs for Rs. 500 less cost. 

Head over to Flipkart to know more offers on Motorola phones by clicking here



Moto G5 Plus Will Apparently Cost Less than the Moto G4 Plus, thanks to Lenovo-Ownership



Lenovo-owned Motorola is gearing up to launch their next generation mid-range smartphone, the Moto G5 at the MWC 2017. Rumors are already soaring online regarding the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. 

It is now speculated that the Moto G5 Plus will be a lot cheaper than the Moto G4 Plus in some markets such as Europe. The leaked pricing in Europe is 209 Euro for the Moto G5 Plus with 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 625 SoC (rumored). That's pretty much cheaper than the Moto G4 Plus shipping for 240 Euro in the same country. 



However, we believe that Lenovo will keep the pricing same for the phones in India or maybe a Rs. 1000 cheaper to make it more competitive with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. 

The phones are expected to be announced at the MWC 2017 event and Motorola has already sent out media invites for the same. Will you Moto G5 Plus if it gets the leaked pricing? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Listed Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch; Pricing Leaked Yet Again




Motorola might be prepping to launch their Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at the MWC 2017, but ahead of its official launch, there are a countless number of rumors are making rounds on the internet. And today, we have the phones listed on a Brazilian site along with its specifications and partial pricing. 

According to the listing from Bemol, a Brazilian site, the Moto G5 will be sold for Brazilian Real 1099 (approx. Rs. 23,743), and the Moto G5 Plus will cost Brazilian Real 1499 (approx. Rs. 32,200). That said, the phones will be made available in other regions such as India and the US. 



According to the previous, the Moto G5 will be called as the Moto G5 Play and will be a stripped down variant of the Moto G5 Plus. The phone is expected to feature a 5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 3000mAh battery cell. 


On the flip side, the Moto G5 Plus is said to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB/4GB of RAM, and a slightly bigger 3100mAh battery. Both the phones are expected to feature Motorola's TurboCharge feature as well and will boot Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. 

Also, Motorola officially sent out the press invites for an event at the MWC 2017, where the company might unveil the Moto G5 and G5 Plus along with a couple of Moto Mods. But, all these are just rumors, so take them with a grain of salt. 

Motorola files patent for Iris Scanner, Could We See It On the Moto Z 2017?

Motorola files patent for Iris Scanner, Could We See It On the Moto Z 2017?


Manufacturers have already started implementing high-level technology into their mobile devices. One of them for Security purpose is the Iris-Scanner.

Recently patent filings hint that Motorola is working on a new Smartphone which will feature Iris Scanner. According to the patent, the Iris Scanner system would rely on two narrow-angle lenses for capturing the individual eyes of the user.




We already know that the 2017 Moto Z will follow the same design as of the First generation Moto Z and will be compatible with all existing Moto Mods. Though, Motorola could implement Iris-Scanner to the 2017 Motorola's flagship Smartphone to make it more secure.



The patent does shows a Smartphone with front facing fingerprint sensor and an Iris-Scanner technology. We’ll see soon enough whether or not this will actually make its way into the Moto Z 2017. What are your thoughts?





Thanks Moto Fan!

Moto G5 Plus Press Image Leaks, Shows Off Design And Confirms earlier leaks

We have already seen multiple leaks, renders and real life Images of the Upcoming Motorola Moto G5 Plus. What appears to be an official press image of the 5.5-inch Moto G5 Plus has been published by a weibo user.


Moto G5 Plus Press Image Leaks, Shows Off Design And Confirms earlier leaks


As per earlier leaks, the device will be announced in March and will be offered in two color options, Silver and Gold when Motorola officially announces the devices at its press event.

The Moto G5 Plus will pack a 5.5" Full HD display, Snapdragon 625, octa-core clocked at 2.0GHz paired with Adreno 506, 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. 



The devices will sport 13-megapixel rear cameras with dual-LED flash, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies. The G5 Plus is said to include a 3080mAh battery, Front facing fingerprint sensor and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Thanks for tip! 

Source: Weibo DuanRui





New Smart glasses for the Moto Z?



Apparently, a new MotoMod (sort of) has been shown at CES 2017. It's called the Lenovo New Glass C200 and it's a smart glasses setup similar to Google Glass. 

The original source is in Chinese so it's tough to translate what it says, but what we do know is that after attaching the C200 to a Moto Z smartphone, you'll need its dedicated app to use its features and set it up. This won't be a consumer device, though. It will help industry workers work more efficiently through AR.

As you can see from the pics, the device comes with its own camera, allowing you to see what the device sees on your Moto Z.

Here you can see more pictures of this product:









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Motorola in 2016: Is it Moto, or is it Rola? Does it matter?


No one can deny this year started like crap for Motorola fans. In fact, the first half of 2016 might go down as the worst months we went through. However, the second half of the year makes it up for all those horrible feelings we had. In a series of editorials, I will cover everything 2016 brought and left behind for Motorola.

Last January at CES, Rick Osterloh said they were "facing out Motorola". Those three damn words caused a mess inside Motorola, Lenovo, the fans, and the tech sites. Lenovo did not have any statement to cover that and neither did Motorola. In fact, they quickly had to release two statements, but none of them were effective. The truth is that it was never meant to be an announcement. If Osterloh hadn't opened his mouth then the transition would have felt natural. It wouldn't have been different from what we saw last year (the Moto brand has been around since 2002), except for a couple Lenovo logos on boot animations and a little corner of the phone's packaging. The problem was that everything Motorola did in 2016 would be under the magnifying glass of the fans and many tech sites because of this.


The situation was a mess. Tech sites would milk the drama, regular customers would jump to social media to criticize Lenovo and mourn about the loss of their beloved brand, while the fans were stuck in the middle, without knowing if we could hold onto something or if we had to believe everything.

Knowing how big of a fan I am, Motorola immediately sent me the press statement before everyone else got it, but I was still very doubtful and sad. I wanted these sites to stop talking about it. In the following weeks I started doing lots of research about it. I read Motorola, Inc.'s separation papers (took 3 hours to read), I got to know the brand licensees, and I also spent hours trying to convince tech sites that Motorola wasn't dead.

My Motorola Fans social media communities were on fire too. Those communities increased like crazy throughout the year. Maybe we all needed to be together in one place, as one big family sharing this tough moment we were going through. (Follow us on Twitter and Facebook)



I also started bombarding Motorola and Lenovo employees with questions. Most answers were elusive. That was until David Roman, Lenovo's CMO, replied. His answer was short but helped me understand things. He talked about the strength of the Moto brand and how they never meant Motorola was going to be killed off. His reply meant a lot to me, because it came from a top position and it showed they really cared about this and wanted to clarify things.

Then we got to see this year's Moto portfolio. All the phones were solid, and they didn't differ much from last year's products in terms of branding. Plus, the products did show the full Motorola brand name in many parts.



I was quite upset with the visual identity from early 2016, though. I was never too keen on the approach to the new "Moto" logo and how the batwing logo was attached to the "(M)Moto" word earlier this year. It felt like people were forced to call it Moto, as if the Motorola logo was just a decoration item. These visuals didn't ease the fans' concerns at all, and it was even worse when we found out the Moto G4 and the Moto Z didn't come with the iconic batwing on power-on animations.



Then Jan Huckfeldt became Motorola's CMO and this was changed. Both Lenovo and Motorola logos are now shown everywhere, while the batwing takes a central role (no longer attached to the "Moto" word), allowing users to call it Motorola, Moto, Lenovo Moto or Lenorola. 




It was a clever way to strengthen brand image and make the fans happy once again. They understood that the Motorola logo can be -if it isn't already- like the Apple logo. Apple doesn't write "Apple" all over their products. They just place their logo everywhere. That's what Motorola is doing now.

The new visuals quickly evolved to get the batwing playful, colorful and fun. They listened to some fan complaints and some weeks later the batwing was brought back to boot animations! All these awesome changes helped me understand that my biggest concerns throughout the year weren't because of what was announced back in January. It was due to the way the brand was being shown, and after these changes and resurrection of some iconic brand items (Hellomoto), I know Moto is at a great place. 



With the new visuals, Lenovo listened to the fans and proved everyone wrong. They aren't killing Motorola Mobility or the Motorola brand. We already know Motorola Mobility is still here, but they are giving us the power to call it whatever we want, so it doesn't matter what was said or announced back then.  YOU have the power to choose how to call Moto from now on. I can certainly say that the second half of the year was one of the best times to be a fan since becoming a fan ten years ago. 






Moto E3 Power getting new update with October Security Patch in India

Moto E3 Power getting new update with October Security Patch in India


Motorola has started rolling out a new update to the Moto E3 Power, The new update contains few bug fixes and October Security Patch.



The Moto E3 Power was launched back in September and comes with a Mediatek processor. Motorola hasn't listed Moto E3 Power to the Official list of devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat. However Sooner or later, Motorola will probably update it's 3rd Generation Moto E device to Nougat.

Also Read: Motorola Moto E3 Power hands-on: Decent phone, but priced high


This new update costs 22MB and is rolling out via OTA. Here are some screenshots of the same-



Moto E3 Power getting new update with October Security Patch in India



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