It looks like Motorola might be coming out with their first new phone, apart from the Nexus 6, since their acquisition by Lenovo. It was only two years ago that we were eagerly awaiting what they were going to bring to the table after the acquisition. Unlike Microsoft with the Nokia rebranding, Lenovo say they will continue to sell under the brand name Motorola, a name almost as iconic as Nokia in the mobile phone market. In an interview with the Telegraph, Yang Yuanqing, the CEO if Lenovo said:
Our global strategy is a two-brand strategy, which means if there is a market demand, we would like to bring both brands in that market. In South East Asia, for example, we will probably bring the Motorola brand to a few countries.
There have been several rumors of interesting products from Lenovo, the most likely being a new Moto X and possibly a phone with Lenovo branding, however whether or not the Lenovo branded phone would be sold in the US is another story.
Another possible product many are hoping to see come from Motorola and Lenovo is the second generation Moto 360, a watch that would take advantage of the Android Wear 5.1 update which includes a more refined user experience and Wi-Fi among other things.
Yang Yuanqing’s words were deliberately non-promissory, though.
We have many new models in development with the Moto brands so you may see in summer us launching some very exciting products, including phones and watches.
Altogether, it should be very interesting to see what the future of Motorola and Lenovo hold for us as well as how the two companies influence each other. With Motorola being such a big brand name, will Lenovo release a Lenovo branded smartphone in the US? How do you think the future of Motorola with change? What about Lenovo? Let us know in the comments or on social media.[button link=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11637706/Lenovo-to-launch-first-Motorola-smartphone-in-summer.html” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: The Telegraph[/button]
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