Motorola has named its new President and Chief Operating Officer, Rick Osterloh, a former Skype exec who has been running Motorola's product management for the past two years. Osterloh, who first joined Motorola seven years ago, will report to Google's Motorola Operating Board for the moment, as the Lenovo acquisition is still underway.
Lenovo has priced and dated its new A-Series Android tablets for their US launch, with a quartet of slates expected to hit American shelves in May. The range - which was first revealed earlier this month - spans the 7-inch TAB A7-40 through to the 10-inch TAB A10, with an 8-inch TAB A8 in-between, and with pricing beginning at $129.
Lenovo has outed four new Android tablets, refreshing its A-Series range with the A7-30, A7-50, A8, and A10, and each putting the emphasis on multimedia. Set to hit shelves from Q2 this year, the Lenovo slates kick off with the 7-inch, quadcore A7-30, with a 1024 x 600 display and Dolby front-facing stereo speakers.
A few years back there were massive recalls in the notebook industry due to batteries that had issues with catching on fire. Lenovo was among the companies that had to recall batteries. There were more than a few cases floating around the web where notebooks were snapped in pictures on fire or shortly after being put out. It seems the battery issues that force recalls aren't behind us.
This week SlashGear has one Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and one Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet to send your way, bringing the newest in new notebook and tablet technology straight from the manufacturer. SlashGear has recently posted a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review for you to have a peek at if you’ve not gotten to see this folding laptop up close and personal, while our Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch tablet hands-on will have to do until we push our full review this Spring. This initiative will be taken on by Lenovo and SlashGear, straight through our Lenovo Hub!
In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.
In January, IBM and Lenovo entered into a deal that would see Lenovo buying the low-end x86 server business from IBM. The deal meant that Lenovo would also be acquiring manufacturing facilities in China along with a number of new employees. Over the last week or so about 1000 workers at one of the facilities that Lenovo would get in the purchase have been on strike.
Handset and tablet makers rolled out their wares during Mobile World Congress 2014, and we got our hands on quite a number of gadgets, not the least of which is Lenovo's latest tablet and smartphones. In case you missed our on-the-floor coverage this past week, we've rounded up what Lenovo was up to.