Fall of Lenovo Mobiles

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Victor, 13 August, 2015

Lenovo Motorola Android Rumors

Lenovo is quickly becoming part of the long list of legendary brands struggling for profits in today’s vast tech branch. The Chinese giant is far from sinking, but both its PC and smartphone businesses haven’t been doing well recently and the latest fiscal report from Q1 2015 paints a gloomy picture.

The company’s revenue has a 3% percent year over year increase, but the $10.7 billion are still short of the $11.29 billion forecast. Worse still - Lenovo’s net income is down by 50%, compared to the same period last year. This has caused the company to do major restructuring to restore its profitability.

One of these measures involves laying off about 10% of the company’s employees from non-manufacturing sectors. That amounts to about 3200 people and a total of 5% of Lenovo’s 60,000 staff. This should theoretically bring savings of up to $640 million by the end of the year.

But Lenovo doesn’t really plan on sitting on that money, quite the opposite. It should go toward a major restructure in the mobile business. The manufacturer plans to rethink its handset portfolio and bring it down to just a few signature models. Also, international sales are going to play a much bigger role in Lenovo’s future strategy.

But perhaps most interesting of all is the decision to put Motorola’s expertise in charge of the mobile division. A Lenovo’s CEO letter to employees urges the company’s Mobile Business Group to better leverage on the complimenting strengths of Lenovo and Motorola, suggesting that Moto will be focusing on smartphones and Lenovo on PCs.

We can’t wait to see what new goodies emerge from the new arrangement.

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Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_announces_new_miui_7_based_on_android_51_lollipop-news-13519.php

As you can see, Lenovo will no longer be manufacturing phones under their brand name, instead all of their phones will be sold under one brand (Motorola). Lenovo brand on the other hand will continue to exist on their computing devices.

So Lenovo fans might wanna get rid of their phones before resale price drop by a margin. On the other hand, feel free to buy Motorola phones, i personally approve them due to their satisfactory bang for the buck.

AFAIK, Motorolla is OWNED by lenovo.. like nokia by microsoft.. so anything motorolla makes IS lenovo..and probably will carry lenovo branding, since lenovo is their boss company..

^ Yes Motorola is owned by Lenovo, but they have retained creative control over their manufacture & designing areas. If you'll compare Motorola with Lenovo, you'll realize that Motorola phones are undoubtedly better looking than their Lenovo counterparts.

For example how Nokia is/will be getting phones produced by Foxconn but will remain creative control over the design & quality standards.

Lenovo wanted to enter in USA so they acquired Motorola

^ Buying Motorola was a fine decision they made. Lesbihonest, not that many people considered buying Lenovo phones, while Motorola is much more tried and trusted by people. The best part is they bought it for a quarter of what Google previously bought it for ($2.91 billion vs US$12.5 billion). :lol:

Of all the chinese brands , lenovo high end phones are actually on par with the biggest brads in terms of looks and features.. one+ and xaiomi both have the CHINESE look to them in all models..lenovo also have a brand history of durability with them as well as quality, like Motorola..

the only problem in this situation was money management in little time..Exactly like armada said, had they had another year to enter more international markets and build their name, they wouldn't be in such trouble..

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^ Buying Motorola was a fine decision they made. Lesbihonest, not that many people considered buying Lenovo phones, while Motorola is much more tried and trusted by people. The best part is they bought it for a quarter of what Google previously bought it for ($2.91 billion vs US$12.5 billion). :lol:

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I think Google’s interest in Motorola was primarily with regards to its patents portfolio which would protect it/android against Apple and Microsoft/Nokia lawsuits, not the actual phone making business. The latter was probably, just an additional perk.

I am not sure whether Google sold Motorola patents to Lenovo too or just the phone business.

I read back then that Google kept the patents (to fend off lawsuits) but sold the hardware division to Lenovo.

Yes, google kept the patents.. all small companies were bought by the android conventions and all those patents were shared among themselves to shut up the Crapple phone suing mania.

Of all chinese phones, again saying, lenovo has the specs of american companies, style of modern phones, and a better UI than any big brand, along with durability more than chinese phones.. and their battery life is excellent ..

I seriously hope that the Lenovo innovaton lives on in either lenovo brand itself or the motorolla or whoever,, but it should

Seems like Lenovo is not complete dead yet, they're still gonna launch some phones in niche regions (china, etc). Kind of like what Nokia did with the N1 tablet.

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Lenovo announces 6.8-inch PHAB Plus in China

Lenovo has announced the PHAB Plus in China, 6.8-inch monstrosity that is more tablet than smartphone. The phone is being launched on China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile for now for CNY 2,599 ($407).


The PHAB Plus has a 6.8-inch 1920x1080 display, Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, dual SIM support, 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 5 megapixel front camera, LTE, 3,500mAh battery, and Android 5.0 with Vibe UI on top.

Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_announces_68inch_phab_plus_in_china-news-13761.php

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Lenovo announces 6.8-inch PHAB Plus in China