Lenovo and Disney teaming up for immersive Star Wars VR experience

At a company event, Disney unveiled a VR system it has been developing with Lenovo to create an immersive Star Wars experience. For example, you can be playing HoloChess with movie characters, or engaging in lightsaber battles using a dedicated controller peripheral – that kind of cool stuff!

The Star Wars Jedi Challenges system comprises a special VR headset, a lightsaber controller, and apps ran on your smartphone. The headset is of the type where your smartphone is mounted in the front, so nothing too revolutionary here. But then again, this would help for a manageable price …


Official: Lenovo to hold its IFA 2017 keynote on August 31

With IFA 2017 less than two months’ away, it’s only normal for the more popular hardware manufacturers to start teasing and formally announcing their presence at the grand trade show.
Sony was among the first to do so, but Lenovo isn’t far behind — one of the largest China-based tech companies just revealed that it will be hosting a keynote event on August 31, just a day before IFA 2017 officially kicks in. Coincidentally, that’s the same day when Sony’s having its own moment, and it wouldn’t surprise us at all if other major manufacturers also …

Lenovo Tab 4 series now on pre-order in the U.S., prices start at $129.99

Lenovo’s Tab line-up is well-known among Android users, especially due to their exceptionally good prices. The Chinese company announced two new Tab 4 series tablets earlier this year, the Tab 4 8.0-inch and the Tab 4 10.1-inch, but they haven’t made their debut worldwide.

U.S. major retailer Newegg is one of the first to take pre-orders for both Lenovo’s tablets. Although they are not yet in stock, Newegg claims the slates will hit the shelves on June 30.

Customers who want to purchase the 8.0-inch model will have to come up with $129.99, whereas the 10.1-inch …

Video shows the exact moment that the Lenovo Moto brand died

Last week, we told you that Lenovo has decided to pull off a 180-degree change and that the Motorola name, expected to be phased out with the use of the Lenovo brand, will instead be coming back stronger than ever. The Motorola executive responsible for these comments was Motorola’s chief marketing officer Jan Huckfeldt. Well, as luck would have it, Huckfeldt was given the job of introducing the Moto Z2 Play last week in Brazil.

During the introduction of the second-generation handset, you can see the Motorola brand and logo displayed prominently on a big screen placed on the stage …

Role reversal: Motorola name in on smartphones while Lenovo fades out

After purchasing Motorola from Google back in 2014, Lenovo decided that it would slowly phase out the Motorola name. But how do you eliminate the name of the company that invented the cellphone? By using the name Moto by Lenovo, the latter was able to inject a bit of Motorola’s legacy into Lenovo’s` growing popularity in the East. Throw in the iconic batwings logo, and you have a device that still can be recognized as a Motorola product throughout the world.

Take a look at the current Moto flagship, the Moto Z Force. The only identifying marks include the Moto name above the fingerprint …

Lenovo: Moto Z2 Play will feature a 3000 mAh battery

Although the Moto Z2 series of smartphones has not been announced, Lenovo confirmed its existence on Twitter. More exactly, answering a question from a fan, yesterday, Lenovo mentioned the Moto Z2 Play – an upcoming smartphone that should replace the original Moto Z Play (released last year).

The only thing that Lenovo revealed about the Moto Z2 Play is that the handset would come with a “non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.” This confirms a previous rumor, and means that the new battery will, sadly, be less capacious than the battery found inside the original Moto Z Play (a 3,510 mAh …

Google, HTC, Lenovo working on standalone virtual reality Daydream headsets

It has been a year since Google announced Daydream – its own virtual reality platform. Kind of like Cardboard on steroids, it was built into Android 7.0 Nougat to enable a premium VR experience, defined by a set of specifications and requirements. True, its presence is still quite limited to this day, but Google is working on expanding Daydream’s reach to new horizons.

Right after confirming that Daydream support is coming to the Galaxy S8, S8+, and LG’s next flagship device (probably the LG V30), Google announced that it is working on a standalone Daydream …

Lenovo confirms Android 7.0 Nougat global rollout for Moto G4 Play starts in June

The Moto G4 series is the next to get Android 7.0 Nougat update if we are to believe the latest reports. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were the first to receive the update at the end of last year, but only in India.

Last month, Motorola pushed the update to the Moto G4 Plus in the United States. However, there’s one more Moto G4 smartphone that hasn’t been upgraded to Nougat yet.

The Moto G4 Play seems to be the last of the Moto G4 series to get the update. Lenovo recently confirmed the smartphone won’t receive any Android 7.0 Nougat updates until June.

On the bright side, …

Company developing a physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod will meet with Lenovo and Verizon

Last month, we told you about a company called Livermorium that is developing a third-party physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod. The accessory is listed on Indiegogo where the company is trying to raise the $100,000 it needs to guarantee production. With 15-days left on the crowdfunding site, Livermorium has raised a tad more than $47,000 from 638 backers. If you like the idea of adding a QWERTY keyboard to your Moto Z device, you might want to donate $60 for a Super Early Bird model. The company plans on selling them for $120 at retail, if it can get the necessary funding.

Looking very similar …

Lenovo P2 Review

Introduction
If you are in store for a big phone with a great battery life and a very affordable price, the Lenovo P2 will inevitably show up as an option.

The 5.5-inch phone by Lenovo features a gigantic, 5,100 mAh battery, a OnePlus 3-esque design, and a price of under $300 (€300).

The P2 also stands out with its one-of-a-kind physical side button dedicated solely to enabling battery saving mode and… with the rather frugal Snapdragon 625 chip running the show, it’s all about maximizing battery life.

Is it a good phone overall, though? Isn’t it too thick? How is the camera? …