Lenovo Backtracks on 'Moto by Lenovo' Branding Strategy, Puts Smartwatches on Hold

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Lenovo announced last year that the company was planning to phase out the Motorola branding on its devices and instead use "Moto by Lenovo" branding going ahead. Now, with its new leadership team, the company has reportedly decided to backtrack on its earlier strategy to rename and instead focus on the Motorola branding and continue the innovation and development on Moto Mods. The Moto 360 smartwatch maker has also reportedly decided to put plans for a future smartwatch on hold.The Chinese elec…
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Google Pixel 2 Will Arrive Later This Year, Stick to Premium Segment: Rick Osterloh

Google Pixel 2 Will Arrive Later This Year, Stick to Premium Segment: Rick Osterloh
Google's newly appointed hardware lead Rick Osterloh was at MWC 2017 and spoke to a few journalists out there divulging some details on the newly launched Pixel brand. After the Chromebook Pixel series statement, Osterloh is now reportedly talking about the next Pixel smartphone. In a roundtable, he said the Pixel was not a one-off experiment, and that a successor is in the offing.Speaking to Android Pit's Eric Hermann, Osterloh said that next-gen Pixel devices are coming this year, although no…
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iPhone 8 to Adopt USB-C Fast Charging and Retain Lightning Port, Says KGI's Kuo

iPhone 8 to Adopt USB-C Fast Charging and Retain Lightning Port, Says KGI
iPhone 8 was reported earlier this week to sport a USB Type-C port instead of its own Lightning connector we've seen over some years on the iPhone. However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo clarifies that all the three devices slated to release this year will continue to sport the Lightning port, but Apple looks to deploy the 'USB Type-C Power Delivery' technology in the power chord to adopt fast charging.MacRumors got hold of Kuo's research note, and he clarifies that Apple will stick to it…
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WhatsApp on Nokia 3310? Will Carriers Ruin Timely Updates Promise? HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela Answers

WhatsApp on Nokia 3310? Will Carriers Ruin Timely Updates Promise? HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela Answers
HMD Global, the new custodians of the Nokia brand of mobile devices, made its first move into the international market at MWC this week. The company announced the launch of Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 Android smartphones, in addition to the all new 3310 feature phone. Gadgets 360 caught up with HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela and we started off by asking about the close relationship the company enjoys with Nokia, the entity that now runs the telecom business.“The relationship of course is very str…
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Nokia 3310 India Launch, Reliance Jio Payments Bank, New Leaked WhatsApp Features, and More: Your 360 Daily

Nokia 3310 India Launch, Reliance Jio Payments Bank, New Leaked WhatsApp Features, and More: Your 360 Daily
HMD Global aims to launch the new Nokia 3310 feature phone in India ahead of the three Nokia Android phones unveiled at MWC 2017, the company’s country head Ajey Mehta told Gadgets 360. However, this launch cycle is not confirmed yet, as are the Make in India plans, which had been reported previously. Mehta also said that HMD Global plans to sell the four Nokia phones online as well as offline; however, the devices will be platform exclusive – so, for example, if the new Nokia 3310 is sold onlin…
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Samsung's Foldable Smartphone May Be Called Galaxy X, Hints New Trademark

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A new trademark has surfaced on the Internet hinting that Samsung's long-rumoured foldable smartphones may be unveiled with Galaxy X moniker. The South Korean handset maker has been rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones for few years now, and several reports have claimed that we might see a commercial foldable smartphone by end of this year.The new trademark was spotted by a Twitter user who posted the screenshot of the document showing the name while another image included a Galaxy X …
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Phonemakers Chase Niche Markets With Special Features at MWC 2017

Phonemakers Chase Niche Markets With Special Features at MWC 2017
Phones rugged enough to survive falling from the sky or resistant to foaming hand soap - just some of the special features mobile phonemakers are offering to appeal to niche markets."The smartphone market is so enormous that even having a phone that is targeting a niche can still sell hundreds of thousands, if not millions of units over its life," said Ian Fogg, head of mobile research firm IHS."1.5 billion smartphones will ship in 2017. Even a company that is targeting a fraction of a percent c…
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Cybercriminals Are Focusing on Data-Rich Smartphones

Cybercriminals Are Focusing on Data-Rich Smartphones
Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn."Cybercriminals go where there is value, and they have understood that the smartphone has become the preferred terminal for online shopping and payment," said Tanguy de Coatpont, head of the French branch of international anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Ransomware, which seizes c…
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Huawei P10, P10 Plus First Look

Huawei P10, P10 Plus First Look
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei launched its newest flagship smartphones - the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. The new devices improve on last year's P9 and P9 Plus, especially in the camera department, which continues the company's partnership with Leica. We spent some time with the devices at MWC 2017 and you can check out our first look in the video below. The Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus come with a starting price of EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 45,700) and EUR 699 (roughly Rs. 49,200),…
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Samsung Reportedly Allowing Users to Sign Up for Early Access to Samsung Pay in India

Samsung Reportedly Allowing Users to Sign Up for Early Access to Samsung Pay in India
Samsung has been rumoured for months to launch the mobile payments platform Samsung Pay in India. The company seems to have finally started signing up users in India for early access. Sammobile reports that users of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016) can now sign-up for an early access of the new mobile payments system. According to the details leaked via a screenshot, Samsung Pay supports credit and debit cards for MasterCard a…
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