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Lenovo Thinkpad 11e — Review

Lenovo Thinkpad 11e — Review

Lenovo is the largest manufacturer of laptops on the planet. Along with Lenovo branded laptops, Lenovo is also responsible for continuing the legacy of the Thinkpad branded notebooks which were built by IBM until they sold the brand to Lenovo back in 2005. And continue the legacy they have, producing high quality and functional laptops for both business, personal and educational markets. While other manufacturers such as Acer, HP, Samsung and Toshiba have released Chromebooks in the Australian market since they launched last March, Lenovo has avoided the Australian market – until now. The release of the Thinkpad 11e and[Read More...]

by 2:58 PM on August 30, 2014 5 comments Design
Lenovo signifies interest in wearables, and maybe Android Wear

Lenovo signifies interest in wearables, and maybe Android Wear

Lenovo is set to enter the wearables market according to Lenovo Mobile Division president, Liu Jun. Jun told Mobile Geeks that we’d see a Lenovo wearable before the end of the year, hopefully, or early next year. This really shouldn’t be a surprise; Jay Parker, president of Lenovo North America announced at CES in January that Lenovo would be probably be doing so.We’ll be interested to see whether Lenovo goes down the path of an Android Wear device, or some other platform (as Samsung has done with the Gear 2, for example). Google hasn’t specifically mentioned Lenovo when outlining its hardware partners,[Read More...]

by 12:37 PM on May 23, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News
Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks

Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks

Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new consumer-targeted Chromebooks, in the form of the N20 and N20p. While they mightn’t differentiate themselves too much from the competition, they certainly offer a bit more variety into the existing offerings. Both the N20 and N20p share a number of specs: 11.6″ 1366 x 768 displays Intel Celeron (Haswell) CPUs Up to 16GB on-board storage Up to 4GB RAM Two USB ports HDMI Out SD Card slot Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi 802.11ac Full-featured keyboard and oversize trackpad. We’re led to believe that different models will be available later potentially with more RAM[Read More...]

by 9:25 AM on May 10, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, News
Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

This morning Intel and Google ran a ChromeOS-based event. Navin Shenoy, Vice President of the PC Client Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform Division at Intel, ran the event. The whole event was a platform to basically announce new devices from manufacturer partners, all running on the new Bay Trail processor. He introduced Caesar Sengupta VP Product Management at Google. Google’s Vision for Chrome Caesar spoke about how Google is paying attention to user feedback from places like Amazon. He spoke about the top 6 laptops arranged by user feedback on Amazon are are Chromebooks. ChromeOS is[Read More...]

by 4:34 AM on May 7, 2014 5 comments Chromebook, ChromeBox, ChromeOS, News
JB Hi-Fi offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ Android Tablet for $288

JB Hi-Fi offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ Android Tablet for $288

JB are offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10” Android tablet for $288. The tablet, which sports decent specs for an entry level tablet, is the follow on from Lenovo’s Yoga tablets which launched last year. The Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ tablet specs include: 10.1″ IPS screen (1280 x 800) 1.2GHz Quad Core MT 8125 1GB Ram 16GB/32GB internal storage which is expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 5.0 MP rear camera, 0.3 M front camera WiFi (WLAN 802.11b/g/n) Bluetooth® 4.0 Android 4.2 JellyBean 6350mAh Battery Dimensions: 260mm(W) x 180mm(H) x 8.6mm(T) Weight: 560 g With Mother’s day fast approaching, it[Read More...]

by 7:36 AM on May 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
The Future Of Motorola

The Future Of Motorola

When Lenovo purchased Motorola Mobility from Google earlier this year there was some scepticism about what would happen to Motorola’s line of Android devices. Anyone who has seen a Moto G or a Moto X knows that Motorola have a close to pure stock Android experience. The UI is stock Android in its design but Motorola have added some excellent features to it without ruining the user experience (*cough TouchWiz*). Today Motorola VP of software, Punit Soni, took to a Google Hangout to answer questions from Joe Public regarding Motorola and their vision for the future. Punit stated that Motorola[Read More...]

by 9:28 PM on April 24, 2014 2 comments News
Rumour: Lenovo could possibly bring their phones to more markets including Australia

Rumour: Lenovo could possibly bring their phones to more markets including Australia

Lenovo first entered the smartphone market back in 2012, but it’s been a fairly limited release with the majority of their phones released in Asia. This strategy has been fairly successful so far with Lenovo currently the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China. But they’ve been looking to expand their market to western countries – as evidenced by their purchase of Motorola back in January – and Australia could be one of the markets they try to expand into. Last night Lenovo posted a picture of the Lenovo Vibe X smartphone to a number of their social media channels[Read More...]

by 3:27 PM on March 7, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Ashton Kutcher to help Lenovo to make smartphones

Ashton Kutcher to help Lenovo to make smartphones

Ashton Kutcher was recently brought on board the Lenovo team when they launched the Lenovo Yoga tablets, where he was named as a product engineer for the line of tablets and according to Lenovo Chief Marketing Officer David Roman, he’ll continue this role with a line of Lenovo smartphones to be launched later this year. At the launch of the Yoga tablets, Kutcher stated that ‘I can’t wait to dig in and help Lenovo develop future mobile computing products.’ and in an interview with re/code, Mr Roman describes Kutcher as truly believing in his role as a product engineer for[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on March 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
[MWC 2014] Lenovo follows up on their multi-mode tablets with the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+

[MWC 2014] Lenovo follows up on their multi-mode tablets with the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+

After announcing an 8″ and 10″ Yoga branded tablet in October last year, Lenovo has kicked off their Mobile World Congress by announcing a followup to the 10″ Yoga tablet with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The new 10″ Yoga tablet brings a whole host of hardware updates on the original model with the screen, processor, RAM and cameras all upgraded. The software too is updated with the tablet coming out of the box with Android 4.3 but an update to Android 4.4 is waiting for users as soon as they open the box. 10.1-inch Full HD display (1920×1200) with[Read More...]

by 9:37 AM on February 24, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

It has been a few weeks since we brought you retailer round-up and we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials available this week from the bricks and motor retailers around Australia. Coles Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Woolworths LG Optimus L3+ Telstra Pre-Paid – $34.50 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Quad Core Android Tablet 16GB – $199 – Available Saturday 22 Feb until sold-out Bauhn 5″ Quad Core Android Smartphone 8GB – $249 – Available Saturday 22[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on February 21, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Welcome to episode 101 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Geoff and Dan took a look at the latest news from the Android world. Topics: Motorola purchased by Lenovo for $2.91b Google opens Chromecast SDK up to all developers Pebble App Store now live, just not for Android (but it’s OK because it’s now in beta?) HTC Rumours: M8 on-screen buttons, Late March launch in NYC Samsung Rumours: Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Congress may see Galaxy S5 launch Red Nexus 5 Rumours: Heading to Google Play on Feb 5 (hey, that rumour turned out to be true!) Listen[Read More...]

by 11:40 PM on February 6, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

As the dust settles from yesterday’s sudden announcement that Lenovo will purchase Motorola from Google for close to US$3 billion, it seems that not all parts of Motorola will be making the move over to Lenovo. In a conference call overnight, Lenovo confirmed that the Advanced Technology and Projects Group – currently under the stewardship of former DARPA director Regina Dugan – will not be included within the sale of Motorola. Instead, this group will be making the move from Motorola’s Sunnyvale HQ to Google’s Mountain View complex and will be integrated with Google’s Android team. The team will report[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on January 31, 2014 4 comments News
Lenovo buys Motorola Mobility from Google for US$2.91 billion

Lenovo buys Motorola Mobility from Google for US$2.91 billion

Google had closed a deal with Chinese manufacturer, Lenovo, to purchase Motorola Mobility for US$2.91 billion. This will mark the end of Google’s foray into the manufacturing side, after originally purchasing Motorola back in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Of course since Google originally purchased Motorola Mobility, it has slowly broken the company up, scaled back its device offerings to consumers and added its massive pile of patents to its legal arsenal. However the company has continued to lose money for Google for several years since its purchase which was its largest-ever acquisition, and it appears that the Mountain view company[Read More...]

by 10:46 AM on January 30, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale, Tablets