Stupid move from lenovo, Motorola has better software (Pure Android UI), i don't like the "Vibe" UI because lack of performance and full of bloatware
That's sad, the fall of Motorola is what led me to buy an iPhone. Motorola use to be my favorite Mobile company. The only phone I had for over 10 years until I tried other phones and went back before going iOS. At least Motorola Solutions still exist and is the legal successor of Motorola Inc. Motorola was a spin-off company.
"with high-end smartphones using the Moto branding while budget devices using the Vibe brand."
This move is a bit interesting for me. I could just imagine Lenovo's Vibe line receiving latest OS updates as fast as Moto's and I could just imagine the possibility of future high end Moto devices featuring Dolby Atmos. Both of which, by then, should exude the strength of collaboration and connection between the two company. Recently, I've been geeking myself out on everything Atmos. This news paves another relieving reason for me to wait a little longer for a Moto product to feature such audio technology. Because I've been wondering for quite some time now when would Lenovo decide to feature Atmos on Moto products. I'll be all over it once they do
Just like Microsoft now lenovo is ready to digest Motorola brand because they can't bare the popularity of the moto brand.
The lenovo sucks at making phones and meeting in customer satisfaction. They are average. If this happens hope they learn from Moto's way of making phones and follow it and won't disturb their design and ideas. I hope Lenovo won't be changing the future Moto devices UI and hardware design and making them look like garbage. Because unlike them, Moto have a reputation for making one of best phones in mobile industry.
My first and last Motorola was a V8088. Here in my country they are already dead, they don't even have a store nor a booth like store. Not even the network providers here are carrying Motorola products.
AnonD-485740, 08 Jan 2016Microsoft had to ditch the Nokia name coz Nokia only sold its mobile division but as a brand N... moreAt least Nokia can make a comeback to mobile business... but with this move from Lenovo, they just buried the brand and all the work, years and history... to just a relegated corp division, so sad. Maybe Google knew this, but looks like they didn't care much and their focus was only for the patents.
Lenovo do not do that, keep Motorola as a separate entity. It is well known name and you will kill peoples interest and you might loose the business. I buy Motorola only because of the name nothing else.
If name of motorola vanishes then it will decrease the sell in India. Coz people in India have more faith on moto than on lenovo ya lenovo products are also good but that's only in computer and tablet but in phones motorola is the gaint it was a bad move for Google to sell this company orelse Google would have there own smartphone aside of nexus
HOPE THE DECISSION CHANGES
Love Motorola, This news is very dissapointing. Google should have kept Motorola.
Motorola is always symbol of inovation hardware (first fingger print atrix 2011, lap dock 2011, razr maxx the best battery, etc), just keep Motorola, since lenovo smartphone selling decrease every year
AnonD-485740, 08 Jan 2016Microsoft had to ditch the Nokia name coz Nokia only sold its mobile division but as a brand N... moreAbsolutely that's the point.Although according to Nokia-Microsoft contract,Nokia can return back to smartphone business in Q4 2016,they can use their brand name and can license/manufacture product,but that's not the case of Motorola,their entire unit is sold to lenovo. And furthermore,Nokia is not only about smartphones,they have VR Cameras,Now one of the best telecommuniaction company(After Ericsson).
It is all Googles fault. They could've kept Motorola... Instead, they suck out the juices (Motorola patents) & threw the rest to garbage (Lenovo). Such a selfish move from Google.. & a very bad one for history..
Hmm. This is my 6th moto device using now. Even though i hate it but soon i have to settle for iphone i guess.
AnonD-51738, 08 Jan 2016Great great great! So now the world ditched the smartphone founders' name. First Nokia and n... moreMicrosoft had to ditch the Nokia name coz Nokia only sold its mobile division but as a brand Nokia is still doing business in other field, so according to the contract Microsoft cannot use the Nokia branding anymore otherwise Microsoft would never have stopped using Nokia branding. But here in case of Moto Lennovo owns everything that is under Moto branding so they can do anything with it
I wonder what they are going to do with moto voice,are they going to keep it,or are they going to put there own lenovo ui and features in it,instead of the lightly skind Motorola ui and moto features
should be the other way round , this is jus so odd on so many levels , what a 'smart' marketing team they have
Bummer. The word "Lenovo" to me says "cheap." The word "Motorola" says "quality" and "engineering." Does not seem like a good marketing decision.
Lenovo was smart to stick with the ThinkPad brand on those laptops. And that has paid off. If Motorola phones aren't doing as well as they like, that's because of Lenovo's own business decisions, not because the Motorola brand doesn't have more value than the Lenovo brand.