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Lenovo cuts Motorola's entire software division

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Lenovo cuts Motorola's entire software division

The people responsible for making Motorola special (stock android, software) are now gone and will be replaced by Lenovo employees:


Source: http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/08/14/motor ... o-layoffs/


"According to a report from Phandroid, Lenovo intends to let go of Motorola’s entire software and services division.

This is the same division that has been responsible for products like Moto Voice, Moto Display and Moto Assist."

'In the words of Phandroid, “the people responsible for those [servces] are gone, and will be replaced by Lenovo engineers.” Worse still, “people flying in from Lenovo’s headquarters in China will be filling a lot of those roles.” '
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Chinese government spying for all!

Why anyone would ever trust Chinese software is beyond me. Just one look at Lenovo's software vulnerability issues over the past few years should send any prospective Motorola customer running away from the company as fast as possible.
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On another note, Lenovo is going to pull a Sony with Motorola: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/581 ... ess-cost/\

Lenovo's CEO said, "By the end of the life cycle the product is not competitive, particularly the Moto G, the Moto X,"

"Yang wants the company to update its smartphones and add new models every six months. "In the future we will improve our product development cycle. So in every moment our product will be competitive," he said."
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Motorola died a long time ago. They were living on borrowed time. I'm kind of glad Lenovo is taking over. They make some great phones and I'm pretty excited to see what they can do.
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Piro21 wrote: Chinese government spying for all!

Why anyone would ever trust Chinese software is beyond me. Just one look at Lenovo's software vulnerability issues over the past few years should send any prospective Motorola customer running away from the company as fast as possible.
It's not just their vulnerabilities, it's also things like this:
http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... -crapware/

While I'm not part of the whole "Don't buy anything with Chinese software on it" crowd, I highly doubt I'll purchase a Lenovo product in the future. Which is a shame, because Moto Display is actually really useful.
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The smartphone market is very competitive and China is where the action is, if Lenovo can't make it there they might as well pack-up their smartphone division !

Apple's model only works for those regions of the world that have cash to burn which has a smaller customer base once they own one to two generations of their product line there is less of a demand to upgrade, but the fastest growing sector and bread and butter is the sub $200 category where you have a limitless customer base that keeps on buying. In China the phone companies actually set up their own retail stores like a Apple store which is a pretty alien concept here in North America where the service provider is the hardware retailer and tries to make a cut on the hardware and use it as a tool to lock you into a contract.


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And now the same will happen to the Moto name as it did the Thinkpad name. But it for its goodwill and run it in to the crapper.
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tebore wrote: And now the same will happen to the Moto name as it did the Thinkpad name. But it for its goodwill and run it in to the crapper.
They couldn't careless about the name to a few North American consumers, it is the bottom line that counts. Motorola like Nokia is no longer a name in the cellphone market, their time has come and gone ! Take for example a small company like Xiaomi which didn't even exist 5 years ago to overtake Apple and take #3 spot only to be ousted by Lenovo after it's Motorola take over means any company/brand can take on the big guys and still win !

Lenovo #2 in PC and #3 in smartphones globally means they are doing something right !

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1516
http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1807

Xiaomi is everywhere except in North America(which is nothing new, North America is always late to the game !), but smartphone enthusiasts are importing their phones themselves if the local carriers like Rogers, Bell, Telus don't carry it !

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This is very unfortunate. However, as long as they put out good spec phones with stock Android at an affordable price, they should be okay.
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b166er1337 wrote: This is very unfortunate. However, as long as they put out good spec phones with stock Android at an affordable price, they should be okay.
Motorola's US smartphone software division costs them: $2 Billion USD/annually
Lenovo's smartphone software division costs them: $400 Million USD/annually

There is no way in hell that the OS in a Motorola smartphone is worth $1.6 billion more especially in an entry level smartphone line !
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EdT586 wrote: They couldn't careless about the name to a few North American consumers, it is the bottom line that counts. Motorola like Nokia is no longer a name in the cellphone market, their time has come and gone ! Take for example a small company like Xiaomi which didn't even exist 5 years ago to overtake Apple and take #3 spot only to be ousted by Lenovo after it's Motorola take over means any company/brand can take on the big guys and still win !

Lenovo #2 in PC and #3 in smartphones globally means they are doing something right !

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1516
http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1807

Xiaomi is everywhere except in North America(which is nothing new, North America is always late to the game !), but smartphone enthusiasts are importing their phones themselves if the local carriers like Rogers, Bell, Telus don't carry it !

Xaomi is everywhere but North America because they copied a ton of intellectual property and can't unload their crap here. These phones are just cheap hardware and they all need Android to be successful (hint: Android is from North America)
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Piro21 wrote: Chinese government spying for all!

Why anyone would ever trust Chinese software is beyond me. Just one look at Lenovo's software vulnerability issues over the past few years should send any prospective Motorola customer running away from the company as fast as possible.
you really think U.S. and other countries are not worse offenders on that front? lol Stop taking everything CNN tells you. Start using your own brain to analyze why people want you to think China is the only hacker in the world
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EdT586 wrote: They couldn't careless about the name to a few North American consumers, it is the bottom line that counts. Motorola like Nokia is no longer a name in the cellphone market, their time has come and gone ! Take for example a small company like Xiaomi which didn't even exist 5 years ago to overtake Apple and take #3 spot only to be ousted by Lenovo after it's Motorola take over means any company/brand can take on the big guys and still win !

Lenovo #2 in PC and #3 in smartphones globally means they are doing something right !

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1516
http://news.lenovo.com/article_display. ... le_id=1807

Xiaomi is everywhere except in North America(which is nothing new, North America is always late to the game !), but smartphone enthusiasts are importing their phones themselves if the local carriers like Rogers, Bell, Telus don't carry it !
Xiaomi phones aren't officially sold in Europe either. It has nothing to do with other continents being behind when it comes to tech, it has everything to do with the fact that the US and Europe (for better or worse) enforce patents.

Also worth mentioning that Xiaomi is barely profitable.
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REALBAUCE wrote: Xaomi is everywhere but North America because they copied a ton of intellectual property and can't unload their crap here. These phones are just cheap hardware and they all need Android to be successful (hint: Android is from North America)
You sure have a away of making yourself sound stupid ! ...ever heard of double speak ?

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