Lenovo Reorganizes, Creates Mobile Phone Group
Lenovo today revealed plans to rearrange its internal business units. The company will divide its two-part organization into four parts, each tackling a specific business. The four groups will be PC, mobile, enterprise, and cloud services. Lenovo's current head of consumer products, Liu Jun, is set to lead the mobile business group, which will focus on smartphones and tablets. Lenovo recently announced plans to buy IBM's low-cost server business, which will be added to the cloud group. The changes are set to go into effect April 1. Lenovo hopes the altered structure will help it focus better on each individual unit. Earlier this month, Lenovo announced the Vibe Z, a high-end Android smartphone that supports LTE 4G. Though the bulk of Lenovo's phone sales are in its home market of China, the company wants to enter the U.S. smartphone market.
Review: Lenovo Moto G4 Play
The Moto G4 Play takes up residence at the bottom of Lenovo's U.S. lineup of Android handsets.
Lenovo Shows Off the Vibe S1 Lite
Lenovo today announced the Vibe S1 Lite smartphone for select markets. The S1 is an Android handset that boasts a 5-inch full HD screen and a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor with 16 GB of storage and support for memory cards up to 64 GB.
Motorola President Rick Osterloh to Leave Lenovo
Lenovo today said Rick Osterloh will leave the company amid an internal reorganization. Osterloh has headed Motorola's efforts within Lenovo since the Chinese firm acquired Motorola from Google in 2014.
Moto Mods to Be An Ecosystem, Says Lenovo
Lenovo's Moto unit said the Moto Mods, which attach to the new Z Droid and Z Droid Force smartphones, will be forward compatible with future devices. Lenovo said it has settled on a basic design size and shape for its smartphones that it will carry forward so forthcoming handsets will be able to use the existing set of Moto Mods.