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Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

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Creative is suing LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola and Blackberry. Why SumGuy and what is this Creative lawsuit about? I will circle back to that in just a bit, first and foremost lets respond to the unasked question majority of you are asking; Who the hell is creative? well little Timmy, the ill-fitting name belongs to a Singapore based outfit that designs and makes computer peripherals mostly in the audio realm e.g. headphones, microphones, audio players etc. Ring any bells? no? didn’t think so. They were popular back in the wild days of late 90s and have been stuck in their little bubble for a long time now. empty pockets

Now back to the question of why the lawsuit, and why against such a massive list of the who’s who of Android OEMs. Most likely because their coffers are beginning to run a little low for their tastes thanks to being utterly mediocre.  Creative has filed the lawsuit with the ITC ( US International Trade Commission ), claiming that all the OEMs are stealing their basic design and infringing on their patent that allows a mechanism to show hierarchical categories and songs.  Yes. Creative is saying they invented displaying things in a hierarchy based menu.

Creative is asking ITC to ban all infringing devices in the US. That’s a LOT of phones. Unfortunately for everyone involved in this lawsuit, creative already took Apple to court for this exact thing for their IPOD line of audio players and won 100 Million USD, making this current lawsuit a practical slam dunk. Sadly for Creative unless some of the players decide to settle they wont be seeing the money for a while. ITC isn’t known for its speedy resolutions. We will all see this trickle down to some money in Creative’s pocket over time.

List of the Company and their US subs that are being sued by Creative:

  • ZTE Corporation of Guangdong, China;
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, TX;
  • Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications, Inc., of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of Lund, Sweden;
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., of Atlanta, GA;
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc., of Ridgefield Park, NJ;
  • LG Electronics, Inc., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ;
  • LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., of San Diego, CA;
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. of Beijing, China;
  • Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, NC;
  • Motorola Mobility LLC of Chicago, IL;
  • HTC Corporation of Taoyuan, Taiwan;
  • HTC America, Inc., of Bellevue, WA;
  • Blackberry Ltd. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada;
  • Blackberry Corporation of Irving, Texas.

Source ITC.

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 versus Lenovo Lemon 3: who wins?

 

Xiaomi versus Lenovo: who done it best?

 

The new year brings about new mobile world wars and new devices to choose from. As we step into 2016, new flagships start to sprout and new companies choose to become rivals. One such case is the Xiaomi-Lenovo “dispute”, where the two Chinese manufacturers are trying to dethrone each other with new and affordable devices.

 

 

 

The first to launch a device was Xiaomi, who released the Redmi 3 at the beginning of the week. It is one of the sub-$150 devices but it looks much better than that. It has a metal body and a patterned diamond finish at the back. It is already available in China at the price of $106 and it does not have a fingerprint scanner, like many of the other Xiaomi devices.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 3 specs:

 

  • 5-inch 720p display
  • Snapdragon 616 SoC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage plus microSD slot
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and phase detection auto-focus
  • 5MP front camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • 4100 mAh battery with fast charging
  • MIUI 7.

 

The other side brings us Lenovo Lemon 3, a competitive device with a similar price. For roughly $105, you will be getting a similar device with a different finish. Lemon 3 looks just a tide bit like an iPhone, but only if you squint your eyes enough. Almost same specs tho.

 

Lenovo Lemon 3 specs:

 

  • 5-inch full HD display
  • Snapdragon 616 SoC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP frontal camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • 2750 mAh battery.

While Xiaomi’s device has a massive battery, Lenovo’s offering brings a Full HD display. You would have to choose what you need or want most out of your smartphone. There is no news regarding the launch of these devices outside of China at the moment, but it would be interesting to see if they do get released globally and what their impact would be on the mid-to-low range of the market.

 

Source: Lenovo China, AndroidCentral

 

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Google and Lenovo to work on Project Tango enabled device

Lenovo and Google are shaking hands again and this time the result should be a consumer-ready device that should digitally enrich our world. This partnership is based on Project Tango, Google’s software/hardware solution that will display digital data on top of the physical world via a smart device. Think Google Glass, but with finesse. The futuristic device will be powered by a Snapdragon processor.

 

Project-Tango

 

 

Google is currently looking for creative developers to work in an app incubator. Tango Project is the research of a mixture of exterior cameras and sensors that will allow users to map the environments they are in.

As an example of what such tech can do, Lowe’s created an app that can show you how new furniture or new electrical appliances would look in a home before being bought or brought in. This way, the user can see how things will fit with exact dimensions. But there are more applications for his technology and this is why Google is looking for ingenious people that can turn ideas into reality.

 

The resulting Project Tango enabled device should launch sometime this summer, if everything goes accordingly.

 

Source: Droid Life

 

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Lenovo ZUK Z1 to launch internationally after pre-order success in CHina

Lenovo ZUK Z1 will launch on the international market soon and it appears to be a small success in China already. After selling over 2 million devices via pre-orders in one week, Lenovo decided to move its device up a bit and release it for the entire world to enjoy.

Lenovo ZUK Z1

 

 

 

The ZUK Z1 will run on a Cyanogen OS version and it is a pretty decent smartphone for people who need a smart device with decent specs. It’s not a flagship however, although it does present some flagship-worthy features. You get a 5.5 inch 1080p LCD screen and under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 801 plus 3 GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The back camera is a 13MP snapper and is accompanied by an 8MP snapper in the front. Everything is powered by a sturdy 4100 mAh. Lenovo’s device has a fingerprint sensor on the front plus a USB Type-C 3.0 on the bottom.

 

Lenovo ZUK Z1 will run on Cyanogen OS 12.1 when it starts shipping all the way in October. The phone sold on the Chinese market costs around $280 (1,799 yuan), but the rest of the world will have to pay a little more to get it. We will let you know on the exact price when we find it out.

 

Source: GSMArena

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The Moto Maker customization tool comes to China

The Moto Maker project is finally launched in China and the first deals you get are related to promotional price of Lenovo’s newly-acquired Moto line. Customers in China will finally be able to enjoy what the rest of the world has been basking in lately – the ability of customizing their Moto devices.

 

MotoX

 

The Moto Maker is limited to the Moto X at the moment, with Lenovo giving out discounts and promotions on Moto X, G and the Moto X Pro until June 2nd. The Moto X will be available for RMB2,699 and customized versions will start selling at RMB2,799. The Moto G will cost RMB999 and the X Pro will cost RMB3,999.

Press release:

[box type=”shadow”]Motorola’s Moto Maker Launches in China

Chinese smartphone fans can now design their very own customized Moto X, with an exclusive, special price through June 2

Beijing – May 28, 2015 – China has more smartphones than any other country on Earth. We think it would be great if people there could choose phones that stand out from the crowd. That’s why today at Lenovo Tech World we shared that our exclusive Moto Maker online design studio is now available in China. People here can design their very own customized Moto X smartphones, and receive them in just a few days. Visit www.motomaker.cn to get started on your Moto X.

On Moto Maker you can create a personalized Moto X smartphone as unique as you are. Choose the front color, back color and materials, accent colors, memory size, and wallpaper for literally thousands of possible combinations. You can even have your name or a personal message laser-etched on the back. In addition to a range of colors, Moto Maker offers a selection of authentic materials including FSC-certified wood and natural leathers, so your Moto X can reflect your individual style.

On top of the personal style enabled by Moto Maker, Moto X is designed with a beautiful curved back and a sleek metal frame. It comes with Android™ 5 Lollipop and features enhanced voice and gesture controls for when you want to be hands-free.

Once you design your phone, the website will tell you the delivery date based upon your choices. And we make it easy in case you change your mind. If you don’t like the way your customized Moto X looks, you can exchange it within 15 days and start over.

In addition to launching Moto Maker in China, we have begun offering Moto X, Moto X Pro and Moto G to people in China for online purchase directly through our Motorola.com.cn website. To celebrate this we are offering a special promotion on all three devices exclusively on Motorola.com.cn through June 2:

  • Moto X is available from RMB2,699, with custom versions starting from RMB2,799 on Moto Maker
  • Moto G is available from RMB999
  • Moto X Pro is available from RMB3,999

Find out more about customizing your Moto X and see all of our special offers at Motorola.com.
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Source: Lenovo

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13”) – mid-range tablet with great hardware and not so great software choices

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13”) is one of the newest mid-range tablets out there that manages to cram in all sorts of stuff you may or may not need. The tablet has a rather big 13” screen with 2.1 JBL speakers an integrated kickstand and a built-in pico projector for good measure.

 

Lenovo stand

 

The actual design is less than stellar though, because the materials it was built from are average quality and the software experience is not the best out there either. Its best features can be considered the kickstand, rather good camera and good battery life, but it won’t be one of the most desired tablets out there.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro 13 specs:

Display13.3″ screen
Size2560×1440 LCD
CPUAtom Z3745
RAM2GB
Storage32GB, MicroSD card slot
Battery9600mAh Li-ion
Camera8MP rear, 1.6MP Front
SoftwareAndroid 4.4.2, Lenovo skin
Dimensions331.9 x 223.7 x 22mm
Weight2.09 pounds
OtherIntegrated kickstand, pico projector

 

Some of the best aspects of this large tablet are the large screen and the kickstand that help users with travel situations and at-a-glance viewing issues. Its 8MP camera has pretty good clarity for a tablet and the screen uses its resolution well and gives good video streaming.

 

Lenovo Yoga pro

 

The bad parts of Lenovo’s new Yoga 2 Pro are the quality build, way below the $469.99 price tag, the only decently constructed part being the kickstand. Lenovo’s software skin is no good news either, looking much like an Apple knock-off without the intuitive part. There’s also some bloatware with some terribly built-in apps you will definitely not enjoy facing all the time.

 

Lenovo yoga pro 2 projector

 

All in all, if you want a decent tablet with a big screen at a rather big price for its quality, or if you just want to experiment with a Lenovo Yoga product, go ahead and give it a shot. It won’t bite.

Source: AndroidPolice