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Lenovo’s latest education-focused Chromebooks are cheap and cheerfully impenetrable

The box says “education,” but they’re for everyone.

Logic would dictate that a trio of Chromebooks, all selling for under $ 350, wouldn’t be particularly interesting. But in 2018, where most of the innovation in Android phones is happening in the mid-range, it stands to reason that a similar trend would be seen in other areas where Google’s software dominates.

Chrome OS has become a prominent part of the education community in recent years, buoyed  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Echo Show alternative comes with the Google Assistant built-in

The dispute between Amazon and Google over whether the former’s Echo Show should get YouTube access just escalated to a whole new level. At CES 2018, we learned that Lenovo and Google have partnered up for an Echo Show rival with the Google Assistant on board. What’s more, Google announced partnerships with a wide range […]

Lenovo’s Smart Display is the Google Assistant-powered Echo Show we’ve been waiting for

It’s time for Google Assistant to branch out, starting with displays in the home.

Google Home and Amazon Echo match up in both the small and medium speaker segments, but the hardware offerings start to diverge from there.

Amazon has clearly taken the lead with screen-toting assistant speakers with its Echo Show and Echo Spot, with no response from Google in the category. That is, until now.

Leave it to Lenovo of all companies to make a  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s new Tab 4 tablet series now available in the US, starting at $127

During the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Lenovo introduces a lineup of new tablets called the Tab 4. Now – six months later – the Lenovo Tab 4, Tab 8, as well as Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus are available for grabs in the US via Amazon, B&H Photo and […]

Fight Darth Vader in your living room with Lenovo’s new Star Was AR system

On top of launching its own Windows 10 mixed reality headset at IFA 2017, Lenovo also announced it has entered a partnership with animation giant Disney for the new Star Wars: Jedi Challenge system. The system is powered by Lenovo Mirage AR headset and also includes a tracking beacon and a lightsaber controller. Of course, […]

Lenovo’s Tango-ready PHAB 2 Pro won’t be picking up the Nougat update

Lenovo is abandoning the PHAB series.

Lenovo partnered with Google to roll out the first consumer-ready Tango phone, the PHAB 2 Pro, late last year for $ 500. The phone launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it looks like that’s where it’ll stay, as Lenovo’s update tracker page mentions that the phone won’t be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

It’s not just the PHAB 2 Pro that is being left behind either. The rest of  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s future smartphones will ship with stock Android instead of Vibe Pure UI

Lenovo used to be one of those Android OEMs who shipped its smartphones with its own Android-based custom UI onboard. But according to recent information shared by Lenovo’s India head of marketing, Anuj Sharma, the company is looking to phase out its Vibe Pure UI in favor of near-stock Android. Lenovo has taken a hint […]

You can spill a cup of water on Lenovo’s new $279 Flex 11 Chromebook

Lenovo’s new Flex 11 Chromebook is cheap, rugged and versatile.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to differentiate their Chromebooks in the highly competitive laptop space. Lenovo’s $ 279 Flex 11 Chromebook, which goes on sale this week, has a trick up its sleeve — or its keyboard port.

The Flex 11 has sealed ports and a keyboard that can withstand up to a cup of water spilled on it, with draining channels to ensure that the  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s third-quarter profits take a nosedive over slow smartphone sales

Lenovo is hoping to turn its mobile business profitable by the end of the year.

Lenovo has posted its financial results for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 (third fiscal quarter). The Chinese manufacturer netted $ 12.2 billion in revenue, a decline of 6% from the same period a year ago. Net profit at $ 98 million was 67% less than the 300 million it posted this time last year, and a decrease of 37% from a  [Read More…]

Buy Lenovo’s Android-powered Yoga Book for $499 and get a free $100 Amazon gift card

Right now you can score a free $ 100 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a Lenovo Yoga Book. Since its release, the Android-powered tablet has yet to see a price drop, and while this doesn’t mean you are paying less, it is still a great perk. The 10.1-inch tablet comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a unique Halo Keyboard which makes it stand out a bit more. You can pick one up in your choice  [Read More…]