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Yesterday, a Reddit thread claimed that Lenovo was blocking Signature PCs from installing a third-party OS. Microsoft has now confirmed that it does not block users from doing so.
Users that purchased Signature Edition Lenovo Yoga PCs are reporting that they are unable to install a third-party operating system - such as Linux - on their own PC.
Unveiled three weeks ago with both Android Marshmallow and Windows 10 models, Lenovo's Yoga Book is now available for pre-order. The Android model is $499, with the Windows model costing $50 more.
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The remarkable Yoga Book - which features a touch-sensitive keyboard that doubles as an area on which to write and draw - can now be pre-ordered in the UK with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Windows 10.
Amazon has begun selling Lenovo's Moto G4 Play for just $99.99, but there's a catch. The device will come with Amazon's Special Offers and ads. The deal is reserved for Prime members.
Lenovo's distinctive new Yoga Book - which aims to offer the simplicity of a pen-and-paper notebook - will come with Windows 10 or Android. But the company is also working on a Chrome OS version.
You can now get up to 42% off a wide range of desktops, notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1s, including many affordable options - and if you buy a PC for over $699, you'll also get a free 8-inch tablet.
Lenovo has announced two new products today, one being the Moto Z Play, which is the cheapest member of the Moto Z family and the other is the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod.
The Yoga Book has a 10-inch display, and a separate touch-sensitive surface, which can either be used as a keyboard, or as a pad on which to draw and write - and the pen uses real ink too.
Lenovo announced a pair of new 2-in-1 devices today at IFA 2016. The Yoga 910 is a convertible laptop, while the Miix 510 is a detachable device, similar in form factor to a Surface Pro.
Lenovo's unannounced Moto E3 Power smartphone with a 3500 mAh battery has silently gone on sale in Hong Kong and could soon launch in India as it was also spotted in import listings in the country.
As part of a new deal, Microsoft apps like Office, OneDrive, and Outlook will be preloaded on upcoming Lenovo Android smartphones. The deal also includes a patent cross-licensing agreement.
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Microsoft is currently offering some big savings on a range of Windows 10 PCs - from affordable Dell notebooks, to an Alienware gaming flagship, and HP's ENVY Curved 34 all-in-one desktop.
Lenovo has unveiled two new Windows 10 PCs with fierce specs, designed for VR gaming: a compact 'cube' PC with 4K support and built-in carry handle; and an all-in-one with a 27-inch Quad HD display.
According to the latest figures released by IDC, tablet shipments continue to decline worldwide with only 38.7 million units sold in Q2 2016, a marked 12.3% year over year decrease.
A day after Xiaomi unveiled its first Windows 10 notebook, the Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo has launched the Air 13 Pro, featuring broadly similar specs, along with an integrated fingerprint sensor.
While Samsung, LG and others committed to delivering monthly Android security updates long ago, Motorola says it's too "difficult" to do so, and "most efficient" to roll out patches less frequently.
IDC says global smartwatch shipments fell by almost a third year-over-year, thanks to a massive 55% drop in Apple Watch shipments - but Apple remains the largest smartwatch vendor by a large margin.
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After releasing its first technical preview of Azure Stack earlier this year, Microsoft announced that its hybrid cloud product will only run on integrated solutions made by Dell, HPE and Lenovo.
Lenovo said in 2011 that it would launch a Windows phone. Microsoft announced the same in 2014, and again in 2015. Now, Lenovo has finally launched its first Windows handset, exclusively in Japan.
Microsoft is offering free Docks with certain Surface models, $50 off the Lumia 650, £80 off a 1TB Xbox One, 50% off various accessories, and up to $1,000 off PCs, in a One Day Sale in the US and UK.
The latest data from Gartner shows that the PC market has continued its overall decline with Apple seeing a big drop. But there are signs things might be better in the next few quarters.
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Following price rises from Dell and OnePlus, Lenovo says that it's also considering increasing prices, and potential job cuts, among other options - but it seems that no decisions have yet been made.
Old Intel code still present in UEFI firmware used by many machines has left devices open to attacks. Lenovo admits that the Secure Boot-disabling vulnerability's scope of impact is industry wide.
Lenovo might not have given up on the Moto E series yet, as a device named Moto E3 Power has passed the Wi-Fi Alliance's certification process recently, and might be launching soon.
The unlocked versions of the Moto G4 and G4 Plus can now be pre-ordered from Motorola's website in the US, and retailers such as Best Buy and B&H are offering a $50 gift card with each order.
Qualcomm was happy to announce earlier today that it would be supporting Google's Tango mixed reality technology with its chips. The first Snapdragon to support it is the 652 but the 820 will follow.
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Lenovo has finally unveiled its Project Tango handset that was first teased at CES 2016. The Phab2 Pro will be available in September globally and be priced at $499 USD.
Lenovo's Tech World 2016 event will start at 10am PST, but those not in attendance will still get to take part in the event in the form of a livestream. Watch as Lenovo unveils its latest innovations.
Lenovo's second annual 'Tech World' event will be hosted this week and it will be the platform from which the company unveils its Project Tango smartphone. New Motorola devices will also be revealed.
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Lenovo's ZUK sub-brand has announced the Snapdragon 820-powered successor to last year's Z1 today, which will be available starting June 7 but can now be pre-ordered in China.
Lenovo retained Motorola's Moto G lineup of smartphones and launched new devices in the series yesterday without changing much, but it seems the flagship X series is set to be replaced by Moto Z.
Lenovo has launched the Moto G4 and G4 Plus smartphones at its event in New Delhi just now, the devices will initially go on sale in India and Brazil before expanding to other markets.
Lenovo's Zuk Z2 Pro has a Snapdragon 820 processor, 128GB storage, a USB Type-C port, 13MP rear camera and a whopping 6GB RAM - and it's now available to purchase in China for the equivalent of $415.
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Lenovo has just launched the Cyanogen OS 12.1-powered ZUK Z1 smartphone in India, and has started taking registrations on Amazon India ahead of its release on May 19.
A new image has leaked of Motorola's upcoming flagship, the Moto X. The image offers a glimpse of a metal body chassis, giving it a refined look. The camera has also been revamped.
The Lenovo Solution Centre, pre-bundled on almost every Lenovo PC, has been found to have a flaw that could put affected PCs at risk of attack, by allowing elevated privileges on the machine.
Lenovo's sub-brand ZUK launched its first smartphone, the Z1, towards the end of last year and now the company has teased the launch of the device in India under the Lenovo Z1 name.
After departing from Lenovo recently, former Motorola president Rick Osterloh is now returning to Google to take charge of the company's unified hardware division as a Senior Vice President.
The upcoming Moto G smartphone has started making appearances in leaked images online, but the actual launch could be more than a month away, according to hints from Lenovo's CEO.
Lenovo's new ZUK Z2 Pro follows a new trend by offering 6GB of RAM, along with a super fast fingerprint sensor and plenty of smart tracking sensors that could render your fitness wearable useless.
It's no secret that the PC is no longer the king of the computing world in terms of shipments, but only two vendors of the top five actually managed a small growth, while the others saw a big hit.