Colin Giles, Motorola’s global sales leader has told the Telegraph that the Lenovo-owned company had no plans to release any Windows 10 Phones.Lenovo could launch a new Motorola smartphone as soon as the summer
We have many new models in development with the Moto brands,” he said, “so you may see in summer us launching some very exciting products, including phones and watches.”
Our global strategy is a two-brand strategy, which means if there is a market demand, we would like to bring both brands in that market. In South East Asia, for example, we will probably bring the Motorola brand to a few countries
“There are no plans to start launching operating systems other than Android. One of the key differentiators for us is the pure Android experience, and we’re deeply proud of that, because we believe it brings a much better software experience to consumers, and faster upgrades,” he said.
As we’re integrating two companies, we’ve got to look at the benefits across both and see how we can share technology, share R&D. That’s going to be the great benefit of this combination that we have now with Lenovo and Motorola.”
Since buying Motorola, Lenovo has climbed to third place in the globalsmartphone market, with 18.7m devices sold in its forth fiscal quarter, which ended on 31 March 2015, and 76m in the full financial year.
For the year, (which included two quarters of contributions from Motorola), China accounted for 59pc of Lenovo’s smartphone volumes, while markets outside China saw 450pc growth, hitting 31m smartphone devices shipped.
Motorola contributed more than 7.8 million units to Lenovo’s total during the quarter, while adding $1.8bn to Lenovo’s mobile revenues. Motorola is on track to be profitable within four to quarters of close