In what should definitely spell good news to fans of the Moto G and Moto E handsets, Motorola has gone on to confirm that both these lineups will indeed continue to exist. This intervention comes right after Lenovo’s SVP Chen Xudong had implied through a statement that no new models will be introduced to the two popular smartphone ranges this year.
Mentioning that Xudong’s comments were ‘misunderstood,’ a Motorola representative has said that the company has no plans of retiring either the Moto G or the Moto E. This should mean that we’re in for the release of a fourth gen model of the former device and a third-gen model of the latter handset, later this year.
The above mentioned representative even has told The Verge that although both the Moto handsets will stay alive, the parent firm has indeed decided to simplify the combined Motorola and Lenovo portfolio. The intention has been on the cards since the American company was bought by Lenovo in January 2014. It has somehow taken about two years to happen.
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The exact approach towards the product portfolio is still uncertain, but what we do know is that both the low-cost devices in question will be getting their successors this year. The Moto G happens to be the company’s most successful smartphone ever, whereas the Moto E too has received a huge response over the years, especially from buyers in developing nations like India.
2016 will be year when Motorola and Lenovo will finally integrate their smartphone portfolios, and both being powerhouses in their own strong markets, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of an approach is taken.