Motorola plans to launch low priced 4G phones in India

Motorola is all set to bring budget 4G smartphones to Indian market next year. The phones will also be launched in Brazilian market along with India launch.

The company believes this as a crucial step for its global turnaround. Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, so it banks on Lenovo’s supply chain scale.

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Lenovo after the acquisition has become world’s third largest smartphone vendor. The company now aims to lead the global smartphone business while trying to improve its position in India to number 3 by next year on the back of strong demand.

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Rick Osterloh, president and chief operating officer at Motorola Mobility said “The transition to 4G will be quick. Next year, we are going to be very aggressive in the 4G value proposition for end users,”

According to a report, Samsung is leading the smartphone market with 23.7%, followed by Apple with 11.7%, Xiaomi with 5.2% and Lenovo following closely with 5.1%, while LG occupied the No 5 slot with 5% share.

Motorola is fifth largest smartphone maker with a 5% share in India., it is behind Samsung and Indian handset makers Micromax, Lava and Karbonn.

The company also announced the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the first generation Moto G in India.

The company has updated its ‘Motorola Update Services’ app in Google Play ahead of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the first-generation Moto G.

The company has started sending Android 5.0 Lollipop ‘soak test’ invites to members of the Moto Feedback Network using a first-generation Moto G.

The company has also updated its OTA update service app. The app update to the over-the-air (OTA) installer will enable a future upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop.


Vishal Kawadkar


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