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It looks like another popular name in the mobile phone industry is set to follow the same fate as Nokia (although the latter might be making a comeback this year). Buzz around the internet is that Motorola will soon be phased out.

Lenovo, which bought Motorola from Google back in 2014, announced at CES 2016 that it will phase out the Motorola brand for its phones. “We’ll slowly phase out Motorola,” said Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh.

The decision is particularly interesting when seen in light of Lenovo’s statement back in 2014 when it said that, “We plan to not only protect the Motorola brand, but make it stronger.”

Motorola logo

What this means is that Motorola’s phone business will now come under Lenovo and the Motorola name will disappear from its phones this year. Meanwhile, Lenovo will still use the ‘Motorola Mobility’ name for its phone division, but any upcoming phone or wearable will fall under the brand of ‘Moto’ and ‘Vibe’.

Motorola fans need not despair. The brand name will continue to live on, albeit in a more minimalist way. Future Moto products will continue to sport Motorola’s batwing-like ‘M’ logo along with Lenovo’s blue logo. Indeed, Motorola will be missed, and will always be remembered as one of the earliest, if not first brand to produce a mobile phone.

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Sanket Vijay
Sanket Vijay
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23 comments
Saurabh Yadav
Saurabh Yadav

Dude it's isn't a lenovo specific features, every phone with android lollipop has muti-user functionality!

Humza Qureshi
Humza Qureshi

You bought Motorola, you have rights to use its brand name, which is one of the oldest in this industry, now just to make your original brand more popular you should not get rid of Motorola's goodwill...

Moiz Bhatti
Moiz Bhatti

Lenovo and Motorola both are best brands

Moiz Bhatti
Moiz Bhatti

I love lenovo a7000 The mutiuser option Just click on guest Switching to guest Then different mobile Different data gallery g+acc screen lock 3 user can be added Best phone in my life

Vedānt Matta
Vedānt Matta

Gone were the days when Lenovo decided to keep Moto independent. Well what could you do when a company you bought outgrow your previous one...

Suraj Kela
Suraj Kela

People Will Say Bad Move Moto Is a Brand and All That But to Build the Lenovo Brand in the Long Run its Essential that they Kill the Moto Brand. I Support Lenovo

Rajan Singh
Rajan Singh

Seems intolerant like mullas!!!!! (As they accept only after converting!) \U0001f603\U0001f603\U0001f603\U0001f603\U0001f603\U0001f603