Lenovo Stories August 31

Lenovo is kicking off IFA 2022 and its holiday lineup with the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, as well as a ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise.

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Google launched Android 12L back in March, but it’s only just making its way to existing devices. Lenovo is now the first to announce an Android 12L tablet with the “Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd Gen)” coming next year.

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Lenovo Stories July 20

While the Pixel series has received its final Android 13 Beta update, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is now eligible to get Android 13 Beta 2.

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Lenovo Stories June 10

With little competition in the high-end Android tablet space, the arrival of the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is an interesting one given the dominance of Samsung in recent years. But is this a worthy competitor to the likes of the Galaxy Tab series? Find out in our review of the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.

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Lenovo Stories May 17

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad C14 Chromebook, built to be reliable and ready to deploy for businesses

The latest Chromebook from Lenovo brings the reliability and signature design of the ThinkPad series to business customers.

Lenovo Stories March 7

Back in October, Google announced Android 12L as an unexpected “special feature drop” to improve the OS on tablets and foldables devices. After one 12L developer preview and three betas, this next release of Android — officially version 12.1 — is launching for Pixel phones alongside the March Feature Drop, while Google detailed what’s coming for tablets and foldables.

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Lenovo Stories February 28

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is a $190 tablet w/ Android 12, Entertainment Space, more

As part of Mobile World Congress, Lenovo is unveiling its latest Android tablet, the third-generation Tab M10 Plus, which is set to offer a strong media experience without breaking the bank.

As part of MWC, Lenovo is announcing a few new Chrome OS devices, including the well-rounded IdeaPad Flex 5i and more affordable Flex 3i Chromebooks.

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Chromebook tablets have been growing in popularity over the past couple of years, and Lenovo especially has been doubling down on the form factor. After launching the Chromebook Duet 5 last year, Lenovo is today announcing the smaller, but equally specced, IdeaPad Duet 3.

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Lenovo Stories February 18

In the past few years, good wireless earbud choices have become even harder to find due, in part, to market saturation. Lenovo has thrown its hat into the ring with the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds with Google Assistant and multipoint pairing. While the name isn’t very catchy, the clean, detailed sound and convenience might get you.

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Lenovo Stories February 1

Google’s Chrome OS made a huge impact early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the quick shift to working and educating at home necessitating more machines, and often super affordable ones. However, the following year has seen those numbers drop quickly. In Q4 2021, Chromebook shipments dropped even further, down over 60% compared to the same period in 2020.

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Lenovo Stories January 26

The next class of Chrome OS devices may be targeted at the gaming market – more than one Chromebook is set to release with a full RGB keyboard.

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Lenovo Stories January 11

Google’s efforts to let Android better serve bigger screens is culminating in Android 12L, but the company’s decision to abandon in-house tablets leaves the upcoming version without a device to call home. However, the recent launch of the Lenovo P12 Pro gives Android 12L its one and only official large-screened development device – Here’s what it looks like.

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Lenovo Stories December 27, 2021

Samsung had a hit in its Galaxy Z Flip 3, with a reasonable price and better durability than previous foldables. Motorola, though, long offered a foldable in the same form factor that usually fell well behind Samsung’s option. It seems the brand isn’t done just yet, though, as a third-generation Motorola Razr is apparently around the corner.

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Lenovo Stories December 10, 2021

There are dozens of Google Assistant speakers and displays out on the market today, but most really just serve that one purpose of being a voice assistant with some music and/or video features. In 2019, Lenovo debuted its Smart Clock which was specifically designed with your bedroom in mind, and this year, it has a successor. For the past several weeks I’ve been using the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with its wireless charging dock, and it evolves the original’s formula to be an even better fit for the bedside.

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Lenovo Stories December 7, 2021

Earlier this year, Google announced a new feature called “Entertainment Space,” a way to offer Android tablets a specialized media experience that organizes content in one place. For the past few weeks, we’ve had a chance to try out the feature, and it has some clear potential, at least when paired with the right hardware.

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Lenovo Stories October 4, 2021

Lenovo ‘Legion Play’ leak shows off an Android-powered ‘cloud gaming console’

Gaming on the go has gotten quite a boost, thanks to cloud gaming services, and it seems Lenovo has plans to cash in on that trend with a new piece of hardware. This week, the “Lenovo Legion Play” has leaked as a “cloud gaming console” that runs Android.

Lenovo Stories September 8, 2021

Software issues plague some Lenovo smart displays, Google investigating

The first thought around Google Assistant smart displays is usually Google’s Nest Hub lineup, but there are some third-party options, too. Lenovo has offered a handful of smart display options for the past couple of years, but recent updates have left many with some very frustrating software issues.

Lenovo Stories September 7, 2021

After launching one of the first mainstream Chrome OS tablets in 2020, Lenovo is building on that success with its new Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5, a premium tablet with a bigger OLED display and other upgrades.

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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is a 12.6-inch Android tablet w/ OLED display, Snapdragon 870, ‘Project Unity’

Continuing its Android tablet lineup, Lenovo is today introducing a new “flagship” model. The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro brings upgraded specs, another big display, and a neat new software trick, too.

Lenovo Stories August 5, 2021

Lenovo may debut a flagship Android tablet w/ Snapdragon 888-powered ‘Tab P12 Pro’

Despite the demand for tablets increasing a bit in recent years, most Android tablets still focus on the low end of the market as Apple’s iPad dominates the higher end. Samsung has really been the only big name left in high-end Android tablets, but it seems like Lenovo may soon throw its hat into the ring with a Snapdragon 888-powered Android tablet.

Lenovo Stories June 28, 2021

At MWC 2021, Lenovo has unveiled a new series of Android tablets including the Yoga Tab 11 and Tab 13 that come pre-installed with Google’s new Entertainment Space.

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Lenovo Stories June 27, 2021

The smallest-ever Assistant Smart Display was announced by Lenovo in 2019, and it’s now getting a successor with the Smart Clock 2 that adds an optional wireless charging dock. 

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Lenovo Stories June 24, 2021

Ahead of MWC 2021, Lenovo has launched two brand-new Chrome OS-powered IdeaPad 5i and Flex 5i laptops to compete at the low to-mid-end of the market.

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Lenovo Stories May 27, 2021

[Update: Released in China] Lenovo teases a new Android tablet with HDMI input

Android tablets aren’t as relevant as they once were, but Lenovo has done a good job of at least trying to make them serve more than one purpose. After debuting Android tablets that double as Google Assistant speakers last year, Lenovo is apparently preparing to launch another tablet that supports HDMI input.

Lenovo Stories April 8, 2021

As far as gaming phones go, the brand-new Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 — stupid name — might be one of the weirdest so far.

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Lenovo Stories March 24, 2021

Lenovo has launched a series of new Chromebooks including the 14e Gen 2, 100e, 300e, and 500e Gen 3 with a major focus on the massive education sector.

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Lenovo Stories March 19, 2021

Barnes & Noble, Lenovo make a $130 Nook 10″ Android tablet with Google Kids Space

For its latest Nook device, Barnes & Noble partnered with Lenovo to create a branded Android tablet. The Nook 10-inch from Lenovo notably features Google Kids Space

Lenovo Stories March 18, 2021

Even though Stadia is in a weird place right now, Google’s cloud gaming service remains one of the best in terms of pure performance right now. If you were considering buying a laptop from Lenovo, you’ll be able to experience it for yourself, too, as the PC maker is bundling Stadia Pro with its Legion and IdeaPad laptops.

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Lenovo Stories January 7, 2021

Last year, Lenovo launched the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro as a high-end competitor to the iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. Today, Lenovo is following that up with a mid-range Android tablet, the Tab P11, due out later this month.

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Lenovo Stories October 15, 2020

Despite all the reasons we love Chrome OS, the one major downside is that Chromebooks come with an expiration date, after which they’ll no longer receive updates. Google is now giving some Chromebooks just shy of nine years of guaranteed support.

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Lenovo Stories October 12, 2020

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise, one of the only Chrome OS devices to offer a “pointing stick” cursor.

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Lenovo Stories September 21, 2020

Last year Lenovo debuted its Smart Clock, a Google Assistant form factor of its own that proved to be one of the best ways to bring the handy voice assistant into the bedroom. Now, the Lenovo Smart Clock is getting a handy new feature in the form of a night light.

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Lenovo Stories September 17, 2020

Lenovo USI Pen is now available for IdeaPad Duet, other devices

The IdeaPad Duet is one of the first Chrome OS tablets that actually matters, and one of its best features is support for the USI stylus standard. Now, Lenovo has released its own USI stylus, the simply named Lenovo USI Pen.

Lenovo Stories August 31, 2020

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 ushers in Google’s new ‘Kids Space’ feature for $129

Lenovo is debuting a new affordable Android tablet today that gives a small upgrade over last year’s Smart Tab M10. Most notably, though, this is the first tablet that supports Google’s new “Kids Space” feature.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential puts the Google Assistant on your bedside table for $49

Last year, the Lenovo Smart Clock was a great way to put the Google Assistant onto your bedside table. Today, Lenovo is unveiling the even more affordable Smart Clock Essential, with simple LEDs instead of a display.

When it comes to high-end tablets lately, the only options have been from Apple and Samsung. Now, Lenovo is throwing its hat into the ring with the new Lenovo P11 Pro.

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Lenovo Stories July 22, 2020

After leaking several times over the past few months, Lenovo has finally unveiled its first gaming smartphone. The Lenovo Legion “Phone Duel” packs high-end specs and several other enhancements for gamers.

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Lenovo Stories July 17, 2020

[Update: New image] Lenovo Legion leak shows side-mounted pop-up camera, 144Hz display

Lenovo teased earlier this year that it was working on a gaming smartphone, but the company still hasn’t officially announced it. Today, a detailed report from XDA reveals some interesting details about the Lenovo Legion phone, including its unique side-mounted pop-up camera.

Lenovo Stories July 10, 2020

Lenovo working on dual-purpose Android tablet and external monitor, ‘Yoga X’

One feature that Android fans have to be envious of the iPad for is Sidecar, the ability to use your iPad as an external display. It seems the folks at Lenovo are eyeing an interesting way to solve that by making an Android tablet that doubles as an external monitor, the “Yoga X.”

Lenovo Stories June 4, 2020

Lenovo Chromebook 3 quietly launches for $229 w/ 11-inch display, 4GB RAM

Lenovo is one of the biggest makers of affordable laptops running on Google’s Chrome OS and, now, there’s a brand new option. Available now, the Lenovo Chromebook 3 has quietly launched with an 11-inch display and base specs.

Lenovo Stories May 26, 2020

Lenovo’s upcoming ‘USI Pen’ arrives at FCC, looks perfect for the IdeaPad Duet

Thanks to the recent Universal Stylus Initiative (USI), it’s slowly becoming possible for fine-tuned, pressure-sensitive styluses to be cross-compatible between devices. Lenovo’s upcoming “USI Pen,” built to complement their recent IdeaPad Duet tablet, has just been revealed in detail by the FCC.

Lenovo Stories May 22, 2020

When you think of Chrome OS, you probably think of cheap laptops. For the past few years, though, Google has been working to make Chrome OS better for more expensive machines and, perhaps more importantly, for tablets. The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet looks on paper like it would be the first good Chrome OS tablet, but does it live up? I’ve spent the past week finding out.

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Lenovo Stories May 18, 2020

One of the products I got to try at CES 2020 was Lenovo’s new Smart Frame, a 21-inch display that’s designed to blend in as a picture frame. It’s a really cool product, but it was begging for integration with Google Photos. Now, Lenovo has secured Google Photos integration for the Smart Frame and it’s announcing details on when and how you’ll be able to buy the product.

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Lenovo Stories May 12, 2020

If you use a touchscreen tablet or computer on a regular basis, you’ll probably know how useful a stylus can be for projects that need any sort of precision. To make things work a little better together, a new standard has arrived in the form of “USI” and Google has been pushing that stylus standard on Chrome OS devices. Thanks to some of that new hardware, I’ve had a chance to spend some time with USI — here’s what you need to know about it.

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Lenovo Stories May 11, 2020

Back at CES 2020 — January was just a different world, wasn’t it? — I was able to spend some time with one of the most exciting Chrome OS products in years, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet. Now, a few months later, that product is officially launching for $279. Is it any good? We’ll have a review soon, but here are a few first impressions after a weekend with the product.

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Lenovo Stories April 30, 2020

Of the many, many things we got to preview at CES 2020 back in January, there were two clear winners, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook which ended up being underwhelming for an overwhelming price, and an affordable Chrome OS tablet from Lenovo. The latter device, the IdeaPad Duet, has now appeared for pre-order at one retailer, possibly revealing its release date.

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Lenovo Stories February 13, 2020

Lenovo teases ‘Legion’ Android gaming phone w/ Snapdragon 865

Lenovo owns Motorola, but the company has its own brand in the smartphone space, too. Now, though, Lenovo’s “Legion” brand known for its gaming laptops may also be making the jump to a gaming phone.

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