Lenovo will stop branding mobile phones as 'Motorola' later this year, according to a report on CNET.
Apparently the mobile phones will now be described as 'Moto by Lenovo', although the Motorola name will remain as a division of Lenovo.
New figures from Strategy Analytics show that Samsung and Apple each produced 74.5 million smartphones in the final quarter of 2014, giving each of them just under a fifth of the total smartphone market.
It’s the first time the two companies have been this close with quarterly shipments since the end of 2011.
Podcast - 5th November 2014
The new Microsoft Band, the Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and the Huawei Honor 6 are all discussed in this week's podcast.
We also look at some of the mobile industry's other big stories, including Amazon UK's mobile phone deals, the Lenovo purchase of Motorola Mobility, LG's quarterly results and the anticipated increase in WiFi hotspots.
Figures from Juniper Research show Samsung and Apple continuing to dominate the smartphone market, with newly-expanded Lenovo in third place.
It estimates that 316.6 million smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of 2014. That’s a 13.1% increase year-on-year.
Lenovo’s acquisition of the Motorola Mobility business from Google has been completed, nine months after the $2.91 billion (£1.8 billion) deal was first announced.
It means Lenovo is now the world’s third largest producer of smartphones, with a portfolio that includes the ‘Moto’ and ‘Droid’ brands.