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Microsoft Is Reportedly Acquiring Swiftkey For $250 Million

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Microsoft has been releasing its own apps on Android lately, but it’s apparently looking to buy one now. Financial Times reports Microsoft is swooping in to snap up keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million. SwiftKey is running on millions of Android devices, plus the ones from OEMs that license and re-skin SwiftKey. Now Microsoft could extend its reach to all those devices very soon.

As neither company is talking (we’ve reached out to SwiftKey), it’s impossible to know what Microsoft has planned.

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Microsoft Is Reportedly Acquiring Swiftkey For $250 Million was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Lenovo/Motorola Explains What Its New Branding Scheme Means For The ‘Motorola’ Name

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It was a big shocker the other day When Motorola’s CEO explained the new direction Lenovo is taking the company. Rather than focus on Motorola, Lenovo wants to push Moto and Vibe as Lenovo’s main smartphone brands. This statement missed some of the nuance apparently, so Motorola has a blog post up on the matter. Long story short, the Motorola name isn’t going away completely.

Lenovo plans to focus its marketing on Moto and Vibe—this is true.

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Lenovo/Motorola Explains What Its New Branding Scheme Means For The ‘Motorola’ Name was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lenovo Will Retire The Motorola Brand In Favor Of Just ‘Moto’

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Motorola has been involved with mobile technology since the very beginning, but you’ll be seeing that name a lot less going forward. After acquiring the company from Google, Lenovo has decided to retire the Motorola brand and go with the snappier “Moto.”

According to Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh, Lenovo will keep the Motorola name around at an organizational level, but at the consumer level you’ll see phones emblazoned with the Moto “batwing” logo and “Moto by Lenovo.” Phasing out the Motorola brand will mark the end of an era in technology.

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Lenovo Will Retire The Motorola Brand In Favor Of Just ‘Moto’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter Reportedly Planning To Increase Character Limit From 140 To 10,000

Twitter-ThumbTwitter always set itself apart from the competition by keeping things succinct. The 140 character limit forced everyone to get to the point rather than drone on a la Facebook. However, the company is now said to be close to essentially doing away with that limit. Multiple reports claim Twitter is planning to make the new character limit a whopping 10,000, just like Direct Messages.

The 140 character limit has served Twitter well over the years, but it’s really just a remnant of its origins.

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Twitter Reportedly Planning To Increase Character Limit From 140 To 10,000 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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