The upcoming Moto M seems to the result of a partnership inked between Lenovo and Microsoft whereby the former agreed to ship Moto smartphones running Android OS with Microsoft apps pre-installed. Apart from letting Microsoft run its apps in Android OS-based phones, the move also helps consumers like us to utilize Microsoft Office and make calls using Skype without having to go for a Windows 10 phone.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps. Installing Microsoft apps and services on our devices will bring additional value to consumers around the globe,” said Christian Eigen, Leader of Corporate Alliances at Lenovo.
With Google's Duo video-calling app ready to use in all Android M phones, it will be interesting to see if Lenovo will be able to turn heads by bundling in Skype in its new phones. However, services like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint will surely be true head-turners. Microsoft has more or less lost confidence in Lumia phones running Windows 10 OS and the move looks very similar to BlackBerry's which recently decided to produce Android-based phones with its proprietary Enterprise services enabling encryption and productivity rather than continuing with BlackBerry 10 OS as the main OS.
As for the upcoming Moto M, expect to see a mid-range smartphone with a little 4.6-inch display but impressive specifications which will add to your productivity. As per reports, Moto M may launch with a fingerprint sensor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and 4GB of RAM which is basically as good as it gets. We haven't heard about a precise launch date but expect to hear more about the phone's specifications, features and availability dates in the coming days. Do stay tuned.