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Mobile news hounds, you'd better start getting the popcorn ready - Mobile World Congress starts in just over two weeks. Following Samsung's confirmation of their Unpacked event, Motorola has also scheduled a press event for the Barcelona trade show on Tuesday, February 25th.

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Then again, maybe popcorn won't be necessary. According to Pocket-Lint, Motorola will have no major announcements to make at the event, which probably means no new mobile hardware at Mobile World Congress. Ever since the company was purchased by Google, it's been surprisingly slow with hardware rollouts, releasing only five major phone models in the last year. Instead, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside will be giving an "update on the business."

That probably means a frank discussion on the elephant in the room: Google's $2.9 billion sale of Motorola to Lenovo. The mechanics of the transfer have only been vaguely hinted at so far, though we know that Motorola will still sell phones under its own name in North America, South America, and Europe. That still leaves some pressing questions - will Moto still be doing its own research and development? What about Motorola's excellent Android software builds? Will the Moto X and G lines continue, or be replaced by rebranded Lenovo designs?

To be honest, the Motorola-Lenovo deal is so fresh that it's unlikely that even Woodside knows everything that's going to happen during the transition, and it's even less likely that he'll be willing to spill all the beans on an international stage. That being said, we'll certainly be paying attention on the 25th.

Source: Pocket-Lint

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    They are probably going to tell about their future plans after being bought by Lenovo and maybe share the info on software updates for X and G

  • http://www.bloggerslounge.dk/ Kenni Odelheim

    For my sake, they could skip all the talk about future plans, and just focus on ONE THING. Will you or will you not release a 32GB version of the Moto X in Europe? That is all I wanna know right now, and then you can keep all your other secrets for a little while. :D

  • O’s Fan91

    Moto X2 . Would explain why they have been clearing stock with their recent deals.

    • Sam Hollis

      Did you not read the article? Or even the title?

      "NO NEW HARDWARE EXPECTED"

      • O’s Fan91

        Honestly, no. :)
        My bad!

        • Matthew Fry

          +1 for honesty

        • Dario · 753 a.C. .

          do you watch only pics?? ;)

      • Twelk

        Always expect the unexpected!

  • Sourabh Sekhar

    The Moto G has just launched in india and it is priced to move.
    It is maybe the only phone which is being sold at its correct price after conversion into rupees.All other phones sell for nearly 100$ more.
    Flipkart.com has sold out their stock of the Gs in 1 hour.

  • TopXKiller
  • Shaju

    Gooogle should have held on to moto. Look at the crazy demand for Moto G in India

    • jesuguru

      True, but at such a low price what kind of profit margins are they really getting?

  • joser116

    I'm more excited about this than the Samsung event

  • Alex Clements

    I understand that not expecting hardware but the way Moto has been doing their marketing I have to think the have something to "uncover" by the look of that picture. Maybe a new tablet that has been mentioned a few times by Woodside?

  • Say

    Hm oh, Barcelona.