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Tablets Are Not In Motorola’s Game Plan According To President Rick Osterloh

March 25, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Motorola has made great strides in the mobile business this last year, even if they haven’t toppled over the behemoth Samsung as the top Android manufacturer. There have been plenty of questions over the last few months about what some of Motorola’s plans for the future of their devices would be, including questions about the next version of the Moto 360 and when we might be able to expect it. A question that many have been wondering about for some time is when and if Motorola would be getting back into the tablet market at any point in time, and today during a Twitter Q&A the company’s President Rick Osterloh answered that question among many others in response to users.

According to Osterloh, Motorola has no plans to manufacturer another tablet. Instead, he directs attention to the many great offerings manufactured by Lenovo, who now owns Motorola, and then proceeds to highlight the Yoga line. Quite simply put, Osterloh’s statement says that Motorola has no plans regarding tablets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Motorola won’t be making another tablet at some point in the future, even if it is far in the future. It does however mean that if Motorola ever does produce another slate, we’re not likely to see another Motorola branded tablet for quite some time if not for a long while.

After successes like the 2014 Moto X, the DROID Turbo and the Nexus 6, it seems that Motorola has brought their A-game with devices, so it can be hard to imagine why they wouldn’t want to try their hand at tablets again, but when you consider the launches and lifespan of the last two tablets they offered, the Xyboard lineup which launched on Verizon Wireless a few years back, those devices were a far cry from the type of success seen by Motorola’s most recent smartphones. Even though it would be nice to see a Motorola branded tablet featuring all of the new tech and software they’ve put into their latest devices, there are already plenty of tablet choices out there, and in a way this leaves Motorola free to continue focusing on whatever they have planned for moving forward in the immediate future.