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Lenovo Skylight, IdeaPad U1 Hybrid on track to launch this year (with Android)

Two of the most interesting devices I’ve seen this year are the Lenovo Skylight smartbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook with a detachable display that works as a standalone tablet. And while both will miss their original shipping deadlines since Lenovo decided to scrap the custom Linux distribution powering the devices and replace it with […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Skylight aren’t dead yet

Lenovo may have put its innovative Skylight smartbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook with a detachable screen/tablet on hold indefinitely — but it looks like the projects aren’t entirely dead. As the company hinted a few weeks ago, Lenovo is looking at Google Android as an alternative to the Skylight operating system that had been […]

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Goodbye Skylight OS: Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid to use Google Android

First the good news: Lenovo realized that nobody wants to use a custom Linux-based user interface with virtually no third party apps on the company’s upcoming Skylight smartbook and Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop device. So Lenovo is killing the Skylight OS project and will instead use Google Android on those two devices. Now the […]

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Lenovo Skylight smartbook launch date pushed back to July

When Lenovo introduced the Skylight smartbook in January, the company said it would come to market in April. But Laptop Magazine is reporting today that it won’t be available in the US market until July. At first glance, the Skylight looks like an oddly shaped netbook with a large keyboard, enormous touchpad, and super-slim design. […]

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First look at the Lenovo Skylight user interface – Video

I got a chance to spend some time with the Lenovo Skylight today. It’s one of the first smartbooks based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Thanks the ARM-based processor, the Skylight is ultrathin, fanless, and designed to get more than 10 hours of battery life. It also has an HD display and can play 720p video […]

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Will Lenovo’s upcoming smartbook be called the Skylight?

We already know that Lenovo is working on a so-called smartbook, which will feature an ARM-based processor from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform enables 720p HD video playback, always-connected internet access (meaning you can receive emails and other notifications even when the device is folded up and placed in your bag), and other features designed […]