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Lenovo Gets 30% Android Tablet Market Share in India, According to IDC

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo has been doing fine in the Indian tablet segment for a while now, but it seems they’re evolving to new heights. For example we learn from IDC that the company grabbed over 30% of the Android tablet market in India for the last 3 months of 2017.

They actually have 30.8% of the market share and kept the top spot for the third consecutive quarter, in India. International Data Corporation (IDC) is reporting those figures, also showing that Samsung and iBall had 19.9% and 17.7% market share (Android) in Q3 2017-2018. The growth shows the support from customers and increasing market potential.

The aim right now for Lenovo India is to keep the steady growth and also keep the top spot on the market, at least according to Rahul Agarwal, managing director and CEO Lenovo India. I should mention that Lenovo had a share of 28.4% in the Android tablet market in India in Q3 2017 and in Q2 they were at 24.2%. The government and education segments were the ones boosting the company’s increase, together with commercial deals with large enterprises.

The Lenovo Tab 4 and Tab 7 were some of the best selling units on the market. IDC reported for Q3 2017 that Lenovo was first, followed by Acer second with 18.6% market share, but things have shifted since then, with Samsung growing. Expect new slates to be announced at MWC 2018, maybe some Lenovo Tab 5 models for further boosts.

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Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop has a screw loose, poses a fire hazard

By Peter Bright

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation. (credit: Lenovo)

Lenovo has issued a recall of 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops built prior to November 1 (if you own one, you can check your status here) after reports that the battery could overheat. There haven’t been any fires yet, but Lenovo warns that a fire hazard exists. Machines will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired for free in the recall program. Some 83,500 of the laptops have been sold in the US and Canada.

The cause of the problem? It appears that the laptops literally have a screw loose. An unfastened screw left in the laptops during their manufacturing can damage one of the lithium batteries and cause one of the cells to short out. This causes rapid overheating and failure of the battery, with three systems reported to have failed in the field.

The fix is, accordingly, simple: the unfastened screw will be removed. As Lenovo’s FAQ on the issue states, “Removal of any unfastened screw will eliminate any exposure of the battery to an unfastened screw.” No screw, no problem.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation Gets Recalled on Account of Fire Hazard

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo updated its ThinkPad X1 Carbon lineup at CES 2018, but the models from the previous years were also pretty appreciated back in their time. Now we learn that at least some of them have serious problems, since Lenovo decided to recall the 5th gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, because of the fire hazard.

We’re talking about the last year model, which is a potential fire hazard. Lenovo is now working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in order to issue a recall for some of the models affected. These are laptops we’re talking about and the number is supposed to be pretty limited. The Chinese device maker claims that some of these models may come with an unfastened screw, which could damage the battery, make it overheat and pose a fire hazard.

CPSC claims that the number is about 78.000 for units sold in USA and 5500 sold in Canada. You can find out if you’re the owner of an affected by finding the model number for your laptop and inputing its serial number on the Lenovo site. Here are some model numbers affected: 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4. Lenovo advises people to stop using the laptop, contact the company or service provides and have the device inspected.

I feel the need to highlight that no laptops have caught fire just yet, but fire hazard is also a big risk.

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Lenovo Yoga 330 is a New Budget Convertible With Gemini Lake Processor, Coming Soon

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo keeps unveiling new laptops, tablets and convertibles, with the latest such product being the Lenovo Yoga 330. It’s a budget convertible with a Gemini Lake processor inside and it’s supposed to be coming soon. Let’s check it out!

The Lenovo Yoga 330 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, as well as an Intel Gemini Lake processor, a lower power unit too. It comes with 8 GB of RAM and entry level models ship with eMMC flash storage, while top of the line units come with SATA solid state drives with 256 GB capacity. Lenovo hasn’t announced the device in USA or Europe just yet, but the specs sheet has been posted on the company’s Chinese support pages.

We also have measurements, like 11.6 x 8 x 0.7 inches and a weight of 2.8 pounds. The device packs 32 GB of storage, but it also comes in versions with 64 GB or 128 GB of eMMC storage. The specs list is completed by a 36 Wh battery and the connectivity is generous: HDMI, SD card reader, mic/headphone combo jack and an USB Type-C 3.0 port, as well as two USB Type-A ones (2.0 and 3.0).

CPU choices are available: Intel Celeron N4000 dual core with Intel UHD 6000 Graphics or Pentium Silver N5000 quad core with UHD 605 graphics. Sadly, no price has been revealed.

 

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Lenovo fixes hard-coded password and weak crypto in fingerprint manager

By Dan Goodin

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Lenovo has fixed a high-severity vulnerability in a wide range of laptop models that allowed hackers with physical access to log in and then obtain users’ Windows login credentials and other sensitive data.

The vulnerability resides in the Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, which is typically installed on ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and ThinkStation models. A weak encryption algorithm makes it possible for someone with local non-administrative access to read Windows logon credentials and fingerprint data. From there, the person can log into the computer or use the extracted credentials for other purposes. The vulnerability affects only Fingerprint Manager Pro for Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. Fingerprint-enabled Laptops running Windows 10 aren’t affected because they use Microsoft’s native support.

“A vulnerability has been identified in Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro,” Lenovo officials wrote in an advisory published late last week. “Sensitive data stored by Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, including users’ Windows logon credentials and fingerprint data, is encrypted using a weak algorithm, contains a hard-coded password, and is accessible to all users with local non-administrative access to the system it is installed in.”

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