No Moto tablet for you, company president says in Twitter chat

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Motorola may have a lot of irons in the fire, but a new tablet isn’t one of them.

That was one of several revelations from company president and COO Rick Osterloh, who hosted a Twitter chat with the hashtag #AskRickO

In response to a question about any Moto tablet plans, Osterloh said there are not any plans, and recommended models from Lenovo, such as the Yoga line.

There was plenty of good news for Moto fans, however. He confirmed the first-gen Moto X will be getting Lollipop, with testing in the early stages. He also says to expect a Moto G LTE model coming this year. Motorola just churned out a rather respectable budget phone in the the Moto E.

Osterloh also says Motorola is going to keep making Pure Edition devices, which are off-contract and free of any carrier customization.

He also reaffirmed the company’s commitment to letting you customize devices with Moto Maker. It recently rolled out Moto Maker options for the Moto 360.

Why this matters: Motorola is regarded highly by many of the Android faithful because the company keeps its software close to stock Android and churns out timely updates. While a Moto tablet would be interesting, we would prefer a better camera in its flagship Moto X, as it was the only drawback to an otherwise excellent phone.

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