Even though the brand isn’t quite as huge as during the days of StarTACs, MicroTACs, and infinite RAZR variants, Motorola is still keeping the dream alive with smartphones like the Moto G5 Plus. The thing is that we haven’t heard anything about a new Motorola tablet for several years, but that could soon be changing if we were to believe rumors of a new feature called Productivity Mode.

Some people may argue that the continued enhancement of Android tablets has gone stagnant for some time already. Maybe all we need is a little bit of a change to elevate the game. A “trusted source” has revealed to Android Police that a possible upcoming Motorola Android tablet — likely with a screen size of 9 to 10 inches — could come with a Productivity Mode that unlocks at least two new features.

First, as you can see in the leaked image below, you gain the ability to “pin” your apps to the main navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. This makes it much faster for you to switch to a frequently used app, like Gmail, without having to open up the multi-tasking interface and scroll through your list of active apps. When you want to remove it from the nav bar, you simply long-press and drag it up.

Motorola Productivity Mode Pins Apps to Nav Bar

Secondly, you’ll also notice that you can access the app drawer directly from the navigation bar as well. This means you don’t have to first return to the home screen before opening the app drawer. It saves a step, which could save you precious seconds when you’re in full-on productivity mode. When you consider the added real estate afforded by a larger tablet screen, making use of that extra space on the nav bar just makes sense.


That’s the good news. That said, we’re not holding our breath for a new Motorola tablet, as it looks like this productivity mode is pulled from the Lenovo Yoga Book. This doesn’t mean, however, that we won’t be seeing some variation of this in Android tablets at some point in the future.

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