Google IO 2015 Coverage

LG G4 will supposedly be very easy to take apart and repair

LG G4 Variety of coloursThe LG G4 is officially available to purchase (although not in the US just yet) so of course you can expect to see unboxing videos, hands on clips, and the typical teardown and repair processes.

A roughly translated dismantling process for LG’s 2015 flagship device has been released, showing off the device’s internals and how tough it’ll be to fix it in case you break something. Fortunately, the G4 isn’t following the same trend as other newer phones and is pretty easy to take apart and repair. Read more

Cyanogen seeks to penetrate emerging markets with office opening in India

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Over the next few months, Cyanogen should have a stronger force in penetrating emerging markets. The software developer has plans to hire talent for an office that would open this summer in either Bangalore or Dehli. The new office in India would be home to as many as fifty employees, all helping Cyanogen bring its software to the billions of people located in that part of the world.

Expect to see Cyanogen acquire startups, too, as a way to expand its portfolio.

Via: Fone Arena

Samsung’s new Silicon Valley headquarters is almost complete

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Samsung has developed two new headquarters on both coasts of the United States within the last twelve months. Last summer, the company opened an office in New York City to house its brand marketing team. Now, as this summer approaches, Samsung will open an office in Silicon Valley. Here, Samsung will plant semiconductor research and development as well as sales and marketing teams.

The building designed by NBBJ costs $300 million and offers a 10-story complex across 1.1 million square feet. Samsung has yet to say how many employees will be heading to the Silicon Valley headquarters.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) with fingerprint sensor to launch in Asia and Europe soon

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Back in March we got a pretty good idea that Samsung was looking to expand the Galaxy A series when trademarks for the A6, A8, and A9 were divulged. Then in April, specs were leaked for the Galaxy A8. At that time, it was confirmed for China, but now we are hearing that it will be launched in certain markets in both Asia and Europe.

Also new to report is that the A8 will sport a fingerprint sensor, which isn’t surprising given the fact that the fingerprint sensor works so well on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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LG reconfirms it intends releasing a second flagship in latter half of 2015

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We’ve heard rumours for a while now that LG is developing a second flagship smartphone to be released in the second half of 2015, with the new series of handsets possibly being called ‘G Note‘. At the Taiwanese launch of its G4 smartphone, LG Electronics has re-confirmed its dual-flagship plans as it attempts to boost sales in both Taiwan and the rest of the world.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 shipping this week, company comments on software updates approach

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Customers that pre-ordered the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will soon begin to see the handset arrive on their doorsteps. The company notified us this evening that orders placed through the Alcatel OneTouch site and Amazon will ship on May 21. The Idol 3 was announced in April with an impressive price of $249 that should capture the attention of people looking to unlock themselves from carrier restrictions.

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