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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Spotify gains control of music at Starbucks thanks to multi-year partnership

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It used to be that when you went to Starbucks, you could pick up a card that gave you a free iTunes download, but it seems that will be coming to and end soon, which is no bad thing if you are an Android user. This is because Starbucks and Spotify have just entered into a multi-year agreement that will see the music subscription service become an integral part of the Starbucks experience. This partnership will see the 7,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. linked with the approximate 60 million (global) Spotify subscribers, creating a ‘first of its kind ecosystem’.

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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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Motorola DROID Turbo seeing limited edition metallic colors on May 28

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The DROID Turbo, an exclusive to Verizon, will see new limited edition metallic colors launch next Thursday. On May 28, Big Red will add metallic blue, orange, and violet accents of the handset to its lineup.

Through Verizon Edge, payments of the DROID Turbo can be broken into $20.83 per month for twenty-four months. The carrier will also throw in $150 or more credit when recycling a smartphone that is in decent shape.

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New Light Phone wants to be “your phone away from phone”

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In some areas of the U.S., the tiny house movement is leading consumers to build small, simple houses and eschewing the size and complexity of most normal houses. A new project on Kickstarter appears to be bringing a similar mindset to cell phones. The Light Phone is being designed as a credit card-sized cell phone that does one thing – phone calls. The device is being marketed as a way for people to get away from all of the distractions and intrusions created by today’s typical smartphones. Read more