The USPTO awards patent D726,140 to LG for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up

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With the recent release of its Flex and Flex  2 smartphones, LG has advanced the field of flexible devices. It seems that the Korean company is looking further down the line though, according to patent D0726,140 that was awarded to it by the United States Patent and Trademark office last week. This new patent shows a design for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up.


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Samsung publishes kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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So, you’ve just got your hands on a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge smartphone and you’re already wondering how you can remove some of the bloatware, install a custom recovery or maybe even install firmware developed by a third-party such as Cyanogen. Thanks to Samsung publishing the kernel source code for both handsets, this possibility is now a step closer.


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LastPass gets a material update on Android

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The LastPass password manager app for Android got an update this week to incorporate Google’s Material Design philosophy for Android. As part of the announcement of LastPass’s update, the company also announced they were partnering with Samsung to offer a premium upgrade to buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as part of the Samsung Galaxy Gifts program.
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Site lists LG G4 features and images, then gets taken down

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A site full of information about the LG G4 went live earlier today, and although it’s been taken down, it revealed quite a bit about the device.

One of the most important things detailed was what LG was planning on doing with the leather, and it looks like they’ll be offering some leather versions of the phone. The design takes a cue from what Motorola has been doing with the leather-backed versions of the Moto X, but the G4 definitely has LG’s own unique style to it. 
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Samsung hypes unboxing the Galaxy S6 with new ‘Anticipation’ commercial

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Today, millions of people around the world will have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in their hands for the first time. The feeling of unboxing either device, or any device for that matter, cannot be described any better than with the word “anticipation.” Samsung has decided to show that feeling in a new television commercial that captures all moments of anticipation. The commercial covers moments like blowing out a birthday cake or preparing to perform on stage. It closes with excitement all around and everyone interacting with their Samsung devices.

Hit the break for the commercial.


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