Samsung replaces mobile design head


As Samsung’s latest flagship device — the Galaxy S 5 — receives criticism for its design, the company has decided to replace the head of its mobile design team. Lee Min-hyouk, who’s the vice president of mobile design, will be replacing the departing Chang Dong-hoon who offered to resign last week.

“The realignment will enable Chang to focus more on his role as head of the Design Strategy Team, the company’s corporate design center which is responsible for long-term design strategy across all of Samsung’s businesses, including Mobile Communications,” an official Samsung statement said.

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Samsung announces Swarovski partnership — now you can truly ‘bedazzle’ your device

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Samsung continues to dominate the smartphone market by offering things that other OEMs wouldn’t even dream of doing themselves.

Today, the company announced a new partnership with Swarovski, the worldwide crystal jewelry company.

The new “Swarovski for Samsung” collection will offer different designs to ‘bling out’ your device.

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HTC J Butterfly sequel confirmed, specs still a mystery


Earlier today, the LG Isai was confirmed for KDDI in Japan, but the often rumored HTC J Butterfly sequel was also confirmed. Unfortunately, there was no official announcement of the device like the LG Isai, so we are left wondering what the specs will be.

Based on an AnTuTu benchmark from last month, it’s more than likely going to sport a 1080p display (unknown size), a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 13MP rear camera (no Ultra Pixel), 5MP front-facing camera, Android 4.4.2, and Sense 6.

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Moto X+1 for AT&T shows up on Motorola’s web site


While it may not be as leaked or as hyped as its predecessor, the Moto X+1 is getting leaked by none other than Motorola itself. For the second time the successor to Motorola’s 2013 break out flagship is showing up on the company’s US web site. As we can see from the header image above, AT&T is definitely getting the device. There are references to Verizon, and Sprint as well, but so far there is only an official place holder for the AT&T variant.

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LG releases its first QuadHD phone and no, it’s not the G3


While some thought that LG would be releasing the G3 as the first QuadHD (QHD) phone, they’ve gone in a different generation. First leaked by evleaks, the LG Isai FL was slated for Japan and KDDI and the company doesn’t disappoint as it has launched the LG Isai FL — the first QHD device solely for Japanese markets —  and while it’s not the G3 it does shed some light on what to expect with LG’s 2014 flagship.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 7, 2014


With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!


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New 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD display from LG gets announced, safe bet it’ll be on the G3


Waiting for the LG G3 to be announced on May 27? We are, too. So this should make our mouths water even more. LG just announced a new 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel for smartphones. Clearly this is going to be the display technology LG opts to use in its upcoming flagship device.

The exact resolution comes in at 2560×1440 pixels and this is four times higher than your standard high definition display. Aside from being extremely crisp and clear, LG’s QHD LCD display will be very thin and have a narrow bezel. This fits perfectly with LG’s thin bezel design language.

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Copper Gold variant of Samsung Galaxy S 5 coming to Verizon


When Samsung initially unveiled the Galaxy S 5 back in February, they said that the device would be coming in Shimmery White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Until now, we’ve only seen the device in black and white here in the States, but that Copper Gold color is on the way. According to sources, the gold variant will be a Verizon exclusive.

There isn’t any pricing or availability information just yet, but Verizon usually sells the S5 at $199.99 with a two-year commitment. That color looks awfully bandaid-esque, doesn’t it?

Source: evleaks