Up until recently, there was a phase for smartphones where the materials used weren’t really premium. There was a lot of plastic and low quality materials being used that affected the end user experience.
Apple is said to give the iPhone design a major overhaul according to a new report by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo. The company is said to chuck the aluminium casing for next year’s iPhone.
Google is giving Google Play apps icons a make over with a refreshed look and design. The main aim of the overhaul is to offer a more consistent look to the app portfolio.
The design of a smartphone is as important as any other aspect of smartphones these days since they have become such a large part of our lives and we spent an ample amount of time with them on a daily basis. However, there are several important characteristics to take into consideration when designing a smartphone and in most cases, smartphone designs often fall short of what is expected at a particular price range or from a brand. The Honor 5X does the exact opposite, let us find out how.
LG chose to stick to a majorly plastic build for its flagship device even though companies such as Samsung and Sony have opted for designs with metal builds. Now, rumours indicate that the LG G5 might come with a metal unibody design.
OnePlus is set to announce the OnePlus X on October 29th. Prior to the official announcement, a leaked ad on Weibo is giving us a sneak peak at the device and also it’s price tag.
Presentation and packaging are integral to the Apple experience. While the company maintains strict control over the packaging design of its own products, third party accessories in Apple stores don’t necessarily adhere to those guidelines. Continue reading “Apple to start selling third party accessories in co-designed packaging”
Jony Ive, who has been Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design for many years has just been made the Chief Design Officer at Apple. The position was specifically created for him and the change was confirmed in an email that was sent by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) to all the employees.
Before announcing the One M9 at an event today in Barcelona, HTC was keen to emphasize design, with a video that detailed the company’s previous efforts. Starting with the M7 and eventually leading up to its latest flagship device, the video was meant to tell you only one thing – HTC is really serious about design. This has been evident in their products ever since the M7, the leading design that has trickled down really well in their portfolio, even with different materials in devices like the Desire 820. The Re camera is also an example of good design, where ergonomics have taken higher preference. In the One M9’s case, it’s metal. As we had mentioned in our hands on, the One M9 is a product of refinement, with subtle changes in design that easily escape attention. So here are some photos that give you a closer look at the HTC One M9.
Chang Dong-hoon, head of the mobile design team at Samsung Electronics offered to resign last week and has since been replaced according to a report published by Reuters. Lee Min-hyouk, the VP for Mobile Design at Samsung will be replacing Chang. Lee is well known for being the youngest senior executive at Samsung. Continue reading “Samsung design chief replaced amidst lukewarm Galaxy S5 response”
While HTC has won many accolades for the stunning design language of their One series of handsets, it seems that it isn’t enough for design chief Scott Croyle. Completing an almost 6 year stint at HTC, Scott Croyle, has decided to put in his papers but will continue to be associated with HTC in a consulting position. Continue reading “HTC’s head of design, Scott Croyle, all set to leave the company”
Bing, Microsoft’s answer to Google, is the default search app on Windows Phone with a dedicated key. The service received a substantial upgrade with the Windows Phone 8 update that brought panoramic quick access to relevant stories at that point in time. Otherwise the results have been similar since the inception of the OS and that has finally changed, with the new rollout that has started for the Bing Search app in Windows Phone. The new update brings a new layout and new features based on the Bing Neural network that works similar to the Knowledge graph from Google.
Google has been changing the design of their services from quite some time now, experimenting with different layouts and interface design. Now Google has changed its mobile homepage to look somewhat like Google+. They are looking to have a unified design for all their services is what I think.
For all the claims that RIM is dead, they still have a stronghold on the corporate sector. So how do you create a product for the discerning CEO and set it apart from the millions of other BlackBerry devices out there ? The aim here was not to attain the best performance or best in class camera but to a device which would sets them apart. Something which would be unique enough to show that they have arrived.
The Porsche brand is a symbol of automative excellence. The Blackberry is a CEO’s best friend. Sometime back, the two decided to get together and create a product which combines high end materials and design abilities of Porsche along with the business ready nature of a Blackberry. When Porsche Design CEO Huergen Gessler decided to speak to Blackberry about a prospective collaboration, one thing led to another and the Porsche Design P’9981 was born. Continue reading “BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 review”
We just got our paws on the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 here at MWC. Restricted to being sold only in a select few markets , the phone comes in luxury packaging.