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Jeff Gordon leaves post as HTC's global director of PR after over 7 years at the company

Earlier this year, Mo Versi, a man best known to many for giving information about software updates on Twitter, left his post at HTC after 8 years at the company. At that time, Versi told his followers to direct any questions regarding to Jeff Gordon, HTC's Global Head of PR. However, Gordon (no, not the NASCAR driver) is now also leaving the company after nearly 8 years to pursue a new endeavor.

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[Update: Task force formed] LG is officially leaving the Chinese smartphone market

The last LG phone that was offered to the Chinese market was 2016's G5 SE, a downmarket version of the not very well-liked G5, meaning that the Korean company had all but left the country. However, we now have confirmation from an LG official that LG's mobile phone business is pulling out of China.

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Saying goodbye to Android Police and hello to Google

Sometimes telling my own story is a challenge. So, after more than 5 years at AP, figuring out what to include in this post and how to write it hasn't been easy. But in the interest of eliminating suspense, I’ll give you the news up front:

I'm joining Google as part of the Design Relations team!

Android Police has been a big part of my life since I first started talking to Artem about contributing back in 2011. I won’t spell out the whole story here - if you want all the gory details I’ll tell you over coffee. But being part of the AP team has given me innumerable opportunities for new experiences, exploration, expression, and friendship.

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Garmin Considers Exiting Phone Business-Yeah, Garmin Made A Phone

Garmin CFO Kevin Rauckman stated on the 9th that Garmin may be leaving the mobile phone part of its business on the side of the highway. Garmin has released exactly one Android phone that was met with limited success, to put it nicely. They released the Garminphone with an outdated version of Android and put it on the 4th largest (out of 4) wireless carrier in the US (T-Mobile). The cards were definitely not stacked in their favor.

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At one point in time, I'm sure this phone would have been a break-away hit but, now that every phone has GPS navigation, the Garminphone has become completely irrelevant.

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