Design firm Frog handled Android UI makeover
Sharp has announced that the next wave of its Aquos smartphones will feature a custom-designed user interface atop the Android operating system. Dubbed Feel UX, the user interface was built by the design firm Frog. The redesign was explicitly focused on differentiating the Aquos line from other Android handsets, and it covers everything from the unlock screen to app and contact management.
DRD Sinch may solve mobile headphone stowage
Dune Road Design took an unusual route to solving one of the more common problems of mobile use on Monday through the Sinch. The superficially simple add-on uses magnets to latch on to the headphone jack and is designed to let listeners of smartphones wrap the cord naturally but keep it in place by folding it up. The design, from frog, is clever enough to let users get access to the earbuds with a tug and remove the entire wrapped cord just by pulling it off along with the headphone plug.