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Android Community Weekly Digest: May 24, 2015

Things have been rather slow this week, though it feels more like the calm before the storm. Indeed, we're hearing a few whispers about Google might be bringing to the tablet at I/O 2015 nex week. That, of course, doesn't mean that nothing noteworthy happened this week, like the launch, sort of, of the YotaPhone 2 in the US and LG's continued attempts to milk everything it can out of the G4 brand. This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from May 18 to May 24, 2015.

YotaPhone 2 to launch in the US via IndieGoGo [UPDATE]

The YotaPhone 2 is a unique kind of smartphone with its dual display and it made waves when it was first introduced at the 2014 World Mobile Congress. A year later and it still hasn't reached US shores yet, but it looks like all that's going to change as the Russian OEM has said it will be launching in North America through crowd-funding site IndieGoGo. It may be a good move for them to scout out the interest the public has in a different kind of smartphone.

FCC documents reveal more details about Yotaphone 2

The first generation Yotaphone was significantly different from its competitors in the market because it had two screens; one as a regular color display, the other as a more eye-friendly E Ink Screen for when you want to use the device as an ebook reader. The Yotaphone 2, unveiled during the recently concluded CES 2014, gives us a few more tidbits about itself through some documents uploaded on the FCC Website.

The YotaPhone 2 gives you two working touchscreens, front and back

If we had written this piece say in 2013, you could be forgiven for thinking that the makers of the YotaPhone had just complete lost all sanity. That is, of course, until the advent of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, which had manufacturers thinking out-of-the-box on what they can do with another touchscreen surface. Granted, what the YotaPhone has is completely unexpected and unorthodox – but you can’t say it isn’t worth a look in these modern times.

YotaPhone 2 brings its dual screen to London December 3

If you're tired of boring, mainstream smartphones and want to have a twist on your mobile device, then the new YotaPhone 2 might be right up your alley. The first YotaPhone captured the curiosity and imagination of the mobile world last year by slapping a power-saving always-on e-ink display on the back of the smartphone. Now this two-faced mobile device is back, this time with a sleeker physique and with a bit of touch sensitivity on the back side as well.
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