Designer behind the HTC One, Scott Croyle, is leaving the company
posted by Maxwell R. / Apr 25, 2014, 4:20 PM
Scott Croyle, Senior Vice President of Design, is the talent behind the design of HTC’s flagship, and he is leaving the company to pursue some of his own ideas. Fortunately, Croyle will be staying on for a “long-term transition” and will continue working with HTC on a consultancy basis.
The torch will be passed to Jonah Becker, who has been part of Croyle’s team, who will take the design lead based out HTC’s offices in San Francisco. “HTC remains at the forefront of smartphone innovation. Scott Croyle will be focusing on special projects and dedicated on next generation developments,” according to HTC in an official statement.
In another move, possibly related to Croyle’s departure, HTC is promoting Drew Bamford, and in addition to overseeing the Sense user-experience, he is being put in charge of all HTC software and services. Bamford will report directly to HTC CEO Peter Chou.
HTC has found itself playing musical chairs with a number of senior managers lately. Croyle’s departure is significant, but will hopefully not negatively impact the positive moves the company has made with regards to its premium product line, the HTC One.
Where we are really interested in seeing HTC make a move is with its marketing. We recently reported on Cher Wang’s move to take over marketing for HTC. While we are not expecting a massive change, any improvements to HTC’s image will only bolster the outstanding product line.
source: The Verge
Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 25, 2014
samsung, recruit him.
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 4:42 PM 2
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Samsung might release their own metallic phone. Let's see how that goes first
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 4:49 PM 0
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I would leave too if i created a beautiful piece of hardware...TWICE... and they put a sub par camera in it. Again, TWICE!
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 5:28 PM 9
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I'm not sure why everyone gets so amazed over the HTC devices. About the only "premium" thing about them is they're made of metal and have a fantastic screen. Aside from that they're huge (and certainly not thin), heavy, have massive bezels, and crappy cameras. Hopefully whomever they hire next empasizes good hardware in a smaller package.
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 5:29 PM 1
if some of you dummy want a metal phone jsut buy a iphone or a htc how hard can it be bro.. leave Samsung plastic alone
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 7:01 PM 0
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I prefer plastic. My ipad already giving little electric shock if I take them out of book case. My body has quite a bit of static charge that even metal door knob could give me a shock.
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 7:24 PM 2
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Meh... I wouldn't call the Senior Vice president of Design the "talent". Just the administrator. The talent would be the designers and engineers who actually did the work. At most he got to say, "Okay, let's go with this one." There's plenty of us here on this site alone who could have said OK; can we all be SVP's now???
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 8:05 PM 0
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Samsung u cheater y whatsapp is not running on bada os?
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 8:08 PM 0
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They should fire the camera department team
posted on Apr 26, 2014, 7:37 AM 1
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