Samsung's chief mobile product officer leaves the company

It isn't offering many details for the time being, but Samsung has confirmed to The New York Times that Kevin Packingham, one of its top mobile execs, has left the company. In a statement, Samsung would only say that "we thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," offering no indication whether the move was a voluntary one or not. Packingham had served as the chief product officer for Samsung Mobile, and oversaw the launch of a number of devices in Samsung's Galaxy line during his tenure, most recently including the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. That tenure has proven to be a relatively short one, though; Packingham only left Sprint in 2010 to join Samsung.