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Calling the smartphone market "mature" is likely misguided, even if you consider its increasing saturation levels. In the U.S., however, much has changed over the past half-decade, but more important perhaps is what has become commonplace. While the initial players all jockeyed for their share of the smartphone pie, companies such as Kyocera and Sony have all but vanished, while Apple and Samsung are the only two options that some mainstream users even consider. LG's mobile CEO is aware of the current landscape, stating recently that it hopes to sell around 8 million G4 handsets by the end of 2015.... Read more...
It might still be summertime, but that isn't stopping LG Electronics from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Specifically, the South Korean handset maker said it's tossing out its "Optimus" nomenclature for high-end smartphones, and instead will forge ahead with a tidier "G" to represent its premium brand. The first of LG's new G series will be the G2. "Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The new... Read more...
LG Display, a division of LG Electornics, unveiled what it claims is the world's thinnest Full HD 1080p LCD panel for smartphones, and after looking at the pictures, we won't argue against it. The display in question is 5.2 inches diagonal, but what's really remarkable here is that it measures a mere 2.2mm thin and has a bezel that's only 2.3mm. Despite its super slim design, this is a high-quality display with a 1920x1080 resolution and brightness of 535 nits when fully cranked up, making it brighter than other Full HD panels currently available.. It's also supposedly easy on the eyes in outdoor... Read more...
When you're getting spanked the competition, one thing you can do is to pretend they don't exist and focus solely on yourself. So it goes with LG Electronics, the South Korean handset maker that would like nothing more than to swipe some smartphone share out of Samsung's pocket. While LG is losing to Samsung, the firm still found reason to celebrate, noting that its Optimus G Pro handset has topped 1 million device sales in four months in South Korea. No other LG phone has ascended to 1 million sales faster than the Optimus G Pro. LG also set a personal record for 500,000 handset sales, taking... Read more...
Remember when the cloud was primarily for productivity? These days, the cloud is becoming an increasingly important part of gaming culture, and in keeping with that trend, LG Electronics is teaming with Ubitus, a cloud gaming solutions provider, to integrate the GameNow cloud gaming service into its TVs. At the outset, GameNow will be available in latest lineup of LG Smart TVs. Customers who purchase a compatible television in the U.S. will have immediate access to a "rich library of AAA" games, including MMO titles. "LG is constantly striving to bring consumers the best home entertainment experience... Read more...
There's talk that LG Electronics isn't interested in building a next generation Nexus handset for Google (more on that in a moment), but while the two sides may be parting ways on the manufacturing side of things, they have one more product to unveil. Today LG announced the launch of the Nexus 4 White, the newest version of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration with Google, and perhaps the last. "Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience... Read more...
LG Display, a division of LG Electronics, is getting ready to offer up a glimpse of its future TV, mobile, and other products at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013 convention. Among the products LG plans to demo is a 5-inch plastic OLED panel that's flexible and nearly "unbreakable" (nothing is truly indestructible, but you're not going to break this thing simply by bending it). Flexible OLED displays have been talked about before -- quite a bit, actually -- but this is LG's first foray into flexible 5-inch territory. "The development comes at a crucial time when smart... Read more...
Google's Nexus 4 is one of the most popular Android phones available. There are a number of reasons why, starting with that fact that it offers a sparkly clean version of Jelly Bean without any third-party overlays or carrier bloatware. What's also enticing is that there's no waiting for months on end for new Android builds to be rolled out. And finally, it's pretty affordable with a starting price of $299 (8GB), a great deal for an unlocked and contract free phone. Will its successor be just as popular? That remains to be seen, but one thing we know is that LG Electronics will again build the... Read more...
LG Electronics has begun accepting pre-orders for its 55-inch Curved OLED TV (Model 55EA9800) in South Korea and will start shipping them out next month, the electronics maker announced on Monday. Those hoping to score LG's curved television will have to pony up 15 million South Korean Won (KWR), or about $13,560 USD. "Our Curved OLED TV is not only the proof of LG’s unmatched leadership in next-generation displays but also a testament to LG’s commitment to bringing to market the most exciting TV technology available today," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment... Read more...
PayPal seems like a natural fit for Smart TV platforms, so why haven't the two fully meshed until now? Good question, and though we don't have an answer, we can report that they've finally come together. LG couldn't be more proud, either, pointing out that it's the first to offer PayPal on its Smart TV software (though not the first to offer PayPal-capable apps, a distinction that belongs to Samsung). "LG and PayPal will create a more user-friendly Smart TV experience, enabling the user to make faster, more secure digital payments," Richard Choi , senior vice president of the Smart Business Center... Read more...
After successfully launching in South Korea last month, the LG Optimus G Pro has found its way to Japan through NTT DoCoMo, though it wields a smaller screen. For whatever reason, LG decided to implement a 5-inch display in Japan versus the 5.5-inch panel used in the South Korean market. LG didn't say why it went with a smaller form factor, only explaining in a translated press release that it was designed this way "specifically for the Japanese market." Go figure. As the successor to the LG Optimus G (see our review), the Pro model boasts a Full HD 1080p display resolution with ZeroGap Touch technology,... Read more...
Surprise! LG has agreed to acquire webOS from Hewlett-Packard, potentially breathing new life into an operating system that was on the brink of death. Under terms of the deal, LG gains rights to the webOS source code, all related documentation and websites, and even a team of engineers. It's not known how much LG is paying for webOS, though the company did divulge its plans for the platform. According to CNet, which broke news of the acquisition (no official announcement has yet been made), LG plans to use webOS to power a future generation of Smart TVs, not smartphones or tablets. "It creates... Read more...
Boy, it must be nice to live like a 1 percenter (speaking about the wealthy, not the outlaw motorcycle club), but even the filthy rich practice prudence every once in awhile. And when it comes to LG Electronics' ginormous 84-inch Ultra HD 4K television, I can share with you 22,000 reasons why not to buy it. Yes, the TV that's wider than a car costs more than a compact Kia with it's $22,000 price tag, and if you're still on the fence, just look around at all the non-4K content out there. Still, it's 84 inches of screen real estate, it has built-in Internet functionality making it "Smart," and it... Read more...
Display makers have been working to march consumers into the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Promised Land for several years now, and it looks like LG Electronics is finally ready to kick things off. The Korean electronics company has begun accepting pre-orders for its "eagerly-awaited" 55-inch OLED TV set (55EM9700), albeit only in South Korea and for a barrel full of pretty pennies, and then some. Over 1,400 LG retail stores in the region are taking orders for the TV, which consumers can buy for 11 million won, or approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency. That's about 10 times the price of... Read more...
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