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It's been a roller coaster ride of rumors for fans of LG's G Pro series -- first there was talk that a third generation G Pro device would emerge late last year, then there was speculation that the South Korean handset maker decided to retire the line so that it could concentrate all its efforts on its flagship G4 smartphone. So, what's the latest? It looks like LG will go forth with a G Pro 3 device after all, and it will be the biggest one yet.If you recall, the original G Pro released in 2013 featured a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) IPS display. It also came equipped with... Read more...
LG Chem has developed a new battery that could be a boon for certain smartwatch manufacturers. The company this week introduced a new hexagon-shaped battery that can be used in smartwatches that feature circular case designs. Today’s wearables typically feature a square-shaped battery, which is not very space efficient when placed inside of a circular watch case. However, the hexagonal shape more closely matches the shape of a circular case, thus allowing LG Chem to improve storage capacity of its batteries by up to 25 percent. Source: LG Chem "The development will help users have four hours more... Read more...
As our screens continue to become thinner and thinner, it almost seems like there's no limit to how far vendors can push the envelope. And speaking of envelope, perhaps in time, our screens will be thinner than one! As LG has proven this week, we're on our way there, as the company showed off a "wallpaper" OLED panel that comes in at a mere 0.97mm thick. "Thick" seems like such an inappropriate word here. To give some perspective, LG's current flagship 55-inch display is 4.3mm thick - in one fell swoop, the company managed to decrease the overall thickness to less than 25% of... Read more...
LG has been going full-bore with the smartphone announcements lately. The company impressed us all with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 808-powered G4 flagship, which is shipping this week worldwide, and just last week introduced the Lancet Windows Phone (which unfortunately is a decidedly budget-oriented device). And just yesterday, AT&T quietly launched the Escape2 Android smartphone for $179.99 off-contract. Today, LG has two more smartphone release for us, and they are based on the basic design of the flagship G4. As its name implies, the G4 Stylus comes with, well, a stylus and a slightly larger... Read more...
May has been a big month for LG smartphone launches. LG Mobile released its budget-friendly Windows-based Lancet late last week and then announced that it is rolling out the flagship, Android-based LG G4 in the coming days. As it turns out, the company also gave carriers the green light to sell the LG Escape2, which is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a curved design. AT&T is offering the Escape2 for a mere 99 cents with a two-year contract, but you can buy the phone off contract for $179.99. The phone runs Lollipop on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz processor. It has 1GB of RAM and... Read more...
Mobile carriers worldwide will begin offering the LG G4 smartphone this week. The phone gives Android fans a competent, modestly-priced alternative to Samsung’s market-dominating Galaxy line. More than 180 carriers and retailers will be stocking G4s over the next several days. LG plans to start the rollout in Hong Kong and move to Russia, Singapore and Turkey before opening up Europe, North America and other regions. “The LG G4 is our most ambitious smartphone yet because it is unlike any other flagship mobile phone on the market today,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile... Read more...
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...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and long-time HH tech editor extraordinaire, Paul Lilly, discuss Intel's latest 18-core Xeons, the Broadwell NUC with Iris Pro and the Compute Stick, the slick Asus T300 Chi ultrabook, Samsung’s Galaxy S 6 and LG’s G4, our awesome Syber giveaway, which is running until the end of the month, and much more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families 08:33 - Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 Ultrabook Review 18:43 - Intel Compute Stick PC Review: Tiny, Sleek, And... Read more...
After a lengthy hiatus, LG is returning to the Windows Phone realm with a new smartphone release. LG’s latest entry was leaked last month, but today, Windows Central has spilled all the bean on the Lancet Windows Phone device. Unfortunately, if you were expecting the Lancet to be high-end device to break us away from the deluge of low-end Windows Phone announcements from Microsoft, you’ll once again be disappointed. The Lancet will ship with a decidedly bargain basement 4.5-inch 854x480 display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM.(Source: Windows Central) You’ll also... Read more...
LG officially lifted the veil on their G4 flagship Android phone this week and the buzz has been fairly strong in anticipation for how it measures up versus stiff competition from Samsung and Apple. LG's display prowess is well known, along with their ability to pack a ton of screen real estate into a smaller frame with very little bezel, as they did with the previous generation G3. However, what's under the hood of the new LG G4 is probably just as interesting for some folks, as the build quality and display of LG's new flagship. On board the LG G4 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, the six-core... Read more...
It seems as though LG has employed a bad good, better, best strategy with its Android Wear smartwatch family. The company first released the G Watch, which was a blandly-designed smartwatch that probably shouldn’t have left the LG labs. Next up came the G Watch R, which brought with it a fully circular display and a sport-oriented design. Finally, LG stepped up to the plate with the Watch Urbane, which also includes a circular display but ups the style factor immensely compared to its predecessors. The Watch Urbane went on sale earlier today via the U.S. Google Store for $349 and as a result, the... Read more...
While the Apple Watch is enjoying the spotlight, LG and others are quietly bringing Android-friendly smartwatches to the U.S. market. The latest competitor to the Apple Watch is the downright gorgeous LG Watch Urbane, which is available on the Google Store now.The LG Watch Urbane starts at $349, which is the same price as the Apple Watch Sport. But where the Sport has a “sport band” and an aluminum case, the Urbane sports a leather band and a steel body. Interestingly, the watch is designed to let you swap the included watch band with other standard watch bands.You can wirelessly link the Urbane... Read more...
At long last, Verizon Wireless customers with LG’s G3 smartphone are getting Android 5.0.1. The OS update has been making the rounds and has already gone out to AT&T and T-Mobile customers. If you have a G3, you can expect the over-the-air update to begin anytime. Android 5.0 Lollipop should make your G3 a little easier (and more fun) to use. Animations are improved and the Lock Screen has several password options, including the pattern lock. It’s handy if you’d prefer to swipe your finger than tap out the usual code. Notifications are also improved: you can view multiple notifications on the... Read more...
It was supposed to be during a scheduled media event on April 28 that LG would show the world its forthcoming G4 handset in all its glory, but then came that awkward moment when some dude who built a following by leaking information and press images to the web ahead of schedule posts a photo of the flagship device on Twitter. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Evan Blass (oh, and also the G4).Evan Blass, also known by this Twitter handle @evleaks, announced his retirement from the leaked phone photos game back in August of last year. And just like that, smartphone makers could be heard taking a collective... Read more...
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