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IFA Berlin 2015 won’t officially get underway until September 2, but product announcements are already breaking. LG is one of the companies getting ahead of the pack, announcing today its LG Rolly keyboard, which rolls up into a slender stick. It’s one of the smallest collapsible keyboards we’ve seen.The keyboard has a small stand that houses the single AAA battery and the hardware for the keyboard’s Bluetooth 3.0 support. It can connect to two devices, which is a nice touch, and you can toggle between them with one of the keyboard’s keys. The stand anchors the keyboard and can hold your phone... Read more...
LG Electronics is getting ready to officially launch its G Pad II tablet at IFA 2015 in Berlin, after which the 10.1-inch slate with a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution will become available in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, the company announced today. Both LTE and Wi-Fi only versions will be available. The sleek looking tablet will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor from yesteryear with a clockspeed of 2.26GHz and, presumably, an Adreno 330 GPU. Interestingly, LG didn't opt for a more modern System-on-Chip (SoC) foundation, such as a Snapdragon 808 or 810, both... Read more...
LG Display is banking hard on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, committing nearly $8.5 billion to producing screens based on the technology. The company expects to start mass production of the new line of displays in early 2017, at which point it will be able to pump out 7,500 sheets per month at its Gumi plant in Korea. This is the 6th generation of LG Display’s OLED display line. There is a lot to like about the new generation, both for LG and for users, assuming the displays perform as planned. On LG Display’s side, the new plant and process will result in 4.92 x 6.07-foot sheets... Read more...
There's been a fair bit of chatter over the last several months about Google's next Nexus device, the 2015 Nexus 5 (codenamed Bullhead), and we may have our first real glimpse of the forthcoming handset. The solo shot of the supposed new Nexus shows off the device's backside and, if it's to be believed, confirms that LG Electronics is in charge of manufacturing.As always seems to be the case, the picture is a blurry one, though we've certainly seen poorer quality snapshots. The pictured first appeared on an Indonesian user's Google+ account and was picked up and posted to Twitter by Marques Brownlee,... Read more...
It’s no secret that Huawei is developing one of two new Nexus smartphones for Google. LG Electronics is the other OEM tapped with developing a second smartphone that will result in a one-two punch for Google’s debut of the Android L operating system. Over the past few months, various details surrounding Huawei’s Nexus device have leaked, including word from Evan Blass that the device would feature a 5.7-inch QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. That latter spec is becoming a bit more suspect considering that Qualcomm today said it products featuring the SoC wouldn’t ship until the... Read more...
Fragmentation is a real problem for Android. The irony is that having so much choice is one of the things that makes the Android platform so appealing. Rather than be limited to a single smartphone model from one manufacturer, users can choose from a wealth of options from different companies. Where that becomes an issue is with security, though things are starting to change.Samsung announced earlier this week that it would start doling out monthly security updates to Galaxy device owners, and then Google followed suit by committing to do pretty much the same thing with its stable of Nexus gadgets.... Read more...
It might be hard for many of us to believe, but some people out there still love using flip-phones. I am not sure if it's an issue of function, or simply nostalgia, but it appears there's still an ample enough market for flip-phones that LG has decided to release one using the latest and greatest version of Android, 5.1 Lollipop. As far as flip-phones go, I think this latest one, called Gentle, hits all the right marks. It looks good (and would have been amazing ten-years-ago), and it has nice bubbly buttons for the sake of good feedback. Of course, one thing to set this phone apart from phones... Read more...
Most of the attention in the smartphone space gets placed on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets and Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. It's sometimes easy to forget that there are other mobile phone makers competing in the high end space too, and to help consumers remember that fact, LG Electronics is readying a new flagship device.Apparently LG's next mobile handset won't just be a smartphone, but a "super premium phone," which the company plans to release sometime this year (sooner rather than later). The mention of a super premium phone has stirred up speculation... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices and Samsung responding with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, you may have forgotten about the G4 from LG. Even with slightly newer smartphones on the market, the G4 is right there among the top Android smartphones, and if you're rolling with T-Mobile, you can score one for $480 for a limited time.T-Mobile has temporarily dropped the price, slashing $120 off its normal retail cost of $600. That's still a hefty sum to pay all at once, though if you have good to excellent credit, you can snag it for no money down... Read more...
With the release of the high-powered Android flagships (LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9) out of the way, there hasn’t been much going on in the smartphone arena; well at least not until the OnePlus 2 makes an appearance later this month. Thankfully, LG is hoping to liven things up in the mid-range market with the G4 Beat, which packs in the look and feel of it its G4 big brother into a slightly smaller package. Whereas the G4 delivers a 5.5-inch (2560x1440) QHD display, the G4 Beat pares things down a bit with a smaller 5.2-inch (1920x1080) Full HD display. And while the G4... Read more...
Notebook screens will be getting even slimmer, thanks to a touch screen technology from LG Display. The Advanced In-Cell (AIT) panels have already appeared on the LG G4 and other smartphones, but this is the first time that the technology will be used on larger devices like notebooks. AIT shaves as much as a millimeter off the thickness of an ordinary notebook screen. That may not sound like much of a difference, but notebook sizes and weights have become factors in many buyers’ purchasing decisions, so competition among manufacturers has been focused on those areas. AIT hits both size and weight... Read more...
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...
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