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LG is catching more heat over reported bootloop issues affecting two of its previously top-end handsets, the G4 and V10. With the matter still unresolved for many owners of both smartphones, the South Korean electronics firm now faces a class-action lawsuit that was filed in California. The suit seeks damages in an amount to be determined at trial, and also asks that a judge order LG to implement a program to repair all affected phones. Complaints about the so-called bootloop issue in regards to the G4 abound all over the Internet, everywhere from social media sites and Reddit, to YouTube and little... Read more...
LG has partnered with Google to promote its forthcoming G6 smartphone. Those who see fit to pick up LG's new flagship once it becomes available will receive a free Google Home, the voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. In essence, those who take advantage of this promotion will score two separate devices, each one with Google Assistant built into them.Anyone who is interested can sign up for more information on a special landing page dedicated to the promotion (hit the source link). The way it works is buyers will go the landing page to purchase the LG G6 by April 30, 2017, and then... Read more...
In the VR space for the PC, it is largely a two-horse race between Facebook-owned Oculus and its Rift headset and the HTC Vive, the latter of which has the backing of Valve. Interestingly enough, it appears that Valve is also working with LG Electronics on yet another VR headset solution, one that will utilize SteamVR Tracking and the OpenVR platform. Perhaps a price war is not too far off.That is getting a bit ahead of ourselves. It remains to be seen how pricing for VR hardware will shake out in 2017, but in terms of available solutions, LG is going to be joining Oculus and HTC. The company is... Read more...
After months of leaks, the LG G6 has finally been officially unveiled. LG has gone completely back to the drawing board versus its predecessor, the questionably modular LG G5. In its place is a sleek, amazingly compact and efficient aluminum unibody design with a large 5.7-inch display. It's a truly premium flagship device and we got some quality hands-on time with it in New York last week.  That display is the main focal point of the G6, and it has a rather unorthodox 18:9 screen ratio, which LG says allows the device to fit better in your hand. The thin bezels of the new flagship... Read more...
There is a rumor going around that Google will unveil its Android Wear 2.0 platform for wearables on Wednesday, February 8. As we get closer to that date, there is a fresh leak of a wearable that might be running Android Wear 2.0. Pictures showing the retail packaging for LG's upcoming LG Watch Style show what the smartwatch will look like, along with the hardware and features that will make it tick.The pictures were leaked by a Best Buy employee to GSMArena. Shots of the retail box show a device with a circular face and a single button on the right side. There is no mention of the strap size,... Read more...
In mid-2016, Apple set off a chain of events that leads us to the current situation when it comes to Thunderbolt-enabled displays targeted at Mac users. The company discontinued its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display in June, leaving Mac users without a first-party monitor to connect to their machines. Later in the year, Apple announced that it had partnered with LG to launch the LG-branded UltraFine 5K and UltraFine 4K Displays. However, users of the former have discovered that having a Wi-Fi router nearby can cause some undesirable behavior for both the UltraFine 5K and a connected Mac. A... Read more...
Updated 1/26/2017: Upon further, deeper investigation it turns out our original article contained inaccurate information. Apple never included user reviews for the LG 5K Display, so it is not possible that the company could have censored negative feedback. The reasons for Apple's approach to this are unknown, as reviews for the LG 4K Display are available and have been since the product was first introduced. With that being said, the Ratings & Reviews section for the LG 5K Display is now open for public commentary. We apologize for our error in reporting but felt it was important to update... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is still a month away but that just means a few more weeks of leaks ahead of the annual convention in Barcelona. The latest leak is a press photo what is presumed to be the LG G6, the company's upcoming flagship Android smartphone. It is not a full shot of the device, though enough is visible to make out a premium design that looks every bit as good as the competition.The G6 is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch display sporting a not-so-common (in the smartphone space) 2:1 aspect ratio. Part of the reason for that is because LG wanted to minimize the bezels—the phone features... Read more...
The pieces of the puzzle regarding the upcoming LG G6 smartphone are starting to slowly fall into place. The latest puzzle piece pertains to the flagship smartphone’s display, which LG just today announced. The LG G6 is confirmed to include a brand new 5.7-inch display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio, instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio that is found on most of today’s smartphones. As a result, the resolution of the display will come in at 1440x2880 (564 PPI) instead of the usual 1440x2560. According to LG, it has moved to adopt an 18:9 aspect ratio in order to “provide more immersive viewing experiences.”... Read more...
The LG G5 might have won praise for its ability to be easily repaired, but its modular design didn’t win over the buying public. Customers shunned the LG G5, flocking instead to Android smartphones from Samsung like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It didn’t help that the G5’s modular "Friends" system was not very well thought out, at least not compared to solutions from the Moto Z lineup of smartphones. In fact, customers had to shut down their smartphone to install a new module. Even finding worthwhile modules became a chore for those that did decide to purchase the G5. Well, LG isn’t about... Read more...
Be careful before downloading an app on your LG Smart TV. One user recently reported that their LG Smart TV had been infected by Cyber.Police ransomware, also known as FLocker, Frantic Locker, or Dogspectus. The infected television is one of the last LG Smart TV’s to use Google TV, a project that was discontinued in 2014. Software engineer Darren Cauthon revealed that his television was infected by the ransomware after his relatives had downloaded an app to watch a movie on December 25th. According to Cauthon, “They [the relatives] said they downloaded an app to watch a movie. Halfway thru movie,... Read more...
Hermione Granger is going to be very disappointed that she no longer has to utter “Wingardium Leviosa”. LG plans to introduce its  Levitating Portable Speaker (model PJ9) at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada next week. Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics, remarked, “This latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices will not only turn heads, but it makes the bold statement that LG is committed to exploring new concepts and pioneering innovative audio designs for consumers around the world.” How does the levitating speaker work? The Levitation Station... Read more...
Over the past few years, it has seemed like the advancement of smartphone tech has slowed, with some wondering whether or not it is actually worth upgrading from one flagship model to the next. We saw the same thing on the desktop: over time, CPUs were "good enough", so some people stopped fussing over needing the latest and greatest. Well, that concept of being stuck in limbo is one even Apple can't escape. Its beloved iPhone continues to get better and better with each iteration, but again, we're at a time when it's becoming ever-harder for companies like Apple to "wow" us. So what's that mean... Read more...
LG Electronics seems to be taking the unusual step of issuing full refunds to Nexus 5X owners who find their handsets stuck in an endless reboot cycle. Typically a customer could expect a refurbished replacement or free repair for a phone that is still under warranty, but apparently LG doesn't hold onto stock very long—it told a customer who sent in his phone for repair that it was out of parts necessary to complete the job. "We're sorry to hear that you've experienced a problem with your LGH790 and appreciate you giving us the opportunity to provide a warranty repair. We have received your device... Read more...
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