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When Amazon released its Echo "smart home" device (our review), it seemed very likely that it'd have some great competition before long. With CES 2016 right around the corner, we're sure to see such competitors at the show, but LG decided to beat everyone else to the punch by announcing its take on things today. The "SmartThinQ" is designed to be the central hub in a connected home, able to provide notifications and let you control a variety of other devices. In one moment, you could check your calendar reminders, while in the next, you could see how much time is left on your dryer load. Connected... Read more...
It seems that Apple has decided to tap both Samsung and LG Display to build OLED displays for its next generation iPhone handsets, presumably the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While not written in stone, Samsung is likely to produce a larger percentage of displays for Apple because it's already setup to mass produce OLED panels, though the relationship between the two is tricky at best. There's the obvious tiff between Apple and Samsung over patents, which is an ongoing dispute that recently saw Samsung cut Apple a check for $548 million. Now Apple wants an additional $180 million to cover interest... Read more...
It's been a bumpy road for webOS, the mobile operating system initially developed by Palm and later mishandled by Hewlett-Packard. LG stepped in nearly three years and acquired webOS, which it's been using as the platform for its smart TV lineup ever since. That trend will continue in 2016 as LG gets ready to unveil a new smart TV lineup featuring webOS 3.0. LG is pitching webOS 3.0 as a significant update, one that will bring advanced new features to the platform. Users can expect a faster, more intuitive and streamlined interface for juggling and navigating digital content. "The new webOS 3.0... Read more...
The original Google Nexus 5 shipped right around this time two full years ago. Much has evolved in the smartphone space in the 24 months since then, but little has changed in terms of branding with this latest LG-built Nexus device. The 5.2-inch Nexus 5X we will be showing you here is positioned as the mainstream Nexus phone in the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) lineup, with an unlocked base price of only $379, though street prices are actually lower. Nexus 5X on the left; Nexus 6P on the right Put simply, the Nexus 5X is designed for mainstream smartphone users, looking for a strong value. Google... Read more...
As we head into the holiday shopping season, there are a number of really great smartphones on the market for buyers to consider. Among this group is LG’s latest flagship Android superphone, the V10. As the first phone in LG’s new V Series, the V10 has a number of unique features including dual displays, two front-facing cameras, a removable battery and a manual video mode. The V10 also features high-end hardware, as you’d expect from a top-end model, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64 bit hexa-core processor, 5.7-inch QHD main display, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and even a secondary... Read more...
LG is making a big time investment into OLED technology, a category it's already very much involved in. In an attempt to become an even bigger player in OLED production, LG is building a new factory as part of a 10 trillion won (around $8.7 billion) commitment to expand its output of OLED panels, flexible OLED panels, and premium LCDs. The company's plans consist of an initial 1.84 trillion won (~$1.6 billion) investment to begin building a new panel plant in Paju, a city in Korea's Gyeonggi Province. Dubbed P10, the plant will mostly focus on production of large-size OLED TV panels and flexible... Read more...
Did you wake up this morning and think to yourself that the world would be a better, more convenient place if only there existed another mobile payment system? The thought occurred to LG Electronics at some point, and so the South Korean electronics firm announced through social media that it plans on entering the fray with LG Pay."It's official! We have partnered with Shinhan Card and KB Kookmin Card to prepare for the launch of LG Pay," LG's mobile arm posted on its Facebook page.LG has partnered with Korea's two largest credit card companies to introduce LG PayThat's all LG is saying on the... Read more...
Wireless carriers are making a push towards having customers purchase smartphones through monthly installments rather than offering subsidized pricing attached to two-year commitments, but fear not, there are some cheap options out there. One of them is found at Walmart -- it's an Android handset that sells for under $10.The LG L15G Sunrise is a pre-paid TracFone that goes for $9.82 at the mega-retailer that sells everything from diapers and baby formula to hunting gear and fishing supplies. As you can imagine, a $10 phone isn't going to give Samsung's Galaxy S6 or Apple's iPhone 6s Plus a run... Read more...
Sales are about to commence for LG’s latest super-smartphone, the V10, and the first two carriers to take the plunge are AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T is charging $23.34/month, $29.17/month and $35/month for Next 24, Next 18 and Next 12 install plans respectively. If you choose, to go with an “old school” two-year contract, you’ll pay $249.99 upfront. T-Mobile, on the other hand, will allow you to purchase the V10 for $0 down, plus payments of $25/month for 24 months. Verizon Wireless will be the third carrier to offer the carry the smartphone, but it hasn’t yet announced its rollout plans. If... Read more...
LG's flagship Nexus device for 2015, the Nexus 5X, is now on sale in the Google Store. Pricing starts at $379 for what's essentially a higher-end mid-range device, if that makes sense, and includes 16GB of built-in storage. For an extra $50 ($429 total), you can double up on storage and pick up the 32GB version.The Nexus 5X is an interesting product for the price. It has a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution (423 ppi) protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 418 graphics and... Read more...
LG will have bragging rights as the first Android OEM (save for Google’s Nexus devices) to deliver the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to customers. There’s one big stipulation here though for those that are right now rushing to the Settings menu to check for new updates — the Marshmallow update is only available to G4 customers in Poland. And unfortunately, LG hasn’t provided a rollout schedule for the rest of the world.  If you recall, LG made similar claims last year about being the first to deliver Android 5.0 Lollipop, also to LG smartphone owners in Poland. We’re not so sure what makes... Read more...
We spent some time with LG today at the official unveiling of the company’s brand new V10 smartphone and new LTE-equipped Urbane smartwatch. Although the event was supposed to mark the premiere of both of these new devices, news actually broke Wednesday night with all of the technical details and tons of visuals. You can check out our initial coverage right here but today we got a live hands-on experience with the goods (make sure you hit that YouTube play button below). The event in NYC began with LG President Frank Lee taking the stage to show off the V10. Unlike the so many flagship smartphones... Read more...
It seems LG couldn't contain their enthusiasm any longer and announced their new products a day ahead of their NYC event.  The new flagship, dubbed the V10, is really looking to double-down on just about everything with two screens and dual front-facing cameras. The second screen sits just above the main QHD display to act as a ticker for notifications, weather, the time, and more.  The smaller screen keeps you in the loop without any impact in battery life, according to LG.  When the phone is in use, the 2.1 inch 160 x 1040 ticker becomes a multitasking hub which provides quick... Read more...
The U.S. laptop market welcomed a new player today. LG, which is well-known for its smartphones and (through its display division) PC monitors and TVs, is going after ultrabook users with its LG gram laptops. The systems are light and thin, resembling Apple’s MacBook Air.Named “gram” for its lightweight design, LG’s new laptop weighs only 2.16 pounds. That’s lighter than the MacBook Air – as LG is quick to point out – though not by much: the Air weighs in at 2.38 pounds. But the weight gives LG bragging rights, which it’s going to need to break into a market as well-established as this one. "LG... Read more...
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