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It was a week ago today that LG began teasing the launch of its flagship G4 handset, only at the time the company didn't come right out and say it. Instead, LG told the press to "save the date" for April 28, 2015 in New York, London, and Paris, and April 29 in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul, at which time they'd be able to "See the great, feel the great." Well, it's now official. Those dates are when LG will formally introduce the G4 smartphone in the listed territories. New invites sent out to members of the press have taken the guesswork out of what LG has planned, which is the "official unveiling... Read more...
Is this an April Fools joke, a simple error on its part, or a massive, high-profile leak from one of Apple’s largest suppliers? We may never know, but LG Display last week issued a press release announcing its next generation of high-resolution 8K display panels. While the arrival of 8K displays is headline-grabbing in its own right, what makes this reveal so intriguing is the fact that LG managed to slip this peculiar sentence into its press release: “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”LG's 8K scale (Source: LG)8K... Read more...
LG will unveil its flagship G4 smartphone later this month, but if you're looking for something to salivate over in the meantime, the company's display division just announced the launch of a quad high definition (QHD) LCD panel for smartphones with several noteworthy features, including richer and more accurate colors with a 120 percent color gamut. It's a 5.5-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 2560x1440 resolution, so in terms of size and pixel density (538 pixels per inch), it's already an impressive display, at least on paper. To make it even better, LG combined a blue LED chip with... Read more...
If you don’t think that competition between washing machine manufacturers is thrilling, you haven’t been paying attention to the bitter struggle between South Korean electronics companies LG and Samsung. The drama has included accusations of sabotage, lawsuits, and even criminal charges, but the two companies are ready tone things down: this week, they announced that they will bring an end to the hostilities. The signed agreement brings the lawsuits to a close, but may not end the prosecution of Samsung employees who have been accused of stealing LG’s Oled display technology. Meanwhile, an LG executive... Read more...
Android fans are in a good place right now. There's the continued roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop to an increasing number of devices, the recent release of Samsung's premium design Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the release of HTC's One M9, and talk of LG's flagship G4 handset, the latter of which is likely to debut on April 28.LG has been sending out press invites for Tuesday, April 28 in New York, London, and Paris, and for Wednesday, April 29 in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul. The invite is a picture of a faux leather-bound notebook with the tagline, "See the great, feel the great." Raise your... Read more...
Try not to confuse the Note 4 with the G4 Note. The former is Samsung's flagship phablet, while the latter is LG's answer, or at least it will be once it comes out later this year. In the meantime, an XDA Developer forum member who claims to be an employee of T-Mobile has posted several purported pictures of LG's forthcoming G4 Note.While the device is not yet formally announced, LG boss Jun-Ho Cho did say at a press meeting that his company was planning to unveil the flagship smartphone during the second quarter, along with a separate high-end product sometime in the second half of the year. More... Read more...
LG’s first effort in the Android Wear space, the G Watch, looked like a cheap prototype that should have never left the research lab. Its second offering, the G Watch R added a dash of style and a round display, but still didn’t look like a high-end wristwatch. LG announced the Watch Urbane in mid-February in an effort to up the luxury factor of its smartwatches. The Watch Urbane is available in silver and gold finishes, and comes with a leather band. Not long after the announcement of the Watch Urbane, LG threw us all for a loop with the announcement of the Watch Urbane LTE, which doesn’t even... Read more...
Soon after NVIDIA unveiled its G-SYNC technology, AMD announced that it would pursue an open standard, dubbed FreeSync, leveraging technologies already available in the DisplayPort specification to offer adaptive refresh rates to users of some discrete Radeon GPUs and AMD APUs. AMD’s goal with FreeSync was to introduce a technology that offered similar end-user benefits to NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, that didn’t require monitor manufacturers to employ any proprietary add-ons (like NVIDIA’s G-Sync module), and that could be adopted by any GPU maker.Though there were some technologies already available within... Read more...
LG Electronics is planning to showcase a quartet of mid-range handsets at "exceptional prices" during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next month, the company announced. The four phones include the Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy, each of which will incorporate LG's "premium design elements and user experience." All four phones share similar spec sheets, though they differ in size and slightly in physical design -- the top-end Magna and Spirit both sport a "gently curved" body that's supposed to make them fit more comfortably in the palm of any hand, while their displays are distinguished... Read more...
LG made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month when it introduced its G Flex2 handset with its curved body and high-end spec sheet. If you've been patiently waiting for your chance to pick one up, you're on the homestretch -- Sprint will begin taking pre-orders for the G Flex2 tomorrow, February 20th, and offering the device on March 13. Using Sprint Easy Pay, you can nab the G Flex2 with no money down, no finance fees, and 24 monthly payments of $21. That's for the handset alone; you'll still have to pony up for a service plan, which is... Read more...
The world of business can often be boring for us on the outside, so it's stories like this that help add a bit of excitement back in. Over the weekend, LG acknowledged that its home appliances chief Jo Seong-jin and two other employees were indicted on charges of damaging competitor products in Germany. It's almost hard to believe that this story is even real given its pettiness, but the charge is that Jo Seong-jin and these employees walked into a store and damaged four Samsung-branded washing machines. Considering the fact that it was one of the company's presidents at fault here, this is no... Read more...
Good, Better, Best? LG underwhelmed most with its first entry into the Android Wear game: the G Watch. While it was a competent smartwatch, it was far from stylish and looked more like a factory prototype than something that you’d actually want to wear on your wrist. The company stepped up its game with the G Watch R, which brought a lot more style to the table a fully circular watch face (unlike the Motorola Moto 360, with its “flat tire” display). And now, LG is looking to up the ante even further and steel a bit of thunder from Apple’s upcoming premium Apple Watch offering with the Watch Urbane.... Read more...
At long last, LG G3 owners in the U.S. will get to taste Android 5.0 Lollipop, at least those who are AT&T customers. The wireless carrier has begun doling out the latest and greatest version of Google's open source operating system, a nearly 700MB download that bumps the OS to Android 5.0.1. Sprint will likely be next.It's taken a bit for wireless carriers in the U.S. to unwrap Lollipop. In this instance, LG's G3 handset was actually one of the first devices outside of Google's Nexus line to receive the new OS, though it mainly occurred in Europe and Asia while customers in the U.S. had to... Read more...
Your options for bringing virtual reality into the home keep expanding, with the latest effort being a new take on an existing product.  It's by LG Electronics, one of two South Korean electronics makers showing interest in VR (Samsung being the other), which just made a plastic version of Google Cardboard called VR for G3. Whereas most head-mounted VR solutions come with their own processors and displays, the VR for G3 taps into the smartphone's electronics to make the magic happen. On its own, the headgear is really just a lightweight plastic housing with lenses. "While still in... Read more...
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