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The smartphone world never stops spinning, and there is always something new and shiny right around the corner. Or as it pertains to LG, around the block and down the road a piece. Word on the web is that LG is working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed "Judy" with an anticipated release (or announcement) coming in June. If the early information proves accurate, Judy will feature a bigger display than LG's current flagship, the G6 (an excellent we phone, we might add). LG's 'Judy' phone will have a bigger display than the G6 (shown above) and faster hardware. Though the LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch... Read more...
Some big names are ponying up millions of dollars to own a piece of eMagin, a producer of miniature organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays that have mostly been deployed to military, medical, and industrial fields. In a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), eMagin announced a new stock issuance with Apple, LG, Valve, and others investing over $10 million into the relatively small outfit. The company released a subsequent statement indicating an upsized $11.5 million underwritten public offering, of which it expects to net $10.6 million. It intends to use the... Read more...
LG is coming off its biggest year ever, in terms of overall revenue—it generated 64.1 trillion South Korean Won (around $55.4 billion U.S. currency) during all of 2017 and across all of its divisions, a 10.9 percent jump from the previous year. It also generated its highest profit since 2009, coming out ahead 2.47 trillion KRW (~$2.23 billion), so there is plenty to celebrate. However, its mobile division has been struggling, especially in China where LG has reportedly decided to stop selling smartphones. A Chinese-language news report quotes a representative at LG's Beijing office as saying... Read more...
Back in March of 2017, LG ran into a problem with some of its smartphones that involved a continual reboot loop (bootloop), which resulted in a class action suit. The bootloop suit covered the LG G4 and V10 devices originally, but the V20, Nexus 5, and G5 were later added. LG is now offering a settlement that class action members should be happy about. The settlement will either give owners of affected devices $425 in cash or a $700 rebate towards a new LG smartphone. As of now it doesn't appear that the settlement has been certified by the courts, but it certainly seems like a decent deal.... Read more...
LG has a new patent that is making the rounds that shows a device with a dual purpose. The patent describes the device as a "mobile phone with a flexible display which can be folded in half." The original filing for the patent was in July of 2017, and the patent was just published on January 12, 2018. There are two different versions of the device on the patent with the first being a folding phone that has a camera on the back panel. When this device is folded, information like time can be displayed on the front screen. The second device in the patent app features a sidebar that can display time... Read more...
If you were hoping for an early launch for LG's next generation G7 flagship, you may be waiting quite a bit longer. The LG G6 launched on February 26th, 2017, and its successor was tipped to launch around the same time this year at Mobile World Congress 2018. However, a new report from The Investor suggests that Jo Seong-jin, who serves as Vice Chairman and CEO of LG Electronics, has ordered a complete review of work that has already been completed on the G7, and that the design should be reworked from scratch. “Right after the vice chairman made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics... Read more...
It's the start of a new year, and T-Mobile with the latest iteration of its Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Free offer on some of the hottest flagship smartphones on the planet. This time around, there is at least one newcomer to the fold when it comes to smartphones that qualify for the offer. The promotion requires that you purchase both smartphones with an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and you must port at least one number over on a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited plan. On top of that, you must trade in a smartphone in order to qualify for the promotion. If you want a "true" BOGO bargain,... Read more...
If you have never used a projector, you might not know the challenge it can be to get things set up properly. Often to get a big 150-inch image on the wall, you need a giant room with plenty of distance from the wall to throw that image. LG has announced that it will be showing off a new compact and very easy to set up projector at CES 2018 called the HU80K series. "At this year’s CES event, we are excited to bring value to consumers with our first 4K UHD projector, which delivers the highest resolution we’ve ever offered in a compact size," said Chang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT... Read more...
Lithium-ion batteries degrade over time, that is just the way is, unfortunately. To deal with that, Apple made the unpopular decision to throttle the performance of some older iPhone models by way of an iOS update, and then hid that fact from the public until a collection of benchmarks essentially outed the company. Striking while the iron is hot, several Android phone makers have come and said they have not (and will not) slow down older handsets. Samsung and LG, two of the biggest Android phone players on the playground, are the latest to issue statements on the matter. Both of them told Phone... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be chatting about Apple's iPhone throttling controversy, the beastly Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming PC, AI Voice Assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home potenitally being used as corporate spy machines, the LG V30 gets Android Oreo, and we'll offer specific details of a great new holiday GIVEAWAY we're holding with Lenovo, where you could score some pretty sweet new Tech gear... Show Notes: 03:28 - Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries 04:35 - Apple Slapped... Read more...
Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final release is not far behind, and that should be the case here as well. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta software version is listed as V19A and available for several supported models, including the LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP,... Read more...
One of the themes we expect to be in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month is smart speakers. Amazon leads the charge with its Echo products, and following its success, others have jumped on board the smart speaker bandwagon, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Harman Kardon, to name a few. You can add LG to the list as well, which just unveiled its 2018 speaker lineup. Among LG's new speakers coming out is a soundbar with Google Assistant integration. It offers full connectivity to hubs, speakers, and other smart devices support Chromecast, and allows users... Read more...
It didn't arrive in time for Christmas, but we aren't going to rag on LG for finally delivering the Android 8.0 Oreo update for V30 owner (the OS officially launched on August 21st). The OS has been available in preview form for V30 owners in LG's home market of South Korea, but today marks its first official release into the public realm. LG says that it took feedback from customers during the preview period (over 500 specific incidents to be exact) in order to better hone the final release for customers. The company also claims that it is the "first domestic smartphone manufacturer" to release... Read more...
LG has announced that it will be bringing new computer displays to CES 2018, and they are both quite impressive. The first is the LG 32UK950, which is a 32-inch UHD 4K monitor with support for HDR600 and LG's Nano IPS technology integrated. That Nano IPS technology uses nanometer-sized particles within the screen's LEDs to absorb excess light wavelengths. That application enhances intensity and purity of colors according to LG allowing for a more life-like viewing experience. The monitor is able to show 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, which LG says is comparable to the monitors used when mastering... Read more...
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