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  • LG G3 wins the Android Lollipop update race, company claims

    The LG G3 has become one of the Korean brand’s best handsets in a long while, with its 4K screen and ultra responsive hardware, but its about to get an extra dose of special. Although LG has been mum on Android Lollipop recently, the company has now announced that its lucky G3 patrons will be able to upgrade to the latest edition of Android before anyone else. Starting in Poland (we’re not sure why, either), this week’s eastern European rollout will “be followed by other key markets in the near future.” Hopefully this includes South Africa too in the coming...

  • LG G3 Beat review: just above average

    Think of LG as the anti-Samsung. It’s making good strides with the mobile phone market and doesn’t tend to waste billions on flashy advertising. A few years back, it was virtually unheard of in the portable device market, but it remained the go-to company for home appliances. But it fought back with the incredible LG G2 and G3, two of the best Android phones in the recent years. With great screens, competitive pricing and slick interfaces, LG’s new batch of phones sold well and was generally embraced by the smartphone-hungry market. And now we have the mini-G3, the LG G3...

  • LG Liger F490L leaked, features company’s first NUCLUN eight-core processor

    When a company gives a phone the selfsame codename as a tiger’s and lion’s offspring, you know that device promises to be unique, over-the-top or damn-right impressive. The LG Liger F490L ticks all of these boxes, if a recent leak by Chinese site blogofmobile is to be believed. As if the Nexus 6 or LG G3 wasn’t enough, LG plans to unveil a 5.9″ monster, the first to sport the company’s Odin NUCLUN octa-core processor. That’s eight cores, or more specifically, four running at 1.2GHz and another four clocked at 1.5GHz. Samsung’s bigLITTLE architecture also adopts the same approach, so...

  • LG Wine Smart reintroduces the smart flip-phone for the elderly

    We’re all for using old technology in novel ways, like when Apple rediscovered NFC or when the Xbox One allowed for HDMI pass-through — two brilliant happenings. What we’re not so keen on are companies that revive old technologies just because the newer technology is too much for older folk. Don’t understand? Take LG’s latest 2007-inspired handset for the elderly. We’re not sure why it’s presented in the archaic flip phone format, but the “Wine Smart” is primarily for those who think touchscreens are too sensitive and cumbersome. Featuring oversized buttons, larger icons on-screen (bonkers considering the resolution on the tiny...

  • Samsung and LG unveil lastest Moto 360-slaying smartwatches

    It must be smartwatch Christmas in the wearables industry, because Korean rivals — Samsung and LG — have just announced new devices coming soon to their already numerous lineup. The LG in question is a Moto 360-killer while Samsung is looking for a more complete approach — it’s essentially a watchphone. The LG G Watch R Let’s start with the LG, though. It’s round, like the Moto 360, and that’s about the most important part. According to LG’s seemingly chuffed press release, the watch boasts “a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces.” And its right. The watch exudes a stately...

  • LG G3 photos and specs accidentally leaked by LG itself

    Tomorrow is the official launch day of the LG G3. So why then has the company decided to publish all photos and specifications a day before? LG Netherlands are the offending leakers and have taken the page down, but not before Android Authority managed to pull all the details we’ve listed below: 5.5″ display 2560×1440 resolution 2GB RAM 16GB internal memory (no other sizes were mentioned but there could be other models) Snapdragon 801 CPU 13MP OIS camera A-GPS with Glonass Bluetooth 4.0 Android 4.4 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 3000mAh battery Dimension of 46.3×74.7×8.9mm And the greatest mystery of the LG G3, a black dot to the left of the camera, turns out...

  • Uni8 could be first Windows Phone 8.1 device from LG [rumour]

    LG’s been quite busy recently. After announcing plans to extend its G Pad tablet range and releasing a cool G Watch promo video, the Korean company will allegedly add a Windows-powered phone to its stable. Dubbed the “Uni8″ according to venerable leaker EVLeaks, the handset will be LG’s first to run Redmond’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS. LG Uni8 (no sushi), 2014 pic.twitter.com/VbxlUbbo8r — @evleaks (@evleaks) May 13, 2014 The device is sleek, slender and lacks physical buttons, instead employing touch-controls. Noticeably, there doesn’t seem to be a camera button or volume slider on its visible side, which may perturb those who enjoy...

  • LG debuts 7, 8 and 10.1-inch G Pad tablets

    LG has revealed three new G Pad tablets. These tablets join its 8.3″ tablet. The new devices will ensure the Korean company gets a firmer foothold in the rather overcrowded tablet market, competing with the likes of Samsung, Apple and Sony. The company will add a trio of tablets: 7.0″, 8.0″ and 10.1″ models will be added thanks to LG’s response to consumer needs says Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO LG “Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability. Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed...

  • LG debuts G Watch: a coolish all-in-one wearable

    LG has released some additional information regarding its (now) highly anticipated G Watch. The watch, set to be unleashed sometime in the future (LG is yet to reveal a launch date), will utilise Google’s Android Wear — a version of the Android OS tailored for wearables. LG has confirmed the G Watch will include voice control, powered by Google Now. So what else is new and nifty about this particular smartwatch? The G Watch will apparently be both dust and water resistant. Hopefully it’ll be an extension of your Android phone, and a fitness tracker in one. LG has also launched...

  • LG G Flex review: curve appeal

    The world’s first curved phone, the LG G Flex, is not great. It’s an average Android phone with a major issue: the display. Also, it’s sluggish in places where it really shouldn’t be. And its one selling point, the curved screen, is average at best. What I have in my hand is a cool template, or prototype for a phone that will one day be a must-buy. But what LG’s trying to sell here is proof-of-concept, and I for one am unconvinced. It’s also one of the most, if not the most, expensive smartphones on the market. Curvy This is a...

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