LG reports problems did exist with Snapdragon 810, but issues have been resolved


Several recent incidents with smartphone manufacturers have painted a rather unflattering picture of Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 810 processor. The Snapdragon 810 is supposed to be the successor to the popular Snapdragon 805 that is used in most top-end smartphones. Samsung appears to have completely dropped the Snapdragon 810 from the mix for their Galaxy S 6 phone set to be released in a few months apparently due to overheating issues and there are rumors the issue has impacted OnePlus’s release schedule for the OnePlus 2. Throughout the recent flare-up about the chip, LG has stood by Qualcomm and plans to release the LG G Flex 2 on time. During an earnings conference call today, LG addressed the issue and added some background to their efforts to bring the LG G Flex 2, and later this year the LG G4, to market with the Snapdragon 810 included. Read more

LG fourth quarter financial results show strong growth in smartphone sector


LG has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the year as a whole. The numbers help show how LG has risen to become one of the larger, more prominent players in the smartphone sector on the popularity of their LG G3 smartphone. Looking at just the fourth quarter, LG had KRW 275.1 billion ($253.31 million USD) in operating profit, which was an increase of 28 percent compared to the same period last year. That was helped by a whopping 78 percent increase in the number of smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter compared to 2013.  Read more

[New Android TV App] Airtight Brings Apple AirPlay to Android TV


If you’re a hardcore iOS user, there’s a fair chance you’re not spending much time reading Android blogs like TalkAndroid. However! There are still plenty of iOS users that mix and match with Android, particularly in the tablet sector. Personally, I know tons of Android phone users that won’t touch an Android tablet, opting instead for Apple’s flagship.

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Google Play is greater in downloads but the App Store is where the revenue is at


Given the fact that Android hold a whole lot of market share and the massive amount of Android phones there are, it shouldn’t shock anyone that Google Play sees a whole hell of a lot more download activity than that of the App Store. You would think that because of this massive amounts of downloads the revenue would be greater, that’s were we would be wrong. It appears that revenue generated from the App Store far exceeds that of Google Play by more than 60 percent.

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LG G4 to differentiate design and beef up camera


With the G3 being heralded as one of the best Android phones of 2014, LG is feeling the pressure to make the G4 that much more exciting. That said, LG feels that it is up to the task as it’s continuing to push to boundaries and test different design aspects. According to reports out of Korea, an LG representative said the company will differentiate the G4’s design. Exactly how, is another question though. Could they be adding the G Flex 2‘s self healing factor? Should we expect better materials and thinner bezels? What about LG’s software? But wait, there’s more.

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