Did Samsung and LG plan their pressers together or what? Samsung unveiled the Gear S and LG officially unveiled the G Watch R. The G Watch R differs in that it’s Android Wear and it features a full circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which utilizes 100% of the display. This is very important because the Moto 360, which has been revered by many, doesn’t.
LG says the 1.3-inch circle (320 x 320) display “produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle.” It also features a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, and 410 mAh battery. It’s also IP67 certified so it can be submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes with no issues.
LG hasn’t really tried to hide their upcoming round smartwatch, but thanks to a recent FCC filing, the watch is more or less official. The smartwatch passed through the FCC certification process as the LG-W110, and the pictures listed with it definitely show a round shape.
Unfortunately, there’s not much else to glean from the filing. The device will have standard WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, but there’s no word on specs, screen resolution, name, or anything else interesting. With IFA just a few away, though, we shouldn’t have to wait much longer before LG shows their latest wearable off.
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LG’s G Watch is less than two weeks old but that isn’t stopping LG from releasing their next wearable to the world, the G Watch R. A couple days ago the Korean tech giant released a teaser video to build hype and today they’ve posted the above image to their Facebook account. The similarities to the upcoming Moto 360 are obvious, including a round display and a single button on the side of the device. However, LG is the only company so far to release a smartwatch with a completely circular display (the bottom portion of the Moto 360 serves as a touchpad).
LG announced the LG G3 Stylus in order to offer choice among low-tier phones for stylus usage. The device will feature LG’s QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code, much like LG’s other offerings on the market of late. Although not fair competition for the Note 4, the G3 Stylus will house a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540, not 2K), 8 GB of storage with an SD slot, and 1 GB of RAM. The camera is impressive–much like LG’s other low-end phones–and the entire machine will run on a very capable 3,000 mAh removable battery.
Last week, a report claimed that LG would be launching a G Watch successor in at IFA 2014 for a release this fall. A teaser for the said device has surfaced and it is going by the name G Watch R. The extra letter is the only difference in name, but the design will certainly be different. The “R” is representing the round, circular display featured on the smartwatch. The device does have button on the side, just like the Moto 360.
The smartwatch industry is going to be very crowded this fall. The Moto 360 from Motorola is (eventually) going to be here, ASUS is going to announce something next month, and this could be the year Apple gets involved with smartwatches. There were also grumblings that HTC has a smartwatch incoming.
Hit the break for the teaser video.
A while back we reported that LG was planning on bringing the UX from their flagship G3 to upcoming low to mid-range models. Now it appears that their plans will come to fruition as they’ve announced two new budget-friendly devices: the LG L Fino and L Bello. If the interface wasn’t enough, both models also stay true to LG’s “Floating Arc” design language, complete with rear-mounted buttons, which makes for some premium-looking handsets.
The Fire phone has been having some issues lately on the market and has not been selling nearly as well as Amazon has wanted. The lack of adoption by consumers seems to be the result of the exclusive deal between Amazon and AT&T. While AT&T may be a large company, they don’t have all of the market, so all Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers are stuck with another device, whether they want a Fire Phone or not.
LG has announced a new multi-room music streaming solution to compete with the likes of Sonos called Music Flow. Like the Sonos systems, different speakers connect to your home network, and with LG’s Music Flow Player app you can stream music to any of those speakers. The app can pull music that’s locally stored on any device, too, so long as it’s connected to the same network. You can also stream music from your phone or internet radio stations.
As a bonus, you’ll be able to control Music Flow speakers with LG’s HomeChat service and the Line messaging app. Like with the other smart appliances LG has been pushing, you can text your home network to start music or get recommendations.
The UX design and features found on LG’s G3 flagship will reportedly be brought to future LG entry-level and midrange smartphones and tablets, a company release said today.
The standardization of the UX features from the G3 is part of an effort to make its less-premium hardware feel more high-end compared to competing devices from other OEMs.
Some specific features brought over to other devices include Touch and Shoot, Gesture Shot, Clean View, Smart Keyboard and more. Hit the break for LG’s full release.
Android Wear and its two launch devices, the G Watch and Gear Live, have not been not the market for six months and one manufacturer is apparently already facing a fall release for a successor. The Korean Times is reporting that LG is looking to IFA 2014 in a few weeks to introduce the G Watch 2. The reason to release a new smartwatch this fall is to combat the rumored smartwatch from Apple. In addition to Apple, Motorola is readying its Moto 360 and ASUS has had something in its pipeline for a debut next month.
To be a real differentiator, LG is putting all of the members of its family to work. LG Display would work on the display while LG Inotek and LG Chem would develop the battery. Everything would remain in-house, for the most part, to ensure quality. An in-house processor, though, is not believed to be ready for the G Watch 2 and instead another Qualcomm chipset would step forward. What is even more interesting is the fact that LG has allegedly been approached by various of the world’s top watchmakers for a collaboration. The idea behind that is brand recognition. LG would be able to back itself with a company that already has a good foothold in the industry.
Source: Korea Times
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