Verizon leaving LG G3 owners hanging out to dry?

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When LG rolled out the Lollipop update for their then flagship smartphone, the LG G3, they staked a claim as being one of the first to get Lollipop out to their devices. We all know manufacturers will roll out an update to a small market to make claims like this. Nevertheless, it is usually a decent sign of a commitment to providing the latest version of Android for a given device even if users have to wait a bit longer for kinks to be worked out and carriers to give their blessing. At the time, as a relatively new owner of an LG G3, I was looking forward to seeing what would happen with my device. Fast forward half a year later and Verizon finally pushed out the Lollipop update. That was the beginning of the transition for my “dream” phone to a nightmare and now signs point to Verizon not doing anything to fix the problems they have wrought. Read more

LG launches new LG Minibeam Nano micro projector

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LG has announced the addition of a new projector to their Minibeam line of LED projectors. The LG Minibeam Nano is the company’s smallest, lightest and most affordable projector yet. The Minibeam Nano measures a mere 4 inches by 4 inches by 1.7 inches and weighs only 270 grams (about 9.5 ounces). Despite the small size, the projector is capable of displaying a picture up to 100 inches diagonally in size. Read more

Trademark filing points to a deluxe version of LG’s Watch Urbane

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Android Wear smartwatches are getting better looking with each new design. One only has to look at LG’s offerings to see how each new product has evolved; from the original G Watch’s functional square design (which I actually prefer), the G Watch R‘s sporty round face to the Watch Urbane‘s more sophisticated steel finish. But what if the Watch Urbane simply isn’t luxurious enough for you and you don’t want to splash the cash on a Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01? Read more

LG’s G4 Pro alleged to sport Snapdragon 820 CPU, 5.8-inch QHD display and 27MP rear camera

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LG’s latest flagship, the G4, has generally been well received since launch, carrying on the good work first seen in the G2 and in 2014’s G3 handset. The G4 sports the latest tech, other than using the heat-tastic Snapdragon 810 processor. If LG’s latest and greatest doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, perhaps you would be more interested in the G4 Pro that the Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be releasing in the third quarter of 2015. According to a post on the Chinese social media site, Weibo, the G4 Pro will be packing some very impressive hardware.

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Best Android phones [June 2015]

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There are a wide range of smartphones that are up for grabs today with varying price points. So it can get a bit tricky to pick the best of them, mainly due to the sheer volume of devices. Some handsets, however, stand out in the crowd and we’re going to discuss the best of the best. Choice is one of the best things about choosing an Android device over other platforms. Read more

Details regarding LG’s upcoming Nexus phone’s camera surface

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The camera was one of the weak spots for the Nexus 5. The flagship Nexus device manufactured by LG in 2013 had an inconsistent camera that never seemed to deliver quality shots. Now, in 2015, the company allegedly has plans to produce one of two Nexus phones. A media outlet from South Korea claims to have knowledge of LG’s plans for its upcoming Nexus phone’s camera.

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Nokia and LG reach smartphone patent licensing agreement

AT&T_LG_Optimus_G_Pro_TA_Front_Top_LG_Logo_Screen_OffLG and Nokia have announced that they’ve reached a licensing deal related to several of Nokia smartphone patents. LG has licensed a wide range of patents covering communications over a mobile network, although neither company disclosed how much LG is paying for the licensing.

Both companies have said the deal is mutually beneficial, which I’m sure everyone will agree with. LG gets access to some patents to make better phones, and Nokia gets some extra cash. It’s not like Nokia was using the technology to make any compelling smartphones. Read more