Google IO 2016 Coverage

Google Play Movies & TV makes its way to LG Smart TVs

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Own a smart television manufactured by LG? Now you can access a service that has thousands of movies and television shows in its catalog. LG announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is coming to LG Smart TVs in more than one hundred countries. Later this month, the company will allow owners of select LG Smart TVs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to access Google’s video streaming service.

Being that Play Movies & TV can be found across multiple platforms, you’ll be able to start watching something on your television and continue doing so on your phone, tablet, or computer.

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LG’s Lucky LG16 smartphone costs less than $10 at Walmart

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What would you regard as a cheap smartphone? It all depends on your circumstances, some would consider the Moto G 2015 to be a cheap handset, whilst others would be looking at a price in double figures as a good start. What about under $10? You may think its crazy, but LG’s TracFone Lucky LG16 costs just $9.82 from Walmart. Really. And if that isn’t enough of a bargain for you, shipping is included free of charge.  Read more

Cricket Wireless starts holiday pricing with select phones

Through January 7, Cricket Wireless customers can purchase select phones for a reduced price. The carrier announced today that phones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, LG, and Motorola are part of its holidays deals kickoff.

Every deal can be grabbed both online and at Cricket Wireless stores.

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Android Wear gets cellular connectivity, here comes LG’s Watch Urbane 2 LTE

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Every Android Wear device released up until now has required a Bluetooth and WiFi connection to operate. When LG announced the Watch Urbane 2 LTE in September, people awaited Google’s immediate announcement that Android Wear could support smartwatches with ceullar connectivity. Without that support, LG’s newest smartwatch would be pointless. But Google never announced Android Wear’s official support for cellular connective. Both companies decided that tonight, oddly, is the right time to make a move.

Google’s platform for smartwatches now officially supports cellular connectivity while LG is ready to sell its Watch Urbane 2 LTE in the United States and Korea.

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