LG’s G Watch R is unofficially discontinued in favor of the Watch Urbane

LG-G-Watch-R_is_SexyBad news if you were trying to hunt down an LG G Watch R instead of a Watch Urbane; it looks like production of LG’s first rounded smartwatch is coming to an end.

The G Watch R is showing unavailable in Google’s store, which typically only happens at the end of a device’s lifespan, and while LG’s US site doesn’t say anything about it, Best Buy doesn’t show any available inventory. The key there is that it’s “unavailable,” not “out of stock.” Read more

Large smartphones rule the roost in latest consumer satisfaction survey

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When Samsung first came out with a large smartphone, the Galaxy Note, it was derided by many as being too big and spawned the term “phablet” as consumers tried to describe a device that seemed to land in between a phone and a tablet. A few years later though we see several companies producing smartphones in this category and even Apple is selling one, the iPhone 6 Plus, now. In a recent survey of 20 smartphones, consumers ranked these large smartphones high with the top three firmly coming from the “phablet” camp. Read more

AT&T’s LG G4 will be available starting May 29th

LG G4 Variety of coloursWe’ve been waiting and waiting for all of the major carriers in the US to announce availability of LG’s G4, and AT&T is one of the last to make something official. It’s kind of a last minute announcement, but AT&T will begin selling the G4 starting on May 29th. Today is May 28th. Odd move, but hey, at the least the wait is over. Plus, AT&T customers should be able to buy the device ahead of Verizon customers. Read more