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    Earlier today (OK, overnight) we took a look at an unreleased LG smartphone suspected to be a possible G4. Unlike previous depictions of the hardware, though, this one didn't feature the rumored curved display. So was this really the G4, or maybe a lower-tier addition to LG's Android lineup? We're thinking about that now as a new rumor arrives that reinforces the idea of a curved G4, as well as provides us with a launch window. We don't have any new pics to refer to, with this instead coming from some unidentified “industry sources,” but what they have to say is still very interesting. ...

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    We've seen an alleged LG G4 leaked with a curved display, and, while a curved G4 would make a lot of sense for some, we don't think that it might be feasible, with the G Flex 2 already out, and with great specs. Other reports claim that it might be similar to the G3 in some aspects, but the purported LG G4 leaked today seems to be a regular phone (meaning not curved screen and other bells and whistles). While the original leakster claims that there is a stylus on the back, top left corner, we can't really take this for granted as LG phones, at least in their initial, domestic versions, ...

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    When it comes to smartwatches, if you want a really desirable, feature-packed model, you're going to have to pay for it – and sometimes pay quite a bit. We've come a long way from bulky models that felt almost like you had a full-on phone strapped to your wrist, and affordable but feature-poor fitness trackers, to some of the attractive, eminently capable models only just hitting the market now. With the Apple Watch, certainly, customers are being asked to pay a premium for their wearable experience, but Apple's not the only company that believes shoppers are willing to spend phone-level ...

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    Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G Flex 2, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, or the new Galaxy S6 Edge, there are more of these options out there now than ever before, and in full commercial form, no less – no longer constrained to industry trade shows. And while that's all very cool, devices like those three are just one facet of the curved-display dream: what about phones we can outright bend? Not just a little bit either, like LG's models will put up with: we're talking full-on ...

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    LG makes some fantastic hardware. The Nexus 4 was a tremendous device (despite having a glass back). The G Watch was my first watch powered by Android Wear, and the first wearable worthy of handing my Pebble (Kickstarter Edition) down to my daughter. I even own a pair of Bluetooth headphones with LG's brand slathered all over them, and the Nexus 4 wireless charging "orb" is stilling on my desk as I write this article. Yes, LG truly does make some amazing products. Some of my favorites include flexible handsets and self-healing skins. Who else can even compete with those? Now that we're ...

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    The launch of the Nexus 6 last fall marked the latest shift in Google's direction for its pure-Android hardware lineup: gone were both the very affordable price tag and relatively compact size, with the Nexus 6 arriving as a six-inch, $650 phablet. It also represented a change in Google's manufacturing partner, as the company switched from LG after using it for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, to Motorola for the Nexus 6. Now we're wondering about what's next for the family, and rumors have already talked about Google possibly hooking up with a Chinese manufacturer for this year's Nexus (which ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years drooling over the idea of new smartphone form factors. Lately every single device we see is a just a typical flat slab, and even though some of these have gained some curves over time, it simply can't replace the era of experimentation that we saw before the birth of the first-generation iPhone. Even so, back when slide-out QWERTY keyboards were common, we rarely ever saw companies experiment with the old flip-phone design that became so popular in the early turn of the century. Palm did give it a try at some point, but we've wished to see this come to ...

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    The last couple weeks have brought us plenty of rumors about LG's plans for its upcoming G4 flagship, but are we getting closer to developing an understanding of this hardware, or is the whole thing just drifting away from us, with confusing rumors muddying the waters? Much of the recent uncertainty has sprung from the arrival of renders that depict a possible G4 that sure looks a lot like the still-very-new G Flex 2 – so close to that phone, in fact, that we're left scratching our heads as to why LG might even bother with such a direct rehash. The latest info on the G4 to leak isn't ...

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    Updated with high-quality audio cut below. Enjoy! Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we're doing on this week's podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues). On this week's episode, we're paid a special visit by someone we've heard from before – but he's fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not only Apple Watch knowledge ... but new ...

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    Earlier this week we checked out an early render purporting to be the LG G4, revealing a pretty significant change for the phone's styling, picking up the curved-screen look of the G Flex line. If this plays out, that could mark a pretty major step forward for LG; while manufacturers like Samsung have flirted with making curved screens parts of their flagship lineups, they continue to exist as alternate models – we have both the Galaxy S6 proper and the S6 Edge. Were LG to really pursue this look for the G4, we could end up without a traditional flat-screened G4 at all. But is that what ...

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    Right now, if you're talking about LG and plans for an upcoming flagship, chances are you're thinking about the G4; now that Samsung and HTC have made their own early 2015 heavyweights official, it's nearly time for LG to follow suit. And while the G4's been on the receiving end of the bulk of our LG coverage, last week we started hearing whispers about another flagship-level model, one that might outshine even the G4 itself. At least, that's what a LG exec was saying, but just how might this phone materialize? While we don't have any new official details, rumors are now suggesting that ...

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    Over the past few months, we've had plenty of opportunities to talk about LG's plans for its upcoming G4 flagship, fielding rumors about hardware specs and design decisions alike. Word is that the G4 is supposed to represent a “radical” departure from the family's past, but just what might it do differently? We've heard talk of premium metal materials and a new rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, but there's been little in the way of real visual evidence. Today we what might just get an early peek at LG's work, upon the publication of new render. And... it's curved. While the source ...

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    With MWC ending, our fickle smartphone attention is sure to start turning to whatever's next, eager to latch-on to the next big handset to launch. Sure, Apple's got that event coming up on Monday, but that's likely to be the Apple Watch's shindig, with no major handset new expect. Maybe next on our radar will be LG, with its next-gen G4 expected for sometime this spring. Yesterday we checked out a report where LG not only talked about a G4-killing superphone, but also shed some light on expectations for the arrival of the phone itself, mentioning a debut following the launch of the LG UX ...

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    LG didn't come to MWC this year intent on making any big launches. The few products we did get, things like the new Watch Urbane, Watch Urbane LTE, and a handful of new mid-rangers, all debuted in the days leading up to expo. But that's fine, because we've still go our sights on the G4, and it's only a matter of time before LG's ready to launch it. But to hear some new talk from company execs, it's not the G4 that will get us really excited, but what's next: a phone that “stands above the G series” as an even higher-end option. LG's Juno Cho has revealed that this new super-flagship is ...

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    While we come to MWC every year to see the hot new phones, tablets, and wearables, the conference isn't just about introducing new devices. The GSM Association, which hosts MWC, also uses the show as its opportunity to announce its Global Mobile Awards, recognizing the best of the best in mobile tech. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the ceremony, and while some of the winners may seem obvious, others are sure to spark some controversy. For best smartphone of the year, we've got a tie, with the GSMA giving top honors to both the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3. The iPhone 6 is ...

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    One element that was relatively absent in smartwatch design in 2014 was design (save for some obvious exclusions such as the Moto 360). Android Wear brought great utility at launch, but the hardware supporting it sometimes didn't quite provide the hottest looks. That all looks to be changing this year though, with the release of new, better wristwatches. And this is our LG Watch Urbane hands-on, straight from MWC 2015! First off, a reminder: the Watch Urbane comes in two flavors, the webOS-toting LTE version and this Android Wear one. We additionally went hands-on with the former in a ...

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    LG may not have been able to wait until MWC to announce its latest wearables, but now that we're in Barcelona we've got our first chance to actually see some of this hardware in the flesh. Over the last few days, LG announced both the LG Watch Urbane as well as the Watch Urbane LTE, two smartwatches very similar in some regards, though with hugely important differences between them. While the Watch Urbane itself is an Android Wear model, the LTE edition runs the "LG Wearable Platform," which, as it happens, is none other than our old friend webOS at its core. We went hands-on with the ...

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    You could instantly turn your living room into an awesome home theater if you win The 50-inch LG TV & Sound Bar Giveaway presented by the Pocketnow Deals Store. One lucky person is going to walk away with this sweet prize pack and quickly become the envy of their family and friends. It could be you. All you need is one entry. Up for grabs, first and foremost, is a 50-inch LG HDTV. You will experience a full and robust viewing experience with this 1080p LED television that’ll be a joy to watch every time. With its 120Hz refresh rate even fast moving images, like those in action ...

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    While Samsung and HTC wait for Sunday to showcase their next new mobile hardware, LG is having none of this “waiting” business. We've already seen the company introduce the Watch Urbane Android Wear smartwatch, as well as a new lineup of mid-range phones. As it turns out, LG wasn't done with its wearable news just yet, and today follows all those pre-MWC launches with yet another one, unveiling the Watch Urbane LTE. As that name should immediately clue you in, we're looking at a smartwatch with its own cellular connectivity, no longer dependent on a tethered smartphone for mobile data. ...

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    Ever since it went official at CES 2015, the LG G Flex 2 has garnered a good bit of attention being what's probably the best smartphone to be announced in 2015 so far. With the latest HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S6 set to be announced within just a few days, that enthusiasm is slowly dwindling, but that doesn't mean the phone will fade from our memory before it starts rolling out to other countries. Today, the official LG G Flex 2 global rollout plans have been announced, and they answer the questions we've had about the rollout in various heavy-hitting countries. LG tells us that the ...

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    It' seems that LG got a very early memo on just how bad the original G Watch was designed. Not only was it the most basic Android Wear device launched, but also the less feature-packed product as well. We saw the company re-think things deeply with the G Watch R, one of our favorite Android Wear devices at the moment, but the LG Watch Urbane is a step even further. We've seen the LG Watch Urbane in photos, and we're definitely looking forward to having some fun with it at MWC 2015. Still, if you can't wait to get a quick glimpse of what the device is like, LG has just published the first ...

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    Samsung is clearly famous for playing the smartphone game as a worthy adversary, and as a worthy partner as well. On one hand, Samsung is Apple and LG's worse nightmare when it comes to market share competition, but on the other, Samsung is also their most important partner. We've seen Samsung's silicon chips all over its competing products, and the company has just landed some more. Samsung has just signed a major multibillion-dollar deal with both Apple and LG to supply them with RAM. The details of the deal don't really mention what type of RAM is being negotiated, but judging by the ...

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    One week ago, LG made it clear that it wasn't going to wait around for MWC 2015 to get started before it began revealing new hardware, and gave us an early taste with its announcement of the Watch Urbane. Really, that kind of behavior is nothing new from the manufacturer, having a long history of pre-expo launches like this. Today it continues to earn that reputation with another run of pre-MWC news, revealing a series of four new Android mid-rangers. Unlike last year, where it brought us a number of new L-series handsets, today's launches drop any pretense of a numbering scheme, arriving ...

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    We called the first LG G Flex "the smartphone of the future," and our soft spot for it has endured ever since we reviewed it in 2013. As much as we enjoyed our time with it though, it was clear from day one that the curvy ergonomic conundrum was never destined to be a mainstream hit. It was expensive, it had a very lackluster display, and it was so big in the hand as to seem almost hilariously oversized at times. With the G Flex 2, LG slims everything down. It’s smaller in every way, and lighter too. The industrial design is more modern, the build quality is better, and the fit and ...

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    We were so optimistic when we LG first revealed the G Flex 2 at CES last month; on first impression it looked like the manufacturer had done much to address some of the shortcomings of the first-gen model. But after spending some time with the Android smartphone, serious chinks in the armor began to show, and unavoidable issues with lag took a big chunk out of our enthusiasm. As we mentioned in our review of the phone, there's hope that LG will resolve some of those software issues in time for the US release; so when will that be? We've got our first confirmation of a date, as Sprint ...

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