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    First, it was allegedly called G4 Pro. Then, out of nowhere, tipsters started referring to it as the G4 Note. And now, it’s all of a sudden become the V10, in the most random naming twist since the G Vista. But you’re about to get even more confused as we remind you the LG V10 is expected to tow a curious secondary “ticker” display. This would apparently be small enough to go unnoticed by many casual Android users, yet located just above the main, conventional screen and possibly gifted with certain mysterious software tricks, it should enrich the device interaction of power users, ...

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    To hear the rumors, LG has quite a few new smartphones on the way that will be close relatives to the company's existing G4 flagship. We've seen evidence for LG's interest in a device with the G4 Note name, and just a few hours back we learned about similarly registered trademarks for the names G4 Script and G4 Graphy. As we attempt to piece together which, if any of these models LG intends to actually bring to market, and what features might be in store, we're checking out what might actually be our first look at one of these phones, upon a currently unknown G-series look-alike surfacing ...

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    At this point, it doesn't take much convincing to argue that Google's going to bring us two Nexus phones this year, and multiple sources have circled around this idea of one smaller LG model, and one larger Huawei-made Nexus phablet. Based on the latest rumors going around, we may even see these two go official before the month's out, and Google could be planning an early (at least compared to recent years) launch event on September 29. But taking all that granted, there's still one big question hanging over the release of these phones: what will they be called? The press may have taken to ...

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    LG’s IFA 2015 product lineup looks exotic, to say the least, with the decidedly nichey Watch Urbane Luxe and Rolly Keyboard showcased in Berlin, alongside the unremarkable G Pad II 10.1. But before long, the Korean device manufacturer should take the wraps off a G4 Note or G4 Pro phablet for the masses, which LG would really like to pit against the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. The standard G4’s jumbo-sized, upgraded spin-off was once expected to pioneer all-metal LG flagships, a theory that’s started to look less and less likely in recent weeks. Now, our safest assumption is ...

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    Last year, Google launched its Nexus 6 smartphone in mid-October; the year before, the Nexus 5 debuted on Halloween. But it sure sounds like Google is planning something a little different for this year's launch, and beyond introducing a pair of Nexus smartphones, we've also heard that the announcement of the phones themselves could come a bit ahead of schedule. At least, a rumor landing last week suggested that the LG's new Nexus phone could go up for sale as soon as September 29. Today we're hearing that same date again – and this time, explicitly about both LG and Huawei Nexus phones ...

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    LG's pre-IFA announcements weren't all smartwatches and accessories: we managed to see the debut of some beefier hardware, too, like the new 10.1-inch tablet we got last week. The G Pad II 10.1 isn't trying to go for any records with a crazy high-res screen or impossibly thin construction, and instead makes some more conservative upgrades to its tablet predecessor. We went hands-on with the tablet at IFA this week to see just what LG managed to cook up here. The 10.1-inch screen offers a respectable 1920 x 1200 resolution, bucking the trend towards 4:3 aspect displays and sticking with a ...

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    Last week LG got a head start on its IFA announcements, and while it wasn't ready to share anything as existing as details about new phones, it did have one very unusual accessory ready to break cover: the Rolly Keyboard. Unlike a lot of portable Bluetooth keyboards, Rolly doesn't fold up in any traditional sense, instead "rolling" up along its long axis to form a compact, square-cross-section cylinder. That makes for an interesting design, sure, but does a unique look translate into a satisfying keyboard experience? LG said big things about tactile feedback and key travel when announcing ...

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    To hear the latest rumors, we could be just a few weeks away from the debut of a brand-new LG smartwatch, but right now we're at IFA in Berlin, and that means getting the chance to check out LG's latest model, the just-announced Watch Urbane Luxe. While inside you won't find much different from last year's G Watch R, the Watch Urbane Luxe is all about making its exterior as premium-looking and pleasing on the eyes as possible. That means covering the smartwatch in 23K gold, a move LG says allows its wearable to be more durable than a pure 24K gold watch could hope to be. Sure, at $1200 the ...

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    Coming up to IFA this year we heard that smartwatches were going to be huge, and from the launches we've already seen, that very much appears to be the case. Beyond those that have already gone official, we've got models like the new Moto 360 to look forward to in the very near future (even if that means missing IFA proper). LG already brought us the blinged-out LG Watch Urbane Luxe earlier this week, but we hear that its new-smartwatch ambitions may not be over just yet, as a new report tackles the hardware we might hope to expect from yet another LG smartwatch, one set to launch as soon ...

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    LG may have made its European fans feel special when previewing the G Pad II 10.1 and announcing it would come to IFA Berlin later this week, but ultimately, American lovers of LTE-capable Android tabs will get first dibs. Rebranded as G Pad X 10.1, and endowed with a much more generous 32GB internal storage space, the Lollipop 10-incher is slated to go on sale at AT&T on Friday, September 4. Through September 11, you’ll only be able to order the tablet online, while starting next Friday, the carrier’s physical stores should also receive inventory. Aside from doubling down on data ...

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    Samsung's found such success combining the idea of a larger-screened smartphones and a packed-in stylus, that it's little surprise the manufacturer's peers have been eager to get some of that action for themselves. That's led to plenty of Note-ish devices, like the one LG introduced a few months back, the G4 Stylus/G Stylo (above - with the name varying dependent on region). But before we saw the G4 Stylus emerge, we wondered if LG might be planning an even more direct Galaxy Note imitator, having heard about efforts to trademark the name G4 Note in LG's native South Korea. Today we're ...

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    The "Internet Of Things" is still still a market in its relative infancy, even with the crazy amount of attempts to make the TV smarter. Some companies have succeeded at this, like in the case of Nest, and others have gone back to the drawing board a repeated amount of times. Just as we saw Google giving this a second try at Google I/O, today we learn of an OEM that's also trying. LG has just announced that it'll be showcasing its new new SmartTinQ Sensor at IFA. The idea is that you connect this product to your existing refrigerator, washing machine, and other home appliances including ...

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    Google sure looks like it might break from tradition this year and deliver a pair of Nexus phones, and rumors have pretty soundly settled on LG and Huawei as the companies likely to bring us these devices. We've already heard quite a bit about both phones, with multiple leaks getting into details like hardware specs. One of the bigger questions we've had concerns just how premium Google wants these phones to be, and they might be top-tier across the board, or make a few sacrifices to keep prices down (and maybe performance in check). Last week we checked out one theory about LG's ...

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    This year's arrival of the Apple Watch has helped answer some important questions about the smartwatch market, including not just how readily mainstream consumers might take to the tech, but how much money shoppers can be convinced to spend, especially if it was clear they were getting some very high quality hardware out of the deal. In the wake of the Apple Watch, more and more Android Wear models are experimenting with the premium segment, and today we learn of LG's effort to capture some of those sales, as it introduces the LG Watch Urbane Luxe. The LG Watch Urbane was already a pretty ...

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    Update: That Huawei Watch gave us the jeebies all through the program. Well, glad that's all uploaded. One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo backwards. That's when life stops getting funny ... and starts getting real. Join us for a debate on whether this is an example of terminal user stupidity or inexcusable design flaw, and then stick around for all the news of the week in mobile technology, ...

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    It can’t be easy for smartphone manufacturers to devise enough differentiators for two flagship models each year, let alone three. Naturally therefore, we’re very curious to see what the LG G4 Pro might bring to the table that the standard G4 and G Flex 2 are missing. Back when this was teased as a “super premium” device, tipsters hinted at a prospective aluminum construction, as well as ultra-high-end specifications like a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 27MP rear camera. But in the meantime, the SD820 silicon has become an impractical endowment, given it requires too much ...

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    They say there’s no smoke without fire and, while we can’t really authenticate any of the profuse Nexus-centric rumors and leaks of late, it seems certain two stock Android-running Google phones will soon break cover. How soon? Within a few weeks as far as the smaller, lower-end LG-made 5-incher is concerned, according to fresh intel collected by a Korean publication. Apparently, the Nexus 5 (2015) could actually start selling on September 29, which suggests a formal announcement may take place earlier in the month. That makes perfect sense, given Android 6.0 Marshmallow is also ...

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    Next week's IFA expo in Berlin doesn't just mean the debut of plenty of new phones, tablets, and wearables, but also a hell of a lot of accessories designed to go with all these products. And while we'll have to wait until then before we get to see everything that's arriving, today LG's offering a little preview of at least one of its new gadgets for IFA, sharing news of its unusual solid rollable wireless portable keyboard. You may be familiar with flexible roll-up keyboards, as well as solid keyboards that fold for portability, but LG's Rolly Keyboard design is unlike any we've seen ...

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    Fishy as can be, recent rumors concerning the two upcoming new Google Nexus smartphones at the very least give credence to the existence of an LG-made N5 (2015) and upgraded N6 designed by Huawei. Larger and, in all probability, more technically advanced, the Huawei Nexus has spent more time in the spotlight during the last few weeks. But its smaller brother will no doubt try to recover some of that lost ground, starting with a pretty thorough specification exposé today. As always, you’re advised to keep the proverbial salt shaker nearby, especially since the “leak’s” source is a ...

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    One of the biggest questions left on the table at this year's Google I/O was the future of Android Wear. We expected Google to at least make some updates to the platform given its lukewarm reception, but instead the folks at Mountain View decided to remain quiet. At a time when the Apple Watch is controlling 76% of the Market, and Samsung another 7.6% with its Tizen offerings, it's about time that Google does something about it. Today we hear that Google and its partners are preparing something big for IFA when it comes to Android Wear. We hear that ASUS, Huawei, LG and Motorola are all ...

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    This year, LG's already brought us a couple flagship-level smartphones, first in the form of the G Flex 2 back in the early days of 2015, followed some months later by the G4. While we normally wouldn't expect a lot more from the manufacturer, instead looking for it to fill out the rest of its yearly launches with a slew of lower-tier devices, this time around we were told to expect something a little different: back in March, we heard from an exec that LG was planning the H2 2015 launch of a phone that “stands above the G series” as some kind of super-premium option. We've been ...

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    LG started the G Pad family with a bang back in fall of 2013, when an 8.3-inch model threatened the iPad mini with such remarkable specifications as a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen, Snapdragon 600 SoC, and 2 GB RAM. Last year, the focus was switched to devices with more economical price points, but the G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 failed to impress power users. Now, LG seems to be seeking a way to please everybody, as the G Pad II 10.1 offers upper mid-range features. The WUXGA display is by no means a pushover, but since it’s larger than the two-year-old 8.3-incher, it actually delivers ...

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    The rumor mill has been clamoring with stories regarding a couple of new entries in the Nexus franchise this fall, and most tipsters seem convinced LG and Huawei will join forces with Google before long. The former manufacturer may return to finally upgrade the two-year-old Nexus 5, and we’ve just got the scoop on another big improvement. Besides adding a fingerprint scanner to the mix, no doubt upping the processing power and RAM ante, and likely revising the rear-facing camera, the second-gen Nexus 5 should also noticeably augment selfie performance. The mediocre 1.3 MP front sensor of ...

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    Back in May, Google launched a new version of Android Wear, one that would enable smartwatches to function in a smart way via Wi-Fi, without the need of a constant Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. The first watch to sport this feature was the LG Watch Urbane, but Google (and some OEMs) promised that Wi-Fi capabilities will be enabled on smartwatches already present in the market. The LG G Watch R (which is basically the Watch Urbane, and vice versa) was left out and LG promised a refresh to enable Wi-Fi will be rolling out sometime in Q3. Well, that time is now, as, according to ...

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    Samsung turned a lot of heads with the unveiling of its new Galaxy Note 5 last week, but it also stirred up some discontent. For all the style it brings to the lineup, the newest Note also omits a few features the line has carried since its inception, chief among them a removable battery and MicroSD card slot. These changes have alienated a vocal portion of the fanbase that initially catapulted the Note to popularity, and reignited a debate about what it means to be a "phablet." This week, rival smartphone maker LG capitalized on some of the controversy, trying to entice fans away from ...

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