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    We've heard a lot about Samsung Galaxy S6 sales; some reports claimed that things are looking good, others insinuated that the situation could be better. You never know who to trust when it comes down to bits like these, and today's report doesn't manage to shed more light either (granted, the report is based on "industry watchers'" findings and insights, so there's, as usual, room for speculation). Said sources claim that Samsung Galaxy S6 sales are falling short of expectations for Q2 of the year; the situation is reportedly not brighter when it comes to Samsung's domestic competitor, ...

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    Manufacturers are having a lot of fun with off-kilter phone designs these days, bringing us models with curved bodies or those with over-the-edge screens. And in order to take full advantage of cavities within these curved handsets, we've seen the development of some interesting battery designs, similarly shaped to offer an optimal fit. But it's not just phones that are playing with new form factors, and smartwatches have really been embracing the idea of non-rectangular designs, heralded by last year's launch of the Moto 360. With more such wearables on the horizon, LG has been working to ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    LG Band Play is the company's most recent Android smartphone. Just announced, it's a mid-ranger that focuses on multimedia, with emphasis on audio, as well as the camera. In terms of specifications on paper, the LG Band Play features a five-inch display with HD resolution (720p, 720 x 1280 pixels), 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a pair of 13- and five-megapixel cameras for back and front, respectively, 2,300mAh battery, as well as Android 5.1 Lollipop on-board. The key features, however, are its ...

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    The new LG G4 sure seems like one of the better-received LG flagships in recent history. And based on the estimates we heard a few months back, the G4 looked like it might outsell last year's G3 by a wide margin, so there was good reason to be excited. Despite that early enthusiasm, the G4's future may have hit a snag, as investors downgrade LG profit estimates in expectation of lower than anticipated G4 sales. G4 shipments in Q2 are estimated to be at least a hundred thousand units shy of where they'd need to be in order for G4 projections to be met – a feat that would also require ...

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    When you think of a smartphone, LG hopes, the only thing that's on your mind is that device's ability to let you take the most glamorous pictures of yourself. From any angle you choose in any situation, that phone should be able to give you prime selfies, ready to go up on all your favorite social media networks, right? Just in case that's the kind of person you are, the LG G4 might be the smartphone for you – the South Korean company's flagship just went out and set a selfie world record. Earlier in June in Mexico City, 746 selfies were taken by over 2500 entities (there were ...

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    "Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature iris scanner as well as 2K display"; sounds funny when you read it now, but that's what the rumor mill suggested prior to the S5 launch back at the end of 2013. Fast forward to today, and we're writing a similar story. Only time will tell whether we'll be laughing this one off as well. A recent report from Korea claims that both Samsung and LG will include the technology on their future flagship smartphones, especially those coming out next year. There is at least one smartphone on the market that features advanced biometric features, namely iris ...

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    There are times when your smartphone's display isn't big enough to share content with multiple friends while outdoors or at a party; there are also times when you can't mirror to a TV, and it's those times when LG thinks it's good to have an LG Minibeam Nano around, the company's "smallest, lightest and most affordable projector to date". It weighs 270 grams and measures 108 x 103 x 44mm, making this a very pocketable accessory. It has a WVGA (854 x 480) native resolution with 100 ANSI lumen brightness and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. It can project an image of almost 100 inches if ...

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    LG is doing its best to push the G4 as hard as it can -- the company recently extended its accessory bundle offer, and also has a bogo deal on leather back covers -- but LG G4 Pro rumors are popping up, among which, one related to a possible metal case. We're not sure how seriously to treat this report from Russia that claims to reveal the LG G4 Pro specs, allegedly found on Chinese social network Weibo. Treat them accordingly. Regarded as the second flagship of the year, or the flagship of the second half of 2015, the LG G4 Pro specs reportedly include a 5.8-inch Quad HD ...

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    LG clearly got the memo about how badly designed the original LG G Watch was a few months ago, up to the point of launching the G Watch R very shortly after. Obviously it's hard to compete with the elegance of devices like the Moto 360, and LG decided to give it a shot. Just when you thought that LG couldn't improve on all the elegance of the Watch Urbane, or the added functionality of the Watch Urbane LTE, it seems the company is just getting started. We've got what seems to be a new trademark filing for an LG Watch Urbane Luxe in the works. We say "seems" because we're having a hard time ...

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    LG is doing its best to promote the 2015 flagship, the LG G4, by trying to make the purchase sweeter, throwing in, every now and then, some freebies. There's a buy-one-get-one-free deal on leather backs, and there's also an LG G4 accessory bundle deal that was supposed to be initially valid until June 21. The company has apparently extended its offer and it looks like now it's going to be valid until the end of the month, June 30, to be specific. The rest of the terms in the deal remain unchanged: you "get a free 32GB microSD card, extra battery and battery charging cradle when you order ...

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    Nokia's a company with its finger in many pies, and beyond its work with building phones, writing the software behind them, and developing all manner of services for these devices, it's also played a key role in the formation of the communication standards they use. Companies that want to develop their own handsets that use these patents need to reach agreements with Nokia over licensing, and we've seen plenty of manufacturers do just that – HTC inked such a deal back in 2014. Now LG's the latest to license Nokia patents, with the two firms announcing their deal today. Maybe the most ...

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    Google's intentions for this year's lineup of Nexus devices are anything but clear at the moment, and the company has deviated from past habits so many times in recent years, that's its tough to even form some general expectations of how many models we might be talking about, or what shapes/sizes they might take. At least one rumor has suggested that LG could return as a manufacturer, building one of two possible Nexus handsets. Now some new rumors out of South Korea discuss what the company could be planning for this phone. The big takeaway from this report is that this LG Nexus phone may ...

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    A little while ago, I powered up my first smartphone for the first time in a very long time. It’s the infamous and now forgotten Optimus 2X. It’s quite old and frankly ancient by mobile tech standards- it was first released back in 2010 and I’ve had mine since 2011. But there’s something about my three years of using the device that will stay with me forever. Those were the days when Android was just beginning to become the global juggernaut that it is today. I was a tech enthusiast right in the thick of the smartphone revolution- my enthusiast friends and I felt like pioneers, ...

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    LG may have only just launched the G4, but it's already got a new flagship on the horizon, confirming plans to release such a model in the second half of the year. While we don't yet know precisely what the company plans to introduce, new rumors suggest that LG could be working on a presumably larger-screened G4 Pro, and that this handset could arrive with a fresh metal look. So says The Electronic Times out of South Korea, as it claims that LG is currently considering the idea of giving this G4 Pro a metal case. We're unsure if this might mean a full-on metal body (though comments about ...

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    Privacy has become a very predominant topic lately, and in that regard we've seen Google and Apple make some bold statements on the topic at Google I/O and WWDC respectively. With so much information sharing getting out of hand, we've seen all companies make a few moves here and there in order to protect consumer privacy as an added value. The only problem is that the recent surge in smartwatch technology isn't as secure as we'd like, and today we learn of more risks. A recent study from the University of New Haven has discovered that personal user information can be easily extracted from ...

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    For as much as we seem to talk about wishing our smartphones had the latest updates (especially if that means getting them before everyone else), we can be a little protective about our phones' software, wanting a say in the process. Sure, the latest OTA to hit your phone is probably loaded with good stuff, fixing bugs or otherwise improving performance, but maybe you're worried it might introduce new glitches, or take away functionality you've come to rely upon. That's why some of us place high value on being able to manually approve such updates, only permitting installation after we're ...

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    There are a lot of attractive elements that go into making up the LG G4, but few are getting gas much attention as the phone's interchangeable back panels, especially the leather options. While the Moto X may still be our go-to leather-bound smartphone, the G4 might just improve on Motorola's offering by giving users the ability to change their leather backs on the go – not just to replace a worn or damaged cover, but to experiment with different color options. Of course, if you want to keep your G4 looking fresh with such swaps, you're going to need a few spare panels at your disposal. ...

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    Now that the G4 is out, let's not forget about LG's first big phone of 2015, the G Flex 2. Announced at CES 2015, the phone still remains relevant – relevant enough that we gave the phone not one, but two reviews (one for when it came to Sprint in the United States). Sprint also thinks the phone remains relevant, apparently, since today the Sprint LG G Flex 2 Android 5.1.1 update has landed over-the-air for applicable units. Since the last update for this phone was Android 5.1, there's not much here in the way of changes in Android version. If bug fixes are what you're here for, you'll ...

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    With the introduction of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple Music, split-screen iPad multitasking, and all the other upgrades to apps and features along the way, WWDC has already given us enough Apple news to keep even the most die-hard fan satisfied. But what if your tastes lie more over on the Android side of the tracks? While today may very much be Apple's day, we haven't forgotten about you Android users, and have just the thing to let you know we're still thinking about you: our latest smartphone giveaway. If you've been following our contests for the past several weeks, you'll know ...

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    LG launched its first round-screened smartwatch in the days leading up to IFA year, the G Watch R. Although the number-laden bezel wasn't for everyone, it did give LG what it needed to accomplish what Motorola couldn't: creating a round smartwatch without that “flat tire” obstruction at the bottom of the display. Months later, LG would would spruce up the wearable's design with the debut of the Watch Urbane at MWC, giving users a shinier, arguably more premium-looking alternative. But now that's looking less like a new option and more like the only choice from here on out, as LG puts a ...

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    Even though certain platforms don't really care much about hacking into phones any more, rooting Android devices is still one of the most popular reasons why people love the operating system. Sadly, OEMs don't seem too fond of having you root their devices, up to the point where certain devices are notoriously difficult to root or unlock. LG has gained a certain level of fame in this department, and even if the company promised a bootloader unlock for the LG G3, that didn't necessarily happen. Just to be clear, yes LG did just launch its bootloader unlock tool, but the problem is that not ...

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    Arrangements between big businesses to pre-install software on our devices is nothing new: bloat dates back far before this mobile-centric age in which we find ourselves now, after years of bogging-down new PC installs. It's such that any time we find ourselves hearing about a new deal it's all we can do to not immediately go on the defensive. But there's a whole spectrum of software out there that we might find pre-installed on new hardware, ranging from the annoying, to the innocuous, to the legitimately useful. And when we heard earlier this spring that Microsoft was hooking up with ...

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    The Nexus family may still be Google's home for stock Android experiences, but the lineup's been seriously changing in recent years. Sizes have changed, pricing's been all over the place, and the latest rumors have suggested that this year could be another one full of new ways of doing business, as we get not one, but two new Nexus phones. Yesterday we checked out a report claiming that not only could we be looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones, but that we might not see a new tablet at all. At the time, the source provided some new info on that phone hardware, including a pair of ...

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    The LG G4 is just about to land in the US, and last week we shared details with you about a very compelling promo offer LG had put together for the handset's arrival: shoppers picking up the G4 would get not just a free 32GB microSD card, boosting their handset's storage capacity, but also a spare battery and cradle charger – not a bad haul. We also learned about Best Buy's $100 gift card offer, and today we get word of another alluring deal, as T-Mobile gets ready to open online G4 sales. The LG G4 may not come to T-Mobile stores until next Wednesday, June 3, but online sales open ...

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