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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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    Even though there was reason to think something might be awry when it came to Samsung's plans to sell the Galaxy Note 5 in markets around the world, it was still a bit shocking when the phone actually launched and we heard Samsung confirm that it had no immediate plans to sell the phablet to European smartphone users. While it remains to be seen if Samsung will eventually get around to bringing the Note 5 to the continent, other smartphone manufacturers are seizing upon the opportunity to spin this ill-received decision for their own PR benefit, as we see LG doing today. A regional LG ...

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    When it comes to the 2015 Nexus, nothing's certain. The internet claims there might be a 2015 Nexus phone made by LG, and there might be one made by Huawei as well, though this latter bit is getting thinner and thinner by the second. An initial, unofficial render, tried to depict the upcoming 2015 Nexus made by LG, and, later, a hands-0n image sort of confirmed the looks of it. ...and then this Huawei 2015 Nexus render came along, and turned everything upside down. Maybe there will indeed be two Nexus 5 phones this year, and the rumor mill claims the one with the smaller screen will be ...

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    LG and Samsung stand out among smartphone manufacturers through their use of curved displays on their handsets: Samsung with its Edge models, and LG with devices like the G Flex 2. And while Samsung's also experimented with Flex-style whole-screen-curve designs, it's found the most success with adding curved edges to otherwise flat screens, a feat LG's yet to duplicate on a commercial model. We wonder if that situation might soon change, as LG's spotted filing trademark applications for a number of Edge-themed names. So far this month, LG's applied for a US trademark for the name G Edge, ...

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    New smartwatches from major manufacturers are just around the corner, as we look forward to the debut of a second-gen Moto 360 from Mototola, as well as Samsung's inaugural round-screened effort, the Gear S2. And while it's been quite a while since we saw a new smartwatch from either manufacturer, other companies have already brought us fresh models in 2015, companies like LG. But a new rumor suggests that LG isn't about to sit back and let these other guys take all the spotlight, and claims that the company is prepping a new smartwatch of its own, one that could offer one of the ...

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    As if we weren't captivated enough by all the leaks and rumors surrounding Google's plans for its next Nexus-series devices, today's announcement of Android Marshmallow only has us thinking all the more about the company's upcoming launches. Last week we saw an admittedly unofficial render emerge of LG's rumored Nexus handset, and now that a leaked image of actual hardware appears to largely confirm the phone as depicted, it's time to see what else the same source can come up with. Today we switch tracks over to the larger Huawei Nexus phone, as it gets the same video render treatment. ...

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    Even though Qualcomm has done a very good job at innovating in the mobile processor business, it seems that its own partners want a piece of the pie. Samsung is one of the first with its Exynos processors, but we've also seen Apple and Huawei follow the trend as well. LG gave it a try in the past and didn't succeed at all due to overheating, but it seems that things that it won't give up. Today we find some leaked benchmarks of the LG NUCLUN 2 processor, and it seems that LG is after competing with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, and Samsung's Exynos 7420. Specs reveal that it'll be an ...

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    Last week might have been dominated by Samsung when it came to launches, but when we're talking about rumors of upcoming models, the hottest action may have been over with the new Google Nexus phones, instead. After checking out some leaked hardware details we had the opportunity to look at a render of one of the handsets, supposedly based on details of the LG Nexus as provided to case-makers. Considering its unofficial nature, could that video be trusted? We're feeling a lot more confident about it this week, upon the release over the weekend of a hands-on image of the LG Nexus that sure ...

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    A few weeks back, we caught wind of a new rumor about LG and its tablet plans, suggesting that the company was prepping a new G Pad 2 for launch early this fall, one with some respectable-sounding upper-tier hardware. While it looks like we'll have to keep waiting before we find out whether or not there's any truth there, this week we have the opportunity to check out a slightly different LG tablet as it goes official, and while it's a much lower-end model, it does manage to deliver at least one attractive, rare feature. The LG G Pad II 8.0 is launching in South Korea with an eight-inch ...

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    When we first started talking about the possibility of the rumored new LG Nexus phone getting a 3D camera, we were talking about specific camera hardware – sources described a combination of traditional visual light and infrared sensors. But then later rumors started getting away from us a little, and instead of focusing on the camera hardware itself, we were instead looking at case designs – ones with big dual cutouts that sure seemed to fit with the idea of a twin-sensor 3D camera system. But could there be another explanation? Recent leaks have claimed that both LG and Huawei Nexus ...

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