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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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    A couple weeks back, we heard a promising rumor for Nexus fans who maybe didn't love the direction Google went with the phablet-sized Nexus 6, suggesting that this year Google might give us a pair of Nexus phones, and that one of them could be a 5.2-incher by LG – still bigger than both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, but a world removed from the Nexus 6's six-inch screen. Word was that we might get both this LG model and a 5.7-inch Huawei-manufactured phablet, itself the subject of earlier rumors. Now some information on both those handsets has leaked, along with the theory that these could be ...

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    A couple weeks back, Pocketnow readers had the chance to win an LG G3 – actually, a pair of chances, and we gave away a G3 both to readers who were able to solve a riddle with hints sprinkled throughout the week's posts, and listeners who helped spread the word about the Pocketnow Weekly podcast by leaving an iTunes review. Those two G3s are on their way to those lucky winners right now, but we're not done yet: we've got another LG G3 that's burning a hole in our pocket and we'd love to send it your way. At stake is another 32GB LG G3 for AT&T. Sure, it's last year's LG flagship, and ...

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    At $349 dollars in the Google Store, it is the most expensive Android Wear device, dethroning its predecessor (or almost twin sibling), the LG G Watch R, which was also the most expensive product, at $299 (and so was the G Watch before that). Even at this price point, at the time of this review, the gold version of the Watch Urbane is out of stock. Is it worth paying the extra dollars for it, when you can go with a cheaper option from a competitor? That's what we're trying to find out in our LG Watch Urbane review below, and, given that it's among the select few running the latest version ...

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    LG launched the G4 late last month, and it's just about time for sales of the phone to get started in the US. As carriers and retailers prepare themselves for the phone's arrival, we're learning about a couple very tempting deals that might help push you over the edge if you've been considering picking up a G4 for yourself. One of the features that helps the G4 stand out from its other spring Android flagship competition is the phone's removable battery. At launch time, LG was clear that it was going to really emphasize the ease at which users could swap batteries in and out, and it's ...

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    A little confused about the new big Android Wear update? We don't blame you. While Google first announced the software a month back, the only way to get it was with a brand-new LG Watch Urbane. And then then this week Google seemed to repeat itself, re-announcing the update (but at least finally in a way that made it clear that updates were heading out soon to existing hardware). But while these new release notes spelled out which models would get the promised WiFi support, some seemingly compatible smartwatches weren't on the list. In an effort to shed some light on what's going on, LG's ...

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    LG traditionally hasn't stuck to just launching one phone in a year. Last year, alongside the G3, it launched various other devices – including the G Pro 2, at a point later in the year. And the year before that, we saw the Optimus G Pro. If a report from Focus Taiwan quoting LG executive Eason Shao is accurate, 2015 won't be much of a departure from that approach – expect a new LG 2015 flagship in the second half of the year. Says Focus Taiwan: LG will continue its dual-flagship strategy this year with the new G4 and another flagship phone scheduled for release in the second half ...

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    Continuing onward with the unveil of its 2015 G4-series devices, LG today is announcing two new smartphones into its mid-range portfolio – the LG G4 Stylus, and the G4c. Neither match the power and capability that the G4 features (which you can learn more about in our review of that device), but they do feature a similar design and the same signature LG features we've grown to expect from a smartphone from the company. Let's address first the G4 Stylus. We should clear one thing up first. If you're in North America, everything to do with the G4 Stylus will actually be referred to as the ...

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    The idea of getting a free smartphone with service is nothing new; for years, the US market has been dominated by subsidized phone sales, and so long as you didn't demand the latest and greatest flagships, you could always find a good number of free-on-contract options. In recent years, though, there's been a shakeup in favor of installment plans, not to mention a rise in popularity of prepaid options, pushing the idea of free phones to the back burner. But today we learn of an upcoming deal for T-Mobile that puts the spotlight back on free phones in an unexpected way, revealing plans to ...

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    Last Monday we announced one of Pocketnow's latest giveaways, giving one lucky reader the chance to win a 32GB LG G3. With its quad HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and laser-assisted autofocus, the Android smartphone is still one serious piece of kit. But how to give away such a prize? We've had our share of simple raffles here on the site before, so this time we thought we'd spice things up a bit – maybe ask you to work a little for the prize, just so winning is that much sweeter. To that end, we spent last week hiding five clues in other posts here on Pocketnow, one a day. Each ...

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    LG definitely did an amazing job with its launch of the LG G4. Not only does it have one of the best cameras in the industry, but really the whole experience of using a G4, from the expandable storage, to the replaceable battery, to that display, to the replaceable backs, all leads to no reasons for complaints from this new flagship. Surely no device is perfect, but this is one we highly recommended in our review, and if you’re looking out for one, T-Mobile might be your best way to go. T-Mobile’s LG G4 promo twitter account has just confirmed that we should expect the device as early ...

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    Verizon users, have you been feeling a bit of a Windows Phone drought as of late? That's for good reason – no device running the Microsoft OS has been launched in 2015 so far, leaving enthusiasts disheartened and the rest of us a little worried. Fear no longer, though, because Verizon has finally ended that drought today. Say hello to the Verizon LG Lancet, a fairly cheap phone meant as a good, budget-friendly option to bolster the carrier's portfolio. The Lancet is inarguably an entry-level option: its off-contract pricing comes in at just $69, and its outright purchase price is an ...

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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 4,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    You could win a brand new flagship handset when you enter The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway offers one lucky person the opportunity to own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, an LG G4, or a Huawei P8. Whomever wins will surely have a difficult time choosing their prize, but that person will take comfort knowing they will receive a top of the line handset. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store, register for membership, and click on ‘Enter ...

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    It's been just about a year now since LG announced a new wave of tablets, introducing three new members of the G Pad family. With 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1-inch options, LG was covering its bases, but in the time since their release, we've failed to see the slates attract any significant following. Can LG hope to capture the public's attention any better with some fresh blood? We may finding out soon, as a new G Pad tablet gets leaked for Verizon. Noted leaked @evleaks just can't stand to stay retired, and this week he dropped a few mentions of the LG G Pad X 8.3. First he got this ball rolling ...

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    It's been three weeks now since the first Android 5.1.1 release went public, we've seen the software come to devices like the Nexus 9, Nexus 7, and even Nexus 10. And while Google's tablets have been quick to take to this new build, the same hasn't been true for the company's smartphones, lingering back behind the curve. That may finally be about to change, as Sprint gives users the heads-up that the Nexus 5's Android 5.1.1 update is incoming. Sprint's delivered first warning of on-their-way Nexus series Android updates before, so the odds are in favor of the carrier being on to something ...

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    The G4 has been the LG phone on everyone's mind recently for the most part (and especially for T-Mobile customers, thanks to the various G4 preview events the company is hosting to generate buzz and hype for the smartphone. But that doesn't mean that's all LG has got lined up for the Un-carrier's portfolio; if an internal T-Mobile memo leaked by TmoNews is to be believed, the T-Mobile LG G Stylo and LG Leon are also on their way to the network, supposedly ready to be launching on May 20. According to the publication, T-Mobile retail staff members are being primed to prepare for the ...

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    The LG G4 does things a bit differently from the rest of its Android flagship competition, and in contrast to both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, the G4 elected to give users the flexibility of a removable battery. By popping off the phone's rear shell and swapping out the 3000 mAh component within, you can instantly go from a handset that's about to die to one that's ready to keep running all night long. That's well and good if you've got a spare battery lying around, but it sure looked like this one battery feature was coming at the expense of another: unlike the GS6 or M9, the G4 ...

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    There's little denying that large smartphones are more popular today than ever before, and even the iPhone, once the poster-boy of compact smartphones, has relented and made itself available in a phablet size option. Last year, Google's Nexus phone similarly saw itself hit a growth spurt, growing from five to nearly six inches. Would we ever see the return of a smaller Nexus handset, or are phablet sizes here to stay? Last week a rumor suggested that this year's Nexus, while shrinking down a smidge, could arrive as a 5.7-incher. But there may just be hope for another five-inch Nexus yet, ...

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    If there's one thing we love more at Pocketnow than taking home some new smartphones ourselves, it's hooking our readers up with that same hardware. It's been entirely too long since we got into a spate of smartphone giveaways, and as we were thinking back on last summer's series of contest after contest, we found the impulse overpowering us: it's absolutely time we started handing out some phones again. With no further ado, let's get this party started, and we have just the phone to do so, the LG G3 (32GB variant). Sure, the G3's no longer the new hottness it was last summer (when we also ...

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    When we reviewed it last month, we called the Samsung Galaxy S6 one of the best smartphones you can buy today. Almost a month (to the day) later, we told you the LG G4 was LG's best-made smartphone to date, a "leather looker with a killer camera." And we doubled-down on that assertion just yesterday in a monster two-hour podcast featuring what might be the toughest question of the season: which phone wins out in the LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 comparison? With the video below, we aim to answer that question. Comparing everything from build quality to camera samples to battery life to screen ...

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    There's little that we know about the LG G4c. We've heard its name mentioned for the first time last week, and that particular LG G4c leak implied that, just like last year, there will be a smaller version of the LG G4 flagship, coming (allegedly) on May 12, which we doubt (or wouldn't do if we were LG). Now, today's LG G4c leak comes in the form of the image above, claiming to depict the phone. Wearing the model number LG-H525N, the LG G4c will reportedly have little in common with the flagship. It is claimed to have a five-inch HD (720p) IPS display -- so much for the "mini" -- and a ...

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    Back in the days when talking 2G, flip phones, and PocketPC on message boards was still a thing, LG had what you might call a reputation. While the company pushed out its share of winners in the heyday of the feature phone, it also often played second fiddle to the competition in aspects ranging from build quality to cellular reception. For a time, LG was more curiosity than contender in the world of mobile technology. The tide began to turn sometime around 2007, when in the wake of the first iPhone launch, LG started producing very competitive handhelds for Verizon Wireless that split ...

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