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    Back in 2013, a device known as the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition was quietly launched, and just as all Google Play edition devices (for the most part) it's been receiving quick updates to the latest version of Android over the past few months. That tradition isn't about to end, with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition Android 5.1 update (what a mouthful) now heading out to owners of the device. According to a device in Android Police's possession, as well as a Twitter user (in the source link below), the update is heading out to devices as we speak. It brings all the improvements ...

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    LG's not one of those smartphone manufacturers that likes to keep its fans in the dark. It routinely announces new phones in advance of major trade shows, and even when it's dealing with flagship launches, like the one for the upcoming G4, it can barely contain itself from releasing all the handset's details weeks in advance. We just saw the company unveil a new quad HD display panel that just might find itself making up the G4's screen, and now we're turning our attention to software, as LG releases a teaser video for its LG UX 4.0 skin, the interface that we sure expect to premiere with ...

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    As much as it is a smartphone manufacturer, LG is also a displays company. And while those two things may coincide most of the time, the displays operation is a bread earner of its own, and the past few years the company has taken time before the launch of its flagship smartphone to separately announce the display panel that will be used in its production – and the company's nearly always had the cutting edge of display technology (read: shrinking bezels down to near-nothing) in play with these announcements. In Seoul today, the company has taken the wraps off of the LG G4 QHD display, ...

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    There are 27 days left for all of us to see what LG has in store for 2015. Whether it's the LG G4, the G4 Note, or whatever its name will be, we're pretty sure the event invites that went out were referring to a flagship device. And that leather stitching surely is interesting, but we might read too much into it. The images above and below belong to accessory maker Versus, and they're all protective cases for what it's claimed to be the upcoming G4. There are a lot of arguments pro and against LG going with a curved screen on the G4, but, regardless of what you tend to believe, LG can ...

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    The LG G4 is nearly ready to go official – or at least that's certainly how the situation seems, with the manufacturer distributing invitations to a launch event next month. And while we eagerly look forward to seeing what LG's prepared, it also means that the flagship G3 is about to find itself moved to the back burner. In order to move a few more G3 handsets while it can, LG is stepping up one of the phone's latest promotions, bringing the free VR viewer offer we learned about earlier this year to the US. Buy a new G3 at participating US retailers and LG will hook you up with a Google ...

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    The yearly cycle is repeating itself. Just as coverage of the hottest new flagships of the year, the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6, begins flooding out, the rumor mill is turning toward what's just on the horizon: LG's newest flagship is coming soon, and that means anticipation will be going wild over the next few weeks. Today the first bit of news goes official, as LG has sent out LG G4 launch invites (though the name is tentative) to press. The event is taking place on April 28 in New York City, and, of course, Pocketnow will be on-hand in all our capacity to bring you the latest news and ...

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    LG may be ready to introduce its G4 in as little as another month, but even with the phone so near, are we getting any closer to working out what to expect from it? Will it really be a curved-screen design like the G Flex 2? What's LG planning so far as hardware specs go? We'd been assuming it would attempt to outdo the G Flex 2 in many regards, but now a new leak suggests LG may be planning something a little different for the G4 – if we're to believe this benchmark data. The GFXBench listing for a possible LG G4 (model F500x) shows things like a 16MP main camera, 5.5-inch quad HD ...

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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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