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    The days of the Nexus 5 are rapidly drawing to a end. Back in December, we heard that production of the 2013 Nexus flagship had wrapped up, and that once existing stocks of the Android smartphone sold out, that would be all she wrote. Google insisted that it would keep selling the handset for as long as it could, specifically mentioning sales continuing into Q1 2015, but it made no assurances beyond that point. Problem was, even though the listing was still active, Google hasn't been selling the phone for a while now. This week, your chance to buy the Nexus 5 returns (though for who knows ...

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    Last year, LG was one of the first big smartphone OEMs to bless its flagship model with a quad HD 2560 x 1440 display. In the time since, more and more manufacturers have come around to the idea of such crazy-high-res screens, and we're bound to see quite a number of these handsets among this season's launches. Rumors had even suggested that LG would return to a quad HD panel for the upcoming G4. But smartphone makers are rarely companies to leave well enough alone, and this week we get our first indication that LG could be looking to push beyond even quad HD, giving the G4 an unparalleled ...

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    One of the unavoidable pitfalls of covering a field as vast as mobile technology is that sometimes, you get things wrong. It happens regardless of preparation, regardless of time spent with a device, and no matter how many colleagues help copy-edit your work. But it happens most often when you establish an opinion before going hands-on with a product, before incorporating it into your daily life. Out in the real world, that's called prejudice – and it's just as damaging to a product review as the myriad ways it's destructive to broader society. Yes, that's a shallow parallel ... ...

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    It's one of those times of the year again where every company lines up to report their quarterly earnings, along with various other metrics laced with investor-centric jargon. The latest company to do so is LG, having just put on display its numbers for the 2014 fiscal year. LG 2014 earnings information is available for all parts of the South Korean company, but of course, we're focusing on the mobile sector, which happened to fare very well. The LG Mobile Communications Company brought in about USD$14.26 billion in revenue, which is an increase of 16 percent over 2013. This growth is ...

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    When Android 5.0 Lollipop first landed late last year, certain phone manufacturers were out to make a name for themselves by getting updates to at least some of their phones as quickly as possible. Motorola and LG led the pack there, though while LG got the ball rolling for G3 Lollipop updates in early November, it wasn't until several weeks later in December when we saw it really spreading to a lot of users, as the update moved across Europe. That was well and good for G3 owners over there, but what about all you users in the States? Obviously, carriers would slow things down a bit, but ...

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    LG is consolidating its position on the market mainly due to the fact that the company's recent phones, like the LG G2, G Flex, and G3, have been doing well both in the media, as well as in consumer satisfaction. Reports from Korea cited by DigiTimes reveal that close to 60 million LG smartphones (59,6 million) have been shipped globally in 2014. This figure represents a significant growth over the numbers from 2013, when the South Korean smartphone manufacturer shipped 47,6 million smartphones. This way, LG managed to increase 25.2 percent with regards to shipping smartphones year over ...

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    Not one, but two separate reports are claiming that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, because of alleged overhearing issues of the processor that occurred during testing phases. Depending on the report, we would either see no Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S6 this year, or we will see most of the flagships powered by the Exynos chip, and, later, when Qualcomm solves the problem, some Snapdragon-equipped models. However, this year, we've already seen a phone powered by the 810 chip, and it comes from LG, namely the new G Flex 2. According to the ...

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    After LG wow-ed everyone with the G Flex 2 at CES this month, all eyes turn to MWC 2015, and the natural evolution of LG's G-series, currently at its third iteration. The world is waiting for the LG G4 to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress -- and there are already a lot of reports and rumors about the G4 -- but it will not happen, apparently, if a report citing a company executive is true, and there will indeed be no LG G4 at MWC 2015. "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and spend more time perfecting the new ...

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    It may be around the time of MWC, it may be closer to summer, but one way or another, LG is gearing up to launch its next flagship, the G4. Reports about the phone's hardware have suggested it could arrive with some top-tier specs, while maybe even coming in a little smaller than last year's G3. But just how will it arrive? Piece by piece, we're trying to collect what evidence becomes available, and a new development from over the weekend might just reveal a little detail about the G4, as a User Agent Profile for a possible variant surfaces. What we're looking at is a file describing the ...

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    LG's launch of the G4 may still be a few more months out -the G3 (above) didn't go official until late May last year- but we're already starting to get a sense of what to expect from the hardware. Part of that is thanks to the introduction of the G Flex 2 at CES last week, which just set a pretty high bar in the specs department. But what in particular will LG carry forward from models like the G3 and G Flex 2, and where could the G4 see advancements of its own? This week, one source attempts to give us an idea of just what we might get. The G Flex 2's Snapdragon 810 should make a return, ...

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    Looking back on our CES coverage from last week, we were struck by how small a role tablets ended up playing in the devices we managed to see. That's not saying that tablets weren't present, but with no big launches from Sony, Samsung, or some of the other companies whose tablet families we've come to expect new models from, it sure felt like a more meager-than-we'd-like showing. But more tablets may be on the menu very soon, and with MWC coming up in just a few weeks, we're wondering how many new ones we might hope to be introduced to there. Today, our thoughts turn to the idea of some ...

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    While the LG G3 Lollipop update spreads across the world -- as a reminder, LG was the first OEM to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to a non-Nexus smartphone -- the company didn't forget about its 2013 flagship, the G2 (pretty much like HTC working on the refresh for both the One M8 and One M7). When it talked about the firmware update, LG didn't make anything official regarding the LG G2 Lollipop update; it did, however, mention that it will follow after the G3's Lollipop treat. We're now there in the "after" timeframe, and LG appears to be still working on the update. The video ...

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    For us, every trade show starts with the same goal: we want to cover everything. Whether it's the newest smartphone or the latest Bluetooth accessory, from the thinnest tablet to the chunkiest smartwatch – if it's a piece of mobile gadgetry, we want to see it, film it, and share it with you. But at a show the size of CES 2015 (or "the 2015 International CES" if you want to be prissy about it) that's not possible. Not even with a team of a hundred – and certainly not with a team of three. Hayato, Jaime and I tried to be discerning in our selections for video coverage, so some of our ...

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    CES 2015 is now but a memory, and while there was lots of great hardware to see, there were few really show-stopper devices. That may be due to how many manufacturers are waiting until MWC (or their own private events closer to spring) to introduce new flagships, but at least one player came to MWC with some top-shelf smartphone hardware: LG and its G Flex 2. The first G Flex was a surprise favorite, so we were very anxious to see what LG could come up with for its sequel – and sure enough, the company seems to have delivered on expectations. Now it's just a matter of the phone hitting ...

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    For all the formal announcements of new products we've seen at CES 2015, some of the most exciting developments have come from model that aren't quite ready to step full-on into the spotlight yet. A couple days back, we learned of just such a stealth arrival, with a previously-unknown round-screened LG smartwatch spotted at an Audi presentation. Shortly thereafter, a report surfaced that claimed LG was working on a whole lineup of webOS-based smartwatches, adding fuel to the speculation that the model seen at CES wasn't running Android Wear after all. Now the whole picture is finally ...

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    A new, round, smartwatch made by LG, popped up at CES 2015, and could (or could not) be the G Watch R2. The South Korean company already has a couple of smartwatches in its portfolio, but, according to a recent report, we might see a webOS smartwatch in about a year from now. "We’re going to slowly try to build an (software) ecosystem around areas we can have more control over", said the unnamed source, referring to the fact that LG might start to move away from Android Wear (or at least have an alternative). Another person familiar with the matter, still unnamed, claims that LG might ...

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    The G Flex 2 was not the only device LG came prepared with to CES 2015 (and it wasn't even the only one with a curved display); however, it was the only one that was publicly shown off, as there was also some behind-closed-doors action going on. According to this Korean report, on the 5th, when LG introduced the G Flex 2, LG Display unveiled a technology which would allow a smartphone screen to wrap around both edges. Think of it as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, on steroids. Called "Active Bending" technology, this allows a smartphone utilising such a display to have three displays, if you ...

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    The most distinctive feature of LG's brand new G Flex 2 is the curved screen, and that's mainly because of the fact that it's largely an unprecedented move to incorporate such design in smartphones. But does having that bend actually result in anything useful for the end user? Sensing our readers' concerns, our men on the ground in Las Vegas whipped together a video showing off both the good and the bad things about the LG G Flex 2 curve. LG touts ergonomics as one of the most important parts of the G Flex 2, so we explore that by going through a bunch of practical situations. We put the ...

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    When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it's pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3's 5.5 inches (though ...

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    Last year witnessed the proper dawn of the smartwatch, as new models, new manufacturers, and new system software all contributed into bringing a once-niche product as close to the mainstream as it's ever been. With all that progress, we expected to see the ball continue rolling into 2015, and so far CES has managed to give us a few new devices – watches like Alcatel Onetouch's, bands like Lenovo's, and new looks for old models like Sony's managed to deliver. But there are more smartwatches floating around Vegas than just those making their formal debuts, and one unannounced model has ...

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    Firefox OS has been around for some time now, but it's lacked really stand-out hardware. A big part of that is how the platform is positioned, and with a focus on developing markets and budget-priced handsets, it's been hard for any phones to really shine. But then late last month we saw the launch of a Firefox phone that couldn't help itself but to be eye-catching: the LG-made Fx0 for Japan. Now, Japan is a long way to go to check out a smartphone – even one with as snazzy a design as the Fx0. But luckily for us, this guy launched just weeks ahead of CES 2105, and as we hit the show ...

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    Some phone makers have to scramble to combat the wave of people reporting its new models are bending... other manufactures embrace it as a feature! The latter being the case for LG's latest smartphone, announced at CES 2015, the G Flex 2 - and based on its spec sheet and our hands-on experience, it's already the best smartphone of 2015. Will it bend? When shopping for a new phone or tablet, we generally look at build quality as a major deciding factor. Bending is usually an indicator of sub-par workmanship, and whether consciously or not, products that bend quickly earn a "pass". ...

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    Aesthetically, the LG G Flex 2 may be quite similar to its predecessor (the original G Flex), but on paper, it's difficult for two phones to be more different. It's amazing just how much LG has advanced its technology in a bit over one short year, and it's equally amazing that the original G Flex manages to beat out the sequel in a few areas as well. Find out about it all in our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G Flex specs comparison chart. There's only one real win for the first G Flex – the clock speed dip doesn't really matter, as the core changes make that an issue of apples and oranges – and ...

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    We've already explored in an initial comparison video what the differences between the LG G Flex 2 and LG G3 are in everyday usability, but what are the cold hard facts? On paper, which is the better phone? That's what this LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 specs comparison looks to decide. Unsurprisingly, the newer phone comes out on top, with four spec wins to the G3's two. But the G3 does earn those two – this isn't exactly a runaway victory. One of those two G3 victories is the display, and that one's easy to explain; the G Flex 2 has to sacrifice display performance for the curve, as it uses ...

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    LG has a new phone out, the G Flex 2. But does that mean the G3 is no longer LG's powerhouse flagship? We put a G3 next to the G Flex 2, and let them battle it out at CES 2015 for an initial comparison. Our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 video (available under this text) includes our first thoughts on how the two stack up, and more. Even with the design, the influence of the G3 on the G Flex 2 is distinct. As Michael Fisher puts it, it's almost as if someone sat on the G3 for long enough, it'd become a G Flex 2. The similarities don't end there, either – they continue throughout the rear keys ...

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