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    The timing could not be worse. The Galaxy Note 7 will likely come out on Tuesday while many of the latest Nexus device owners will, again, likely see their software get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat on Friday. And neither the twain shall meet, at least for the time being. So it goes for most Galaxy Note releases. So, if not Samsung, which manufacturer will get this year's brownie points for first native Android N device? LG will, with its V20. It has not only seemingly confirmed the existence of a V20 device in a press release, but has stated that the phone will have Android 7.0 out of the ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    Xiaomi's more price-aggressive brand, Redmi, has a new phone out simply called the Redmi Pro. It starts at the equivalent of about $225, but it also has a full HD OLED screen — something rare at this price point. Samsung, which produced the Xiaomi Mi 5's OLED panels, did not produce the Redmi Pro's screens, though. Not even LG got the job. Instead, Xiaomi Today is reporting that two Chinese firms, EverDisplay and BOE, made the grade. It's not known how the order split down. The two companies are heading off Samsung's reported 95 percent share of the OLED market with more orders from ...

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    When LG’s aptly named mobile communications division posted a troublesome albeit far from massive $180 million operating loss at the end of the year’s first quarter, the G5 couldn’t really be blamed, launching commercially on April 1, i.e. at the very beginning of Q2. But after the early enthusiasm regarding the modular angle of the new flagship phone rapidly died down, it became crystal clear this lacked that certain je ne sais quoi to give the wildly successful Galaxy S7 a run for its money. And now, LG has confirmed “initial sales” to be “somewhat slow”, which feels like a ...

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    The smartwatch market contracted for the first time in the second quarter and it's all Apple's fault. While it retained its top spot in the rankings, the 1.6 million shipments the company made is a big dip from its debut quarter that had 3.6 million shipments. Surprisingly, it was the only vendor out of the top five to lose shipments, meaning that those manufacturers had a lot of offsetting to do. Here is the data according to IDC: [table] Vendor,Q2 shipments (in millions),Q2 market share,Change from last year Apple,1.6,47%,-55% Samsung,0.6,16%,51% Lenovo,0.3,9%,75% LG ...

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    Rumors have pointed to a Samsung Galaxy X device with a foldable display coming next year. Lenovo showed off its own bendy screen products last month with the help of a YouTuber. LG has been teasing its own progress every trade show or so and has demonstrated a flexible OLED display within its G Flex lineup. Now, it's one step closer to bringing true foldable goods to market. Sources from around LG told ETNews that it has moved its foldable displays projects from research labs to the development phase, marking a big step towards mass production. Those sources also say that the displays, ...

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    We have two early contenders for the heavyweight modular smartphone title, and unfortunately, neither one is an actual fruit of Google’s not-yet-ready-for-primetime Project Ara. Far more simplistic in execution, the LG G5 and Motorola Moto Z deserve equal praise in their bold quest for differentiation, customization and added productivity compared to traditional high-end Androids. But at the end of the day, there can only be one in the pocket of a modular tech enthusiast, and Pocketnow senior editor Juan Bagnell aims to make the choice as easy as possible with a good old fashioned ...

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    Haven’t settled on the right companion device for your brand-new, much-lauded but far from best-selling LG G5 smartphone? Perhaps a GoPro-like action camera can succeed where VR headsets, 360-degree video recorders, and shooting grips with extra battery capacity failed. Unveiled several months after the actual handheld it’s supposed to add functionality to, the aptly named LG Action CAM LTE took a good chunk of time to reach South Korean stores as well, and is now finally headed for “other key markets in the weeks to come.” Although explicitly billed as an LG Friend, the ...

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    In the market for a reasonably priced, reasonably sized Android smartphone and tablet with 4G LTE support on one of America’s largest wireless networks? Starting Friday, July 22, the mid-end LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 will be up for grabs from AT&T at $180 and $50 respectively. Of course, a modest grand total of 230 bucks can’t possibly score you a pair of Marshmallow-powered devices with 5.3 and 8-inch IPS LCD screens free of contractual obligations or other strings attached. Instead, the pad’s $50 tag is good for 24-month pacts, which are apparently still a thing at Ma Bell. On the ...

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    If you've been following our Nexus 5X sales coverage, you're probably wondering why we've even bothered to keep on talking about a phone that will see its successor overshadow it in a couple of months. Simply put, it's been interesting to see the step-by-step depreciation of a phone happen at the pace it has. Even as the Google Store still lists the 32GB version of the 5X at $399 and even as you can get one for $249 with a Project Fi subscription, the natural slinking down of the device's price tag has taken us to $234.99. That's where a Newegg flash sale has it through Sunday, July 17. ...

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    Pokémon Go is already huge and it's getting huger! LG is whittling back expectations for the G5, but can a V20 pull the company out of its doldrums. Plus this week our viewers take the wheel. Ask us anything (tech related), and we're going to answer it! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 209 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 14th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your ...

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    What, you didn’t really think the big, bad, purportedly greedy and obsolete carriers would sit idly by as the “Uncarrier” once again reaps the rewards of extremely bold and aggressive marketing? The first to hit back at T-Mobile’s “best deal ever” is Tuesday freebie rival AT&T starting tomorrow, Friday, July 15. Through August 31, i.e. right on time for back to school and fall football season, Ma Bell promises to hook up Samsung and LG fans with two of their favorite company’s flagship devices at the price of one. Sounds familiar? That’s probably because the old ...

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    With word of an LG Pay card coming later this year and integration with the sequel to the V10, there obviously has to be talk about a sequel to the V10. That's pretty important, don't you think? Korea's ETNews is reporting that while Samsung has pulled up its launch event for the Galaxy Note 7 compared to past years, LG may come out with either an V11 or, more likely, a V20 in early September rather than October. An earlier start for Samsung as well as a modified brand is expected to help the chaebol keep its sales momentum from the Galaxy S7. The August 2 launch is just three days out ...

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    Project Fi is at it again. And we're not just talking about the Nexus 5X like we usually do. That phone, as offered Google's MVNO service, has been discounted once again by $150 to $199 for the base model. But Project Fi is also taking $150 off the Nexus 6P, now starting at $349 with activation. The sale goes on for about a week starting at 1pm Eastern today. But the biggest deal in this story doesn't just hit home, it hits worldwide, too. Project Fi now has the Three network as its partner, bringing data at rates 10 to 20 times faster than before to 12 more countries at the same global ...

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    Although pen-wielding phones are still pretty rare, and affordable ones with jumbo-sized screens even more so, both AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to leave the LG Stylo 2 or Stylo 2 Plus to their smaller prepaid subsidiaries. While Cricket Wireless got the jump on MetroPCS, the latter Magenta daughter company cuts its customers the far better deal starting today, at $150 contract and commitment-free. Technically, the LG Stylo 2 Plus on Metro will run you $220 off the bat, but you’ll receive 70 bucks back, as long as you remember to file for a mail-in rebate. A Benjamin and a half ...

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    Android is a great open source operating platform for mobile, but let's face it: it's not the most secure thing out there. Then again, you want secure? You want BlackPhone's PrivatOS, based off of Android? Be prepared for lockdown. Tinkerer's hell. One or the other. Pick one poison over the other. It's how it has been for a while. But Canada-based Copperhead Security has been trying to seal the deal between security and openness with its own Android-based operating system called — what else? — CopperheadOS. And it's selling modified Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones with CopperheadOS on ...

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    As we near LG’s official and final confirmation of another glass half-full, half-empty quarter, more inside information stems from various analysts and pundits painting the G5 an unexpectedly bleak box-office picture. Although hailed by most critics for its newfangled albeit simplistic and arguably gimmicky approach to the modular phone concept, and initially projected to sell 10 million+ copies this year alone boosted by robust marketing, the LG G5 ended up getting people fired and aggravating the financial crisis of the company’s mobile division. Between April and June, it’s now ...

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    We're in the back half of 2016 and that weirdo mobile payments system we've been talking since October of last year still isn't here. What gives, LG? Well, the Korea Herald is reporting from its sources that the chaebol wants to continue currying favor with banks and card issuers. Read into that what you may, but in the meantime, LG is said to be planning on putting a chip-and-pin mechanism to its physical LG Pay card and utilize one-time passwords. It's with this development that LG can easily claim compatibility with every ATM, unlike with other payment services like Android Pay, Wells ...

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    Want to know what's hot? The sun. Fire. Takes. Hot takes. What else seems to be hot for the Chinese developers behind benchmarking app AnTuTu are smartphones and plenty of them. So, the team over there has decided to compile a list of the ten most popular smartphones benchmarked on its app in the first half of the year. Here's the big view for some major geographies: [table] Popularity,Global,China,Korea,US 1,Samsung Galaxy Note 5,Redmi Note 3,Galaxy Note 5,Galaxy Note 5 2,Galaxy S6,Galaxy S7,LG G3 Pro,Galaxy Note 4 3,Galaxy S6 edge,LeEco 2,Galaxy S6,Nexus 6P 4,Galaxy S7,Xiaomi 4C,LG ...

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    Not to be outdone by domestic arch-rival Samsung, home appliance, HD TV and mobile phone giant LG is also ready today to forecast strong overall financial performance for the recently concluded April – June 2016 quarter. Unlike the world’s most popular Android device manufacturer however, the company behind the ingenious G5 looks resigned to yet another period of smartphone decline in sales, resulting revenue and especially the division’s bottom line. Once upon a time expected to rack up a cool 10 million shipments by year-end, it seems the LG G5 flopped hard, primarily due to ...

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    Remember when the G4 was cream of the Android-based hardware crop, and LG charged a whopping $600 for a contract-free, SIM-free variant? It feels like an eternity ago, but it’s only been a little over a year, and while the modular, all-metal G5 has definitely eclipsed the leather-clad 5.5-incher, the latter’s many discounts still recommend it as a must-buy. Maybe not for power users always looking to own the best of the best, with normal folks that pay little attention to such shallow goals no doubt impressed by the mind-blowing bang for buck factor in tow here. The LG G4 already ...

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    With the premium, groundbreaking but perhaps too costly and gimmicky G5 apparently not doing quite as well as expected at the global box-office, LG is back at throwing everything it has against the wall to see what sticks. We’ve started to lose count of all the recent additions to the non-flagship X family, as the LG X5 and X skin today follow the suit of the X mach, style and max a few weeks ago. Not to mention the LG X power first broke cover in mid-June, finally getting a full spec sheet and official Korean price tag now. At 200,000 won ($175), the big-battery 5.3-incher offers ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    The LG G5 was an interesting phone from the outside. But as we grew to know it, it just hasn't been the sparkly, modular, all-in-one lovable hunk of painted metal we could give our highest praise for. And if that's what we thought, boy, imagine what consumers saw in it. It's with that in mind that the chaebol has made no gripes about cutting its losses and cutting its ties with the people who made the G5 possible. Senior executives have been replaced. A new management unit is now controlling R&D, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Overseas sales will now be the driving motor for the ...

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