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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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    While Samsung and HTC wait for Sunday to showcase their next new mobile hardware, LG is having none of this “waiting” business. We've already seen the company introduce the Watch Urbane Android Wear smartwatch, as well as a new lineup of mid-range phones. As it turns out, LG wasn't done with its wearable news just yet, and today follows all those pre-MWC launches with yet another one, unveiling the Watch Urbane LTE. As that name should immediately clue you in, we're looking at a smartwatch with its own cellular connectivity, no longer dependent on a tethered smartphone for mobile data. ...

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    Ever since it went official at CES 2015, the LG G Flex 2 has garnered a good bit of attention being what's probably the best smartphone to be announced in 2015 so far. With the latest HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S6 set to be announced within just a few days, that enthusiasm is slowly dwindling, but that doesn't mean the phone will fade from our memory before it starts rolling out to other countries. Today, the official LG G Flex 2 global rollout plans have been announced, and they answer the questions we've had about the rollout in various heavy-hitting countries. LG tells us that the ...

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    It' seems that LG got a very early memo on just how bad the original G Watch was designed. Not only was it the most basic Android Wear device launched, but also the less feature-packed product as well. We saw the company re-think things deeply with the G Watch R, one of our favorite Android Wear devices at the moment, but the LG Watch Urbane is a step even further. We've seen the LG Watch Urbane in photos, and we're definitely looking forward to having some fun with it at MWC 2015. Still, if you can't wait to get a quick glimpse of what the device is like, LG has just published the first ...

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    Samsung is clearly famous for playing the smartphone game as a worthy adversary, and as a worthy partner as well. On one hand, Samsung is Apple and LG's worse nightmare when it comes to market share competition, but on the other, Samsung is also their most important partner. We've seen Samsung's silicon chips all over its competing products, and the company has just landed some more. Samsung has just signed a major multibillion-dollar deal with both Apple and LG to supply them with RAM. The details of the deal don't really mention what type of RAM is being negotiated, but judging by the ...

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    One week ago, LG made it clear that it wasn't going to wait around for MWC 2015 to get started before it began revealing new hardware, and gave us an early taste with its announcement of the Watch Urbane. Really, that kind of behavior is nothing new from the manufacturer, having a long history of pre-expo launches like this. Today it continues to earn that reputation with another run of pre-MWC news, revealing a series of four new Android mid-rangers. Unlike last year, where it brought us a number of new L-series handsets, today's launches drop any pretense of a numbering scheme, arriving ...

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    We called the first LG G Flex "the smartphone of the future," and our soft spot for it has endured ever since we reviewed it in 2013. As much as we enjoyed our time with it though, it was clear from day one that the curvy ergonomic conundrum was never destined to be a mainstream hit. It was expensive, it had a very lackluster display, and it was so big in the hand as to seem almost hilariously oversized at times. With the G Flex 2, LG slims everything down. It’s smaller in every way, and lighter too. The industrial design is more modern, the build quality is better, and the fit and ...

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    We were so optimistic when we LG first revealed the G Flex 2 at CES last month; on first impression it looked like the manufacturer had done much to address some of the shortcomings of the first-gen model. But after spending some time with the Android smartphone, serious chinks in the armor began to show, and unavoidable issues with lag took a big chunk out of our enthusiasm. As we mentioned in our review of the phone, there's hope that LG will resolve some of those software issues in time for the US release; so when will that be? We've got our first confirmation of a date, as Sprint ...

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    Perhaps the biggest question on our minds about LG's newly-announced and stylish Watch Urbane is just how much the device will retail for. We're not expecting a cheap device, of course – the all-metal construction and attention to detail LG's designers have put into the thing should count for something – but we have been hoping that the watch wouldn't quite break the bank. While we've yet to hear official word from LG with regard to pricing, as we're left waiting for MWC 2015 for more information on that front, a retailer has put up a listing for the wristwatch with a price that's ...

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    "This might be my next phone." That's how I wrapped up our hands-on coverage of the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015, and I meant it so hard. It was the tamest quote I could come up with after spending an hour with the curvaceous crimson smartphone, which seemed poised to finally catapult curved construction from obscurity to the mainstream. I'd spent weeks with its predecessor back in 2013, whose principal shortcomings were its oversized footprint and its lackluster display – and it took only minutes with the G Flex 2 to see how well those issues had been addressed. It took six days ...

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    Last week, we asked you to hit us with your best questions about the LG G Flex 2. We wanted to know, before we dropped our G Flex 2 review, the things you were most interested in learning about LG's newest curved slab of self-healing smartphone. We considered it both an exploration of a new way of engaging with our readers, and a dry run for a similar video we're planning for some of the devices launching next month at MWC. Well, it turns out that most of the questions you most want answered are already addressed in our full review template (our video review is up now, with the text ...

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    I was just about two years ago when LG first announced it was entering the SoC market with a chip of its own, just like Samsung had done with its Exynos lineup before. But it wouldn't be until fall of 2014 when an LG SoC finally made its way into one of the company's phones, with the NUCLUN chip in the G3 Screen. Unfortunately for LG, NUCLUN quickly found itself attached to reports of sub-par performance. Now the manufacturer may already be looking to follow that up with a slightly more impressive offering, as reports surface of efforts towards a new 64-bit LG SoC. Supposedly, some of LG's ...

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    At this point, the theory that the LG G4 won't make an appearance at MWC 2015 is hardly a controversial one. Considering when the G3 and G2 before it launched, a debut this early in the year was always a bit of a long shot, and the idea of the G4 sitting this next expo out has been gaining more and more traction as of late. But if the G4 does indeed skip MWC, when might it launch? Would we be waiting all the way until late May, as we did with the G3? Maybe not, as sources out of South Korea point to a possible April launch. When in April? Unfortunately, these sources don't get any more ...

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