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    LG not only managed to have a great third quarter this year, but 2014 in its entirety smiled upon the South Korean manufacturer's mobile division. Phones like the LG G3 and its variants have something to offer for everyone, and, as our review can testify, the flagship for this year does a great job at being right there with the rest of the smartphones from other competitors. 17 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 (up 16 percent from the quarter before), with revenue of $4.14 billion, out of which $163 million being profit. So, it's definitely not bad performance behind this move, as ...

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    The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is one heck of a tablet computer and it managed to score pretty high in our full review back in summer. As it turns out, other manufacturers have acknowledged both the success of the slate and the need for such hardware, as an LG Surface Pro 3 competitor is in the works, according to a recent report. Much like the Surface Pro 3, LG's take on the concept will be a laptop once its keyboard is attached, and a tablet once it is converted. According to unnamed LG insiders, the tablet will be powered by an Intel fourth-generation core processor, and, in order to ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    With autumn very much making its presence felt, and the last days of 2014 looming ahead, the mobile electronics market is about to make another of its regular shifts, temporarily moving away from a time dominated by launch after launch, and instead focusing more on getting these products into our hands. We've just come off a couple big months of launches, led in by IFA in early September, and peppered with iPhone, iPad, and Nexus announcements in the weeks that followed. But now with the holiday season arriving as an unavoidable juggernaut, we're about to see the steady flow of new devices ...

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    One of the big success stories for Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus phones is how the Nexus 4 got its official update from Google – especially considering how the previous year's Galaxy Nexus didn't even make it to KitKat. Of course, we were eager to check this out for ourselves, and as soon as the update became available, we were quick to flash it and show you how the new software performed. But while this continued Google support is great, it doesn't come without a price – one that might not matter to everyone, but it's an issue we've been dealing with for awhile: LTE support. Luckily, ...

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    With the Motorola-made Nexus 6 starting to arrive in customer's hands, the Nexus 4 is hardly noteworthy anymore. It's screen was a measly 720p and measured 4.7-inches with a pixel density of less than 320. With a quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU, LG's Nexus 4 was a powerhouse - back in its day. It shipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but got fairly timely updates all the way up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Then tragedy struck. Google's support window on devices follows the industry standard of about 18-months. The Nexus 4 was announced in October ...

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    If you’re shopping for a new smartwatch in the Google Play Store, you’re faced with a sea of choices from chic to super-minimal … but only one stands out as a watch that would survive an extended dose of real-world use and abuse. If that's the kind of thing that winds your crown, then the LG G Watch R is very possibly your next Android Wear smartwatch. The G Watch R brings more to the table than its hulking stainless-steel body, of course. Its P-OLED display is just as sharp and vibrant as the Super AMOLED on Samsung's Gear Live, and it's a perfect circle to boot. Its software load ...

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    Updated with high-quality download and streaming links, as well as timecodes. We'll see you next week! Android gets sweeter, YouTube gets more musical, and Lumia gets more Microsoft. Those are the headlines this week in tech news and views (backed up by a lot of crazy happenings from Samsung, LG, Sharp and more) and by sheer force of will, we're going to try covering them in 90 minutes or less on the fanciest podcast this side of Tuxedo Alley. Joining us this week to help with that monumental task is Joshua Vergara of Android Authority, a veteran of our live recording session from IFA ...

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    In a couple days, this Lollipop update madness will calm down, and we can start turning our attention back to all the other smartphone and tablet news under the sun, but for the moment, Google's distribution of its latest platform update – and specifically, to Nexus devices – remains a hot topic on the minds of many users. We've already seen progress on a few big Nexus models, like the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7, but what about the Nexus 4? The two-year-old handset is very much on tap to get Lollipop, but its factory image didn't arrive yesterday alongside its brethren, and we ...

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    If, for some reason, you find yourself wanting to purchase an LG G3 but not able to deal with the current selection of color options, allow us to introduce to you the just-announced Blue Steel LG G3. Basically, it's an LG G3 – but blue. There are no fancy technological additions to the phone, no special software is included: it's just a blue phone. With that out of the way, if you find yourself longing for a Blue Steel LG G3 (and we don't blame you; the thing doesn't look half bad), you'll first want to give our review of the phone a read; the phone is still one heck of a contender in ...

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    Sorry, Google: you weren't first to the Android update race with your Nexus devices this year. But surely, even if Google wasn't the leader out of the gate, those Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for Nexus phones and tablets must be nearly ready to go by now, right? Last week we heard a rumor that Google's Nexus update plans had hit an unexpected delay, but that they'd be getting started soon, with today, November 12, mentioned as a possible release date. We've yet to get confirmation of updates hitting actual phones, but Sprint sure thinks that one's about to arrive for the Nexus 5, updating ...

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    It wasn't so long ago that we looked at a strange concept LG was teasing on its internet page, the LG AKA. Whether a phone with personality (or eyes, for that matter), is something you'd like, it depends on your tastes and what it is that you expect from your device. Oh, and it also depends on how much you're willing to spend on such a phone, as the LG AKA costs 500,000 Korean won, which is roughly $460. Moving on, you can choose to own one of the four AKAs; they come in different colors and have different personalities. They're Eggy, Wooky, YoYo, and Soul. Eggy, the yellow one, falls ...

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    Google just can't seem to catch a break. After Motorola dropped a bombshell last night by beginning Lollipop soak tests for the 2014 Moto X, even LG has beaten out Google's Nexus line in getting the update to the latest version of Android, as it has just announced the beginning of the LG G3 Lollipop update. The update will begin rolling out this week in Poland, followed shortly by other key markets. Of course, we're expecting a lengthy wait for United States carrier-branded devices to get in on the fun, but still... even with that ultra-thick software skin, LG was able to bounce back with ...

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    LG G Watch R vs Moto 360. As far as Android Wear videos go, it's our most-requested comparison of 2014 – and a week after unboxing the G Watch R, we've finally gotten around to it as promised. They’re two of the only round-faced smartwatches you can find today, and there’s only a $50 difference between them. But despite their surface similarities and near-identical software, these Android wearables are targeted at two totally different types of customer. The G Watch R is a P-OLED packing powerhouse of a smartwatch, with a Snapdragon 400 under the hood protected by a rugged ...

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    In 2014, an important part of an OEM's job is keeping its flagship phones up to date, especially with major Android releases. With the final code drop of the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, it's time that OEMs get cracking at updating their respective devices. Motorola, HTC, and Samsung look to be hard at work, and now it's about time that we get an LG G3 Lollipop leak as well. That's exactly what we've received today, in the form of an early screenshot tour of a test build of the update. Of course, as you'd expect, this build looks to be still in very early stages of development. There's ...

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    Burned-out on AT&T sales announcements by now? Today we've already heard about the carrier's plans for the Galaxy Note Edge, Desire Eye, Lumia 830, and more, and even with all those devices out of the way, it turns out that we're still not done. For (what we're sure hoping is) the carrier's final bit of release news of the day it's turning its attention to wearables, sharing word of the start of sales for LG's G Watch R and settling the question about what pricing's going to look like for the latest round-screened Android Wear model. Online sales of the G Watch R start up this coming ...

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    This year has already brought us some smartphones with stupifingly tiny bezels, giving us phones that appear more like a screen floating in our hands than bulky handsets of yore; look no further than that surprisingly compelling Sharp Aquos Crystal. Other manufacturers are similarly interested in pushing boundaries (no pun intended) with bezels, working our way down to zero. The latest to share news of a component that hopes to make thick bezels a thing of the past is LG, with a 5.3-inch 1080p panel featuring what it calls the world's thinnest bezels. The LG screen's bezels measure a scant ...

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    So far this season, the quarterly earnings reports from some of the big players in smartphones have amounted to a mixed bag of success: Apple and Microsoft have done quite well for themselves, while companies like Sony and newcomer Amazon have struggled. Today the latest figures from one of these manufacturers are in, and now it's LG's turn to share news of its own smartphone sales – and the company has manged to break a few of its own records in the process. LG Electronics is a multi-headed giant, but the branch we're most interested in is the LG Mobile Communications Company. This past ...

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    Google teased its new software update, previously known as the Android L Preview, back at the I/O 2014 developer conference back in June. It showed off new features a new and improved recent apps menu, lock screen notifications, and Project Volta, meant to improve battery life. Among the most important changes, however, is the all new design language, called Material Design. This new interface design is meant to make the UI react to the user’s input the same way their analog – or material – counterparts would in the real world. There is depth and a visible hierarchy to the way ...

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    This newfangled tech world is some sort of heaven for pixel junkies. A few years ago, the thought of a 4K (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) monitor, television, or projector wasn’t terribly far-fetched. 4K projectors and cameras have been available since the early 2000s, but personal monitors and televisions in ultra high-definition are a far newer product of this pixel-obsessed world. Prior to 2013, however, the buy in price to the budding world of 4K was illogical for most of us normal humanoids who don’t draw six-figure salaries each year. The first 4K televisions were large and expensive. ...

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    Those in search of a round-faced smartwatch have a new possibility to consider as they stalk the shelves of their favorite online retailer. LG's newest piece of Android Wear-powered kit is a stocky circle of stainless steel with a leather strap and a perfectly round P-OLED screen that even Motorola's gotta be envious of. We're going to be taking a long look at the G Watch R next week as part of our review treatment, so we'll save our detailed impressions for that video (and the Moto 360 comparison that will likely precede it). For now, we'll say that the G Watch R is the brawniest ...

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    It's a question Android users everywhere are asking of the manufacturers behind their phones: when can I expect a software update to Android 5.0 Lollipop? The Nexus 6 may be the first smartphone to debut running the latest version of Google's OS, and there are already handsets lining up behind it to bring Lollipop to their users as quickly as possible. Some OEMs have offered dates for when their users might hope to see such software released, and the latest to join the fun is LG, talking about its plans for the G3 and last year's G2. According to LG's German arm, the G3 is set to start ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    LG tonight has come out of almost nowhere with the release of a brand new processor dubbed NUCLUN, the company's first mobile processor with both an eight-core processor and LTE Cat. 6 support, supposedly maximizing performance and minimizing the energy toll. The processor will see its first placement in a smartphone with the launch of the LG G3 Screen. The NUCLUN processor (as LG tells us, it's pronounced "NOO-klun") has ARM's big.LITTLE technology, allowing for greater overall efficiency. There are four ARM Cortex A15 1.5 GHz cores, and four ARM Cortex A7 1.2GHz cores, and the number of ...

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    Motorola found itself facing some fresh competition on the smartwatch front a couple months back, as LG tossed its hat in the ring with the G Watch R. In the time since, we've seen LG's round-faced smartwatch debut in the manufacturer's native South Korea, but what of international plans? When are all of us in the West going to get a shot at a round Android Wear without the Moto 360's not-a-big-deal-but-yeah-it's-there “flat tire.” In a new blog post this week, LG shares what's next for the G Watch R, starting with Europe. Beginning early next month, in just a couple more weeks, sales ...

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