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    Here's one fact a lot of people don't know: Apple doesn't make its own display panels for its iPhone. It outsources them to not one, but a variety of different display panel manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2015, LG Display took the number two spot for Apple display providers. No, you didn't read that wrong: LG manufacturers iPhone panels. LG actually has a quite good Display division, responsible for the display breakthroughs we saw with the G2, G3, and then G4. A year earlier, it took the number three spot, but it has moved up for the first quarter. It was responsible for 34.5 ...

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    Last year saw Google give the Nexus-phone nod to Motorola rather than returning to LG for a third model in a row, but to hear the rumors LG could be back in the running for 2015, with reports of a 5.2-inch handset in development. We'd already heard about some interesting hardware that could be on the table, like some manner of 3D camera, and now a new source further expounds on LG's intentions for the phone, including where it likely won't find inspiration. The LG-made Nexus 4 took heavy design notes from the Optimus G, and though it divulged a little more, the Nexus 5 (above) shares a ...

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    After the LG G4 was announced and all the dust settled, we started hearing about a certain LG G4c, which was believed to be the mini version of the flagship. Fast forward to May 19 and the company officially introduced the LG G4c, alongside the G4 Stylus, and now we're hearing rumors of a certain LG G4 S. But before we look at the LG G4 S, Business Korea reports that the LG G4 flagship is ranking higher in Consumer Reports' list than its direct competitors, the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the iPhone 6. On to the LG G4 S rumors: the device is expected to pack (as per an alleged GFXBench result ...

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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone battery life. Whether you’re addicted to the latest power-draining augmented reality game or just trying to get through a day of texting and talking, the panic moment is a familiar one: mid-afternoon, no charger in sight, and a pop-up dialog warning you that you’re 15% away ...

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    It was very early this year that we caught a glimpse of Android Lollipop running on the LG G2, the company's 2013 flagship. Since then, LG did a good job in officially bringing Android 5.0 to the two-year old device (in some cases, even earlier than its -- back then, before the G4 -- flagship, the G3) but apparently support has not been abandoned for the LG G2. According to this report from Germany, the company is already working hard on the LG G2 Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update, claims the report that cites an unnamed person inside the manufacturer's software development department. The ...

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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea that Apple could still release this long-rumored tablet has yet to fade. This evening, we get the latest word about how this jumbo-sized iPad could be coming together, as we hear some supply chain rumors about the companies Apple's chosen to build the tablet's display. ...

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    Reports of the LG G4 not meeting sales expectations might or might not be true, but the South Korean manufacturer continues to push its 2015 flagship with different deals, campaigns, and more recently, freebies. In addition to all of those, LG has now decided to look for the #BestShotEver of Instagram, part of the company's latest marketing push, presented as a contest. You can win a trip to New York City and two LG G4 smartphones. All you have to do is upload what you think is your best shot to Instagram, tag it with #BestShotEver and @LGUSAMobile, and LG will decide who the lucky ...

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    When it comes to LG's plans for a new G4-series model, our attention's been glued to rumors about the LG G4 Pro. We've heard talk about things like a metal frame, speedy Snapdragon 820 SoC, massive 4GB of RAM, a big 5.8-inch quad HD display, and a very high-res 27MP camera. That could make for one beast of a smartphone, but the G4 Pro may not be the only new G4 sibling LG's been cooking up. Today we get to check out a leak purporting to reveal the LG G4 S, a slightly scaled-back version of the G4 proper. That's supposedly it up top there, with a screen that shrinks from the G4's 5.5 inches ...

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    Buying a new smartphone can be its own reward: you get to start fresh with a new, unmarred handset, still months away from seeing its storage bogged down with dozens of apps you ran once and never touched again, or those hours of video footage you accidentally recorded while sleeping (and later forgot about). But if you can score not just a new phone, but also some free extras along with it, so much the better. A few Android manufacturers are offering such perks this week, as we learn about special promo deals for the LG G4 and HTC One M9. LG already had a free extra battery and microSD ...

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    We've heard a lot about Samsung Galaxy S6 sales; some reports claimed that things are looking good, others insinuated that the situation could be better. You never know who to trust when it comes down to bits like these, and today's report doesn't manage to shed more light either (granted, the report is based on "industry watchers'" findings and insights, so there's, as usual, room for speculation). Said sources claim that Samsung Galaxy S6 sales are falling short of expectations for Q2 of the year; the situation is reportedly not brighter when it comes to Samsung's domestic competitor, ...

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    Manufacturers are having a lot of fun with off-kilter phone designs these days, bringing us models with curved bodies or those with over-the-edge screens. And in order to take full advantage of cavities within these curved handsets, we've seen the development of some interesting battery designs, similarly shaped to offer an optimal fit. But it's not just phones that are playing with new form factors, and smartwatches have really been embracing the idea of non-rectangular designs, heralded by last year's launch of the Moto 360. With more such wearables on the horizon, LG has been working to ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    LG Band Play is the company's most recent Android smartphone. Just announced, it's a mid-ranger that focuses on multimedia, with emphasis on audio, as well as the camera. In terms of specifications on paper, the LG Band Play features a five-inch display with HD resolution (720p, 720 x 1280 pixels), 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a pair of 13- and five-megapixel cameras for back and front, respectively, 2,300mAh battery, as well as Android 5.1 Lollipop on-board. The key features, however, are its ...

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    The new LG G4 sure seems like one of the better-received LG flagships in recent history. And based on the estimates we heard a few months back, the G4 looked like it might outsell last year's G3 by a wide margin, so there was good reason to be excited. Despite that early enthusiasm, the G4's future may have hit a snag, as investors downgrade LG profit estimates in expectation of lower than anticipated G4 sales. G4 shipments in Q2 are estimated to be at least a hundred thousand units shy of where they'd need to be in order for G4 projections to be met – a feat that would also require ...

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    When you think of a smartphone, LG hopes, the only thing that's on your mind is that device's ability to let you take the most glamorous pictures of yourself. From any angle you choose in any situation, that phone should be able to give you prime selfies, ready to go up on all your favorite social media networks, right? Just in case that's the kind of person you are, the LG G4 might be the smartphone for you – the South Korean company's flagship just went out and set a selfie world record. Earlier in June in Mexico City, 746 selfies were taken by over 2500 entities (there were ...

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    "Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature iris scanner as well as 2K display"; sounds funny when you read it now, but that's what the rumor mill suggested prior to the S5 launch back at the end of 2013. Fast forward to today, and we're writing a similar story. Only time will tell whether we'll be laughing this one off as well. A recent report from Korea claims that both Samsung and LG will include the technology on their future flagship smartphones, especially those coming out next year. There is at least one smartphone on the market that features advanced biometric features, namely iris ...

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    There are times when your smartphone's display isn't big enough to share content with multiple friends while outdoors or at a party; there are also times when you can't mirror to a TV, and it's those times when LG thinks it's good to have an LG Minibeam Nano around, the company's "smallest, lightest and most affordable projector to date". It weighs 270 grams and measures 108 x 103 x 44mm, making this a very pocketable accessory. It has a WVGA (854 x 480) native resolution with 100 ANSI lumen brightness and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. It can project an image of almost 100 inches if ...

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    LG is doing its best to push the G4 as hard as it can -- the company recently extended its accessory bundle offer, and also has a bogo deal on leather back covers -- but LG G4 Pro rumors are popping up, among which, one related to a possible metal case. We're not sure how seriously to treat this report from Russia that claims to reveal the LG G4 Pro specs, allegedly found on Chinese social network Weibo. Treat them accordingly. Regarded as the second flagship of the year, or the flagship of the second half of 2015, the LG G4 Pro specs reportedly include a 5.8-inch Quad HD ...

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    LG clearly got the memo about how badly designed the original LG G Watch was a few months ago, up to the point of launching the G Watch R very shortly after. Obviously it's hard to compete with the elegance of devices like the Moto 360, and LG decided to give it a shot. Just when you thought that LG couldn't improve on all the elegance of the Watch Urbane, or the added functionality of the Watch Urbane LTE, it seems the company is just getting started. We've got what seems to be a new trademark filing for an LG Watch Urbane Luxe in the works. We say "seems" because we're having a hard time ...

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    LG is doing its best to promote the 2015 flagship, the LG G4, by trying to make the purchase sweeter, throwing in, every now and then, some freebies. There's a buy-one-get-one-free deal on leather backs, and there's also an LG G4 accessory bundle deal that was supposed to be initially valid until June 21. The company has apparently extended its offer and it looks like now it's going to be valid until the end of the month, June 30, to be specific. The rest of the terms in the deal remain unchanged: you "get a free 32GB microSD card, extra battery and battery charging cradle when you order ...

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    Nokia's a company with its finger in many pies, and beyond its work with building phones, writing the software behind them, and developing all manner of services for these devices, it's also played a key role in the formation of the communication standards they use. Companies that want to develop their own handsets that use these patents need to reach agreements with Nokia over licensing, and we've seen plenty of manufacturers do just that – HTC inked such a deal back in 2014. Now LG's the latest to license Nokia patents, with the two firms announcing their deal today. Maybe the most ...

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    Google's intentions for this year's lineup of Nexus devices are anything but clear at the moment, and the company has deviated from past habits so many times in recent years, that's its tough to even form some general expectations of how many models we might be talking about, or what shapes/sizes they might take. At least one rumor has suggested that LG could return as a manufacturer, building one of two possible Nexus handsets. Now some new rumors out of South Korea discuss what the company could be planning for this phone. The big takeaway from this report is that this LG Nexus phone may ...

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    A little while ago, I powered up my first smartphone for the first time in a very long time. It’s the infamous and now forgotten Optimus 2X. It’s quite old and frankly ancient by mobile tech standards- it was first released back in 2010 and I’ve had mine since 2011. But there’s something about my three years of using the device that will stay with me forever. Those were the days when Android was just beginning to become the global juggernaut that it is today. I was a tech enthusiast right in the thick of the smartphone revolution- my enthusiast friends and I felt like pioneers, ...

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    LG may have only just launched the G4, but it's already got a new flagship on the horizon, confirming plans to release such a model in the second half of the year. While we don't yet know precisely what the company plans to introduce, new rumors suggest that LG could be working on a presumably larger-screened G4 Pro, and that this handset could arrive with a fresh metal look. So says The Electronic Times out of South Korea, as it claims that LG is currently considering the idea of giving this G4 Pro a metal case. We're unsure if this might mean a full-on metal body (though comments about ...

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    Privacy has become a very predominant topic lately, and in that regard we've seen Google and Apple make some bold statements on the topic at Google I/O and WWDC respectively. With so much information sharing getting out of hand, we've seen all companies make a few moves here and there in order to protect consumer privacy as an added value. The only problem is that the recent surge in smartwatch technology isn't as secure as we'd like, and today we learn of more risks. A recent study from the University of New Haven has discovered that personal user information can be easily extracted from ...

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