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    Oh, sure, everyone's got their personal pick for best smartphone of 2015. Maybe it's for this reason, that reason, all the reasons. As demonstrated with our daily driver editorial last month, however, we all have our personal desires and requirements. To say that we should put down one another's wants and needs would be rude at best. But when we take ourselves out of the equation ... whew. Forums and comment sections become prothletising auction blocks. "Haaaave ...

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    The taco emoji. That's it, thanks for reading. In any year, you'll get to see some major projects or startups put to bed. You'll get products that come out of the factories just fine (at least with the quality assurance staff) and then up conking out in your face seconds after you open the box. And there's always the unforced error. You know, the consumer flop that an R&D team somewhere thought would be a big hit. We don't take pleasure in exploiting hapless manufacturers through news and opinion pieces. But it wouldn't be fair of us, either, to not call these events what they're meant ...

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    In just a few short days, Pocketnow's CES crew will pack up their bags, hop on their flights, and start converging upon Las Vegas. We won't be the only ones headed out to the American Southwest, and companies from all over the world will similarly be flocking to Nevada to show off their latest hardware, services, and everything that goes with that. As we look forward to soaking it all in for ourselves, we thought we'd take a quick look around at the early announcements, the hottest rumors, and maybe even a long-shot or two as we share with you what's worth looking forward to from CES 2016. ...

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    With CES just over the horizon, we're literally just days away from getting our first taste of the smartphones that will make up the class of 2016. While next week's phones are bound to include some hot hardware, the most attractive handsets could still be another month or two away, as we look forward to new flagships from Samsung, HTC, and more. That list includes LG, as Android users anticipate the launch of the G5. We've already heard a few rumors about what we might expect from the phone, include some early stabs at specs, materials LG might be thinking of using, and even took a look ...

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    Even the most ardent iFans have to admit Cupertino very rarely makes costly technological strides when there’s a cheaper alternative, and as far as iPhone screens are concerned, the move from IPS LCD to OLED is simply not considered a priority… yet. But sooner or later, it will become one, once the latter’s production is ramped up, and adoption expenses are reduced. For that to happen, Apple is reportedly working on a large-scale collaboration with Samsung and LG, two of its strongest handheld-designing rivals, but at the same time, two old and reliable component-supplying partners. ...

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    From your pocket to your wrist, TV, fridge, washing machine and various other home appliances, technology is rapidly moving forward, aiming to make every aspect of your life “smarter” and interconnected as long as you don’t lose control over the many gadgets you’ve started to amass. What you may need to keep tabs on everything is a so-called “gateway to smart sensors and connected appliances in the home” unveiled by LG earlier today and set to be showcased and fully detailed at CES 2016 in Las Vegas next week. The SmartThinQ Hub (quite a mouthful) greatly resembles the Amazon ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we've got our nose to the mobile-tech-news grindstone day-in and day-out, scouring sources the world over in the hopes of bringing you the hottest, most interesting news from not just the biggest names in the industry, but also the fresh faces working their hardest to be the next big thing. With the year rounding to a close, it would be easy to look back and point to some of the biggest stories to cross our path – the launches of the most popular phones, the arrival of long-awaited software updates, and the like – but that's a little dry. After all, if you're half ...

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    Despite its unusual design, with neck-hanging band and retractable earbuds, we unintentionally found ourselves learning to love LG's old Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset. It may not have been the accessory we expected, but dammit – it was pretty solid at doing its job. In the time since that model debuted, we've seen it followed up by more premium models like the Tone Infinim, and now in the days leading up to CES 2016, LG's getting a head start on its new product launches as it reveals a next-gen Tone Infinim design. The new Tone Infinim doesn't attempt to verge too far away from what ...

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    If timely software updates dictated the ranking of America’s “big four” carriers, Sprint would not only recoup its bronze medal from T-Mobile, but likely beat both Verizon and AT&T also and claim overall command. The Now Network recently laid the first stone of LG G4’s Android 6.0 rollout stateside, and no doubt backed by possibly the most reliable device manufacturer when it comes to major UI makeovers, it’s dispatching Marshmallow goodies to the LG G Stylo as we speak. Needless to say T-Mobile’s G Stylo variant is stuck on aging 5.0 Lollipop software, and will probably ...

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    When you're just four days out from the new year, you know it's time to whip your head over your shoulder and give a longing look at what you've been through before you close the door. We do it all the time since we're nostalgia freaks, but especially this week. We have today our top three wearable picks of 2015. While all of them are smartwatches (as opposed to, say, VR wear or fitness bracelets), the ones we chose are quite disparate in the look-and-feel department as well as software. And it's not that we're recommending these devices for you to buy right the heck now: it's just these ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    LG was sure full of surprises this year, decking the G4 with actual leather, launching some of the most stylish smartwatches around, and above all, putting an odd little secondary display on the otherwise impressive V10. From a financial standpoint, 2015 had both highs and lows for the Korean manufacturer that continues to struggle with profit margins on fairly popular devices, especially stateside. But Q4 may considerably improve the net gains box of LG’s next fiscal report, thanks to an unexpectedly trendy V10 that’s by no means affordable. Ironically, this was recently rumored to ...

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    With the V10 likely proving more popular than expected, and the G4 taking after a fine wine in its aging process, LG has little reason to speed up G5’s development, even though an April launch would once again give Samsung’s newest Galaxy S-series hero (-es) the upper hand. But that doesn’t mean it’s all quiet on the LG G5 rumor front for the moment, as a self-proclaimed “mobile leaker” on Reddit alleges to already know the “full phone specifications.” How could he? Well, he apparently gained possession of a pre-release prototype in protective cloak, which however can’t ...

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    When LG unveiled the super-stylish Watch Urbane wearable in both Android and webOS flavors, we couldn’t help but wonder if the eternal Korean smartphone number two was planning to once again take a page from Samsung’s playbook and revive Palm’s old operating system in order to oppose the rising Tizen threat. That obviously didn’t prove to be the case, and while Tizen handhelds, smartwatches and smart TVs are multiplying by the day, webOS seems destined to remain a TV-exclusive platform for the foreseeable future. Its open-source 3.0 flavor will debut at the 2016 International ...

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    Beside a very small sample of enthusiastic software tinkerers and risk takers, we don’t imagine anyone installed the first couple of CyanogenMod 13 nightly batches, given they brought buggy Android 6.0 to devices that should ultimately score official, stable updates OTA from manufacturers. The Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as all those low-end LG phones are a whole different story, looking doomed to run Lollipop or even ancient KitKat as far as users who play by the rules are concerned. For these types of gadgets, custom Marshmallow ROMs that have the potential to function about as smoothly ...

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    To the dismay of Android power users still hopeful of a tablet return in style, LG never came through with that rumored Snapdragon 805-based 8.3-inch G Pad 2 beast, instead launching an SD800 10.1-incher with just 2GB RAM in tow, and an even humbler Snapdragon 400 8-incher. Now, it’s finally time for our promised LG G Pad II 8.3 LTE, but unfortunately, this thing also packs 2 gigs of memory instead of 3, and a Snapdragon 615 processor takes the place of the gossiped 805. Oh, well, perhaps it’s for the best, given the latter’s more advanced age, and how the downgraded RAM could allow ...

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    It feels like most of the big smartphone manufacturers would love to have their own chips powering their phones. Call it a source of pride, a way to reduce costs, or a powerful marketing force, but there's something special about being able to not just say that a phone's a Samsung handset, for example, but that the phone's Samsung all the way down to its core. Certainly Samsung's had more success in this field than most, but that hasn't stopped other companies from trying their own hand at in-house SoCs – like LG with its Nuclun chip. We've already been looking forward to what the ...

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    The holiday season might be a time of magic and miracles, but not even Santa Claus can bring you an official OTA Android 6.0 update for the archaic Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s simply not worth the effort, given many power users are already on a third sequel, waiting for the fourth to drop in just a couple of months. People who aren’t ready to completely give up on the 2012 4.8-incher launched with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-loaded, and don’t mind buggy, experimental software builds can however try out CyanogenMod 13, the most popular community-sourced take on Marshmallow. The GS3 got its ...

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    Another first for LG? Not exactly, as Motorola pulled an even quicker turnaround time for US carrier-locked Moto X Pure Editions as far as Android 6.0 updates are concerned. But the G4 remains a road-opener of sorts, after a Marshmallow soak test kicked off in Poland more than two months ago, and subsequent over-the-air spreads to Korea and various European markets. You have to hand it to Sprint also for getting a head start on its rivals, though solid software support can’t boost those stagnant user numbers without better coverage, as well as lower device and plan prices. While the Now ...

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    It’s no big secret Samsung continues to dominate global smartphone sales despite recent profit dips, and Apple follows in second as far as shipments go, with the lion’s share of net financial gains. Meanwhile, Huawei has reportedly consolidated its last spot on the podium even before the Nexus 6P launched, and according to Digitimes Research, Lenovo and LG wrapped up the top five between July and September. Typically, that’s where most quarterly market reports end, only some occasionally going until the tenth position. But things often get mighty interesting as you descend down the ...

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    While the upcoming Galaxy S7 remains largely shrouded in mystery, a betting man would find it relatively safe to put all his chips against the adoption of “gimmicky” 4K display technology. Not only have recent rumors tackled pressure sensitivity rather than resolution, suggesting very little will change on the latter front, but fresh reports out of Asia now tell us Samsung plans to stick to Quad HD pixel counts for the whole of next year. Possibly, even longer, if 4K mobile content doesn’t become prevalent soon enough, and power efficiency and heat consumption concerns aren’t put ...

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    Google's Nexus phones have always been appealing to a certain class of smartphone buyer, but with this year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, is it finally time for Nexus to go mainstream? Affordable pricing is back, the hardware is pretty darn attractive, and with two phones to choose from, offering shoppers a choice of size and style, it's easier than ever to find a Nexus you like. If there's still room on your list for a new smartphone this holiday season, Google's giving you a better reason than ever to pick up one of the new Nexus phones, as it cuts prices and offers an attractive shipping ...

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    The world became a better place in many different ways this year, as the US Supreme Court recognized the legality of same-sex marriage, NASA discovered water on Mars, and the vast majority of people online responded heartwarmingly to Europe’s refugee crisis. Meanwhile, a number of bad things also shaped Google’s 2015 search history, including the Paris terrorist attacks, Volkswagen emissions scandal, and several recurring American mass shooting tragedies. But some things never change, and to the outrage of dedicated Android zealots, Apple’s popularity didn’t wane over the past 12 ...

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    For the second year in a row, LG apparently aims to stand out as the device manufacturer capable of the swiftest major Android updates outside of the Nexus franchise, already dispatching Marshmallows for the European G4, and gearing up to do the same for the G3. Remember when we told you both flagships were looking at surprisingly early bumps to 6.0? Well, LG could meet its self-imposed mid-December G3 deadline, uploading the M open source code to the company’s public servers, which likely means 1GB goodie packs will begin rolling out over-the-air in a matter of hours. Days, tops. For ...

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    Before LG attempted to bring us the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE – a smartwatch with a ton of promise that was mysteriously pulled from sales nearly as soon as it became available – we had the the first-gen Watch Urbane. Going up for sale back in April the smartwatch is still relatively young, and we found a lot to like about the wearable when performing our review, from its premium metal construction to high-quality OLED display. If there was one big negative to the Watch Urbane, though, it had to be the price: at $350, it's one of the pricier Android Wear options out there, and ...

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