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    The G Flex 2 was not the only device LG came prepared with to CES 2015 (and it wasn't even the only one with a curved display); however, it was the only one that was publicly shown off, as there was also some behind-closed-doors action going on. According to this Korean report, on the 5th, when LG introduced the G Flex 2, LG Display unveiled a technology which would allow a smartphone screen to wrap around both edges. Think of it as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, on steroids. Called "Active Bending" technology, this allows a smartphone utilising such a display to have three displays, if you ...

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    The most distinctive feature of LG's brand new G Flex 2 is the curved screen, and that's mainly because of the fact that it's largely an unprecedented move to incorporate such design in smartphones. But does having that bend actually result in anything useful for the end user? Sensing our readers' concerns, our men on the ground in Las Vegas whipped together a video showing off both the good and the bad things about the LG G Flex 2 curve. LG touts ergonomics as one of the most important parts of the G Flex 2, so we explore that by going through a bunch of practical situations. We put the ...

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    When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it's pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3's 5.5 inches (though ...

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    Last year witnessed the proper dawn of the smartwatch, as new models, new manufacturers, and new system software all contributed into bringing a once-niche product as close to the mainstream as it's ever been. With all that progress, we expected to see the ball continue rolling into 2015, and so far CES has managed to give us a few new devices – watches like Alcatel Onetouch's, bands like Lenovo's, and new looks for old models like Sony's managed to deliver. But there are more smartwatches floating around Vegas than just those making their formal debuts, and one unannounced model has ...

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    Firefox OS has been around for some time now, but it's lacked really stand-out hardware. A big part of that is how the platform is positioned, and with a focus on developing markets and budget-priced handsets, it's been hard for any phones to really shine. But then late last month we saw the launch of a Firefox phone that couldn't help itself but to be eye-catching: the LG-made Fx0 for Japan. Now, Japan is a long way to go to check out a smartphone – even one with as snazzy a design as the Fx0. But luckily for us, this guy launched just weeks ahead of CES 2105, and as we hit the show ...

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    Some phone makers have to scramble to combat the wave of people reporting its new models are bending... other manufactures embrace it as a feature! The latter being the case for LG's latest smartphone, announced at CES 2015, the G Flex 2 - and based on its spec sheet and our hands-on experience, it's already the best smartphone of 2015. Will it bend? When shopping for a new phone or tablet, we generally look at build quality as a major deciding factor. Bending is usually an indicator of sub-par workmanship, and whether consciously or not, products that bend quickly earn a "pass". ...

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    Aesthetically, the LG G Flex 2 may be quite similar to its predecessor (the original G Flex), but on paper, it's difficult for two phones to be more different. It's amazing just how much LG has advanced its technology in a bit over one short year, and it's equally amazing that the original G Flex manages to beat out the sequel in a few areas as well. Find out about it all in our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G Flex specs comparison chart. There's only one real win for the first G Flex – the clock speed dip doesn't really matter, as the core changes make that an issue of apples and oranges – and ...

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    We've already explored in an initial comparison video what the differences between the LG G Flex 2 and LG G3 are in everyday usability, but what are the cold hard facts? On paper, which is the better phone? That's what this LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 specs comparison looks to decide. Unsurprisingly, the newer phone comes out on top, with four spec wins to the G3's two. But the G3 does earn those two – this isn't exactly a runaway victory. One of those two G3 victories is the display, and that one's easy to explain; the G Flex 2 has to sacrifice display performance for the curve, as it uses ...

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    LG has a new phone out, the G Flex 2. But does that mean the G3 is no longer LG's powerhouse flagship? We put a G3 next to the G Flex 2, and let them battle it out at CES 2015 for an initial comparison. Our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 video (available under this text) includes our first thoughts on how the two stack up, and more. Even with the design, the influence of the G3 on the G Flex 2 is distinct. As Michael Fisher puts it, it's almost as if someone sat on the G3 for long enough, it'd become a G Flex 2. The similarities don't end there, either – they continue throughout the rear keys ...

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    Do better ergonomics, improved internals, and cleaner software translate really into a better phone? That's the question we had when going hands-on with the LG G Flex 2 and original G Flex side-by-side, two of a very select group of curvaceous smartphones. We've pitted the two together in an impromptu comparison at CES in Las Vegas for a LG G Flex 2 vs LG G Flex video, embedded down below for your viewing pleasure. We found that the first-gen G Flex was a great phone with an even better vision, but also that it had many shortcomings that hindered it when compared to its flattened ...

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    When LG released the original G Flex way back in 2013, we immediately dubbed it "the smartphone of the future" for its unique curve. Now the Korean OEM is back with a sequel, the ultra-powerful (and equally bendy) G Flex 2. Here's the latest LG G Flex 2 official information from LG. First, let's go ahead and address the elephant in the room: the curve. LG claims it's made the phone more ergonomic in every way, primarily by utilizing the curviness. That design is now "sleeker" and "more stylish," and overall better in just about every way it can be  – according to LG. We'll know ...

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    LG is known these days for launching phones with the latest and greatest specs – it was one of the first to hop onto the 2K display and the Snapdragon 800 bandwagons among others, and generally stacks its devices with ample muscle. The newly-announced G Flex 2 is no exception, packing incredible specs to say the least. We've compiled together in one place a full list of LG G Flex 2 specs right here, so you can see just how good the phone looks on paper. The G Flex 2 is one of the first phones with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit SoC, and also has cutting-edge screen technology ...

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    When LG first announced the G Flex way back in 2013, the buzz was all around one thing: the curved display. Now that the curve isn't as novel as it once was, the G Flex 2 is going to need more than just that to catch our attention. Fortunately, we found plenty to pique our interest in our LG G Flex 2 hands-on (as detailed in the below first impressions video). Everything about the G Flex 2 screams refinement, both when compared to the G3 and original G Flex (which we've compared the G Flex 2 with as well). The curve has been made more ergonomic, and LG has supposedly fixed those nasty ...

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    LG's CES press event is coming up on us quick – the show starts at the end of the hour, and even if you're no in Vegas yourself, you can access the live stream from the comfort of home. The meat of the event, LG's G Flex 2, may have already leaked, but the manufacturer is sure to bring plenty of other hardware to show off. Will we see another model of the same caliber as the G Flex 2 join the curved-screen handset on stage? Maybe not, but LG sure appears to be developing such a phone, as revealed through some newly-uncovered benchmark details. What we see is an LG phone with the model ...

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    Update: Live NOW! There's little to no doubt in our minds that LG's CES 2015 event will be all about the G Flex 2. Well, there might be other stuff as well, but the 2015 G Flex will probably steal the show. How do we know? You mean, aside from the G Flex teaser published officially by LG? We've got solid leaks pointing towards the unveiling, out of which the latest one unveils the internals too. If you are not in Las Vegas for the 2015 show, but would like to experience the LG G Flex 2 event live, you can tune in and play the embedded video below. It will be a live stream happening at 8a ...

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    We already know what to expect from LG at CES 2015, thanks to the company not being secretive about the G Flex 2, and some eagle eyed folks who pictured the posters with the device outline, branding, and all. However, a special event has not yet happened to officially announce the phone, but an official press release, together with official press renders, have allegedly leaked, detailing the G Flex 2. The purported press release talks about a curved phone with a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor, at 5.5-inches, and a higher resolution at 1080p. The processor has also reportedly ...

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    As we mentioned in our CES 2015 preview, things have been looking iffy regarding the LG G Flex 2 at CES. Sources have been back and forth on the matter, and the fact that there have been few substantial hardware leaks also left us questioning. Now, by way of an LG G Flex 2 poster plastered by LG on the main hallway of CES (as spotted by The Verge), we have confirmation that the next-gen curvy smartphone will without doubt become official this week. To our dismay, the poster doesn't exactly give us a rundown of what the G Flex 2 will be like, and there are really only a ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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    We're looking forward to a lot of new hardware at CES 2015 next week, and one that's been sounding more likely than some to make an appearance has been LG's second-gen G Flex. Rumors about such a device date back well over a year, but much of what's been said has lacked a lot of detail. Sure, we've heard some claims, like how the handset would feature a mysterious new feature (one more intriguing than the self-healing plastic of the first G Flex), or how the screen could come in smaller than the original six-inch panel, but not a lot about just straight-up phone specs. As we look forward ...

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    As usual, at the end of every year, we’re looking back at what happened over the course of twelve exciting months — that got us a lot of extraordinary products and services. We not only do this because it’s fun and important to recap some crucial events, but also because we usually also look at the future, trying to anticipate what the next year will bring us; and, in order to realistically try to predict things from the future, we need to know what happened in the past. So far, we looked at what we think were the best and worst apps of 2014, as well as the biggest disappointments ...

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    In this line of work you see a lot of tech: phones of all sizes, tablets from the major vendors, and people you barely know seek you out to get your opinion on whatever is new, or to show off whatever they're packing. Most of the time it's pretty cool. Sometimes it can be creepy. At the end of the day, the positives generally outweigh the negatives, which makes it all worth while. I've been interested in cutting edge tech since I was in high school - maybe even before.  I've seen the evolution from huge "mobile phones" to small and svelte "cellular phones", and I've seen that trend ...

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    Upstart smartphone platforms have their work cut out for them. The market has become increasingly a three-man race, with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone succeeding while past players like BlackBerry fade into the background. Getting a foot in the door there is a huge obstacle, and platforms like Sailfish, Ubuntu, and Firefox OS continue to struggle to do so. Among them, Firefox OS has had the problem of being largely targeted at users who needed quite basic phones, and much of the hardware that's arrived to date has been a bit low-spec and forgettable. But today we find ourselves ...

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    If there's one thing LG might like even more than releasing new mobile devices, it's filing trademarks for their names. Sure, all companies have their trademarks, but we end up hearing about a lot of new LG gear for the first time from such filings, and often with names that also give us a solid hint at just what sort of devices these might be. Already this year alone, we've seen such trademarks for unreleased smartwatches, a possible phablet, and maybe even the next G Flex. Now we've got one new name to add to that growing list, with LG trademarking the G Pad X. To refresh your memory a ...

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    Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast (both to stream and download it), as well as timecodes to let you jump through the podcast. As always, thanks for listening, and we'll see you right here next week! "Bring us alternate topics," you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered. On today's podcast, we're joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic retelling of MobileSyrup's BlackBerry Classic review, told as only a true Canadian can tell it. On the heels of that, we're ...

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    Android 5.0: it's not just for smartphones anymore. (Well okay; it was for smartphones and tablets before, but that kinda ruins the joke.) With the latest software update out of Google, the company's wearable computing platform gets a big boost. Around here, we call it the Android Wear Lollipop edition – and it's already made our Moto 360 and G Watch R smartwatches much more capable. Join us for a guided tour of Android Wear Lollipop! In five minutes, we take you for a spin around new notification settings, specialized modes for movie theaters and beach days, a new gallery built just ...

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