A few days before MWC 2015 kicked off, LG unveiled not one but two interesting wearable devices, and even though they share the same name, they’re actually quite different. The LG Watch Urbane LTE model that I saw earlier is a SIM-enabled smartphone on your wrist, a device that’s pretty bulky, even though it looks good and you could easily get used to that big metallic piece of technology on your hand.
A few days before the MWC 2015 madness started, LG surprised smartwatch fans by announcing a one of the best-looking smartwatches yet, at least until Huawei’s watch was unveiled: the LG Watch Urbane and its SIM-card carrying cohort, the LG Watch Urbane LTE. After taking the later for a brief stroll at MWC, I can say that it looks and feels good on the wrist, but it’s also a little bulky. Not to mention the fact that it runs on LG’s “Wearable Platform,” which might take some adjusting to. More →
Smartwatch fans have precious few choices when it comes to devices that don’t look like a terrible cross between a Swatch watch and a Casio wrist calculator. Beginning soon, however, that is going to change. Apple is expected to announce Apple Watch launch details during its event on March 9th, and the device will begin shipping in April, according to earlier comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Google will likely unveil new Nexus devices at some point in late 2015, but the rumor mill has already started churning out reports about them, with particular focus on the Nexus 6 successor. A source in China, who revealed via Weibo that a local smartphone manufacturer might partner up with Google for the next Nexus smartphone, has shared more details on the matter and is saying that LG and a domestic brand are in the cards for upcoming Nexus gadgets. More →
It’s been a long time coming, but many of the latest flagship Android devices have finally received their respective Lollipop updates. Android 5.0 Lollipop has some issues of its own, but there’s no question that the UI is a major visual improvement over its predecessor.
But not every Android 5.0 phone looks the same. More →
We do not yet know everything there is to know about Apple’s upcoming debut entry into the smartwatch space, the Apple Watch. What we do know, however, is that rival smartwatches to date have not been well received at all at this point. Total quarterly global smartwatch sales are still said to number in the hundreds of thousands at this point, so Apple will almost certainly surpass lifetime smartwatch sales of any given rival during the Apple Watch’s first few months of availability.
To be fair, smartwatches have been pretty lackluster until now, and there really isn’t much of a reason to consider buying any device that has been released at this point. As we recently reported, however, that is about to change. More →
Welcome to the weird and wild world of South Korean consumer electronics giants. While Apple and Samsung’s court battles are certainly the most widely publicized, LG now finds itself in Samsung’s sights for an entirely different reason: According to Samsung’s allegations, LG executive Jo Seong-Jin, and two other LG employees intentionally damaged a Samsung washing machine in a German store.
The evidence supporting Samsung’s case was compelling enough that an indictment has been issued, and now some of the most damning evidence may have come to light. LG on Monday released some video evidence it claims exonerates Jo, however Samsung says that the evidence has been tampered with. More →
LG is apparently not confident it can compete with Samsung and others announcing new flagship phones at MWC 2015, a new report from The Korea Times reveals, though it’s not as bad as it may initially sound. The publication learned that the upcoming LG G4 flagship handset will not make an appearance at this year’s Spanish mobile show, but the phone will still be unveiled earlier than expected. More →
We have never seen a worse name for a smartwatch. We could try for days and probably not come up with anything worse than “LG Watch Urbane.” More importantly, however, we have never seen a more beautiful Android Wear smartwatch, and it looks like the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch will actually have some real competition when it launches in the coming months. More →
If you thought that 2K resolution is a bit too much for a smartphone featuring a display that’s barely bigger than 5 inches diagonally, then you might be shocked to learn handset makers aren’t stopping there. MyLGPhones has discovered a file on LG’s website that seems to indicate the upcoming LG G4’s display will have a 3K resolution. More →
Here at BGR, we spend a huge amount of time telling you which smartphones you should consider as you work your way to your next major handset purchase. We take great care while testing devices, and we try to cover all of the major ins and outs for each phone we review. Important areas that we dig into include aesthetics and design, build quality, performance and software, all of which weigh heavily for consumers seeking out new handsets.
What we don’t often do, however, is spend time focusing on which smartphones you should avoid at all costs. More →
It’s been a long, arduous wait, but the good news is that it’s nearly over. LG announced on Friday that the Lollipop update for G3 smartphones is “coming soon.” How soon, we’re not sure, but considering the fact that the update is already live on the G3 in other territories (and has been for weeks), it shouldn’t be much longer. More →
If you’re in the U.S. and you activated a phone in the last quarter of 2014, chances are good that it was an iPhone. Based on the latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s phones accounted for 50% of all phone activations in Q4 2014, an astounding 28% jump over the previous quarter. More →