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Opinion: LG made a great doormat with their new webOS Smart TV

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It’s 3:00AM in Wollongong. My phone’s alarm rings, causing painful vibration on its nest of coins. Instinctively, I turn it off. I forgot that instinct can be right sometimes. I loved webOS. In its well-documented downfall, the OS broke my heart. I bought a Pre 2, for pure love of the UI and what Palm envisioned. Then, at the start of 2013, I bought an HP Veer, in the hope […]

Press image of LG’s webOS TV leaks

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And I almost thought we’d missed 2013’s Christmas miracle! Yes, it’s a little bit late, but the webOS TV from LG, the most anticipated product of CES 2014 and a true Christmas miracle, has materialised thanks to Twitter tech-snoop @evleaks. Despite promises of a Card interface, the leaked image shows more of a horizontal-grid of apps rather than active applications. The current application, which is Live TV, does show a […]

LG reveals quad-core Optimus G Pro, launching this week in Korea

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LG has today announced a brand new update to the Optimus G in Korea. Called the Optimus G Pro, the new smartphone features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 400ppi (well, that’s according to them), and runs on the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. The Optimus G Pro is packed with a lot of powerful hardware. Inside is a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a […]

LG confirms Nexus 4 – 4.7-inch screen, 8MP camera, quad-core processor; on sale from Nov 13

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LG has confirmed what we basically now know exist – the Nexus 4. The new smartphone, that becomes Google’s next flagship device for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (The Samsung-produced Galaxy Nexus was for Ice Cream Sandwich), will be sold next month in selected markets. And despite being scarred by the Optimus-line of smartphones, reading the hardware specifications, it does look pretty good. First the basics: it has an 4.7-inch True […]

LG manual leak confirms Nexus 4, coming with 8GB and 16GB configuations

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  Ahead of a Google Android event next week, LG has basically leaked out that it will be making the next Nexus device. Dubbed the Nexus 4, the LG Support website in Australia and in the UK has revealed that it will come out in 8GB and 16GB capacity configurations, among other information. It appears to also feature wireless charging, given that it has an “induction coil” on the back. […]

LG unveils Optimus G, with new UI, 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 13MP camera

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LG has unveiled a brand new Android smartphone that claims to be a “groundbreaking premium device… in the smartphone industry” (seriously, everyone is claiming that now – all of you, stop using it). Dubbed the Optimus G, the phone features a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch IPS display and runs Ice Cream Sandwich. LG is touting its new redesigned user interface that let you multitask and “cross-task” […]

LG brings out Optimus UI 3.0 after Samsung, HTC update their custom interfaces

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LG smartphones are about to get a brand new user interface, with the Korean phone manufacturer pushing a new update on its custom UI – the aptly titled LG Optimus UI. Now hitting version 3.0, it brings several features that essentially play catch-up with its rivals own custom interfaces – HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s TouchWiz. “With smartphone hardware becoming more and more similar, it’s important for manufacturers to differentiate their […]

After Samsung, LG announces Optimus LTE 2: 2GB RAM, “True HD” IPS display

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Trying to steal Samsung’s thunder, LG has made a second phone announcement. This time, it has announced the Optimus LTE 2 – no, that is its name, very original – and will feature 2GB of RAM and a “True HD” IPS display. The size, however. is not known but assume it somewhere in the 4-inches-or-more range. Why? Because, for Android, size matters – especially with the screen. Anyway, the phone […]

LG launching new ICS-running Optimus L7 in Europe this month, Asia after

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Running Ice Cream Sandwich, featuring a 4.3-inch display and a body that is designed to avoid the nasty legal issues with Apple (it’s very oblong) – the LG Optimus L7 will be launching in Europe this month, soon followed by launches in Asia. The Optimus L7, part of its ‘L-Series’ of phones, is also said to include a new UI that would allow multi-tasking. And looking at the images, it […]

LG brings out Optimus 4X HD – ICS, quad-core processor, 4.7-inch screen

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Well, finally. We now have another Ice Cream Sandwich phone. LG has announced in the lead-up to Mobile World Congress that it will bring out the Optimus 4X HD smartphone. And based on the specs, it is hardware-heavy, with a quad-core processor and a big 4.7-inch screen. The phone features NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch IPS display, has 16GB onboard storage, and 1GB of RAM. The phone […]

LG brings out Optimus 3D Max – dual core, but no ICS (for now)

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Okay, LG is announcing its phones before Mobile World Congress. It has just announced that it will bring out a new Android-powered phone, the Optimus 3D Max. Featuring a 3D-capable 4.3-inch display, it hopes to capitalise on the “glasses-free” mobile trend. Other specifications include a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel lens and it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Yes, so if you […]

LG reveals new 5-inch Optimus Vu before MWC

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Think the Galaxy Note was too big? Well, think again with LG’s upcoming phone, revealed to the public a few weeks before Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. Called the Optimus Vu, the phone is supports LTE, features a 5-inch display and powerful hardware and sees the return of the… 4:3 ratio display? The phone features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapxiel camera at the rear and 1.3-megapixel camera […]

LG announces the Spectrum – 4G, dual-core processor, True HD IPS display

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LG has revealed their newest smartphone that appears to be only available in the US. Dubbed the Spectrum (by LG), the phone touts the fact that it has a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display – the very same technology LG uses for its own HD televisions. In addition, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. Other specifications include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a […]

LG announces new 1mm bezel design for TVs

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This is LG’s new television design. Dubbed the “CINEMA SCREEN”, the new design manages to reduce the bezel to just 1mm, meaning you can stay focused on what’s happening on screen rather than being distracted by sides. The new design will come with new CINEMA 3D glasses, which are 20 percent lighter than previous models. In addition will be new Smart TVs that will let users find content online and […]

Google TV to be integrated within LG’s own televisions

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Google TV has found a big backer. LG has announced that it will combine its own Smart TV offering with Google TV – which runs a version of Google’s Android OS – allowing consumers to experience both services and access much more content previously unavailable through LG’s Smart TV. It appears that LG has heavily customised it to fit within its own Smart TV, and it will still continue to […]