LG have been through a rough patch recently, with their G4 having boot loop problems and the G3 being vulnerable to a security risk, but there is still some good in this because our LG G4 just got an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
If you own an Android Wear smartwatch, you’re going to be really happy that Google is about to rollout Marshmallow for your wrist companion. The big update will vastly change how you communicate through text and voice when using your Android Wear device.
The Mobile World Congress has always been an exciting event for mobile enthusiasts. Tons of new phones, tons of new devices and a whole lot of people. But smartphone manufacturers have begun to hijack the crowd that will be going to MWC and have their own launch event just before it.
Two tech giants have done exactly that — LG and Samsung — but while it was very likely the LG G5 would be revealed on 21 February, we never had any confirmation…until now. LG USA has released three teaser images featuring the number 5 plus a caption reading #LGG5, February 21st. #MWC2016″. #Hype?
Worth noting that LG USA has since removed the tweet. Was it a blunder or an intentional tease?
This means the G5 and Samsung’s dynamic Galaxy S7 duo will go head to head on the same day. While we’ve heard a lot of exciting specs about these two devices, we want to know is, which would you get?
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Yet another problem with an LG device has cropped up and supposedly patched by the electronics giant, marking a spell of bad luck (or bad QA?) than spans two devices. Hmm, I guess life isn’t too good for LG these days.
If you’re currently using a US LG G4, chances are you’ve been on the receiving end of one of the device’s notorious boot loop issues. Our own device (also from the US) has for the past week and, for the longest time, nobody claimed responsibility or could even identify what was wrong with the device.
Well, thanks to our knights in shining armour over at Android Authority and Techradar, we now have an answer.
On the whim of posting their Q4 earnings for last year, the South Korean manufacturer has stated that they’ll release not one but two flagships this year. Wholly, LG made some profit but their mobile division failed to bear fruit losing roughly US$ 39 million.
An alarming investigation by Amnesty International and partners have implicated some big tech conglomerates and car manufacturers; alleging them to have consorted with cobalt supply chains that are abusing children’s rights by making them mine for the element.
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The LG G5 has been a hot topic of discussion lately with Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress closing in. There were talks of a radical redesign, dual cameras and even a full metal body with a removable battery! LG was even apparently moving their volume and power buttons back to the side of their smartphones.
While all of that were just rumours before this, now we have what looks like actual confirmation of what the device will look like as well as some of its hardware features.
Stealing an opponent’s thunder is not uncommon but jumping head first into a the storm with two other big names is pushing the boundaries.
Sony has just laid out its calling card and they’ll be vying the attention of tech sites at the same conference as Samsung and LG; sending out invitations for a special press conference a day after its two competitors intend to release their biggest devices of the year.
LG is expected to put on a big show at MWC 2016 as they are likely to enveil their new 2016 flagship. The LG G4 was one of the last remaining flagships to feature a removable battery and an expandable microSD slot. This is a trend that is slowly diminishing as brands are moving towards a fully enclosed design for a better look and feel.