News that Korean electronics giant cancelled their much anticipated smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, after just six days on the market shocked everyone. To make matters worse, LG had only offered a vague explanation as to why the device was taken off the shelves late last week.
This week, LG have finally decided to open up a little more and reveals that the device was pulled because of an issue with its display.
LG’s flagships smartphones have always shied away from employing “premium” build materials, with their recent LG G4 offered in plastic with a variety of customisable options including a leather back. Now though, rumour has it that LG have finally decided to go with the flow and follow other major manufacturers with a metal unibody for their upcoming LG G5, and we all know what a metal unibody probably means: no removable battery.
Wild murmurous have been spreading that the new generation of iPhones and iPads might sport an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. A big change for Apple, since they’ve maintained LCD panels across all their mobile devices so far. It’s quite surprising who they allegedly reached-out to supply their newer displays.
Looking for a flagship phablet that’s not a Galaxy Note5? The LG V10 is now available in Malaysia thanks to grey importer DirectD. Announced earlier this month, the LG V10 is like the G4 on steroids with a couple of extras thrown in.
Willing early adopters will be happy once they find out that the 6-month old LG G4 will be at the forefront of the latest Android OS ecosystem. Wanting to get a head start on their competitors, the Korean manufacturer has been making the most of their OEM partnership with Google, promising a roll-out in their official press release.
UPDATE: We’ve tabulated the votes for the shootout. Jump straight to Page 4 to find out which is the best as voted by you
New devices, call for new camera shootout tests and our latest camera blind test will pit the newest iPhone 6s Plus against the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note5 and LG G4. The last smartphone that took home the best camera as voted by you guys was the LG G4, but will it come to an end today?
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Malware has been one of the more worrying problems for something as open-sourced as the Android platform. Most recently, Stagefright is to blame for all the manufacturers being caught with their pants down – if you don’t know what Stagefright is, check it out here. To cut it short, it’s a malicious exploit that digs up personal information on your Android device. And as smartphone vendors scrambled to get their acts together through rolling out OTA updates, HTC‘s President has gone on record to say that monthly updates are “unrealistic”.
LG has made a couple of smart watches and the Watch Urbane is one of the prettiest we’ve tried on our wrist. Along with the LG V10, they have also announced a newer version that runs on Android Wear and offers 4G LTE connectivity.
With Google’s Android Wear now supported on iOS, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd edition supports both Android and iPhones. Previously, the Urbane LTE was running on a proprietary LG Wearable Platform that’s based on WebOS. With 4G LTE support, the Watch Urbane could replace your smart phone as it support voice calls with its integrated speaker and mic.
Boasting a multimedia rich experience, the biggest highlight of the V10 is its dual-screen approach. Unlike Samsung’s “Edge” display on the Galaxy Note Edge and S6 edge series, the secondary display is a tiny strip that’s placed at the front, at top right of the main screen. The always-on display which claims to have no impact on battery life and it can be used for status, shortcuts, displaying next appointment and more.
Android purist would look forward to tonight’s event as Google will be announcing the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P is a 5.7″ phablet made by Huawei while the smaller Nexus 5X is an upgrade of the former Nexus 5 that’s made by LG.
Ahead of the official event, the spec sheet of the Nexus 5X has been revealed and it is definitely a mid-ranger compared to its bigger Nexus 6P sibling. Head after the break for the full list.