LG Mobile Europe VP Kim Wong has brushed aside the rumours that his company is working on next-generation Nexus smartphone. He told a Dutch website that despite Nexus 4 being a success for the company; it has no plans to make Nexus 5.
Wong also revealed that LG won’t be launching Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus edition like any device in the near future as there is no added value in producing such a phone. Continue reading
After Google announced that it is updating the Google TV platform to Android 4.2.2 and bringing it in sync with the normal Android release, LG has now confirmed that its Google TVs will get the update in third quarter.
The company was not any more specific than Q3, so we will just have to wait and watch. The Korean manufacturer has however shared some details on this update, which were surprisingly missing from the Google’s little note about the update on Google+. Continue reading
Gartner has released its first quarter smartphone numbers today. As expected, Android is still leading the charge with 74.4 per cent of the worldwide smartphone sales in Q1, 2013, followed by iOS. Other smartphone OS players are still far away and don’t seem like a threat to these two leading platforms.
“There are two clear leaders in the OS market and Android’s dominance in the OS market is unshakable,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “With new OSs coming to market such as Tizen, Firefox and Jolla we expect some market share to be eroded but not enough to question Android’s volume leadership. Continue reading
LG has announced today that it will be launching LTE TDD supported 4G smartphones in the Indian market this year. The company also revealed that its LTE TDD devices will also go on sale in Saudi Arabia, China, North America, Japan and Australia in 2013.
Saudi Arabia is first country to get the LTE TDD version of LG Optimus G via STC telco.
“LTE TDD is a superior alternative in some countries due to its flexibility in uploading and downloading content,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re excited to offer consumers LTE TDD capable smartphones based on our unparalleled knowhow in 4G LTE technologies. With the commercial introduction of LTE TDD service, LG will build upon its expertise in 4G LTE by offering future device options utilizing this standard.” Continue reading
LG is sending invites to the tech media for a press event in Macau on May 30. As you can see in the invite image below, the company plans to launch an Optimus G-series smartphone.
If the phone side-view shown in the invite is any indication (it looks exactly like Optimus G Pro side) we are going to see the China launch of LG’s Optimus G Pro smartphone. Several tech blogs are speculating the Optimus G2 announcement, which is highly unlikely as G2 is rumoured to pack Snapdragon 800 processor but the chips haven’t still gone in mass production. Now, why would LG want to announce a smartphone that is months away from actual release. Continue reading
LG seems to be planning to re-enter the tablet market, which the company has been avoiding since 2011 when it launched Optimus Pad and Optimus Pad LTE. According to reports in Korean media, LG might launch a tablet in the second half of 2013 (probably in Q3).
LG Optimus Pad tablet
There are no details about this tablet right now, but we can expect to run on Android – may be 5.0 given the LG’s involvement in Nexus 4 successor. Continue reading
A mystery LG smartphone has popped up online with no details about the phone. Posted by evleaks on its Facebook page, the phone might be the company’s Optimus G2 smartphone, or an upcoming successor to Optimus LTE 2.
The phone represents a design shift for the Korean manufacturer as we have not seen something like this from the company in a long time. There are a few hints of Nexus 4 like design but that is all which looks familiar. Continue reading
It is not the first time that we are hearing about LG’s involvement in the Nexus 4 successor but each new report further confirms the fact that we might actually see next Nexus phone from LG and these are not just some random rumours.
Korea Times is reporting that Google CEO Larry Page met LG Electronics CEO Koo Bon-joon during his recent trip to South Korea and both executives discussed varied range of topics including taking the partnership between the firms to a next level by working on OLED televisions, and even projects like Google Glass. Continue reading
Flexible display smartphones are nothing new, time and again we have heard rumours that one or the other Korean manufacturers is working on smartphones with flexible screens, but we are yet to see them turn into reality.
Now, we are hearing from LG mobile executive Yoon Bu-hyun that his company will work with sister firm LG Display to launch a flexible OLED display sporting phone in the last quarter of the year. It is important to note here that he did not promise anything and just said that LG will work – so, we might or might not see it becoming a reality this year. Continue reading
LG has announced its first quarter financial results today and they had some good news regarding the company’s smartphone business. According to a press release issued by the company, it shipped 10.3 million smartphones in the last quarter – highest for LG since it entered the smartphone race, thanks to the sales of Optimus G, G Pro and L-series.
The release adds that LG Mobile posted KRW 3.21 trillion (USD 2.96 billion) revenue in Q1, which increased 28.5 per cent year-on-year basis. Continue reading