LG Previews the K10 and K7 Smartphones Ahead of CES

Last year at CES, LG was one of the only major Android OEMs to announce a new device (the G Flex 2), and so far, they appear to be off to a decent start for 2016, too. This morning, the company announced the launch of two new devices for CES this week, the K7 and K10. The K line is the successor to the L line, borrowing premium features from more high-end devices, making them available in a more affordable package.  (more…)

LG G5 Reported to Feature Secondary Ticker Display, Snapdragon 820, “Magic Slot”

As we draw closer to 2016, rumors and reports concerning upcoming devices from all of the top OEMs will only increase, so buy your tickets for the hypetrain right away. While there is never a shortage of Samsung rumors for the Galaxy S7, it should be noted that LG is also cooking up the G5, a followup to this year’s LG G4. According to the latest report out of Venture Beat, the device is said to bring an array of  features from not only the G4, but the LG V10, too.

Stated by “sources,” the G5 will feature a metal enclosure (aka body), bringing an end to LG’s long run of plastic-based flagships. Not only can potential buyers expect a better in-hand feel thanks to metal, but it is said that the LG G5 will feature a secondary “ticker” display, along with the 5.3″ primary display, identical to what is found on the V10. This secondary display is used for quick access to settings, apps, and for glancing at notifications when your primary display is turned off.  (more…)

LG Announces the SmartThinQ Hub, Basically an Amazon Echo

Set to be shown off at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, LG has unveiled the SmartThinQ Hub, a core for your smart home. Much like an Amazon Echo, which can be connected to other smart things in your home, the SmartThinQ Hub is designed to connect to washers, dryers, as well as other smart appliances to deliver notifications to you. Not only does it handle your appliances, but the Hub can also stream music, display upcoming calendar events from your datebook, and so much more.  (more…)

Sprint’s LG G4 is Getting Marshmallow!

Oh, well hello there Sprint and LG. Look at you making Marshmallow moves before the holidays.

The LG G4 on Sprint, according to Sprint’s support sites that are almost always updated precisely as updates begin to rollout, is getting Android 6.0 this week. Actually, the update may have started last night, but should rollout to more devices today and throughout the next couple of weeks.  (more…)

DEAL: LG Watch Urbane Drops to $199 in Amazon Lightning Deal ($150 Off)

Looking for a last minute deal on a smartwatch? Amazon is currently (for the next 50 or so minutes) running a deal on the LG Watch Urbane that could get you into the Android Wear device for $199, which is $150 off its normal retail price.

Is the Watch Urbane my favorite Android Wear device? No, it’s actually one of my least favorite because I think it’s about as ugly and ill-fitting as it gets for a smartwatch. With that said, it performs well, still features a great list of specs, and is absolutely worth considering at $199, assuming you can handle its poor wrist presence and ugliness. Since your tastes are likely to differ from mine, here you go.

Again, the deal ends very soon, so don’t hesitate.

Amazon Link

UPDATE:  Deal over.

5 Reasons the LG V10 is Worth Buying

The LG V10, a new line of flagships introduced this year by the Korean manufacturer, is a lovely, although extremely large, phone. LG likely introduced this new V line because it needed an extra push towards the end of the year, as their G line just hasn’t cut it over the past couple of years. And look, it only makes sense, since others do it as well, including their major competitor, Samsung.

Is the LG V10 worth buying? Of course it is. In our review, we came away surprisingly delighted by its unique set of features, build, use of new materials, and performance. If for some reason you had not had a chance to read that review yet, or simply want the abbreviated version, we have that for you today.

Here are 5 reasons the LG V10 is worth buying.  (more…)

LG Announces the Affordable, All-Metal ‘Zero’ for Asia, Europe and Latin America

LG announced the Zero this morning, an all-metal device that delivers premium features at an affordable price for those outside of America. Set to ship in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, the Zero includes advanced camera tech and exclusive UX features found in the G series lineup.

For specs, the Zero delivers a 5.0″ In-Cell Touch (ICT) IPS HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, microSD slot for expandable storage, 2,050mAh battery, and runs Android 5.1 “Lollipop.” (more…)

Buy a LG V10, Get a Free 64GB MicroSD Card, Battery Charging Cradle, and Battery

Starting today and ending December 20, if you purchase the LG V10 through Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile, you are eligible to receive a free 64 microSD card, battery charging cradle, and extra battery. This promotion highlights the V10 quite well, as it is one of the last flagship devices to feature a removable battery, as well as expandable storage.  (more…)