Lightbulbs controllable via smartphone are by no means new, but more companies continue to jump on the home automation bandwagon. Case in point? LG launched the Smart Bulb in Korea over the weekend, a 100W LED bulb that pairs with your iOS or Android device over wireless or Bluetooth to perform a variety of functions.
Phones connected to the lightbulb can obviously control the lighting, but can also schedule the light to turn on and off at certain hours of the day. The bulb can also flash when you receive a notification on your smartphone, or pulsate to music on your Android handset. (more…)
It seems BlackBerry devices don’t see much use here in America unless you work for the US government, as “only BlackBerry is designed to meet the high-security needs of U.S. and allied government agencies,” said a BlackBerry spokesperson. That was stated following the news that our nation’s White House staff is internally testing devices from both Samsung and LG, possibly looking to get President Barack Obama off of his beloved BlackBerry device. (more…)
With Google’s announcement of the Android Wear platform for smartwatches this morning, we can see that Google’s vision for what a smartwatch should be is exciting to many of you.
Two companies have already unveiled their plans for bringing Android Wear to the market – the Moto 360 from Motorola and the G Watch from LG. Other companies including HTC, Samsung, and even Fossil have announced partnerships with Google to bring Android Wear to the market.
With that being said, it’s time for us to gauge who among us plans on dropping cash as soon as they hit the market. As for when that will be, LG states that the G Watch should launch in Q2 of this year, and Motorola states the Moto 360 will be available “this summer.”
Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
If you thought you would have to wait a year or more to see Android Wear on your wrist, how does Q2 of this year sound? Announced right after Google unveiled Android Wear this morning, its Android-powered smartwatch platform, LG has given us a glimpse of the G Watch. (more…)
Even if Samsung apparently gave consumers the shaft with no QHD display on the Galaxy S5, and the company’s CEO denies any type of premium line of the device that features one, LG is wasting no time in making one of its own.
In new reported screenshots leaked from the possibly upcoming LG G3, a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 is all but confirmed. (more…)
It’s an exciting year for wearables, as Google will finally release its vision for smartwatches. It was reported last month that Google would release a smartwatch SDK here in March, and even Google’s own Sundar Pichai confirmed the company’s plans, stating that the SDK would be coming in the next two weeks. (more…)
As tipped by @evleaks, it looks as though LG might attempt to steal Samsung’s hypebeast thunder, as new data points to the G3 featuring a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. We relate this to Samsung’s case, since it was reported for months that Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S5, would feature a QHD display as well, but instead all we got was a Full HD display. (more…)
Verizon started selling both the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and LG G Pad 8.3 today. One of them is priced quite reasonably, while the other – well, I’ll let you decide after we tell you the price. The LG G Pad 8.3, a tablet many think is an excellent combination of size and high-end internals, can be picked up for $99 on 2-year contract or $299 without one. Not bad, right? (more…)