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LG, Google ink 10-year patent licensing agreement

LG, Google ink 10-year patent licensing agreement

If you're tired of hearing patent squabbles left and right (though we haven't actually heard from Apple and Samsung recently), then this might come as a refreshing change. LG and Google have announced that they have reached a long-term cross-licensing agreement that will let both companies take a peek and use the other's portfolio of patents. Conversely, it also protects both from lawsuits that involve each others patents, leaving them free to work on their products and technologies, most likely ones surrounding Android and smart devices, without fear of litigation.

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Analyst: Apple brings in 86% of handset profits

Analyst: Apple brings in 86% of handset profits

There is typically a lot of chatter about device shipments and market share, but those two metrics mean relatively little when compared to actual sales, use, and profitability. On the heels of the iPhone 6 hitting the world stage alongside the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s profits were impressive. An even more impressive finding is that the Cupertino-based company also commands a lion’s share of the handset industry profit. According to one analyst, Apple has a massive 86% of the profit earned from the mobile handset market.

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Android Lollipop hits AOSP; HTC sets the upgrade pace

Android Lollipop hits AOSP; HTC sets the upgrade pace

Google has pushed the Android Lollipop source code to the AOSP, which means the clock is ticking. Now that the source is final (at least for version one) and available, many handset owners will be looking to their OEM to find out when they’ll get the new Android flavor. Some have spewed a good game ahead of today about upgrades, so we’ll be anxiously awaiting Lollipop on our devices. Others, like HTC, aren’t so much as talking a blind-faith game as giving a deadline.

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AT&T releases seven devices at once: Android, Windows, Wearables

AT&T releases seven devices at once: Android, Windows, Wearables

This morning AT&T opened the floodgates with a number of new devices from all corners of the mobile device universe. They've got Android smartphones. They've got Windows Phone smartphones. They've got a camera, a couple of wearables, and release datas from here to the end of November. It's time for HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola, all one one big bin. If there's not a device here you're able to get excited about, we've got to question your love of the mobile tech world - question it!

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LG makes smartphone display with ultra-thin bezel

LG makes smartphone display with ultra-thin bezel

There's nothing like a display you can hold in your hands with next-to-nothing around its edges. Like holding the picture in your palm, it is. LG Display has whipped up a new display that may or may not be coming to a smartphone soon. This display works with LCD technology and is Full HD (1080p) with a bezel that's the smallest (for this kind of display) in the entire world. That's just 0.7mm thick on the left and the right - barely there.

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IDC smartphone shipment data testify to Xiaomi’s rise

IDC smartphone shipment data testify to Xiaomi’s rise

Some would have us believe that the smartphone craze is starting to settle down and that the industry has reached its plateau. That might be true for some markets, especially developed ones, and some vendors. The smartphone shipment figures for the third quarter of 2014 from IDC, however, reveal that there is still lots of room to grow, especially when the market just shipped 327.6 million smartphones, a growth of 25.2 percent from the same third quarter last year and 8.7 percent from the 301.3 million smartphones shipped just last quarter.

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LG reports record smartphone shipments for Q3

LG reports record smartphone shipments for Q3

LG is having a bang up year so far in 2014. The company reported massive increases in profits in Q2 of the year thanks to 14.5 million smartphones shipped pushing net profits up 165%. LG has now reported its Q3 earnings and it has had another bang up quarter with record smartphone shipments. LG says that operating profit doubled on mobile business revenues that were up 39%. The company sold almost 17 million smartphones during the quarter.

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LG Digital Cinema 4K monitor available this week

LG Digital Cinema 4K monitor available this week

4K isn't coming just to TVs in your living room, it will also be coming to computer monitors as well. After all, in order to have 4K content to show on those UHD TV sets, you need to have those produced on computers and machines first. But in order to work on 4K image or video content as faithfully as you can, without scaling or distortion, you will, of course, need a 4K monitor yourself. Enter the 31MU97, LG's latest foray into the 4K display market, but this time targeted squarely at content creators instead of consumers.

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AT&T pre-announces would-be availability of the LG G Watch R

AT&T pre-announces would-be availability of the LG G Watch R

LG's round-faced G Watch R will indeed soon be making its way to the US, and AT&T is one of the first places where you will be able to get it. This is the message that the major US carrier is giving as it confirmed that the smartwatch will indeed be available in its portfolio and that it is one of the very first wireless carriers to do so. That said, this is merely a pre-announcement as neither date nor price have been revealed just yet.

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LG G Watch R global rollout announced

LG G Watch R global rollout announced

If you thought that the smartwatch craze has died down, think again. Just recently Google has revealed the latest update to the Android Wear platform, bringing GPS support, standalone music playback, and the strappings of Bluetooth audio output. That goes hand in hand with the start of pre-orders for Sony's GPS-toting SmartWatch 3. LG, of course, isn't going to be left behind and has revealed the availability of its round-faced G Watch R, which starts its trek in Europe next month, with North America to follow later.

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