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Gizmopal by LG for Verizon: Star Trek communicators for your kid

Gizmopal by LG for Verizon: Star Trek communicators for your kid

This week the folks at LG and Verizon have revealed a couple of communicators for your children. What you'll be doing here is placing the band around the wrist of your kid, telling them to keep the band ON their wrist throughout the day, and calling them up when you want to chat. Designs for the GizmoPal by LG thus far are limited to blue and pink, with stars on the pink version and cars, trucks, and busses on the blue version.

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Nexus 4 Lollipop released: here’s where to get it

Nexus 4 Lollipop released: here’s where to get it

Good times are happening over at Google where they've not only gotten Android 5.0 Lollipop working for the LG-made Nexus 4, they've released it to the public. Just as the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 were given Lollipop this week, so too will Nexus 4 users be able to load it with ease. And if you're familiar with the Android SDK, you can load it right this minute. All it takes is a USB cord and a couple of quick code entries. If you know what that's all about, of course.

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LG G3 to lay claim to first Android 5.0 update

LG G3 to lay claim to first Android 5.0 update

When Android Lollipop was first announced, many OEMs were quick to rally behind the new Android version but Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung weren't as quick. But although LG was one of the last to voice out support for Android 5.0, it has now seemingly turned the tables on everyone else. The company has announced that its LG G3 flagship, still one of the better smartphones this year, will be receiving the much awaited update this week, beating everyone else in the race to be the first to get Android 5.0 on an OEM device.

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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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