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LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

It would appear that the folks at LG have decided that their venture into the Google universe with Android was lucrative enough that they'll be pushing in to the other quickly rising OS from the company: Chrome. Three trademarks have been filed for recently by LG, each of them appearing with the brand Chrome in their name, each of them inside a category that would suggest hardware is about to pop up. These devices go by the names LG ChromeDesk, LG ChromeStation, and LG ChromeOne.

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LG G Pad 8.3 tablet launches in the US

LG G Pad 8.3 tablet launches in the US

Earlier this month a rumor surfaced that LG would be unveiling its new G Pad 8.3 tablet on October 14 in Korea. Today LG officially announced the launch of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet in the US. The tablet is available to purchase right now online. The tablet will be available in retail locations starting with Best Buy on November 3.

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LG G Flex renders show curve in Galaxy Round opposition

LG G Flex renders show curve in Galaxy Round opposition

If Samsung wasn't the first to bring a flexible piece of display technology to market, you'd better believe it was going to be LG. Today several renders of the LG G Flex have appeared via an anonymous source speaking with Engadget this evening with little information other than a suggestion of its specifications. It's quite likely this machine will be coming with abilities similar to that of the LG G2.

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Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

If you saw the "always listening" feature on the Moto X this summer and wondered if it would be coming to all Android devices soon, you may be in luck: a leaked build of the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has a clue. This version of the software will likely be released within the next couple of weeks - or as soon as the 15th of this month - and inside is found a reference to homepage-based "ok Google Now" abilities.

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Nexus 5 video shows KitKat early build, hardware from France

Nexus 5 video shows KitKat early build, hardware from France

This morning a lovely piece of video has surfaced showing the LG-made Nexus 5 from all angles, complete with an early version of KitKat called Key Lime Pie. This device appears to be working with KitKat, but as you'll find in the menu pull-down the user attains right off the bat, he'll be heading down to the version of the software released to Google's developers before the name change. You'll also find this device's software moving swiftly - Buttery smoothness in full effect.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

I love odd gadgets and weird technology. I like manufacturers that think at right-angles when it comes to designs and functionality. Yet Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Round, the Android smartphone with a curved AMOLED display like a techie taco, for all its new screen technology, leaves me cold. "Samsung's Galaxy Round is the epitome of in-fighting with LG" I tweeted last night. ""We got there first" and never mind if "there" is pointless." That prompted a discussion on how I could be enthusiastic about Samsung's Galaxy Gear, also derided by many in recent weeks, but not about the South Korean company's other more unusual designs. For me, it comes down to innovation versus excess.

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LG working on flexible, non-rectangular batteries for bendable electronics

LG working on flexible, non-rectangular batteries for bendable electronics

The smartphone and electronics world is steadily marching towards new form factors for devices that are bendable and flexible rather than the rigid smartphones and tablets we know today. LG Display announced a big breakthrough that will help usher in flexible electronics with a bendable smartphone display that entered mass production recently. LG is also working on another key component to flexible electronic devices.

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