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LG Zero, company’s first all-metal smartphone, goes global

LG Zero, company’s first all-metal smartphone, goes global

Although Samsung has finally moved over to metal for its premium line, its chief Korean rival has remained solidly on plastic for the past two or so iterations. So when LG did finally unveil its first metal clad smartphone last September, there was a bit of excitement. Sadly, the LG Class, as it was called, was exclusive to the South Korean market. Today, LG is offering some glad tidings. It is making that smartphone available globally as the LG Zero. The bad news? It is a far cry from being a flagship contender.

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LG pumps $8.7bn into OLED for your car, TV and wrist

LG pumps $8.7bn into OLED for your car, TV and wrist

LG really, really wants your next TV, smartwatch, and car to use an OLED panel and, preferably, one that's come off its new $8.71bn production line. The company's panel arm, LG Display, has announced a whopping 1.84 trillion South Korean Won investment into a brand new facility dubbed P10, which will cater for what LG predicts will be blockbuster demand for OLED in a range of sizes.

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LG Watch Urbane 2 cancellation blamed on faulty screen

LG Watch Urbane 2 cancellation blamed on faulty screen

LG has somewhat broken its silence on the recent fiasco over what should have been one of its hottest wearables to date. Apparently, the reason why it suddenly decided to stop the sales of its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was due to a faulty component that would affect image quality over time. Other than that, however, LG isn't saying much else, preferring to keep mum over the real issue and possibly earning the distrust, if not ire, of some who have been looking forward to the smartwatch.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition has a bit of a hardware issue - one large enough that after just a week on the market, it's been pulled from shelves indefinitely. What's this mean for people who already own it? And what does this mean for LG, a company that's been releasing highest-end Android Wear watches since the very start of the Android Wear platform? Likely very little, as it were - and the watch itself might just end up heading back to stores early next year. Don't worry.

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LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE rollout halted over quality issue

LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE rollout halted over quality issue

Following a message AT&T sent to its customers vaguely detailing an issue with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, LG has announced that it is nixing the smartwatch’s rollout across the globe due to a quality issue. It still isn’t clear what problem has prompted LG to pull the wearable, but AT&T cited a “quality issue” as the reason and will be refunding those who have already purchased a unit. Sources state the issue is related to hardware troubles.

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LG V10 Review Part II: what no other phone has

LG V10 Review Part II: what no other phone has

Certainly there have been devices that've had second displays in the past - everything from the Kyocera Echo to the lesser-known Samsung Doubletime. What's been missing from this equation hasn't been the hardware, but the skillfully implemented purpose achieved. In the LG V10, you've got a second display that shows you the time. It'll show you some other things, too, but the second screen shows you the time - and, most important of all - it shows you this information without giving your battery a hit.

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LG makes LG Pay official, will be South Korea-only for now

LG makes LG Pay official, will be South Korea-only for now

As was first rumored just over a month ago, LG has made it official that it's jumping on the mobile payments bandwagon. The Korean manufacturer will be going toe-to-toe with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay with the totally original-named "LG Pay." While it was first tipped to be called "G Pay," due to trademark filings, what the rumors were correct about is that the mobile payment system is being developed for a rollout in South Korea first.

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Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

LG Smart TV owners will soon be able to watch content from Google Play Movies and TV, it has been announced. The service will be available to users in more than 100 countries around the globe, working with LG’s webOS smart TV system, as well as the old NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 platforms. Google’s movies and television content include everything spanning from indie releases to new shows and long-standing classics. The support will be coming to LG Smart TVs later this month.

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Walmart’s now offering a $10 Android smartphone

Walmart’s now offering a $10 Android smartphone

Smartphones have come down in price considerably over the years; those willing to deal with barebones features and lowest-end specs have been able to find ultra-cheap options at around the $35 mark, for example. Wal-Mart just undercut that already low figure, however, introducing a sub-$10 smartphone that'll meet someone's most basic needs, the most important of which is being exceptionally budget-friendly.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed launches worldwide, on Verizon too

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed launches worldwide, on Verizon too

Hot on the heels of Google announcing official support for independent cellular connectivity on Android Wear, LG has also announced the start of the global rollout of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear smartwatch to boast of that very same feature. And while LG only has a vague "starting this month" schedule, at lesat for the US and South Korea, Verizon has more specific dates. Interested buyers can pre-order the smartwatch starting November 12 while general availability starts on November 19.

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Verizon GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Verizon GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Who says only adults should get all the hi-tech, almost sci-fi wearable technology fun? LG and Verizon definitely don't think so.That is why the two are launching not one but two wearables made just for kids. The GizmoPal 2 is, as the name clearly says, is the successor to last year's gadget of the same name. The real start of the show, however, might be the GizmoGidget, which practically gives kids a colorful though slightly dumbed down smartwatch that also offers parents some peace of mind.

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LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

Over the past several years, Samsung and LG have waged a silent battle against one another. This was a battle of the big phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note reigned supreme for several generations, checking all the boxes for a power user. These must-haves included a removable battery, a massive display, expandable storage (via microSD slot), and an excellent camera. But in the same year that Samsung does away with two of these "must have" features for their most powerful smartphone, LG picks up the slack. In the LG V10 is the home for the power user.

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