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comScore: Apple, Samsung, LG gain as HTC sputters

comScore: Apple, Samsung, LG gain as HTC sputters

Of the estimated 182 million smartphone users in the United States, just over half use Android, according to comScore. The analytics firm just released their year-end report, and it shows just over 53% of us are using Android, while 41.6% are using iOS. Microsoft still holds a 3.4% market share with Windows, and BlackBerry fell hard, dropping half a point to capture just 1.8% of the overall smartphone market. In the OEM market share race, things are getting interesting, but are still dominated by Samsung and Apple.

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LG G3 Google Cardboard comes for free

LG G3 Google Cardboard comes for free

This week the folks at LG have made clear their intent to jump in on the virtual reality headset world with their own model. This model is based on the Google Cardboard VR headset and will be coming for free to those that purchase the LG G3 in the near future. This unit looks similar to and functions exactly the same as Google Cardboard. This unit goes by the name "VR for G3" and may or may not be available for sale for current owners of the LG G3 as well.

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OEMs rally behind Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 810

OEMs rally behind Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm may have admitted to the loss of a "large customer", which everyone knows by now to be Samsung, but the chip maker is far from ready to abdicated the mobile processor market throne. It has now called the banners of different manufacturers to come to its aid and convince the public, investors, and other manufacturers that there is nothing to fear from the Snapdragon 810 and that it is the chip to have for 2015. Noticeably but unsurprisingly, Samsung is absent from the roll call.

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Nexus 5 back in stock at Google Play

Nexus 5 back in stock at Google Play

This week Google has slapped the naysayers with a re-stock of their LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone. This device has previously been offered in Black, White, and "Red", but it'll be appearing now in Black only. This device will be available in 16GB internal storage size and 32GB internal storage size, with applicable pricing to match. This device sits alongside the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 as Google's three-smart-device lineup. All other smartphones and tablets, Google Play Edition and everything, are gone - probably for good.

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LG G Watch R Review: best in class

LG G Watch R Review: best in class

With the LG G Watch R here at the start of the year 2015, we've got very little competition in smartwatches. There are several Android Wear watches made by top-tier brands and a few smart watches made by brands we've not ended up sticking with for long. But for now, it's a war with hardware. LG G Watch R's body is unique - not as universally appealing as the stark, cut-back body of the Motorola Moto 360, and not as heavy-hitting as the Samsung Gear S. Instead we've got LG doing what LG does best - making a device that stands out amongst its peers and sits comfortably on your person.

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LG reveals extremely bendable Plastic OLED lighting modules

LG reveals extremely bendable Plastic OLED lighting modules

Screens won't be the only things that will be bending soon. Flexing ones again its manufacturing prowess, LG Chem, the company's chemical arm, which makes batteries among other things, is flaunting a new type of lighting panel. Aside from its extremely bright luminance, the main attraction for this module is its flexibility. Going beyond how far current glass-based OLED lighting modules can bend, these panels can flex and twist up to 30 mm, opening up the possibilities for this type of lighting source.

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LG’s 2014 financial report: Life’s really good

LG’s 2014 financial report: Life’s really good

While Samsung is reporting some financial losses, it's biggest Korean rival definitely has a lot of reasons to be in an upbeat mood. LG has just released the figures of its 2014 full-year financial reports and the numbers are definitely looking good. It says that has gained a 125 percent increase in net profits compared to 2013. And most of that is thanks to its smartphone business, whose shipments have risen by 24 percent, with a lot of those coming from North America.

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LG unveils 980g 14-inch Ultra PC

LG unveils 980g 14-inch Ultra PC

LG has unveiled some new computers today and one of them is claimed to be the world's lightest 14-inch Ultra PC. The new machine tips the scales at 980g, which is about the same weight as three apples according to LG. LG claims that the notebook is currently the lightest on the market. Along with the lightweight, the machine features a 14-inch full HD IPS screen.

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LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

This past Monday, an LG display factory near Paju, South Korea experience a gas leak that resulted in the death of two workers and caused a few more to fall ill. The cause was tied to a nitrogen leak that seemed to occur while contractor workers were performing maintenance and repair activities. At the time, LG expressed sorrow over the incident and vowed to work with authorities in determining what caused the leak. As of now, operations have been ordered to a halt.

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LG leaked to have “Dual Edge” screen ala Galaxy S6 rumor

LG leaked to have “Dual Edge” screen ala Galaxy S6 rumor

Monkey see, monkey do? Once again Korean rivals LG and Samsung might be neck to neck in fighting over "innovation", once again in the realm of flexible and curved displays in small sizes. Although it can't be considered a commercial success, especially since Samsung is advertising the Galaxy Note Edge as a "concept smartphone", albeit a very expensive one, it will be following it up with the double curved edges of the Galaxy S6 according to rumors. Naturally, LG will be doing likewise, though this time it might be by proxy.

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