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LG: No 3rd Nexus 5, Watch Urbane 2nd Ed still coming

LG: No 3rd Nexus 5, Watch Urbane 2nd Ed still coming

Nexus devices have been made by quite a number of Google's partners, but none perhaps is more familiar, or perhaps more favored, than LG. It has, to date, made three Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, and the most recent Nexus 5X. Those who have preferred the Korean OEM's more budget friendly spins might be disappointed that LG has, more or less, formally said it won't be involved in the next Nexus smartphone. As an unrelated consolation, however, it promises that the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition hasn't been canceled. At least not yet.

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LG Rolling Bot hands-on: for talking to your cats

LG Rolling Bot hands-on: for talking to your cats

LG Rolling Bot provides what may be the most enticing cat-person device yet made. We've had the opportunity to go hands-on with the LG Rolling Bot this week at MWC 2016 using the new LG G5 smartphone as a remote, and let me tell you: it's not just strange. It's inspirational. This isn't just what the BB-8 by Sphero could have been in a different dimension, it's what you, cat person, can experience here in this dimension. Soonish!

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LG G5 hands-on: LG goes metal and modular

LG G5 hands-on: LG goes metal and modular

LG promised something out of the ordinary for Mobile World Congress this year, and the LG G5 certainly delivers. The company's flagship Android smartphone for 2016 not only ditches the little-loved plastic of its predecessor, but introduces a new range of "Friends of G5" accessories that can expand its functionality, in some cases physically modifying it depending on whether you want more polished photography, better audio, or even more accurate control of your drone.

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LG G5 to feature premium audio thanks to Bang & Olufsen collaboration

LG G5 to feature premium audio thanks to Bang & Olufsen collaboration

As Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 nears, LG has already made on official announcement regarding its anticipated LG G5 smartphone. The South Korean company has revealed a new partnership with B&O Play, a division of the premium audio brand Bang & Olufsen, and together they will be bringing high-quality audio features to upcoming LG devices, name-dropping the upcoming LG G5 specifically.

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ReFlex flexible smartphone bends apps

ReFlex flexible smartphone bends apps

A group of researchers from Queen's University Human Media Lab have created an interesting device that is billed as the world's first full-color and high resolution wireless flexible smartphone. The device has been dubbed ReFlex and it gives users the ability to use tactile feedback when interacting with apps via bending gestures. The bending action allows the user to do things like bend the phone to the right side to flip pages as they would with a real book.

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LG G5 modular “Magic Slot” might have camera, audio addons

LG G5 modular “Magic Slot” might have camera, audio addons

We've pretty much heard or even seen all that we could about the LG G5, but its most interesting feature might be something unrevealed by those images. There has already been talk about the smartphone's somewhat modular design, but that has mostly revolved around a removable battery. A new leaked photo, however, hints that it could be even more, with room for additional accessories like more powerful camera controls or even a DAC module for hi-res audio. All these at the expense of adding bulk to the phone's bottom.

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LG’s new ultra-slim bio sensor is more accurate, needs less power

LG’s new ultra-slim bio sensor is more accurate, needs less power

LG Innotek has taken the wraps off a new ultra-slim optical bio sensor module it has developed for tracking various health metrics including things like stress, heart rate, and oxygen levels. Higher-end smartphones typically include these sort of modules — the Galaxy S6, for example — and they serve to complement fitness tracking wearables and fitness/health-centric apps like Moto Body and Google Fit.

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LG G5 prototype is up for sale in Dubai

LG G5 prototype is up for sale in Dubai

There have been plenty of leaks about the LG G5 smartphone ahead of its official unveil. So far, we know that the device is supposed to have an always-on LCD display. We've also seen some images of a prototype device leak that were crammed inside some sort of ugly, blocky case. Comparing the images in the previous leak to the images, you see here that claim to be an LG G5 prototype that is for sale and there are some similarities, but some differences as well.

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LG Pay might not debut at MWC 2016 after all

LG Pay might not debut at MWC 2016 after all

Based on recent leaks and official announcements, LG has a lot to showcase at MWC 2016 next week. Ironically, one of the perhaps most interesting product it has won't actually get any stage time at all. Korean media are reporting that LG officials revealed that LG Pay, the company's upcoming mobile payment system, won't actually be unveiled and demonstrated at the event. The reason, at least say the officials, isn't because the product is going to be delayed but because they want to give more focus on the LG G5 instead.

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LG Stylus 2 heading to MWC 2016 with nano-coated pen tip

LG Stylus 2 heading to MWC 2016 with nano-coated pen tip

It might not be too far-fetched to say that Samsung has a unique spot in the market when it comes to stylus-toting phablets. That, however, isn't going to stop LG from coming up with its own. In fact, at MWC 2016 next week, it will be putting up on display the LG Stylus 2. While LG has definitely leveled up its game for this particular device, the Stylus 2 remains what its predecessor clearly was: a mid-range, and hopefully affordable, smartphone equipped with a stylus with a somewhat rubbery tip.

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LG TONE Platinum puts Harman Kardon inside sleek BT headsets

LG TONE Platinum puts Harman Kardon inside sleek BT headsets

LG's TONE line of wireless headsets has been around the block already a few times but at the upcoming MWC 2016, it will be showcasing something a bit different. For one, the new TONE Platinum Bluetooth headset gives justice to its name, with its premium looking aluminum housing. But more than just the looks, it also flaunts sound quality that is delivered through a combination of multiple technologies, like Balanced Armature and aptX, and certified with Harman Kardon's iconic brand.

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LG X series bringing camera, screen choices to mid-range at MWC 2016

LG X series bringing camera, screen choices to mid-range at MWC 2016

LG has seemingly adopted a new strategy. Doing aways with its previous generations of smartphones, the Korean OEM is taking a new approach that seemingly addresses specific needs instead of a broad market based on price tags. Saying that not one size fits all, it has debuted the K series with, supposedly, a focus on wallet-friendly smarpthone photography. Now it is announcing another new series, this time starting with the letter "X". The LG X cam and X screen only share the same name, and maybe the same price range, but their purposes are distinctly different.

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