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LG Android 10 preview program starts with LG G8 ThinQ this month

LG Android 10 preview program starts with LG G8 ThinQ this month

LG has probably overtaken Samsung as the OEM with the worse, though not worst, Android update scorecard in recent years. Fortunately, LG is neither blind nor deaf to the plight of its users. For one, it is announcing that the public testing period for its version Android 10 is nearly here. For another, it is giving hope that its other mid-range smartphones will soon be getting some updates before the year is over.

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LG V30 finally starts getting Android 9 Pie in the US

LG V30 finally starts getting Android 9 Pie in the US

Samsung has received a lot of flack for its slow updates, partially due to its heavily modified Android experience. In truth, it was hardly the only one and, since the Stagefright vulnerability, it has turned over a new leaf. One of the worst offenders of late is, ironically, one of Google's closest partners. Now more than two years after it launched and just as its software support period lapsed, the company is finally pushing Android 9 Pie to LG V30 owners in the US.

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LG G Pad 5 might be an embarrassing return to the tablet market

LG G Pad 5 might be an embarrassing return to the tablet market

Although the Android tablet market has shrunken considerably, there are still quite a few OEMs making slates. Samsung is perhaps the most prolific among them, followed by Huawei and, to some extent, Amazon with its Fire tablets. LG was once part of that group but has become silent of late. According to leaks, it seems like the G Pad will be making a comeback but, based on that unofficial information, it might be arguable whether LG should have even made such a tablet at all.

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LG 2019 OLED TVs will soon get NVIDIA G-SYNC support for gaming

LG 2019 OLED TVs will soon get NVIDIA G-SYNC support for gaming

The lines between computer monitors and TVs are slowly blurring. Just like their living room counterparts, desktop screens have started sporting curved designs to offer the same cinematic experience for viewing videos and playing games on PCs. Now LG and NVIDIA are turning the tables and are promising TVs that turn those large panels into gaming monitors in the living room. While any modern HDMI-equipped TV can be a gaming monitor, the addition of NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology may give it an even better edge.

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LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG hasn't given up on dual-screen phones, but nor is it quite ready to wade into the problematic waters that have mired Samsung and Huawei's foldable Android devices. Instead, at IFA 2019, it has an updated version of its LG Dual Screen accessory, working with the new LG G8X ThinQ.

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LG UltraGear monitors promise fast response and fast refresh for games

LG UltraGear monitors promise fast response and fast refresh for games

Gamescom might be over but companies are still finding ways to extend the energy and buzz thanks to IFA 2019. Razer has just loudly proclaimed the world's first gaming ultrabook and now LG is announcing the debut of new ultra-fast IPS gaming displays in Berlin. And while these three new UltraGear monitors may offer different features, they're all bound by two defining features: a 1 ms response times and refresh rates no lower than 120 Hz.

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LG tri-fold phone patent comes with a stylus, too good to be true

LG tri-fold phone patent comes with a stylus, too good to be true

Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Fold later this month, on the 27th, in fact, according to rumors. Despite the negative coverage of the previous Galaxy Fold flop, the true launch of the foldable phone will undoubtedly be the talk of the town, spurring other manufacturers to eventually follow suit, one way or another. LG, of course, won't be outdone and does have a few ideas of its own. A new patent awarded to the company a few months ago could be one of the best ideas out there but does raise questions and maybe even doubts about its execution.

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LG 8K OLED and 8K NanoCell TVs boast they’re the real 8K deal

LG 8K OLED and 8K NanoCell TVs boast they’re the real 8K deal

The world is still in the process of settling down on 4K yet TV makers, more than content makers, are already trying to push the concept of 8K to consumers. At that point, consumers have become smarter and started asking if there's any benefit to that many pixels, especially on similarly sized TVs. LG's new SIGNATURE OLED 8K TV 88Z9 and 8K NanoCell TV 75SM99 don't exactly answer that question and instead responds to the question that no one probably asked: which is the real 8K TV.

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Cheaper OLED TVs may finally be practical

Cheaper OLED TVs may finally be practical

OLED TVs look set to get more affordable, with the news that LG Display has kicked off production at its latest panel production plant. The 8.5th generation OLED facility is in Guangzhou, China, and will be focused not on smartphone displays but the sort of sizable screens required for TVs.

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LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

The LG Q70 is a strange sort of smartphone. It has high-end features, like a 6.4-inch display and a set of three cameras at its back, as well as a 4000mAh battery. But it also has such drawbacks as a front-facing camera that appears courtesy of a hole cut in its display. This is the sort of phone you'll get if you were excited about the LG V50 but decided to hold back when you saw the price tag earlier this year.

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LG ThinQ app adds voice recognition to control and query smart appliances

LG ThinQ app adds voice recognition to control and query smart appliances

Not too long ago, LG gathered all its smart products, both smartphones and SmartThinQ connected appliances, under a single "ThinQ" brand. It then added some association with Artificial Intelligence and connected with the likes of Amazon Alexa and, of course, Google Assistant. It then gathered all of those into a single ThinQ app that is now gaining the ability to listen to your voice to conveniently control those devices and appliances without even lifting a finger.

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LG K50S and K40S mid-range phones lead company’s IFA 2019 charge

LG K50S and K40S mid-range phones lead company’s IFA 2019 charge

IFA 2019 is a few weeks away so, unsurprisingly, those companies who aren't too preoccupied with Gamescom this week have started preparing their wares and their press team for the upcoming international electronics show. LG has, of course, started teasing its new dual-screen LG V or G series but it is now fully announcing two phones to be part of the show. These aren't your LG flagships though as the K50S and K40S are your average mid-range smartphone affairs.

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