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Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

It’s that time of year again. New Android version, new guessing and then waiting game for which phones will get the update and, just as importantly, when. Things have gotten better over the years, in no small part thanks to high-profile security scares and Apple gloating, but it’s far from being ideal. Ideally, that would be when lists like this will be superfluous. But until that glorious day, here are some of the smartphone makers who have gone public about their love for Pie and those that have been unsurprisingly yet annoyingly silent for the past weeks.

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LG and Sprint team on first 5G phone for 2019

LG and Sprint team on first 5G phone for 2019

LG and Sprint will make the carrier's first 5G smartphone, with the new handset expected to debut sometime in 2019. It follows Verizon announcing its first 5G-compatible phone, the Moto Z3, which went on sale this month but won't get its 5G support until next year.

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Research discovers Android’s open nature leads to devices shipping with vulnerabilities

Research discovers Android’s open nature leads to devices shipping with vulnerabilities

The Android platform has a reputation for being less than secure, and, despite the system's advantages and improvements, the situation isn't getting any better at the rate it should be. New research from security firm Kryptowire has found that a number of Android devices include vulnerabilities right out of the box, including those shipped directly from wireless carriers. Unfortunately the cause of the problem stems from one of Android's biggest and oldest strong points: its open nature and ability to be modified.

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T-Mobile’s LG Q7+ released at last: Here’s what’s inside

T-Mobile’s LG Q7+ released at last: Here’s what’s inside

The LG Q7+ was released to T-Mobile USA today as a supposed "mid-range" smartphone with a few top-tier features. As I'm seeing it, though, it looks like a lower-end of high-end device disguised as a much lesser smartphone. Let's take a peek at what this silent-launch smartphone has to offer.

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LG Stylo 4 6.2″ phablet with stylus launches as Prime Exclusive

LG Stylo 4 6.2″ phablet with stylus launches as Prime Exclusive

Amazon has expanded its Prime Exclusive smartphone lineup with the LG Stylo 4, a 6.2-inch Android smartphone with its own stylus. As with other Prime Exclusives, Amazon's offering is discounted over the regular price, dropping the rate by fifty bucks to $250 USD. For that price, buyers get a mid-range handset supported by all four major US wireless carriers.

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LG V40 ThinQ is still coming in three months

LG V40 ThinQ is still coming in three months

In the past 11 months, there have actually been three V series phones launched by LG: the V30, the V30S ThinQ, and, most recently, the V35 ThinQ. Four if you count the exclusive V30+. Not bad for a smartphone maker reported to be girding its loins due to quarter after quarter of losses. LG, however, is far from done. Unsurprisingly, there is still the 2018 V series flagship coming, unsurprisingly called the LG V40, and it will also unsurprisingly bear the ThinQ AI brand.

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LG G7 ThinQ durability test: unremarkable in the best way

LG G7 ThinQ durability test: unremarkable in the best way

The LG G7 ThinQ is easily one of the better smartphones this year. Beautiful, well-built, and sensible, it is, unfortunately, also one of the least remarkable ones this year. But while that might be a negative, being “normal” in some cases can also be a good thing. Like in a JerryRigEverything durability test where the LG G7 ThinQ reveals no fancy gimmicks or chinks in its armor. It’s just one solid and durable smartphone.

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LG G7 ThinQ Review: sounds better than it looks

LG G7 ThinQ Review: sounds better than it looks

Although it is not exactly in dire straits like, say, HTC, LG has had a rough few quarters. For 2018, it supposedly went back to the drawing board and would be focusing on a few but key premium models. The latter resulted in at least four V series variants in the past 7 or so months while the former gave birth to the LG G7 ThinQ. Billed as the first in the G series to bear its ThinQ brand, LG’s 2018 flagship puts AI front and center. That, however, is hardly its only selling factor and may not even be its biggest strength. We take a deep dive into the LG G7 ThinQ to see if it has enough power to lift LG out of its slump.

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LG foldable phone patent has some interesting twists

LG foldable phone patent has some interesting twists

Bezel-less screens, notches, and elevating cameras have practically stolen the market spotlight from the foldable phone. If things happen according to leaks, however, the tables could be turned before the year ends. Almost anyone and everyone has a foldable phone concept from Samsung to Apple to Huawei. Unsurprisingly, LG isn’t far behind. But while the patent for this LG foldable phone bears some resemblance to, say, Samsung’s, it definitely has a few differences that make it both interesting and odd.

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LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG might have some big plans for the V40, as least as far as the phone's cameras are concerned. The V40 is likely still a while out from release, but a new report today is shedding a lot of light on the device. Specifically, the report claims that the V40 will be outfitted with a whopping five cameras.

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Unlocked LG G7 ThinQ is coming soon to all US carriers

Unlocked LG G7 ThinQ is coming soon to all US carriers

If you look at all the premium phones LG has put out the past 6 or so months, you might think it has been pretty busy. Look closer, however, and you’ll discover mere iterations of an existing model. That, of course, isn’t stopping LG, which is probably good for its fans. Even better for its fans, its latest semi-flagship might not remain exclusive to AT&T and Google Project Fi for long. That is if this official product listing is any indication.

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Top smartphones of Q2 2018: where things stand

Top smartphones of Q2 2018: where things stand

The year is half over and we’ve mostly seen all that year has to offer as far as smartphones go. Except, of course, for Apple new iPhones and Samsung’s last hurrah for the year. We already took a look at the premium phones that landed in the market in the first few months of the year and was admittedly at a loss for which one came out at the top. This quarter has its own roster with seemingly interesting personalities. Will a winner finally stand out? Let’s take a look.

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