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Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

When will my phone get the update to Android 11? This is an iteration of a question we get every time Google makes a major product release, especially when it comes to a new numbered version of their mobile OS. This year, the biggest update to Android devices will be delivered to a wide variety of devices - maybe more than any previous major update to Android due to the ease with which Google's made updating devices from Android 10 to 11.

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LG Wing video tries to answer durability questions

LG Wing video tries to answer durability questions

2018 brought as the world's first pop-up camera phone while 2019 saw the availability of foldable phons. This year, LG takes the eccentricity crown with the LG Wing and its swiveling "pivot" display. Just like these other unorthodox phones before it, there will undoubtedly be concerns over its long-term survivability, especially with that many moving parts. What better way, then, to assure would-be buyers of this $2,000 than with a carefully crafted marketing vid full of computer-generated clips.

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LG teased an extending slide-out display phone in LG Wing reveal

LG teased an extending slide-out display phone in LG Wing reveal

Perhaps it will help boost smartphone sales or perhaps it will simply make LG's brand more memorable in the smartphone market. Either way, it seems that LG is moving to establish itself as the mobile market's daring out-of-the-box thinker, at least as far as its new Project Explorer line of phones are concerned. With the LG Wing and its swiveling display not even hot off the press, the company already threw in hints of its next and probably more eccentric smartphone experiment.

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LG WING 5G released with features both strange and refreshing

LG WING 5G released with features both strange and refreshing

This morning LG held a special event to reveal the LG WING 5G, a unique device with a swinging display. This device is part of the "LG Explorer Project", a project in which the company explores new and exciting ways to innovate for the future with "new and distinct, yet practical innovations." This device will launch with Verizon first, then with T-Mobile USA, and other carriers in the USA.

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LG Wing developer guide shows how to use the second screen

LG Wing developer guide shows how to use the second screen

In about 12 hours, LG will be revealing one of its craziest smartphones yet. Having tried the dual-screen idea and not really that interested in an expensive foldable phone, the company will instead be putting a smaller second screen underneath the main one. The LG Wing's swiveling system will surely raise a few eyebrows, both users' and developers', so it has prepared its new mobile developer portal to explain why app makers might want to take advantage of the unconventional extra real estate.

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LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Although its mobile business has definitely seen better days, LG remains one of the big names in the TV and display markets. It is also one of the few in that market that develops and uses its own smart TV platform rather than adopting something like Android TV. While that has the benefit of giving LG more control over the experience, it also means it has less access to some of the apps and services consumers might expect are already there. Case in point, it's only now that Amazon Music is coming to the TV but at least it will be coming even to four-year-old products.

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Samsung and LG won’t supply Huawei with displays either

Samsung and LG won’t supply Huawei with displays either

It might have been too easy to belittle the US ban on supplying Huawei with semiconductors but the full brunt of that rule is now coming to light in full. While the primary and immediate casualties are, of course, the mobile processors that will power Huawei's chips, the rule's chilling effects actually covers anything and everything that is powered or controlled by a chip, including the screens that Samsung and LG will no longer supply Huawei exactly for that reason.

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LG Velvet proves to be a solid winner in durability test

LG Velvet proves to be a solid winner in durability test

LG doesn't yet have a flagship phone that could go head to head with the Galaxy Note 20 or even the upcoming iPhone 12. If rumors are correct, its new LG Wing and its swiveling screens won't be either. Doesn't mean that its current contender is in anyway forgettable, even if the spec sheet is. Except for one or two optional gimmicks, the LG Velvet could prove to be refreshing in being normal, including in being one thin but solid phone.

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LG Wing leaked video shows the swiveling display in action

LG Wing leaked video shows the swiveling display in action

LG has all but confirmed the LG Wing, the first of its new Project Explorer line of phones focused on innovative experiences, and has all but confirmed what the phone's main feature will be. That will be, of course, its rotating or "swivable" second screen, which is both odd but also intriguing. Like with any novel and odd design, the first question consumers have will always be "why?" and a new leak seems to reinforce the answer.

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LG Wing name is official, will rotate its second screen next week

LG Wing name is official, will rotate its second screen next week

LG has a habit of practically announcing almost all the new features of a smartphone in the days leading up to its actual announcement and it seems it will be doing it again. This time it has not only confirmed the LG Wing's key feature, it has also confirmed what most have already presumed to be its name. Of course, there was still a possibility that it was just a codename but now LG has officially put its stamp on the LG Wing as the name of its first Project Explorer device.

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Forthcoming smartphone powerhouses of 2020 you cannot deny

Forthcoming smartphone powerhouses of 2020 you cannot deny

Smartphones roll out like candies these days, it thus becomes difficult to keep a tab on what’s coming in the near future. When you are searching for a premium device that has superior design, peak performance, impressive camera setup, or an overall smooth experience – it’s better to be acquainted with the smartphones that can be the game-changers. If you are planning to buy a smartphone in the holiday season, you must give these upcoming phones a thought. These are all unique in their own right - some have a good mix of everything, others present pure hardware performance, and a few boast a future-forward, trend-setting design.

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LG 2018 TVs will no longer get promised AirPlay 2, HomeKit support

LG 2018 TVs will no longer get promised AirPlay 2, HomeKit support

Most consumer electronics come with a two-year warranty, some even just one, and those often apply to software updates for smart devices. That's true for smartphones, which consumers seem to change just as often, but most probably expect larger and more expensive products like smart TVs to get updates and at least promised features beyond that time frame. That is most likely why owners of LG's 2018 TVs are irked by the company's sudden and silent U-turn in rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support that it promised months back.

Despite being mostly an Android and partly a webOS house, LG was particularly proud that it was the first to add support for this exclusive Apple features on its TVs last year. AirPlay 2 would have allowed owners of Apple devices to stream their content to their TVs while a HomeKit app would let them control their connected smart home devices from their couches.

While such new features are often promised to current-gen and future TV models, LG promised in April that it will bring those same premium goodies to its 2018 TV lineup. Excited 2018 LG TV owners were then surprised by the revelation that LG apparently no longer has plans to do that.

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It isn't unusual for a company to renege on promised features but often those do inform affected users of changes beforehand. That or they put a footnote that the feature may or may not be implemented as promised to keep consumers from putting faith in those promises.

The 2018 LG TVs are barely two years old and, even then, would still be eligible for such updates. LG already has a souring reputation for updates on Android, which it does not control, it certainly doesn't need to gain the same rep for webOS, which it mostly does.

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