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Samsung considers compensation program, LG batteries for future

Samsung considers compensation program, LG batteries for future

The Galaxy Note 7 has truly shaken Samsung to its core. And those who think that the ripples are limited only to its mobile business, they better think again. There was even one report of a misbehaving Samsung smart washing machine. The company, however, has no choice but to try and move forward, and its next steps will determine whether consumers will retain confidence in the brand. Some of those steps, according to sources, include offering disgruntled Galaxy Note 7 owners some compensation as well as using LG Chem’s batteries for the Galaxy S8.

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Verizon Stylo 2 V is the LG Stylo 2, with a V

Verizon Stylo 2 V is the LG Stylo 2, with a V

f you thought that carriers putting obtrusive, even obnoxious, branding on smartphones was a thing of the past, Verizon has just proven you wrong. The carrier has just announced the addition of the LG Stylo 2 V to its roster, and if the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the very same LG Stylo 2 that was announced just last April. Except with a “V”, presumably for “Verizon”. That, however, isn’t the only thing Verizon has added, as it has also slapped on a slightly higher price tag as well.

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LG V34 is the smaller, waterproof V20 you can’t have

LG V34 is the smaller, waterproof V20 you can’t have

The LG V20 is admittedly one of the nicer Android smartphones this half of the year, especially with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 out of the running. But nice as it is, it have a few things that make it less than perfect for some. For one, some might find the 5.7-inch screen a tad too big. For another, it doesn’t speak of any dust or waterproofing at all, much like the new Google Pixel. It seems, however, that LG has addressed those complaints in a new LG V34. The bad news: it’s only available in Japan.

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LG Quick wireless charger promises to be as fast as wired

LG Quick wireless charger promises to be as fast as wired

Wireless charging might be fine and dandy, but, in addition to two or so competing “standards”, it usually suffers from one fatal flaw: it is slower than charging through wires. “Usually”, because LG Innotek, LG’s components arm, is trying to prove that wrong. It has just announced a new wireless charging pad named Quick and, just as its name implies, it is advertised to be very fast indeed. So fast that it could actually match wired quick charging technologies currently in the market.

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LG webOS Smart TVs gain online payment support

LG webOS Smart TVs gain online payment support

Back in the days, TVs became the hub of the house. These days, each family member usually carry their own mini-hubs in the form of smartphones and tablets. Trying to reclaim their territory, TV makers have made TVs smarter so that they could do anything their owners want. Including shopping, at least for digital goods. To that end, LG has announced its partnership with Paymentwall to bring the ability to make online purchases on a host of its Smart TVs, powered by its custom webOS 3.0 platform.

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Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Google's next move with Android looks beyond the display of the smartphone and expands on in to the virtual realm. Right off the side of the screen goes the user interface, buttons, controllers and all, in a series of images made public by the USPTO after submission from Google earlier this year. These images show the future of Google's VR initiatives - Cardboard, Daydream, and the rest. Inside is not just virtual reality, but augmented reality, and mixed reality as well.

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LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG already has already made a line-up of impressive 4K OLED TVs available this year, but now it's ready to top them all with an extra-large 77-inch model. As the latest size in the companies Signature line of televisions, it features both 4K resolution and HDR support, but the massive size comes with a massive price tag: $20,000. If you have the cash, and you're looking to all-in on a 4K set, maybe to take advantage of a new Xbox One S or upcoming PS4 Pro, you might as well really go all-in.

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LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Electronics USA has a new massive television, and you will be able to order one for yourself starting this upcoming Saturday. The 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV boasts 4K Ultra HD resolution and smart functionality, but it doesn’t come cheap: the model can be preordered soon for $19,999 USD. If that seems steep (it is), keep in mind everything you get with it — in addition to “the most lifelike images on any television,” according to LG, buyers also get LG Signature Concierge, an exclusive service available to registered owners 24/7.

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LG FORCE Bluetooth around-the-ear headset ditches the collar

LG FORCE Bluetooth around-the-ear headset ditches the collar

You may not be a fan of Apple’s new AirPods, but luckily for you there are plenty of wireless Bluetooth headsets to go around. In fact, in the heat of all the hoopla around the iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack, LG is launching another one of its own pair. Dubbed the LG FORCE, this Bluetooth headset forgoes the around-the-neck design of the company’s famous TONE line in order to emphasize its around-the-ear comfort. And while you can, indeed, use it with any Bluetooth device like the iPhone 7, LG would, of course, prefer you to prepare it with its new LG V20 smartphone.

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LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

The iPhone 7 and friends may have grabbed the spotlight from the LG V20 too soon, but those who remain unfazed by Apple’s products remain more interested in this new, premium Android smartphone. Good thing, then, that major carriers in the US have enough room for both. Of course, it’s no surprise that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all chiming in on how they will be carrying LG’s latest and greatest. It’s really more a question of when, and which carrier features the smartphone will support.

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LG V20’s UX 5.0+ focuses on usability, performance

LG V20’s  UX 5.0+ focuses on usability, performance

The LG V20 cat is finally out of the bag and, suffice it to say, it’s no-nonsense, multimedia and photography monster. Instead of filling it with features most users will rarely use, LG instead opted to refine performance, especially when it comes to recording video and audio. That philosophy is reflected even in its UX 5.0+, the successor of LG’s custom Android user experience that it debuted earlier this year in the LG G5, giving users fast access to the most important features and settings and allowing them to do more with their LG V20.

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LG V20 first impressions: Refining what works

LG V20 first impressions: Refining what works

These days, it almost seems that smartphones need some fancy new gimmick or never before seen feature in order to even be newsworthy, let alone purchase-worthy. Sometimes, OEMs even make a radical departure from a previous direction, significantly changing features and designs, sometimes with rather drastic effects. This second half of 2016, LG is being the contrarian. Following the adage “don’t change what ain’t broke”, the LG V20 is more a subtle evolution than a revolution, improving on its predecessor without undoing or replacing what doesn’t need to be. And, truth be told, it’s a strategy that just might work.

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