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LG Velvet 2 Pro leaks show what would have been LG’s last hurrah

LG Velvet 2 Pro leaks show what would have been LG’s last hurrah

LG's exit from the smartphone market evoked mixed reactions. On the one hand, it wasn't exactly surprising given the company's ailing mobile business, but, on the other hand, it was still a sad fate to befall one of the former giants of that industry. Despite its best efforts, LG wasn't able to make its last phones a reality, including what would have been the world's first commercial rollable phone. It also canceled the more "normal" LG Velvet 2 Pro, codenamed LG Rainbow, which suddenly popped up out of nowhere to give LG fans a glimpse of what could or should have been.

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LG Velvet 4G finally gets its Android 11 update

LG Velvet 4G finally gets its Android 11 update

With LG's formal withdrawal from the smartphone market, there have naturally been questions about the company's ability to support the phones it already has out in the wild. Of course, LG promised that it would indeed continue to update at least some of its phones but that remained to be seen. As if to dispel those doubts, LG has finally launched the LG UX 10 with Android 11 update for the LTE-only version of the LG Velvet, almost half a year after the LG Velvet 5G received it.

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FuboTV sports-centric streaming service comes to LG webOS smart TVs

FuboTV sports-centric streaming service comes to LG webOS smart TVs

Almost anyone and everyone have a streaming service these days, mostly revolving around brands and properties. There are, of course, some that are focused on specific themes, especially sports. Among those, FuboTV is probably at the top of the list for its selection of sports live TV streaming content but, despite its popularity, it has been noticeably absent on at least one platform. That has finally changed and owners of LG's latest smart TV will finally have accesso to FuboTV, if they're willing to pay the price, of course.

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LG Pay shuts down this year as mobile business winds down

LG Pay shuts down this year as mobile business winds down

As one of Samsung's eternal rivals, it wasn't really a surprise that LG would also roll out its own mobile payment system with almost similar capabilities as Samsung Pay. Of course, LG wanted LG Pay to be able to do more but the system's rather troubled beginnings seemed to prefigure its untimely demise. Although less than four years in the US, the company announced that it will be shutting down LG Pay in stages, which isn't exactly surprising since it is also shutting down its mobile business anyway.

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LG confirms 2021 sound bar line pricing and availability details

LG confirms 2021 sound bar line pricing and availability details

LG is known for a wide range of products, including TVs, appliances, and home theater equipment like sound bars. The company has confirmed US pricing and availability for its 2021 lineup of sound bars. LG's line has new models promising a premium audio experience, versatility, and convenient control.

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Android Nearby Share with everyone incoming

Android Nearby Share with everyone incoming

It would appear that Google has a new way to share files in the mix with Android. Per the latest version of Google Play Services and some creative work looking at the code for the system, Nearby Share with "everyone mode" is nearly ready for the pubic. This update would add "Everyone" to device visibility right next to "Contacts" and "Hidden" in Nearby Share.

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GM and LG reveal second $2.3bn Ultium EV battery plant

GM and LG reveal second $2.3bn Ultium EV battery plant

GM and LG will build a new electric car battery plant together, the two companies have confirmed today, settling rumors of an expansion of the joint Ultium Cells venture as the automaker tries to maximize production of cheaper EV power packs. The new facility will be in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and see General Motors and LG Energy Solution pump in a further $2.3 billion in investment.

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LG is taking orders for the 2021 OLED R rollable TV

LG is taking orders for the 2021 OLED R rollable TV

A report has surfaced that LG Electronics has begun quietly taking orders from the wealthy for one of the most expensive TVs it's ever produced, the 2021 OLED R. This is the OLED TV with a screen that's flexible enough to be rolled and stored away out of sight when not in use. According to reports, LG is taking orders from customers around the world, including in the US.

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LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG recently announced that it is getting out of the smartphone business, and soon after it reassured its existing customers that it will continue to support some of its existing phones via additional Android updates over the next three years. This, naturally, raised questions over which models will get the future updates and now we finally have an answer.

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LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG has been struggling lately to push out Android updates even to its most recent phones but that was apparently just the symptom and not the disease. With its formal exit from the mobile market in a few months, there have been even more doubts whether it will be able to stick to its new Three Year Pledge of updates for a number of its phones. As if on cue, one such phone is finally getting its Android 11 update, with Verizon's version of the Velvet 5G UW following the LG V60's lead.

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LG promises three years of OS updates for some remaining phones

LG promises three years of OS updates for some remaining phones

LG's official exit from the smartphone market has been one of the biggest and perhaps saddest news in the mobile market, especially considering LG's history and lineage. For owners of its phones, however, the announcement also brings with it worries about the future of their devices as far as software updates are concerned. To allay those fears, LG is making a very public commitment to continue supporting some of those phones for up to three years, of course with some important caveats to take note of.

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LG Rollable, Rainbow photos pop up now that they’re canceled

LG Rollable, Rainbow photos pop up now that they’re canceled

The week's biggest and perhaps saddest news for the mobile industry is LG's acceptance of defeat in the smartphone rat race. In addition to questions about its future software support for existing phones, however, there may have also been thoughts about the phones that would have made it to stores in what is now an alternate reality. At the top of that list is, of course, what would have been the world's first commercial rollable phone but both the LG Rollable and a "normal" LG V70, a.k.a. the LG Rainbow have now appeared in real-world photos to show what could have been.

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