LG is a South Korean consumer electronics company that makes — among other things — smartphones, tablets and computers that are sold around the world. It also has many subdivisions that make many of the components that are used by its own smartphones and tablets, as well as sourced by several other major phone manufacturers. LG is probably best known for the displays, chips and batteries it makes for mobile devices.
The vast majority of all phones and tablets LG makes run Android, while its computers run Windows and now Chrome OS. Thanks to its massive scale, LG has several different smartphone lines that bring its products to a variety of price points in markets around the world. Although many wouldn't normally think it, the company has been gaining phone market share both in its home country of South Korea — where it competes directly with Samsung — and in Western markets in recent years.
For many years, LG's phones followed the "Optimus" brand, which saw the name tacked onto most devices that were sold. Since the end of 2013, LG has moved to single letters that denote the different smartphone lines — aka the "L Series" and "F Series" — with the best-known devices in the Western markets taking the "G Series" name, such as the G2, G Pro 2 and G Flex.
LG's 2014 flagship is the LG G3, a large Android smartphone with the first quad HD display. LG also had one of the first Android Wear smartwatches and is expected to roll out more this year.
30 May 2014 89By Alex DobieAn in-depth look at LG's new flagship smartphone
With the LG G3 all official, announced and in our hands, it's time to take an in-depth look at this new 5.5-inch, "Quad HD" device in our latest video walkthrough...
08 July 2014 86By Phil NickinsonIt's not at all flashy, but LG's first entry for Android Wear ends up being a solid buy
There's an argument to be made — and this isn't a hard one to make — that the watch isn't the most important part of Android Wear, Google's Android offshoot meant for the wearables space...
30 November 2015 11By Dan Thorp-LancasterLG has announced that its latest mid-range smartphone, the LG Zero, will launch in Taiwan this week, with other markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin American to follow.
26 November 2015 10By Rich EdmondsLG has announced that the company is switching up key executive appointments with aim to strengthen the company as we prepare to head into 2016. There will now be representative directors who will lead each division within LG - Jo Seong-jin, President and CEO of Home Appliances & Air Solutions; Juno Cho, President and CEO of Mobile Communications; and David Jung, President and CFO.
18 November 2015 83By Harish JonnalagaddaLG has announced that it is launching its own mobile payment service to take on Samsung Pay and Android Pay. The manufacturer has inked deals with the largest credit card companies in South Korea, where the service is set to go live sometime next month.
29 October 2015 95By Rich EdmondsLG has published the company's earnings report for Q3 2015. It's an interesting read simply due to the fact the mobile division at LG managed to drop $68 million in the previous quarter.
26 October 2015 8By John CallahamAT&T has now confirmed it will begin selling the budget-based 5.7-inch LG G Vista 2 on Nov. 6 for $49.99 with a two-year contract. The smartphone was revealed quietly by the carrier earlier this month.
16 October 2015 23By Dan Thorp-LancasterVerizon has now started selling an Android version of the LG Lancet, a budget-friendly smartphone that originally launched earlier this year with Windows Phone on board.
12 October 2015 42By John CallahamLG has posted a new photo showcasing the upcoming LG V10, with a focus on its UX 4.0+ user interface that is designed to offer better access to apps on the smartphone, along with better ways to take photos and listen to audio.
30 September 2015 128By Dan Thorp-LancasterLG has officially taken the wraps off of the new V10, which sports a second screen above the main display, manual video mode, dual front-facing cameras, and more.
23 September 2015 24By Dan Thorp-LancasterLG has released a new teaser ahead of its October 1 event, briefly showing off the top portion of a phone that suspiciously resembles a certain dual-display smartphone we caught a glimpse of earlier this month.