The battle over making average home appliances "smart" rages on, and LG just put an additional foot forward with its new InstaView smart refrigerator that integrates Amazon Alexa voice assistant control.
Ahead of CES, LG has announced four new phones in the K series — the K10, K8, K4, and K3 — that will make their debut at the trade show. LG will also showcase the Stylus 3, which offers an "improved writing experience."
Mobile app insights firm Apteligent has published its Android manufacturer update report for July 2016, detailing the track record of manufacturers when it comes to rolling out updates. Outside of Nexus devices, Motorola is the fastest to roll out Marshmallow to its devices in the U.S. and India.
Intel has failed to make a mark in the mobile SoC market, but the chip vendor has announced plans to manufacture ARM-based designs on its 10nm FinFET manufacturing process. Intel also said that it will partner with LG to fabricate a "world-class mobile platform" based on the 10nm node.
LG has announced its Q2 2016 earnings, recording an operating profit of $503.1 million (584.6 billion won) over revenues of $12.05 billion. Strong sales of home appliances and TVs contributed to the uptick in profits, but the company's mobile unit posted an operating loss of $132 million.
LG has announced a total of four new smartphones for the company's X range of handsets. Sporting some of the features found in G and V series handsets, these more affordable phones will hit markets later this month.
LG rolled out the Stylus 2 last month, and is now announcing an upgraded variant with a 5.7-inch Full HD screen and a 1.4GHz octa-core processor. The phone will also offer a 16MP camera (in select regions), as well as an 8MP front shooter.
You nearly can't (and probably shouldn't) buy a phone today that doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. And LG has just unveiled the next generation of the security feature, getting rid of the button and moving things under the phone's glass.
LG Stylus 2 is the first smartphone with DAB radio support and you'll be able to pick up the handset on O2 in the UK. The mobile network has announced that consumers will be able to purchase the LG phone right now on O2 Refresh.
The 360 CAM from LG is a — you guess it — camera that is capable of recording in 360-degrees. The $200 camera features a pair of 13MP sensors with 180-degree lenses, allowing you to record all of your surroundings to a microSD card. The 360 CAM has a USB-C port for charging and a built-in tripod mount in the base. A simple button press lets you snap photos or tap & hold to record...
LG subsidiary Innotek has unveiled a 15-watt wireless charging transmitter for smartphones. Boasted as being able to provide just as much charge as regular wired chargers, this module will enable consumers to charge their smartphones without having to plug their handset into the wall, all while not sacrificing on charge speed.