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LG officially announces the G Watch R

Published by on Aug 28th, 2014, No Comments

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LG is not leaving a lot to announce at the IFA 2014 trade show. They have taken the wraps off of their circular smartwatch, called the G Watch R (presumably for ‘round’).

According to LG, it is the first “watch-style” wearable in the world. It will be using a P-OLED display, and will be utilizing 100% of the watch face for the screen. Motorola’s reluctance to thoroughly explain the need for the small black bar at the bottom of the Moto 360 does seem to be costing them now. (more…)

LG to unveil a Moto 360 competitor (video)

Published by on Aug 25th, 2014, No Comments

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With the release of Android Wear open up a whole new world of possibilities for the wearable market and until now we have only seen a couple of companies take advantage of it. One of them is LG, with the release of the LG G Watch.

Media impressions have been patchy at best, with the entire industry looking to the Moto 360 to be the saviour of public opinion when it comes to Android wearables. The 360 will most likely be revealed at IFA 2014, but it seems that LG will try to take advantage of much of the hype coming from the 360 with a circular smartwatch of their own. (more…)

LG G Watch 2 launching already?

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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It has only been a couple of months since the LG G Watch debuted at Google I/O, but it seems LG already have plans to release a successor. Rumours are suggesting that the company could introduce a G Watch 2 at IFA next month.

If I had paid hard-earned money to buy a G Watch only to find out that a new one is dropping a couple of months later I would certainly be peeved (to say the least). Why would LG have such a short turnaround time between wearables? It might be because of the short amounts of time between Samsung releasing their various wearables. (more…)

LG G3 now available nationwide in SA

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

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If you haven’t used an LG in recent years, the LG G3 may get some getting used to. But if you are in the market for a new Android device, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t go to a store and handle this device.

We think this is a great device, and now anyone in SA can get their hands on it. Read more about the G3 here.

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LG G3 Review: Bow to the new Android King

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, 21 Comments

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Last year LG released one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of the year, the LG G2. After rebranding the old Optimus brand, the LG G2 was the successor to the Optimus G, at least in spirit. The LG G2 completely set itself apart from the Optimus G, though, and quickly became LG’s best-selling smartphone.

Now LG brings us the LG G3, available in South Africa from 1 August, and it’s trying to take everything on board from fans and critics alike and apply to the design of its latest flagship to appeal to all. Does it succeed in improving everything we didn’t like about the G2 while consolidating its successes from that device?

Before we find out, check out some of the key features of the G3: (more…)

This LG TV can be rolled up like a newspaper (video)

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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This kind of technology is surely going to be in all our houses within 5 years, if the experts are to be believed. Flexible and bendable displays are all the rage these days. LG has showcased another one of their prototypes, and you’ll never believe how bendable this one actually is.

The resolution isn’t quite up to scratch as of yet, coming in at a measly 1200 x 810 pixels, but this is a massive step forward. We can’t wait to see how this will be implemented in mass market televisions soon!

Check out the video of the prototype after the break. (more…)

LG G Flex Review: Curved brilliance or gimmicky mess?

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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The LG G Flex was announced to a public that was already quite sceptic of curved smartphones, thanks to the bemusing design of the Samsung Galaxy Round, which is curved along the portrait orientation. Luckily, the G Flex is curved along the landscape viewing axis, which makes a lot more sense (for reasons we will get to later).

As the name suggests, it is also flexible. Not like rubber – you have to put some muscle into doing it. Bendable, foldable, flexible screens have long hovered on the horizon and LG wants to start making them a reality. Could this be the beginning of a new revolution in the smartphone industry or just another whim which will fade away soon?

Before we find out, check out some of the key features of this device: (more…)

LG G3 Launch – Return of the King?

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

LGG3The hype train that is the LG G3 has finally hit our South African shores! Last night saw LG unveil their latest flagship device to the South African media at The Venue in Melrose Arch Johannesburg. Since the launch of the LG G2 last year the LG SA marketing team has certainly stepped up their game. They have been focusing on forming partnerships with the media, tech influentials and their immediate service provider partners. The venue, people and setup of last night’s launch spoke volumes of the growing confidence LG has in their smartphone offerings. Last year many people rated the G2 king of the hill. Will the king return in 2014? (more…)

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