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LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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New LG G Flex 2 video accentuates the curve

Published by on Feb 26th, 2015, No Comments

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LG has shared a new video of the G Flex 2, explaining all of the ins and outs. In the video, LG mentions that the reduction in size from the original G Flex to the G Flex 2 – which saw the screen go from 6 inches to 5.5 inches – was done to maximize comfort and provide the “most ideal screen size.”

The handset vendor also mentioned that the curve adds to the durability of the device, with LG’s P-OLED display combined with the “Dura-Glass Guard” making the handset 20 percent more durable. (more…)

LG Urbane ad shows off classic design features (video)

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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LG rolled out its first video for the Watch Urbane, the manufacturer’s latest smartwatch, marketed as “premium”. The all-metal watch which will be available in gold and silver trims, with LG stating that the Watch Urbane is the closest we’ll come to seeing an analogue watch face on an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.

The video also highlights the customizability of the watch, which comes with a standard 22mm band. We’ll get a better look at the Watch Urbane at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a week’s time. (more…)

LG announces their “premium” LG Watch Urbane

Published by on Feb 16th, 2015, No Comments

lg-watch-urbaneLG has announced a new smartwatch (again!) called the LG Watch Urbane. The Korean tech giant aims to launch the new watch to compete with the Apple Watch. Initial reports claim that LG will officially launch the all-metal high-end LG Watch Urbane at MWC 2015.

The Urbane will follow the current styling of the G Watch R, but will have more premium (read expensive) finishes and components. Can the Android-wear running LG Watch Urbane attract some of the impending Apple Watch buyers? (more…)

How To: Upgrade your LG G3 to Lollipop now!

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

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The wait is over. Android’s latest operating system, Lollipop is now available in South Africa (even before it has become available in the US). LG Mobile is the first to bring it to local consumers and is has been available for download since late last week.  Lollipop is available only for the LG G3 at the moment, but will roll out for other devices at a later stage.

You have a couple of options to install the latest version of the software: (more…)

LG G4 not launching at MWC, LG ‘still perfecting’ it

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments

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Last year LG released the much praised LG G3 and earlier this month they unveiled the LG G Flex 2, which at first glance looks like a winner.

Some reports claimed that the follow-up to last year’s LG G3 will be launched at MWC in March, but that seems not to be the case. (more…)

Has LG teased the G Watch R2 at CES? (Update: Running WebOS)

Published by on Jan 9th, 2015, No Comments

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The Las Vegas trade show is bringing us many smartwatches to choose from, which is great for the consumer, but how will you choose?

We’ve seen watches like Alcatel’s OneTouch, bands like Lenovo’s, and new looks for old models like Sony’s managed to deliver. Last year, the LG G Watch R was one of the more talked about models, as it is the only truly round faces smartwatch to date that has come to the mass market. (more…)

LG announces the G Flex 2 at CES 2015

Published by on Jan 6th, 2015, No Comments

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The LG G Flex was one of the more interesting devices in 2014. While it was certainly flawed in many ways, it did give us something new to consider in a smartphone market that seems to be getting more humdrum every year as innovation dries up.

Now, LG have announced its successor, the aptly named G Flex 2. It is a truly striking device to behold, unlike anything else on the market. While the G Flex wasn’t a particularly good looking device, the G Flex 2 has been designed to resemble the LG G3 and it has certainly worked in the looks department.

The device will come in some nice colours as well, with platinum silver and white resembling that of the G3, but also with an additional vivid red. (more…)

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