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Jimmy McGee · May 24, 2015

LG G4 First Impressions and Unboxing – XDA TV

The latest in LG’s signature line of “G phones” has been released. The LG G4 is the successor to the popular LG G3. Coming with many different design styles, from two types of leather to ceramic white, the LG G4 has the looks, but does it have the power? In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK gets hands on with a new LG G4. TK opens the box for a standard unboxing. Then, TK shows off the phone and...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 30, 2015

LG G4’s Evolution: Abandoning Trends, or Starting Them?

The LG G4 has met a lot of positive feedback since its unveiling at this past Tuesday’s event. The new device represents a lot of advancements for LG in key areas, but it also leaves behind some of the things that made their device so special in the first place. LG’s approach towards a fashionable smartphone could make for one of the most surprising releases of this year - if the cards play out right. The G3 was a marvelous...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 28, 2015

LG G4 Day Event Coverage: Specs, Features, Design & More!

LG has been teasing us with a countdown for a while now, and today it reached down to zero: the LG G4 has now been unveiled in a live event that we got to watch and learn about what LG touted to be “The Great”. We didn’t feel it, but we certainly saw it and heard all about its features, specifications and design process. Did LG manage to deliver a substantial upgrade from last year’s critically acclaimed G3?   The...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 7, 2015

LG G4 Wishlist: What Do You Want to See?

The G3 was arguably one of the better smartphones of 2014, and many critics consider it a staple of that year. With the G2, LG proved that they could build a solid handset while still trying new things: the exquisitely thin bezels of the phone and it's oddly placed rear buttons were fringe at the time, and whilst this first iteration of the setup was wonderful, many felt it didn’t live to its full potential.   The G3, however, managed...

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Mathew Brack · Mar 26, 2015

LG G4 Note Leaks

T-Mobile employee and XDA user s3rv1cet3ch has leaked images that he claims are of the upcoming LG G4 Note, LG's answer to the Samsung Note series and 'big brother' to the G4.  LG CEO Cho has been quoted as saying at a press meeting that the company would unveil the next flagship smartphone, G4, in the second quarter, and another high-end product in the second half. With the second quarter now just days away we could finally have a few hints of...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2015

LG G Flex 2 Hands On at CES 2015 – XDA TV

At this year's CES 2015, LG announced the highly anticipated LG G Flex 2. We were lucky enough to catch the new device on display, so we took a moment to see what the hype was all about. Does the new G Flex 2 add anything to the curved device market or is it just an LG G3 doing sit ups? XDA TV Producer Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the device and got a walk...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 27, 2014

XDA LG Development Challenge Winners

Almost 3 months ago, we set out with LG to find two amazing apps that developers could put together using LG’s QPair SDK. That contest came to a close last Friday, and while there were some really great entries that took the QPair SDK and stretched it to its limits, the two winners for the Grand Prize have been selected as explained in the Contest Rules. The XDA LG Developer Challenge was a 8-week competition, and each person had the opportunity to pitch their proposal for the best...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 20, 2014

The XDA LG QPair Developer Challenge Voting Has Begun!

It seems like it was just yesterday that we announced that we had paired up with LG to challenge developers to make great apps with their LG QPair SDK. However, it wasn’t yesterday--it was at the end of September. This challenge came with the reward of some great LG devices. XDA and LG went through every single one of the proposals sent in by developers – we had a tough time selecting the finalists – but in the end we had to...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 1, 2014

LG Challenge Round 1 Winners

With Round 1 of the LG Developer Challenge recently closing, they have now been contacted. We had quite the selection of entrants, and the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 9 winners. We have listed them (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry: SferaDev– HubToDate for LG, installing or removing an app on your Android phone will prompt to perform the same action on your tablet. Aaahh – ConnectAll, will access the files on the...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 27, 2014

New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV

LG is set to release the Octa-Core "Nuclun" SoC on the LG G3 Screen! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 24, 2014

LG to Release Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC in the LG G3 Screen

LG is set to follow the likes of Samsung and other manufacture its own System-on-Chip. The chip will be called "Nuclun," and it will be used for the first time in the upcoming "LG G3 Screen," which is debuting this week in Korea. The LG G3 Screen will be unavailable in other countries. So far, the list of active SoC manufacturers isn't too long. We most commonly see Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, HiSillicon, and Mediatek parts, as well as older...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 6, 2014

One Week Left to Enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes

There is only one week left to enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes, such as the LG G Pad or LG G Watch R. Last week we told you about our LG App challenge where you can submit an idea for a development that makes use of LG's QPair SDK. Originally the contest was limited to those with a US shipping address, but after much consideration, we have removed that restriction and everyone should feel free to take...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 29, 2014

[UPDATED Terms & Conditions] XDA Partners with LG for Developer Challenge

Many Android enthusiasts know the name LG. LG is the maker of some Google Nexus devices and some great devices of there own, from the LG G2 and the follow up LG G3. Of course, there are many other great devices that LG makes, including tablets and watches. LG is focusing heavily on user experience. The thought is, if I have a smartphone and a tablet, can I have the same experience on both? Well LG thinks you can, that's...

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jerdog · Jun 9, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: LG Developer Event to Highlight New SDKs for Developers

LG has been very involved in Android ever since they became the hardware manufacturer for Google with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and if the rumors are true, the G Watch. They've also upped the ante with the G2 and the soon to be released G3, and today they've announced their new QCircle SDK for developers. The SDK gives developers the ability to utilize features found in LG's G2 and G3, most notably QCircle, QSlide, and QRemote: LG QCircle is...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 4, 2014

HTC Releases One M8 Kernel Source, Sony Xperia Z2 Rooted, Sprint LG G2 Gets KitKat – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Sprint LG G2 is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the how HTC made kernel source available for the One M8 and how Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and Action Center! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan also talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 2, 2014

Add 4K and 120 FPS to the Stock LG Camera App

When it comes to cell phone photography, LG certainly manages to set itself apart from other OEMs. Although their cameras lack 20+ megapixel sensors, LG's camera application offers lots of unique functionality. One such feature allows you to record a video at 120 FPS, in order to make slow motion video capture easy. If you own a LG phone running KitKat, you may want to take a look at the guide presented by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™. This guide adds...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2014

International CES 2014 Wrap Up – What Got Announced?

The spectacle that is the International CES show has come to an end for yet another year. While there are bound to be more Android announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, there are still some things announced this week to look forward to---and some things that were announced that you won’t look forward to. Huawei Let’s start with the unexciting. The mobile device manufacturer with a name that is not pronounced how it is spelled, Huawei, released an updated...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2014

LG G Flex Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

The US carrier-branded versions of the curved LG G Flex have been given a release date at this year's CES 2014. Since LG had the G Flex on display, we took a moment to see what the big deal was all about. Does the curved display add anything to the device, or is it just a LG G2 doing crunches? XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the LG G Flex...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2014

Wearables Dominate the Pre-Event Days of CES

International CES 2014 has begun, we’ve talked about Nvidia’s exciting announcement and the entrance of Android into automobiles, but there is a bigger overarching trend when it comes to mobile devices. That trend is wearables. Wearables are not new. We’ve had them for a while---everything from the Pebble smartwatch to the Sony Smartwatches, and even Google Glass. However this year, wearables are blending and merging in their functions. (more…)

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egzthunder1 · Dec 7, 2013

Has Technology Become a Disposable Commodity?

I am, and have always been, an early adopter of a lot of things, particularly when it comes to technology. My cell phone voyage started back in the year 2000 with a Nokia 5110. Back then, only a handful of people had phones, and seeing someone on the street with one was a somewhat rare sight. Nowadays, the same cannot be said. Cell phones have become a massive commodity---one that gets a lot of attention, and certainly one that is...

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