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LG’s take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty dull

At CES 2018, Google promised a lot of new Assistant-powered speakers are coming, including touch screen speakers like Amazon’s controversial Echo Show. Case in point, Lenovo just unveiled the Smart Display a few days ago, and the announcement was immediately followed by LG debuting its own touchscreen speaker called the ThingQ WK9. But compared with […]

LG’s 2018 ThinQ smart TVs have Google Assistant on board

Back in December, ahead of the CES hustle and bustle, LG announced that its upcoming ThinQ smart speaker would have Google Assistant on board and that it would properly unveil the new device in the beginning of January.

LG is no stranger to using digital personal assistants on televisions, but it looks like it wants a two-fold strategy moving forward. LG confirmed today that its new ThinQ-branded smart TVs will not only include its proprietary digital personal assistant (tied to  [Read More…]

LG’s 2018 TVs include new ‘Alpha 9’ processor for natural language processing, Google Assistant

In the week before CES, LG’s announcements for the show keep coming.

CES is always a big show for TVs, and LG is using the opportunity to announce a new version of its TV-focused “Alpha” processor and software to further modernize its big-screen offerings. With its 2018 lineup, LG is bringing its webOS-based TV software into the growing “ThinQ” brand, denoting its AI and smart home capabilities. It’s all fueled by a new “Alpha 9” processor, replacing the previous  [Read More…]

LG’s mobile unit sees a sales decline in Q2 2017 as demand for the G6 wanes

LG’s overall profit margins take a hit as mobile unit posts a $ 117 million loss.

LG’s mobile unit recorded a strong 10% increase in sales in Q1 2017, but the resurgence was short-lived. In its second quarter earnings, LG noted that its mobile unit recorded a loss of $ 117 million (132.4 billion won) on revenues of $ 2.39 billion (2.70 trillion won).

LG attributed the decline to weaker than expected sales of the LG  [Read More…]

LG’s Second Year Promise gives the G6 an extra year of warranty

LG is making a big move to win customer loyalty.

The LG G6 has consistently been heralded as one of the best smartphones of 2017, all but erasing the negative impression of the G5 before it. Now, LG wants to continue that goodwill with a new program called the Second Year Promise, which extends the G6’s regular warranty from one year to two in the U.S.

While this isn’t quite like HTC’s Uh-Oh Protection, which acts more  [Read More…]

Review: LG’s Tone Ultra neckbuds are as good as it gets

LG is still the best neckbud company out there.

Love them or hate them, Bluetooth earbuds you wear around your neck aren’t going anywhere. They’re inexpensive enough to be purchased on an impulse, the battery will never not last you a full day, and the connection to your phone is usually pretty strong. LG has dominated this category for years now with its quality and price, and after a week with the LG Tone Ultra (HBS-820) it’s  [Read More…]

LG’s mobile sales up 10%, nearly returns to profitability thanks to the G6

LG isn’t out of the woods yet, but this quarter was a good start.

LG’s financial shortcomings in its “Mobile Communications” division are well known, but its Q1 2017 earnings report paints an improved picture. LG sold 14.8 million phones in the quarter, which was a solid 10% jump from this time last year. For the first three months of the year, LG’s mobile division had revenues of $ 2.61 billion, which was up 4% quarter-over-quarter and 2% year-over-year  [Read More…]

Watch out Android Pay! LG’s own mobile payment service is on the way

LG is entering the mobile payment wars, by announcing the launch of its own solution called LG Pay. The service is going to compete head-to-head with Samsung Pay and Android Pay, which have been available for a while now. LG has partnered up with US firm Dynamics Inc. to bring LG Pay into existence, but […]

LG’s cute airport robots show a lighter, more helpful side of technology

There’s more to these big companies than just phones and computers.

When we think about LG as a company, we understandably tend to focus on its phones, TVs and perhaps components — after all, we’re most excited when something like the LG G6 or a new display is announced. But LG is a massive company that does all sort of things with electronics (and beyond), like the cute and helpful airport robots the it announced at CES  [Read More…]

LG’s real flagship for 2017 might be the LG V30

In 2016, LG experimented quite a lot. It launched the LG V20 which comes with a secondary display for notifications and unveiled the LG G5 flagship – a modular endeavor. But despite LG’s efforts a creating a worthy modular phone, most customers turned their attention towards other offerings. The same happened to the LG V20 […]