LG’s next phone will be the first with one of its own CPUs inside

LG has been trying for years to catch up to Samsung and Apple in phone sales, and its next step on that path is to make a device with an LG CPU inside. The G3 Screen phone that it's releasing this week in Korea will have an eight-core "NUCLUN" (pronounced NOO-klun) processor, based off of an ARM big.LITTLE design similar to Samsung's octacore Exynos chips. NUCLUN has four 1.5GHz cores for the tough tasks, and four 1.2GHz cores for easier stuff that help it save on battery life. Otherwise, there's also a 5.9-inch 1080p screen and support for the new, faster LTE-A networks that download at up to 225Mbps. Until now, LG's phones have mostly relied on Qualcomm chips for their processing needs, but Dr. Jong-seok Park believes going its own way will help the company "achieve better vertical integration" and greater flexibility going forward. Of course, we're wondering when a NUCLUN-powered phone will go on sale outside of Korea, but considering the progression of Exynos, that could take a while.

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Source: LG Newsroom

LG G Watch R Available Tomorrow In The U.K. From Clove for £224.99

gwatchrLG’s Android Wear powered LG G Watch R is coming to the U.K. tomorrow for £224.99 from Clove. It’s a round-faced smartwatch with a premium look, clearly set to take on the Moto 360. LG is promising better battery life than other Android Wear devices and an always-on display. It also touts a heart rate…

Here’s every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

Motorola's examples of phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google's Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 models are naturally first in line, as are Android One and Google Play Edition hardware; its outgoing Motorola brand is equally on top of things with plans to patch the Moto E, G and X alongside Verizon's Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra. HTC and OnePlus don't have full details, but they're both pledging to give their recent flagships a taste of Lollipop within 90 days of receiving finished code. NVIDIA and Sony, meanwhile, are being vague. While they're respectively teasing plans to update the Shield Tablet and the Xperia Z series, they won't say when just yet.

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LG G4 to rock a 20.7MP camera with improved Optical Image Stabilization?

LG new camera module with improved OISNext year, we may see LG’s flagship phone rocking rear camera with 20.7-megapixel sensor and improved Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The Korean company’s LG Innotek division used the 2014 Korea Electronics Show (KES) to officially unveil such camera module, and yes – we expect it to be included in the upcoming LG G4. Aside from…

It looks like the LG G4 will have the killer camera you’ve been waiting for

LG G4 Leaked Specs

So far, the battle for the title of having 2014's best smartphone camera has basically come down to a fight between Apple and Samsung, although Nokia certainly had the start of something special when it released the 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 camera more than a year ago. However, LG isn't ready to cede the crown to Apple and Samsung quite yet and G for Games points us to a new report from Korean website Naver that seemingly shows LG is developing an absolutely killer new camera for its next flagship phone.

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LG looks like this year’s surprise Android smartphone hit

LG Vs. Samsung Vs. HTC Android

For the past couple of years, the race to be the top Android smartphone vendor has been between Samsung and a pack of also-rans. However, new data from Chitika suggests that LG might actually be on the rise after releasing well received mobile devices like the Nexus 5 and the LG G3 over the last year.

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LG G Pad 10.1 Review

gpad7LG makes some of the flashiest Android devices out there, but the G Pad isn’t one of them. That’s not to say that the 10 inch tablet is ugly, but the soft-plastic shell design makes the G Pad look like every other mid-range Android tablet out there. The LG G Pad 10.1 is a pretty…

LG is about to release the priciest Android Wear watch on the planet

LG G Watch R Price

The first-generation Android Wear smartwatches have hardly made their way out the door, but LG is already preparing for round two. The original G Watch launched in June for $229, featuring a square display similar to Samsung's Gear Live, which released on the same day. The G Watch received fair to partly cloudy reviews, but it was clear that potential smartwatch adopters were waiting to see how the round-faced Moto 360 would shape up before making a decision.

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Virgin Mobile Unleashes New Flexible Unlimited Plans

Virgin Mobile RetrainIf you’re looking for a mobile plan that won’t break the bank, Virgin Mobile could just be the provider for you. The company has just introduced some new Unlimited plans that start at $20 and cap out at $55. Customers will have a little flexibility with the option to sacrifice some voice or text for…

The LG G3 S – Hands on

What’s the “S” for? Supercharged? Superfast? Well, if you read our LG G3 review but wanted the device to be just a tad smaller, the LG G3S is probably the device for you. As is the tradition now, a “mini” version of the flagship is now in stores so we decided to snap some up-close images for you.

The LG G3 S compares well to its bigger brother, having the same looks and rear button assembly.

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Inside you won’t find the G3 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, instead there is 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It’s quad core but not quite as powerful as the bigger version.

The screen on the G3 S is just a tad smaller at 5″ compared to the 5.5″ unit on the G3, although here you get a HD 1280×720 screen instead of the quad HD 2560×1440 unit from the G3. The G3 S also only comes with 8GB storage although you do still get a microSD card slot for up to 64GB extra.

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The usual WiFi, GPS, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC is here but no IR blaster.

Other things to note, if you do decide to get this instead of the G3, is the fact that it had an 8 megapixel rear shooter instead of the 13 megapixel one, although the laser focus system is still here.

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You can get this on Pay & Go with O2 for £239.99 or on contract for a mere £23 per month. Head to their website for the details if you’re interested.

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