LG has made good on its promise to resurrect WebOS in the living room.
An LG researcher, Hong Sung-pyo, said at an event in Korea on Thursday that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month will play host to the company's first WebOS-based Smart TV. The television will include a 2.2GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, according to Hong.
CNET sister site ZDNet Korea was first to report on the news.
WebOS has had a long and disappointing experience in the electronics business. The operating system was initially hailed as the Palm's savior, but quickly … Read more
Want to see a 105-inch curved TV? LG and Samsung will each unveil their own respective models next month.
The two electronics rivals both annnounced on Thursday that they will show off a 105-inch curved TV at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in January. Both TVs will display 11 million pixels at a resolution of 5,120x2,160 and an aspect ratio of 21:9.
LAS VEGAS -- This town is apparently big enough for two 105-inch curved 4K (UHD) LED LCD TVs.
Perennial insane duelists Samsung and LG have traded "biggest" blows this week at CES in January, announcing at-first-blush-nearly identical mammoth TVs.
The LG 105UC9 was announced first, and Samsung's counterstrike is the 105U9500. Samsung says it will ship the TV this year.
Curved TV screens first appeared this year on LG and Samsung OLED TVs, but like the smaller curved sets Samsung recently announced at CES, the 105U9500 uses standard LED LCD, not OLED, technology. The only other curved … Read more
LG Electronics is set to reveal a Googlicious all-in-one desktop computer at CES 2014. The 21.5-inch LG Chromebase runs the Chrome operating system and features a full 1080p HD IPS display.
Inside, the Chromebase will house 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an Intel Celeron processor. The computer includes single HDMI, USB 3.0, and LAN ports, with three additional USB 2.0 connections in the rear. The all-in-one also packs a 1.3-megapixel Webcam that takes 720p video and 5-watt speakers. Keyboard and mouse accessories are included.
The LG Chromebase bears a basic build and all-white design … Read more
2013 was a busy year for the Android ecosystem: phones got bigger, faster, and more robust. Tablets grew numerous, and Android moved into electronics like smartwatches and a gaming device. Looking ahead to next year we should expect the same trends to continue, but on a slightly different trajectory.
Android will likely have a decent showing at the Consumer Electronics Show with announcements from a handful of hardware makers. Jumping ahead to February and Mobile World Congress (MWC), things should start to heat up for the next generation of Android. While this may sound like business as usual, 2014 will … Read more
LG Electronics has officially jumped into the Chrome OS market. The electronics giant announced Tuesday that it would be unveiling its all-in-one Chromebase desktop computer during the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.
"Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and great design," LG's head of IT Business Hyoung-sei Park said in a statement. "LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops, expected to be widely adopted not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers and other business settings.&… Read more
A picture surfaced over the weekend that shows a press render of the device with Sprint's Spark LTE logo in the notification bar.
The curved Android is expected to hit the US at some point in the next few months. Aside from Sprint, other carriers said to be in line include AT&T and T-Mobile.
The G Flex might feature midrange hardware under the hood but its main draw is almost purely superficial. The LG handset has a curved … Read more
Want a handset that has the same features as the LG G2 but in the Optimus G Pro form? If you live in Korea, the new LTE-capable LG Gx might be just the thing for you.
Sporting a full-HD 5.5-inch IPS display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, the new handset comes across as a supersized LG G2. The handset has similar software features, such as Knock-On (where you double tap the screen to turn it on) and has similar accessories such as the QuickWindow case.
The specs sheet states that the handset supports the … Read more
All 2013-model LG Smart TVs are getting Spotify, the music company announced Monday.
Spotify's app is available to premium users only. However, after downloading the streaming app to the television, new users can try out Spotify Premium for 30 days. After that time is up, customers who want to continue to accessing tracks through their televisions will need to pay $10 per month.
Spotify has been awfully active lately. Just last week, in fact, the company announced plans to make its mobile apps free -- an important move that could see it pick up more users on the mobile … Read more