LG G6 and LG V30 will receive Android 8.1 Oreo, get Android Enterprise Recommended approval

LG has just announced that two of its highest-end devices right now – the LG G6 and the LG V30 – will become part of Google’s new-fangled Android Enterprise Recommended program after getting updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. Thanks to this certification, the two devices will be explicitly recommended by Google for use in corporations and other large businesses.

“Earning the Android Enterprise Recommended certification underscores LG’s commitment to continual improvements in enterprise security and is paramount to the brand’s overall promise to deliver capable and secure devices …


LG K8 and K10 2018 edition announced, to be shown at MWC 2018

With Mobile World Congress just a few days away, LG has announced the 2018 editions of its K10 and K8 budget-friendly smartphones. The company’s entry-level cell phone lineup gains a total of four new models and variations, all of which we expect to see in person at this year’s MWC expo. 
LG describes the 2018-edition LG K8 and LG K10 as “enhanced with even more premium features rivaling those of premium flagships”. Still, the LG K-series is a budget-friendly one, so don’t expect anything fancy.
Design-wise, …

2018 LG V30, to be unveiled at MWC, will use AI to recommend camera settings and more

In two weeks, MWC will be open and at one point during the trade show, LG is expected to unveil its revised LG V30 model which is rumored to be called the 2018 LG V30. One of the new features on the device will be software giving the revised phone some AI capabilities. Voice AI will allow the user to give voice commands to Google Assistant that are exclusive to LG handsets. These commands allow the camera to start up in a specific mode.

23 of these commands were introduced last year with another 9 unveiled this year. The latter commands include:

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Deal: Buy a T-Mobile LG V30 or G6, get a free LG Projector ($249.99 value)

A new version of LG’s V30 is coming soon, but what if you need a V30 right now? Well, if you’re a T-Mobile customer (or intend to become one), you can get either the regular LG V30, or the more expensive LG V30+, and receive an LG MiniBeam Projector for free. The gift is also offered to buyers of the LG G6.  
This deal is available until February 22, only to US residents of at least 18 years old (or 19 in Alabama and Nebraska). There are no trade-ins required, but you’ll have to buy your LG phone on a T-Mobile equipment installment plan. After that, you need …

Apple, LG and Valve invest in a firm that will offer OLED microdisplays for VR and AR headsets

According to a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple, LG and Valve are teaming up to invest $10 million in a firm called eMagin. The company produces microdisplays used in the healthcare, military and industrial businesses. However, the SEC filing includes a statement from eMagin that gives us a clue for the interest by the three aforementioned companies.

In the statement, eMagin says that it is in talks with “multiple Tier One consumer product companies” to develop and design microdisplays for headsets that would be used on consumer devices. These could include …

The AI-edition LG V30s gets detailed: 256GB storage, 'LG Lens,' price and release

Well, well, well, it seems that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 won’t be the only one stealing the show at the MWC expo two weeks from now, as we initially thought. An LG V30s is in store, too, and today Korean media is abuzz with scoops on what upgrades will LG offer to us mere mortal users, to make its 2017 flagship fill the void until the G7 lands on shelves.

For starters, the name V30s should tip you that this is an upgraded version of the V30 that launched on US carriers back in September. What are the enhancements? How about 256 GB storage to begin with? That’s right, the V30 has 64 …

Apple vs Samsung vs LG vs Huawei mobile profits are not even close

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, and she sang over Apple’s record quarterly profit to the tune of a $20 billion fanfare. While that’s not as much as analysts expected, and a bit too close to the $18.4 billion it booked on the wings of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus upgrades, it is still a record profit in the company’s history… any modern company’s history. 
That chunk of change boosted Apple’s cash hoard to $285 billion, and, now that its overseas holdings can be repatriated with a low tax rate, Apple’s only trouble will be how to spend this on future …

LG settles suit over bootlooping; class action members get $425 cash or $700 rebate

Members of the class action suit filed against LG over the bootlooping experienced on several of its devices, now have a decision to make following LG’s settlement of the legal action against it. Those who are part of the class action need to fill out and submit a “Proof of Claim” survey by February 12th to receive either a $700 rebate toward the purchase of a new LG handset, or $425 in cash.

The law firm that represented some owners of the LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, LG V20, and the LG built Google Nexus 5X, Girard Gibbs, took the case after several units of these phones continued to try and …

Deal: Buy the unlocked LG V30 for just $675 from B&H and save $125

LG’s latest flagship, the V30 is already available in the United States, but customers can’t get it for less than $800 via major carriers unless they agree to sign new long-term contracts. The good news is some US retailers discount the flagship from time to time and even if the percentage is less than 20%, these deals are still worth taking into consideration.

For the second time this year, B&H has discounted the LG V30 by $125. Since the smartphone’s retail price has dropped to $800 at all major carriers in the US, you’ll be saving around 15% when you buy the LG V30 from B&H.

For …

LG G6 now available in three new color options, the Q6 gets two new color variations too

It appears that our previous report regarding the Raspberry Rose version of LG G6 was somewhat accurate. The South Korean handset maker has just announced that its last year flagship is now available in three new color options: Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose.

Apparently, LG chose the most popular V30 color options and made them available on the LG G6 as well. Furthermore, the handset maker announced that the LG Q6 is getting two new color options too: Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet.

With the addition of Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet and Raspberry Rose, LG …