LG Display will be at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week annual conference in Vancouver this week where they will be showcasing a flexible and indestructible OLED screen. The 5-inch screen will be bendable and made out of plastic, which could make mobile phones less vulnerable to scrapes and cracks.
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Today AT&T announced that they will be getting the LG Optimus G Pro exclusively. The G Pro is powered by Android 4.1.2 and has a 5.5-inch full HD screen. Price of the G-Pro is $199 with on contract. Sales will begin on May 3rd and the device will come with a free Quick Cover folio case. The G Pro is the successor to the LG Optimus G, which was released last year.
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Apple has licensed patents from a Japanese company that owns intellectual property created by Palm and PalmSource. PalmSource was the creator of the original Palm operating system for personal digital assistants. Formerly known as PalmSource, ACCESS Systems Americas is now developing the successor of the Palm OS PDA operating system (Access Linux Platform) and is working on BeOS. PalmSource originally spun out from Palm. The transaction value of the licensing agreement is worth around 1 billion yen ($10 million U.S.).
According to The Korea Times, LG Electronics is working on a smart-watch and a product that would compete against Google Glass. The LG smartwatch and smart-glasses products are being developed as a “non-commercialized” R&D project. This is not the first smart-watch product that LG has developed. The LG-GD910 watch was showcased at CES 2009 where it featured a touchscreen and a built-in 3G connection. Below is a demo of of the GD910 in action:
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LG Electronics revealed the Optimus G smartphone last week at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Now the company has announced a special case known as the “Quick Cover.” The screen for the Optimus G turns on when the Quick Cover is opened. The screen turns off when the phone is covered.
LG Electronics started selling their first LTE smartphones two years ago. The company has now sold 10 million LTE smartphones across the world. This is double the number that they hit in August. LG’s first LTE powered smartphone was the LG Revolution. The company will be launching the Optimus F7 and F5 later this year. Below is the press release about the news.