LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) has reportedly sold 2.3 million LG G2 smartphones so far. The G2 launched four months ago and has high-end hardware specifications. In Korea, LG sold around 600,000 LG G2 units. The 2.3 million figure is smaller than the company’s goal of hitting 3 million for Q3. However, the 600,000 figure in Korea is above the 540,000 last year’s unit mark for the LG G Pro.
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LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) is building their own processors to use in their own products code-named “Odin.” According to Digital Times Korea, the Odin processors may be used in LG’s flagship devices in 2014.
LG has apologized to customers when admitting that they have collected data on viewing habits of the user without him or her knowing. Jason Huntley discovered the smart TV spying issue and wrote about it on his blog after noticing that his LG Smart TV sending him targeted ads on the Smart landing screen.
Earlier this month, we wrote about how the LG G Flex has self-healing properties. This feature has now been tested by popular YouTube user Marques Brownlee.
LG has released a commercial for the LG MiniBeam. The LG MiniBeam is a built-in digital TV tuner with an LED lamp that can last up to 30,000 hours. The LG MiniBeam has a 1280×800 resolution and can be projected against most surfaces. The LG MiniBeam has WiFi so that it can access the Internet. The LG MiniBeam has an HDMI cable so that you can connect a laptop or computer to it. It also supports USB. Check out the video below (after the jump):
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The LG G Flex has a curved display, but it also has another very unique characteristic that makes the device stand apart from the competition. The LG G Flex has self-healing powers where the scratches made on the back of the phone can heal itself and disappear. The technology behind that feature is unknown, but you can see a video above of how it works. The video demonstrates the phone being scratched over and over for 2 minutes. It returns to normal after that. Lots of exciting things are happening in 21st century technology!
The LG Intuition will soon be getting upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless. The LG Intuition is a 5-inch wide Galaxy Note competitor that LG launched last year. Some of the changes to the user interface includes multi-page sharing, broken bookmark sync fixes, new apps, new games, the removal of certain widgets, and updates to certain Verizon apps. The update also includes Project Butter, which offers a smoother interface and expandable/actionable notifications. The update is taking place over-the-air and it is unknown when the rollout will start.
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LG has launched their first curved smartphone called the LG Flex. The LG Flex has a 6-inch 720p OLED display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, and 13-megapixel camera. The LG Flex is curved vertically (top to bottom). LG said that the LG Flex is optimized for the “average face,” which delivers better voice and sound quality. It also has a better grip and better viewing experience when used for watching video in landscape. The back of the Flex has a special “elastic coating.” The LG Flex will be going for sale in Korea starting next month.