When LGreleased its current flagship device, the G5, last year, it was seen as sort of a departure or an innovative approach on the part of the South Korean phone maker, especially with regards to the modular design of the handset. Users and industry watchers alike certainly found the G5 a cool concept -- allowing owners to swap out the bottom section of the smartphone for other parts, such as a camera grip or a speaker.
LG’s flagship device, the G5, officially becomes the first mobile device not made by Google to get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. LG is looking to launch a worldwide roll out of its Android Nougat update to G5 units, but almost certainly, G5 owners who are based in South Korea will be the first to receive the software update. As for users living in other major mobile markets, especially the United States and China, they should be able to get the update in the next few weeks.
When LG first unveiled its G5 flagship device back in February early this year, the smartphone was lauded for not only adopting a rather unique modular concept in design, but also for managing to actually demonstrate successfully that modular smartphones can indeed work. But despite the warm acceptance of the LG G5, the handset never quite generated enough sales to be considered a solid hit. Even though the notion of being able to use a wide range of add-on modules that can be attached to the G5 with ease sounded good on paper, it never really translated into actual buyer conversions.
Upon its release back in April earlier this year, LG’s flagship device, the G5, wowed the mobile industry and consumers alike with its clever use of a modular design that allows the handset to have its removable battery swapped out from its bottom part, and attach various cool accessories like a camera grip or an audio converter to switch from digital to analog. In other words, its modular nature gave the LG G5 a versatility never before seen in a major smartphone release.
Roughly a week ago, LG had announced that it will be unveiling its first ever Android Nougat powered mobile device, the LG V20, in the city of San Francisco in California on September 6th of this year. Apart from being the first Android Nougat LG device, the V20 is also looking to beat upcoming new Nexus handsets from Google in getting the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. Like its predecessor the V10, the upcoming V20 is said to boast a twin screen set up as well as a dual selfie camera configuration.
When LG unveiled its newest flagship device, the LG G5, at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain in February early this year, the smartphone wowed the world with its cool, modular approach to mobile design. Basically, the LG G5’s flexible, modular design allows mobile users to swap out components and even upgrade parts by taking the battery out of the bottom and attaching a new accessory.
LG has announced that it is expecting to register an operating profit of $439 million during the tech giant’s most recent quarter. This amount represents a 65.5 percent improvement over the same quarter last year. However, the status of the South Korean company’s mobile division is not yet made clear.
T-Mobile has announced the launch of its Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), in a clear effort to further enhance customer experience, especially with regards to the quality of voice calls. Although EVS is still as of now a patent pending piece of voice technology, the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States obviously views EVS as its next step after its current Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, now serving as the backbone supporting over 50 percent of all voice calls made by subscribers of T-Mobile.
While everybody was busy checking out the new iPhone and iPad Pro, new LG related developments were brewing this week. First off, the South Korean tech giant’s Watch Urbane LTE Second Edition wearable device is being brought back by major US wireless carrier AT&T.
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