Not too long ago, Reuters reported that LG was looking to outsource some of its smartphone business, particularly when it comes to low-end devices. Now a rumor has popped up that the company is looking to sell its smartphone business altogether, courtesy of Korean outlet TheElec. However, LG's global communicator Ken Hong confirmed to us that there's absolutely nothing to these rumors.
Google's game-streaming service Stadia is coming to new LG TVs in late 2021. When it lands, it will support 4K and 5.1 surround sound (assuming you've got a Stadia Pro subscription) and will be available for webOS 6.0 first, with webOS 5.0 support planned later. Additional information from The Verge claims that GeForce Now is also coming to LG TVs at a later date.
The LG Wing is one of the weirder phones released lately, with a swiveling design that yields two usable screens (though one is smaller than the other). LG is still working on new ways to utilize the dual-display layout, and now an update going out to Verizon subscribers includes some of the company's new ideas.
The LG Stylo series has long been a favorite for people who want a stylus on their phone but don't want to sell a kidney to get it. Last year's Stylo 6 was a bit of a letdown, though, offering poor performance and precious few upgrades over its predecessor. Will the follow-up put on a better showing? Now, thanks to OnLeaks, we have our first look at the Stylo 7 5G.
Smart appliances are nothing new, but it's a rare treat to find one that does something we can actually call smart. LG will demonstrate a series of new features coming to its line of refrigerators during the virtual CES 2021 conference in January, and among the highlights will be an automatic door that opens in response to voice commands. This will enable users to simply voice the command, "open the refrigerator door," and they'll be able to drop off or pick up items without touching a handle.
Now that more people are staying at home these days, augmented reality has the potential to become even more important. AR may not be as novel as it once was, but that doesn't mean Google isn't continually expanding its ARCore SDK to more devices to enable them to seamlessly access AR experiences like its virtual zoo.
LG is planning to outsource more of its low-end and mid-range smartphones, according to a report from Reuters. The change would increase design and manufacturing for more lower-end LG phones to third-party ODMs, while keeping LG's branding. The change is likely meant to reduce costs and increase long-term sustainability as LG's mobile efforts continue to fail.
We didn't ask for a film exploring the idea of a society split apart by their immunity (or lack thereof) to a disease undergoing pandemic spread, but hey, we're getting one from Adam Mason and Michael Bay next year called "Songbird." It imagines a Los Angeles of the near future with mass quarantine camps, the privileged few with immunity bracelets, and a mutated SARS-CoV-2 dominating the storyline. It also has quite a bit of product placement for the very old (at least by that point) LG Wing.
Whatever you have to say about the LG Wing — we've certainly had our say here at Android Police — it's certainly a one-of-a-kind machine. From today, you've got a total of three places where you can buy this screen-swiveling phone in the United States and we have all the details.