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All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

The coronavirus outbreak is shaking up the tech world, leading to factory and store shutdowns all over China. This could mean we'll see some production shortages, but fears of the virus spread also have more tangible effects. Many companies have decided to withdraw from or limit their availability at MWC 2020, slated to begin February 24. To hinder contamination, the fair organizer GSMA has put a vast number of actions in motion to keep attendees as safe as possible.

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LG and ZTE cancel MWC events under specter of coronavirus (Update: ZTE will attend after all)

The novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 20,000 people, killed hundreds, and has put millions of people in China under quarantine is increasingly affecting travel not just within, but into and out of the country. Nearby countries are handling cases and deaths of their own. All of this could throw a wrench into the Mobile World Congress as the trade show is set to begin in Barcelona on February 24. Two major participants, LG and ZTE, have announced that they won't be there.

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LG announces record earnings for 2019 in spite of higher mobile losses

LG is in a tough spot. The overall company is doing very well, having just finished its most successful year ever. However, the company's mobile division is just burning money, and earnings there are moving in the wrong direction after LG pledged to turn a profit on smartphones within a year.

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LG shares Android 10 update plans for rest of 2020

LG is having a hard time pushing timely software updates even to its flagship range, despite having a dedicated Software Upgrade Center for this exact purpose. The South Korean brand did begin updating a few of its V- and G-series phones to Android 10 in the last couple of months, but not all these releases have yet to see international availability, and many users remain clueless as to when the update notification might pop up on their LG handsets. To smooth their ruffled feathers, LG Italy recently published its Android 10 update roadmap.

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LG snuck in native desktop mode on its phones with Android 10 update

LG’s 2019 flagship lineup recently began receiving their Android 10 builds packed with goodies like full gesture navigation and the December 2019 security patch. One feature that remained obscure without even a mention in the changelog was the built-in desktop mode, discovered by Juan Carlos Bagnell (SomeGadgetGuy). The implementation appears to be a close sibling of Samsung’s DeX, minus the fancy branding.

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LG announces its first true wireless earbuds, available this month in South Korea (Update: Now available in the US)

Following the example of Apple, Samsung, Sony, and countless others, LG has announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds. The Tone+ Free sport all the bells and whistles you'd expect in modern earbuds, and they'll be available later this month in South Korea.

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LG pledges to turn around mobile business, earn a profit by 2021

LG hasn't turned a profit on smartphones for years, but it says that will change by 2021. No really, for real this time. The promise comes from LG Electronics CEO Kwon Bong-seok, who addressed the company's mobile struggles during a press conference at CES. Bong-seok didn't offer any specifics on how LG would do this, but it sounds like we might be in for some weird phones.

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Underwhelming LG G9 renders show off quad-camera system and coveted headphone jack

There was once a time when the G series represented the best hardware LG had to offer. However, as the company struggles to turn a profit in the smartphone market, the former Nexus partner has fallen far from the warm embrace of relevancy. Proof positive: these 360-degree renders of the upcoming LG G9 show a device that's in desperate need of revitalization.

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LG V40 ThinQ Sprint variant receives Android 9 Pie half a year after the others (Updated)

LG only recently updated the Verizon and AT&T variants of its V40 ThinQ to Android 9. Now, customers using the unlocked version of the phone are given the same favor, as the company has released the Pie update on these devices, too.

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LG G7 One is now receiving its Android 10 update

We're reaching the part of the Android update cycle where new phones are receiving the OS upgrade on a regular basis. Samsung is in the process of rolling out Android 10 to its 2019 flagships, while Sony and Motorola are starting to upgrade their devices. The latest device to get the big Android 10 update is LG's G7 One.

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