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LG G8 ThinQ Android 10 rollout continues with US unlocked model (Update: T-Mobile)

LG's tendency to update its devices incredibly slowly has become something of a running gag in the tech community, especially after the company unveiled a 'Software Upgrade Center' last year that didn't change matters much. It seems like the company's current flagship is receiving Android 10 in a timely manner, but don't get excited yet.

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LG V60 leak shows off quad-cameras, 5,000mAh battery, and more (Update: New render)

Traditionally, LG's spring release cycle has been based around the G-series phones. However, signs increasingly point to LG moving the V-series to the spring slot. A new leak from Evan "evleaks" Blass shows the unannounced V60 ThinQ as a translucent render. LG appears to be packing in the cameras and battery capacity this time.

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LG’s new budget K series phones have quad cameras, large batteries, and USB-C

LG originally wanted to present its 2020 lineup during MWC, but with the event canceled due to coronavirus concerns, the company has decided to release the update to its entry-level K series ahead of the designated show date. All three phones, the K61, K51S, and the K41S, will come with 6.5-inch screens, 4,000mAh batteries, a Google Assistant button, and a quad-camera array consisting of a "standard" lens combined with a super-wide, a macro, and a depth sensor. The K61 goes up to an impressive 48MP on the primary camera.

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Samsung and LG could release portable monitors that hook up to your smartphone

Modern flagship phones have grown more powerful than one could’ve imagined a few years ago. Their ascent has fueled the development of features like Samsung DeX, which tweaks the phone’s UI to imitate a classic desktop and open windowed apps. These modes have so far been restricted to stationary desk setups as they require a monitor along with a keyboard and mouse to function. The two big South Korean brands—Samsung and LG—apparently want you to take the experience wherever you go thanks to portable monitors they're currently working on.

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All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC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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