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LG's Dual Screen hardware finally getting a game with exclusive second-screen functionality

LG's Dual Screen hardware finally getting a game with exclusive second-screen functionality

Enhanced gaming has been one of the most consistently promoted features of LG phones that support its Dual Screen hardware. Until now, the only gaming-centric improvement available for these devices has been the ability to use the second display as a dedicated gamepad. Now we're finally seeing games introduce some bespoke functionality for that second panel, with the release of a dual-screen edition of Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War.

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[Update: AT&T, too] Android 9 Pie makes its way to the LG G6 on Verizon and in Europe

[Update: AT&T, too] Android 9 Pie makes its way to the LG G6 on Verizon and in Europe

If there's one aspect of Android that could use improvement, it's the software updates. As OEMs and carriers set their sights on rolling out Android 10, there are still plenty of older devices haven't even tasted a slice of Android 9 Pie. That's why this week's scheduled release of Pie for Verizon and European Union users rocking the LG G6 from 2017 is something of a minor miracle. That LG Software Upgrade Center is finally coming through!

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LG G8X up for pre-orders from October 25 for as low as $300, but with an asterisk

LG G8X up for pre-orders from October 25 for as low as $300, but with an asterisk

If LG seems particularly out of sorts this year, you could probably tack a lot of that to its contorted phone release schedule: it announced the V50 alongside the G8, released the G8 in April and then the V50 (with its 5G-ness) in June, then decided to fill its IFA booth in September with a dual-screen remix of the G8, the G8X. Today, we're learning when that phone will go on sale in the United States.

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LG Stylo 5+ goes on sale at AT&T with upgraded front-facing camera

LG Stylo 5+ goes on sale at AT&T with upgraded front-facing camera

If you're on the lookout for a stylus-toting smartphone, the Galaxy Note series has traditionally been your only option. Unfortunately, these cost a pretty penny (except for the Note 3 Neo which Samsung sold for a hot minute), so customers on a budget were left out. LG has targetted the Note customer on a budget with the LG Stylo 5, and AT&T just announced its own variant, the Stylo 5+.

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LG begins Android 10 beta program for G8 ThinQ

LG begins Android 10 beta program for G8 ThinQ

LG may not be the most celebrated Android OEM on the planet, but that hasn't stopped it from pursuing success on the heels of its expanding G series smartphones. For customers who have stuck with the South Korean manufacturer, we have a bit of exciting news for you. Just one month after Google released Android 10 into the wild, LG is ready to let G8 ThinQ take it for a spin.

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LG TV Plus app update restores compatibility with Android 10 devices

LG TV Plus app update restores compatibility with Android 10 devices

OS update season is always my favorite time of the year. Like clockwork, the next version of Android is released with a bunch of new fixes, features, and fanfare for the future of the world's most popular mobile platform. Unfortunately, new software usually means some old apps are bound to break. For LG webOS TV owners who are suffering from a borked LG TV Plus app following the Android 10 upgrade, we've got some good news for you.

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Grab the Amazon-exclusive LG Stylo 5 for just $220 ($80 off)

Grab the Amazon-exclusive LG Stylo 5 for just $220 ($80 off)

The LG Stylo 5, the company's newest stylus-equipped smartphone, comes in several variants: carrier-specific, unlocked, and an Amazon-exclusive version with some preloaded Amazon apps. If you've been itching to try a stylus-equipped phone at a very reasonable price point, the Amazon variant is on sale for just $220, which is $80 below the regular price.

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Grab an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ for only $500 on Amazon ($350 off)

Grab an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ for only $500 on Amazon ($350 off)

One of LG's latest flagship phones is currently on sale at Amazon. The LG G8 ThinQ was already decently discounted last month, albeit with some extra Amazon bloat. We even saw the T-Mobile edition going for just $375. Now we've finally spotted a deal on the regular, carrier-friendly unlocked G8 for just $500, which is a $350 discount off list price.

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[Update: T-Mobile, AT&T] Android 9 Pie lands on Verizon LG V30

[Update: T-Mobile, AT&T] Android 9 Pie lands on Verizon LG V30

Android 10 is here, bereft of any colorful desert name — but many devices are still catching up on the previous version, Android 9 Pie. Such is the state of 2017's LG V30, the Verizon variant of which has recently started receiving the update.

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Verizon LG V40 ThinQ gets native screen recording and secure power-off in latest update

Verizon LG V40 ThinQ gets native screen recording and secure power-off in latest update

The LG V40 ThinQ only recently received Android 9 Pie on all US carriers, but it's already time for another minor update, hitting the Verizon variant first. It includes some security patches, a native screen recording app, and a secure power-off feature.

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