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[Update: Release hits Korea] LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019

LG's history when it comes to updating phones is not great — so much so, in fact, that the company went out of its way to announce a whole new Software Upgrade Center earlier this year to combat the problem. It's too early to tell if it's making much of a difference, but the company has just announced that the Korean G7 ThinQ will be getting upgraded to Android 9 Pie in Q1 2019.

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LG rumored to offer second-screen attachment with upcoming phone

Remember LG's ill-fated Friends modules — you know, that one camera grip thing and the other DAC add-on that never came to the US for the poorly-made G5? The company apparently didn't learn its lesson, as CNET is now reporting that it could be unveiling a phone with a second-screen add-on at MWC next month.

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Samsung and LG warn of profit decline in fourth quarter as smartphone market stagnates

Turns out Apple is not the only company expecting to disappoint investors with its next set of quarterly results — Samsung and LG are in the same boat. Whether or not it's for precisely the same reasons is unclear, but it seems a plateauing smartphone market is at least partially to blame for all three companies' guidance misses. 

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LG ThinQ View smart display review: It's $250, loud, and kind of ugly

Google Assistant-powered smart displays all do pretty much the same things, and, except for the Google Home Hub, run identical software on similar internal hardware. That uniformity leaves device-specific critiques to nuances in external hardware, and while LG's ThinQ View display doesn't outright fail in any respect, for $250, its functional similarity to cheaper, prettier devices makes it a bad buy.

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AT&T starts rolling out updates with fake '5G Evolution' icon, just as promised

Most of you are probably familiar with AT&T's very misleading initiative to dub an enhanced version of 4G LTE "5G Evolution." As the top comment on that post predicted, the "5G E" icon has begun to roll out very quickly, already hitting both the LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy S8 active less than two weeks after the announcement.

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LG gets steamy at CES with a Smart Mirror and Google Assistant-compatible Styler closet

LG is moving full steam ahead with its SmartThinQ/ThinQ AI brands and announcing more smart stuff for its CES 2019 line-up. We've already learned about its new soundbars and TVs with Google Assistant, and now the company has promised it will clear the fog off two other smart home products: a new Styler steam closet and a Smart Mirror.

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LG announces its 2019 TV line-up: Google Assistant, Alexa, HDMI 2.1, and two 8K models

CES officially kicks off next week, but if there's anything we know about LG, it's that the company will trickle down 90% of its announcements before the show even begins. We've already seen its three new Google Assistant-powered soundbars and now we're learning about six new TV series for its 2019 line-up, all of which will also have the Google Assistant built in.

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LG will showcase new high-end Google Assistant soundbars at CES

South Korean tech giant LG has plenty of Google Assitant-equipped and compatible products in its portfolio already, as well as Chromecast soundbars with Dolby Atmos. At CES 2019 next month, the company will show off a new lineup of soundbars in collaboration with Meridian Audio.

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Fake heads are predictably great at fooling Android face unlock

Facial recognition on Android isn't the most robust method of securing your phone; it even says as much when you set it up. It shouldn't be very surprising, then, that it can be fooled by what is probably the least likely thing someone trying to get into your device will have access to: a lifelike, 3D-printed replica of your head.

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7 of our favorite tech deals this week: smartphones galore, headphones, and e-readers

It's OK to admit it — you messed up. You thought we were still in the middle of November or something, and that you had weeks left to do your holiday shopping. Well, after you consult with your neurologist about these concerning lost-time events, you can still scramble to pick up a few last-minute holiday deals, with plenty of offers still available on our favorite mobile tech.

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