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LG Pay debuts in US with magstripe reading and cash back rewards program

More than a year after it was reported that LG would be launching a mobile payment service with compatibility for magnetic stripe terminals in the United States, the company has finally announced the arrival of LG Pay for the LG G8 ThinQ. Though we can say that Samsung Pay finally has a one-to-one competitor in its space, it will take a good while before spreading out to other devices.

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[Update: More carriers, T-Mobile] LG G7 ThinQ is finally getting its Android 9 Pie update

Back in January, LG rolled out the Android 9 Pie update to the G7 in its home country of South Korea, but users elsewhere haven't been so lucky. It's now finally hitting devices in the US — better late than never, I suppose.

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The LG Stylo 5 is a passable Galaxy Note alternative if you're short on cash

The LG Stylo series has been a staple offering at prepaid carrier stores for years. The stylus-equipped Stylo 4 received fairly positive reviews when it was released last year, and now LG has followed it up with a sequel.

The Stylo 5 impressed me with its good design and amazing battery life, but it has the same faults as many of LG's other recent phones including a clunky software experience and no guarantee of future Android updates. Still, there's a lot to like for around $200.

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The LG G8S ThinQ is rolling out globally

The day I'm sure we've all been anticipating with bated breath has finally arrived: LG is expanding availability for the G8S ThinQ to international markets after debuting in Taiwan. This phone is mostly the G8 you've come to know and love, but there's another camera and a few minor spec changes.

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[Update: T-Mobile, too] Unlocked LG V40 ThinQ receives Android 9 Pie update, weeks after AT&T and Verizon variants

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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The LG V50's bootloader will be unlockable in Europe

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LG's new W10, W30, W30 Pro aim to revitalize India's budget smartphone scene

LG has had its phases when it comes to mid-range smartphones: it started with conventional low-end specs in unremarkable blocks and moved over to highlighting one special aspect for different phones. Now, we've got the new W10, W30, and W30 Pro are coming soon exclusively to Amazon and exclusively in India. What does the 'W' stand for, you ask? "For the win."

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[Update: Zenfone 6, Galaxies galore] ARCore support comes to Pixel 3a, OnePlus 7, LG G8, and a bunch of Apple devices

Every few weeks, Google updates its ARCore support list with new devices. This time around, Google's added the two new LG flagship phones — the G8 and the V50 — as well as four iPad models and the iPhone XR.

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[Update: Culprit fired] Xiaomi stole artwork from a 3D artist commissioned by rival LG

There's a different perspective on copying and redistributing other people's work in China — in fact, copyright as we know it was only introduced to the country's legislation in the 80s. Companies still have a different culture around copying others' work, especially since copyright violations are often still considered minor misdemeanors there. However, companies should absolutely still adhere to appropriate laws internationally — which is why we're calling out Xiaomi here. It's been caught ripping off an artist's work to promote products on the landing page of its Spanish website (which has since been updated to remove the image) — the icing on the cake is that the stolen property was commissioned by Xiaomi's competitor LG.

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[Update: Now available] Verizon will start selling the LG V50 ThinQ on June 20

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G has endured a stop-and-go release schedule. In the midst of growing pains with South Korea's next-gen cellular grid, the company pushed its original home market launch date of April 19 by nearly a month. Sprint, the U.S. carrier that claimed the early lead on the device, started sales on May 31. We knew that Verizon would also take up the V50 this "summer," but it wasn't until now that we learned it would be this week — on the last day of spring.

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