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Samsung shows off its stretchiest stretchable display yet

Samsung shows off its stretchiest stretchable display yet

Do you remember how long foldable OLED displays had to hang out at tech convention floors before they finally started appearing in products? Well, say hello to the display your phone of 2030 might have. Okay, not exactly this one.

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LG's new bending 'glass' might make your next folding phone a lot more durable

LG's new bending 'glass' might make your next folding phone a lot more durable

LG may have made an ignoble exit from the smartphone market earlier this year, but as a gigantic international megacorp, it still has its hand in. LG Chem, the branch of the company that developers new materials and energy systems, has something that might turn the eye of their in-country rivals at Samsung: a new material that can bend like plastic while being hard as glass.

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Some older Samsung and OnePlus phones will stop working on AT&T entirely next year

Some older Samsung and OnePlus phones will stop working on AT&T entirely next year

Last year, AT&T sent out an email to its customers warning that their phones would soon lose support on its network, requiring an upgrade to a new device. Things weren't quite as drastic as the email read on paper, but it still managed to cause a sense of panic and urgency among subscribers. As we approach the halfway mark for the year, it's worth making sure your phone won't be affected by AT&T's upcoming changes to its network.

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Lucky LG employees can reportedly buy the company's last unreleased phones, including the Rollable

Lucky LG employees can reportedly buy the company's last unreleased phones, including the Rollable

LG's ignoble exit from the smartphone business made headlines last month. But an international electronics giant doesn't simply flip a switch and exit a market: there were plenty of in-development phones still floating around LG offices and factories when it decided to stop making them. According to one noted leaker, the company is selling off the last Android phones it will ever make straight to its employees.

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AT&T joins Verizon with LG Velvet Android 11 update

AT&T joins Verizon with LG Velvet Android 11 update

LG swears that at least some of its current phones will be getting updates, some up to the upcoming Android 12, as it bids the smartphone market goodbye. We can't speak to the likelihood of that outcome (well, we could, but we're being nice), but at least one more current model is getting updated to Android 11. The Verizon version of the LG Velvet is starting to get its Android 11 OTA this weekend.

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Wi-Fi Calling gets the ax on more than a dozen T-Mobile devices

Wi-Fi Calling gets the ax on more than a dozen T-Mobile devices

T-Mobile is about to turn off Wi-Fi Calling to a number of older phones. Have you been prudent enough to see the day when your phone's been made obsolete? Well, at least in one small factor.

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Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

The transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music has been a rocky and contentious one. But Google isn't finished axing its media apps just yet. According to updated support documentation, the Google Play Movies & TV app on smart televisions is the next one to get the chop. The phone app was replaced with the newer "Google TV" app in October, but the app will disappear from smart TV platforms as well starting in June.

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Will your LG phone get an Android 11 or 12 update?

Will your LG phone get an Android 11 or 12 update?

I never thought I'd see LG shut its mobile division before Sony or HTC, but here we are. The South Korean company officially announced its exit from the smartphone market a few days ago. While the company wasn't explicit about the software support situation at the time, some details have emerged since.

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LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

When LG shut down its mobile division last week, a few details remained unclear about its existing products. We initially speculated that the latest flagships should be in for at least another big upgrade to Android 12, but now LG has shed some light on its plans going forward. It pledges to update most of its flagships for up to three years.

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These are LG's never to be released flagship phones for 2021

These are LG's never to be released flagship phones for 2021

Late Sunday evening the final nail was driven into the coffin of LG's smartphone business, when the manufacturer declared it was halting development of all hardware. One of the (many) areas in which LG fell behind was in the cutting edge of foldable phone development, but it did have at least one alternative: a rolling screen. LG showed off its prototype earlier this year, declaring its intention to make and sell it, and apparently sent it to multiple certification agencies for testing.

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