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You didn't buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 this spring, research finds

You didn't buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 this spring, research finds

Research house Canalys tracked 31.9 million smartphone shipments in the U.S. for the second quarter, down 5% from last year. Diverging plotlines between the novel coronavirus pandemic and the trade war with China are putting intense pressures on the industry in terms of cost and product strategy.

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LG Velvet review: Different doesn't necessarily mean 'better'

LG Velvet review: Different doesn't necessarily mean 'better'

LG could use a win. While it once innovated with modular hardware and pushing the whole industry past 16:9 screens, it's been hard to find any unambiguous successes over the last few generations of G- and V-series flagships. That's not to say that they weren't decently good phones, but none really stood out — maybe the V40 was one of the best, but even then we couldn't recommend paying big money for it. Is it time to take things back to the drawing board?

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LG adds bootloader unlock support for the Velvet and three more phones

LG adds bootloader unlock support for the Velvet and three more phones

For several years now, unlocking LG phones has required the use of the company's official unlock tool. Not all of LG's devices are supported, but now three more phones have been added to the roster. Get your custom ROMs ready.

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LG is bringing its Velvet UI to older flagships, starting with the V50

LG is bringing its Velvet UI to older flagships, starting with the V50

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LG V60 is picking up its May security update on Verizon

LG V60 is picking up its May security update on Verizon

Google has gotten a bit stricter with requiring OEMs to add Android's security updates over the years, but that doesn't mean companies are actually on board. LG's Software Update Center may be running at full power, but everything from last-minute bugs to carrier certification can hold up Android updates. It's almost July, but LG's new dual-screen capable device is only now receiving the May security patch.

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LG's true wireless Tone FREE earbuds with UV sterilizing case getting a new design

LG's true wireless Tone FREE earbuds with UV sterilizing case getting a new design

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Galaxy S20 family formally joins list of devices supporting AR objects in Google Search

Galaxy S20 family formally joins list of devices supporting AR objects in Google Search

On many Android devices, Google Search lets you view tons of 3D models like animals, pets, skeletons, cells, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, and much more. With the tap of a button, you can move these objects into your home and see them as though they were in your camera's viewfinder. It's even possible to snap photos and take videos. The list of supported phones is ever-expanding — devices like the Sony Xperia 1 II, the Poco X2, the Xiaomi Redmi K30, and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite made the cut we when checked in at the beginning of June, and now a few more are popping up, including the flagship Galaxy S20 series.

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LG Velvet coming to North America and elsewhere in the coming weeks

LG Velvet coming to North America and elsewhere in the coming weeks

As we're used to for the past several years now, LG leaves very few secrets on the table about the phones it's going to launch. Indeed, the new Velvet phone  was teased quite early on as the successor to the longstanding G-series. Tomorrow, it goes on pre-sale in South Korea and we're now getting a clearer look at what we can expect out of the phone.

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AT&T's dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ receives Android 10 update

AT&T's dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ receives Android 10 update

For those looking for a more affordable dual-screen smartphone than Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip or Galaxy Fold, LG's G8X ThinQ isn't a bad option. Available in the US through a couple of carriers, the AT&T model of the G8X has just begun receiving its Android 10 update, following in the footsteps of the unlocked version and the Sprint variant.

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LG V40 on Verizon now picking up Android 10, following AT&T and T-Mobile

LG V40 on Verizon now picking up Android 10, following AT&T and T-Mobile

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