This week with Stories You Might’ve Missed, we’ll be covering the announcement of the Snapdragon XR1, as well as Google and LG’s new VR display technology. If you haven’t seen these segments before, Stories You Might’ve Missed is our dedicated segment for relevant stories that we didn’t cover this past week. Below are the stories themselves, as well as links to sources so you can read more if they caught your interest. Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon XR1, their first VR/AR-centric chipset Qualcomm’s interest in XR (Xtended Reality- blanket term for AR, VR, etc) is no secret. We’ve spoken to them directly about it before. At the
Looking for a mobile VR experience but aren’t sure which phones support it and which do a better job? Below is VRWorld’s list of the best smartphones for the greatest VR experience. What limits the selections? But before we dive too deep into it, it’s important to know what limits the selections here. There are 3 main VR platforms for mobile users and they are: Google Cardboard – Supports most modern Android devices, but has limited capabilities (no motion controls), compared to competitors. Largest overall app ecosystem. Google Daydream – Supports many high-end flagship Android devices and offers motion controls. Good app ecosystem, but smaller than
At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year, LG debuted a new VR headset. This headset was a SteamVR-powered prototype with an OLED display, a 110 degree field of view and a 90 hz refresh rate. Aside from the previously-mentioned tech specs, this headset also boasts a unique “visor” form factor, which allows much better display adjustments…up to and including flipping the display off without needing to remove the headset. Specs aside, Mobiel Kopien stumbled upon an LG trademark for something called the LG UltraGear. The UltraGear is a VR headset, according to the trademark. It stands to reason, then, that the UltraGear is the
Black Friday is the day that every shopping enthusiast is waiting for the whole year. Regardless of are you looking for a new gadget, computer component or a piece of fashion, Black Friday is the event to enjoy in. In fact, Black Friday even got copied in China with their “Singles Day” (does not relate to relationship status, it’s four ones in a row – 11.11.). If you are on a tight budget and want to buy something nice, then enjoy this article. Black Friday is now just a few hours away, and we will bring you few good deals that may interest you. Amazon
While all the attention is being spread between Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti and the upcoming AMD Radeon Fury series of graphics cards, perhaps the most important question for computer users, be them gamers or professionals is – what is the ideal display form them? The answer (at least for AMD users) might come from South Korea, in a form of brand new LG 27MU67, a 27-inch, 68.5cm diagonal 4K panel intended for gamers. According to the press release, the manufacturer claims this display is “intended for graphics-intensive gaming and the fast-paced action of the latest first person shooter (FPS) games and Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
CES 2015 featured an interesting announcement: LG Electronics now is the default supplier of 4G LTE connectivity for GM – ‘OnStar’ service is going global.
With CES right around the corner and the industry’s marketing efforts going into overdrive, what is it that we will likely see next week?
LG’s 4K TV with quantum dot technology will provide a higher color gamut and wider viewing angles.
Over the course of 2014 there have been many great Android Phones but we decided to make the Android phone buying decision easier by picking our top 5
New deal expands 2006 agreement in a hope to prevent patent lawsuits between the two companies.
LG’s Digital Cinema 4K monitor isn’t aimed at entry-level consumers.
Samsung is seriously struggling to compete with renewed competition from companies like LG, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei with LG doing the most damage.
LG has released their own custom ARM SoC that utilizes the ARM big.LITTLE architecture in an octacore design combined with Cat6 LTE wireless connectivity
In a conversation with Apple’s (NASDAQ: APPL) Senior Vice President of Design, Jony Ive, Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter sat down and talked to Ive about the company’s latest products and even their competitors. Ive brought up an interesting point when they were talking about how the iPhone’s design had moved from having curved edges, to sharp edges and then back to curved again. Then, Ive started to talk about the iPhone and numerous prototypes that they had made, including ones with large screens. You can listen right here. Ive calls competitors’ phones ‘big and clunky’ and says that many of their competitors’ devices are in fact big
Last year, LG (KRX: 066570) was rumored to be working on an in-house SoC called Odin, which was said to be featured in the LG G3, the quad-HD smartphone LG unveiled earlier this year. However, that did not materialize, with LG content to use Qualcomm’s offerings in its devices. Earlier this year, it was leaked that the SoC was entering mass manufacturing, and will be available in devices later this year. It looks like we’re getting close to the eventual launch of Odin, with the latest set of rumors indicating an October release for the first Odin-enabled device.It remains to be seen as to what has
First introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, manufacturers are pushing curved displays as the next step in immersion. At next month’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, LG plans to launch the first curved PC display — the LG 34UC97. The display has a 34 inch curved screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9 an resolution coming in at 3440×1440. In the press release LG didn’t mention what connectivity protocol the screen would require, but did say that it would support Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data transfers. It’s unclear at this time what enthusiasm the market has for curved displays. While
LG’s turnaround appears to have completed with today’s earnings results. According to LG’s very own earnings announcement for the past quarter (2Q 2014), the company shipped 14.5 million smartphones, a record high for the company. This is primarily driven by the fact that LG finally knows how to not only make a great smartphone, but also how to market it and sell it to consumers, something they kind of lacked with previous phones like the LG Optimus G and the LG G2. Both the Optimus G and G2 were fantastic devices and pretty much owned the competition whenever they were introduced. However, with the G3,
In a somewhat unsurprising move, Verizon will be offering the LG G3 on their network starting July 17th. They will also be offering LG’s G Watch as an accessory to the LG G3 as well. However, thanks to the awesome 2-year contract price of the LG G3, of $99.99 the LG G Watch will actually cost most consumers more than double the money up front. The LG G Watch (below) will retail on Verizon’s network as an accessory to the LG G3 (or any Android phone) for $229. Both this watch and the smartphone have been highly anticipated since their initial launches a month ago.
LG has finally announced their new LG G3 smartphone/phablet. As many had expected, the LG G3 does indeed sport a 5.5″ QHD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, resulting in a 539 PPI pixel density. LG, however, rejects the claims that this phone is a phablet as they believe that the overall smaller bezel size makes this phone feel like a standard 5.1″ phone. It also has the expected Snapdragon 801 (not the faster Snapdragon 805 we just benchmarked) and LTE and 802.11ac/b/g/n connectivity. It will ship with Android 4.2.2 just like the LG G2 that came before it, and frankly I wouldn’t expect it to
Motorola already changed the world quite a bit when they released the midrange Moto G for $179. Now, they’re trying to change it again by releasing the Moto E for $129 and at the same time release an LTE version of the Moto G for $219. The Moto E is Motorola’s attempt to lure the ‘dumbphone’ crowd into the smartphone era without making them commit to anything major in terms of cost or complexity and making sure it will ship with the latest version of Android. They even started a campaign called #GoodByeDumbphone and tried to promote their launch of the Moto E with the