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LG Watch Urbane is a luxury smartwatch coming to MWC 2015

As the wearable Android device trend starts to plateau from its initial hype, South Korean manufacturers LG is continuing its drive to capture a big piece of that market with a shiny (read: metallic) new wearable device still based on the Android Wear foundation. This stylish new piece, to be unveiled soon at the Mobile World Congress 2015, is called the LG Watch Urbane – a metallic luxury smartwatch.

LG G Flex 2 officially launched in Singapore

Curved is the new sexy. Well, at least, that's what LG would like you to think as they officially launched the LG G Flex 2 in Singapore. And just in time for Valentine's Day, the latest iteration of the OEM's flexible smartphone comes in eye-catching red, although it will definitely not make it to your hands by February 14, even if you live in Asia. Pre-orders will start later this month, but no word yet on whether it will be available elsewhere by that time as well.

LG jumps on the VR bandwagon with Google Cardboard + G3 combo

LG has now decided that it wants in on the virtual reality (VR) headset market, and it’s doing it with current gen technology. The LG G3 is now being partnered with Google Cardboard, those DIY VR headset enthusiasts, and the result is that consumers will now receive a free Google Cardboard VR headset for every LG G3 purchase.

Qualcomm enlists OEM support for Snapdragon 810

The growth of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip has not at all been smooth sailing – the run up of the new SoC has been plagued with performance and overheating issues. But Qualcomm has now enlisted the help of a number of major OEMs to give their stamp of approval for the new processor. In light of this, we expect consumers to still be wary, as Qualcomm has really not approached the issues head on.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 taking some heat

Pardon the pun in the title, will you? The Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's new standard flagship chip and arguably one of 2015’s hottest commodities, is the Android industry's answer for catching up with Apple on the 64-bit issue, as well as better performance via octa-core processing. This early, though, the Snapdragon 810 seems to be taking heat from gadget manufacturers and critics for all the wrong reasons.

LG rolls out new flip phone, calls it the ‘Ice Cream Smart’

Flip smartphones are nothing new. In fact, LG and its close rival Samsung already released a few models the past couple of years. They're not as popular as the other top smartphones but there is still a market for clamshell phones. Last year, LG introduced its first flip style smartphone called the Wine Smart. It was aimed to beat Samsung's SM-G9098 dual screen flip phone. We're not sure if it did succeed but we know LG wants to prove itself once more in the flip phone arena. Enters the LG Ice Cream Smart. This phone doesn't necessarily run Android Ice Cream Sandwich but the name can be really confusing although very yummy.

LG refutes Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors

There is nothing OEMs, even Samsung, should be afraid of when it comes to the Snapdragon 810. That is the sentiment aired by Woo Ram-chan, LG VP for mobile product planning when asked about the rumors that Qualcomm's latest chip was tested to be overheating. Those tests, however, were conducted by Samsung, who is also now rumored to be switching over to its own Exynos chips for the Galaxy S6 because of that. LG, on the other hand, is sticking to its guns.

LG G Flex 2 to hit market next week, finally

LG Electronics’ newest baby, the LG G Flex 2 — hailed by many industry hacks as being miles ahead of the design curve (literally) — is finally set to hit the market. LG is sticking with the tradition of most South Korean companies to launch the new smartphone in its home market, to be followed by the global launch. From what we've seen of G Flex 2, I think it would be an understatement to say that a lot of us would want that global launch date to come soon, right?

Samsung hires former Jony Ive design studio head

Samsung has turned a new coin, in a sense, to look for a new design for their upcoming smartphone collection. They'll be doing this by bringing in a man who happened to be former CEO of Tangerine, the London-based design company that at one time employed Apple’s design leader Jony Ive. Lee Don-tae, is now reporting to Samsung Electronics President Toon Boo-keun and will be engaging with the company’s Design Management Center.