We’ve been seeing prototypes of flexible displays for years and years, but it’s only now that we’re beginning to see a small chunk of the technology make its way to real products today. Well, according to Dr. Ram-chan Woo, Head of LG Mobile Platform Planning, prototyping such devices isn’t the biggest drawback — manufacturing is. In order to create a device like LG’s latest handset, the LG G Flex, manufacturing centers need to be reworked, as there are new components that have only remained in testing facilities. Until now.
LG’s G Flex was officially announced in late October and not only features a flexible 6 inch OLED display, but also a self-healing back panel. Needless to say, LG’s latest smartphone seems much more interesting than that other curved smartphone we know of. In theory, at least.
The intrigue doesn’t stop with the G Flex’s display and back cover, though. The device also features a nice set of specs, including a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel, and more. Still, do we need smartphones to be curved? Is it just a gimmick? In this review, we’ll put the LG G Flex to the test and find out just that, so read on!
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LG G Flex Review originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-12-06T17:11:02Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
It's not too often we get to review a product with a completely new form factor, but we relish the opportunity when we do. This time, we're taking a closer look at the LG G Flex, one of two curved smartphones that have come out of Korea over the last two months. The idea of a curved device is enough to pique anyone's interest, but there's one thing holding it back from mainstream acceptance: the price. Retailing for the US equivalent of $940, this unique handset isn't for the budget-conscious, and it isn't going to make your every dream come true either. To most potential buyers, the return on investment is pretty low; it's high-end, sure, but is it worth paying a $200 or $300 premium just for the shape? We believe you already know the answer to that, but keep on reading to find out if we agree with you.%Gallery-slideshow141900%
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Tired of staring at your smartphone's wallpaper, but can't bring yourself to change it? Microsoft is remedying what is surely the most first-world of first-world problems with an update to Bing for Android. Version 4.2.0 of the app not only gets a redesigned user interface, but will now, like the Windows edition, swap out your home screen background for Bing's image of the day. That means you can get back to devoting your time to your grand project -- petitioning Starbucks to keep the Pumpkin Spice Latte as an option all year round.
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In order to spice-up sales during the holiday season, HTC has launched a simple (and affordable) and financing plan for users interested in buying the unlocked HTC One smartphone. The Taiwanese company is offering $0 down 0% financing, allowing users to pay for the phone over the next 24 months. If you pay your dues in time, you pay no interest. However, if you fall behind on payments, you’ll be charged at a whopping 29.99% interest. So you better know what you’re doing and manage your finances wisely.
Again, the deal applies to unlocked 32GB units, which you can later use with AT&T’s and T-Mobile‘s networks.
As you know, the HTC One is one of the best phones you can buy today. Although it doesn’t rock Qualcomm’s fastest chip (Snapdragon 800), it does deliver rock-solid performance and its metal body makes it one of the sexiest phones on the planet. Or so I think…
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Get unlocked HTC One with $0 down 0% interest financing originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-12-06T11:01:58Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Up until this point Google Voice Search was only available in English. No more! The search giant has updated its service with support for three new languages: French, German and Japanese.
The new capability works on both iOS and Android-based devices though in the former case you first need to install the Google Search app to take advantage of voice based searches.
And that’s just a start. Google’s blog post ends with a promise that new languages will be added in the future. Unfortunately no dates were mentioned, though we’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we hear something new on this. Stay tuned in the meantime…
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Google Voice Search adds support for French, German and Japanese originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-12-06T10:59:54Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j