Archive forDecember, 2010

Our 2011 technology predictions

December 30th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
The New Year is a matter of days away and this has made us at the blog cast our minds forward to next year, with a heated debate on the hot technology of the year to come the main topic. After I was talked down from believing that 2011 was truly the year when jetpacks would hit the shelves we were left with a quick list that we figured was only fair to share with our readers. So here it is, what we think will be hot in the world of tech in 2011: Tablets: This may seem a lazy decision, as there...
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Merry Christmas from all at the blog

December 24th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Christmas is just one day away, and from all of us at the blog we would love to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ve had a great year and are whole-heartedly looking forward to the innovations that 2011 has to offer, starting off with CES 2011 that starts on the 6th of January in Las Vegas. If you have any problems with your new LG products over the Christmas period you can contact customer services here -...
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At Showpiece Motorsports Awards, Finnish Fire is Named LG’s Moment of the Year

December 23rd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
On Sunday, December 5, motor racing luminaries converged on London’s Grosvenor House Hotel for the Autosport Awards, one of the most prestigious ceremonies in the world of motorsports. LG was there as well to present its own prize for the Moment of the Year, in which the public chooses the moment they feel best captures the dazzling excitement of Formula 1 racing. At what was the 29th edition of the Autosport Awards, more than 1,200 guests gathered to pay tribute to the biggest names in their profession. The top echelons of F1 were much in evidence too, including star drivers Sam...
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December 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Exciting news today as LG officially announce that they have partnered with legendary movie composer Ennio Morricone to provide ringtones for LG’s new smartphones. Morricone is one of the best-known composers in the movie industry having worked on such classics as The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and the Dollars Trilogy, amongst a CV of over 500 film and TV scores in a truly illustrious career. The first phone to see the exclusive Morricone compositions will be the dual-core Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual-core phone. To ensure that beautiful music is paired with a suitable impressive platform, LG...
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Survive Christmas with these handy Android Applications

December 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
As the song says, Christmas is the “most wonderful time of the year” and it is - sometimes. The song hasn’t taken all the stress that the festive season brings into our lives into account – from the hyperactive kids, cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for a dozen people and of course the stress of present shopping. Well for all of you Android users here are a selection of applications to make Christmas that bit more manageable for you, complete with recommendations from some of our Twitter followers! Weatherbug Elite: With forecasts predicting snow in the run up to Christmas...
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Our second Windows Phone 7 winner is announced

December 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
A big congratulations to Margaret Johnson who has won an LG Optimus 7 phone! Commiserations if you weren't a winner, but fear not as you can still get your hands on our LG prize package worth over £5000, including a full 3D home theatre system, a years subscription to Sky and even a washing machine amongst others. Enter the competition...
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December 16th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

Today we feel like proud parents as the Optimus family welcome a new member today. The LG Optimus 2X is a brand new Android smartphone and boasts the claim of being the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor.

The NVIDIA ® developed dual-core Tegra 2 processor offers a run speed of 1GHz and will ensure faster, smoother web browsing and applications and even lets users multitask with virtually no lag. The Tegra 2 also offers low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio as well as smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed.

As is that wasn’t enough the LG Optimus 2X also offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with full HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. Also taking from its Windows Phone 7 cousin – the LG Optimus 7 – the Optimus 2X will be equipped to wirelessly connect with DLNA compatible devices such as HD TVS for a console like gaming experience taking full advantage of the handsets built in accelerometer, gyro sensor and HDMI mirroring. The smartphone also includes both rear and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a 1500mAh battery.

The Optimus 2X will be available in Korea from next month, with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. Initially the phone will be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at a later date.

Key specifications:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

UPDATE, 7 January, 2011: Here’s a video of Paul Trueman, Marketing Director, LG UK, discussing the key features of the Optimus 2X handset from CES 2011

CES 2010 – a recap

December 15th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
With CES just around the corner we thought it was time to cast a nostalgic eye back to the last CES to have a look at some of the successes of the show and how well those successes have been integrated into the market. The LG pod at CES earlier this year was jam packed with great technology, in fact over 2 football pitches in size of technology, and saw us walk away with an impressive 15 awards at the end of the show! 3D TV: One of the buzzwords ahead of last year’s CES was 3D TV, with LG displaying a wide...
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Introducing the world’s first 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System

December 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
LG are proud to present the HX995TZ – the world’s first 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System! Enjoy your favourite 3D movies with improved picture quality and a floor-shaking 1100W of audio output in 5.1 surround from the home cinema system with wall mountable speakers. Armed with 1080P upscaling, the HX995TZ can even improve the picture quality of standard definition DVD playback. Other great features include LG’s exclusive Netcast service, giving you access to weather reports, photos and YouTube videos through your television, as well as a dock for your iPhone or iPod enabling music and video playback through your television. The HX995TZ is...
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LG Brings 3D Technology to Life with a jargon-busting Q&A

December 9th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Who knows the difference between passive and active 3DTV? If you are one of the many who don’t have a clue then don’t worry as LG have created a jargon-busting widget to answer all of your 3D questions with the help of Tim & Lloyd. The widget was launched today and offers you the chance to ask all of those nagging 3D questions, the answers to which will come in the form of an instant video answer with comedy duo Tim Key & Lloyd Wolf. The idea behind the concept was to offer people an understandable and entertaining solution to all...
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