A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about for Android devotees; it represented what Google thought could be an ideal mobile experience for others to build off of. The Nexus 5X doesn't quite engender that same mystique, but after spending over a week with one, we can still recommend it as one of the best overall value smartphones around.
After our first full day with the new Nexus 5X from Google and LG, we're tentatively satisfied that a Nexus is again one of the better phones out there, and among the best values in flagship phones (or near-flagship, if you prefer) this year.
The current batch of Android Wear smartwatches may pack their share of smarts, but they all rely on a paired smartphone or Wi-Fi for connectivity. LG is breaking the tether with its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which is set to be the first Android Wear device to boast in-built cellular connectivity for a data connection or taking calls without a smartphone.
LG has unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, a dual-screen device dubbed the V10. Along with a pair of front-facing cameras and a discreet second display, the phone offers manual control over video recording and high-end materials for a more durable build.
Google has unveiled its latest flagship Android phones at a special media event in San Francisco. The Nexus 5X (made by LG) and the Nexus 6P (made by Huawei) carry the brand new Android Marshmallow OS and are intended to take on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus recently launched by Apple.
With a fairly large footprint, the LG Watch Urbane doesn't exact fly under the radar, but the new model – the Watch Urbane Luxe – makes it look understated. Made in collaboration with Reeds Jewelers, the limited edition version of the wearable ups the ante when it comes to build materials, with a 23-karat gold case.
Touchscreens may be extremely versatile and a good fit for mobile devices, but one thing they don't lend themselves to well is extended typing sessions. As a result, we've seen numerous portable keyboards designed to easily fit in a pocket alongside your smartphone. Now LG is getting in on the act with its Rolly Keyboard, which it calls the industry's first solid rollable wireless portable keyboard.
Interest in tablets ain't what it used to be, but people do still buy them so companies like LG are still making them. The Korean firm's upcoming G Pad II 10.1 has mid-ranged specs and hopefully the pricing to match.
Remember last year when Samsung outed its curved sound bar to go along with its curved TVs? Well LG is finally in on the act, announcing the Music Flow HS8 Wireless Curved Sound Bar. It'll be on show in Berlin next month, at IFA 2015.
Motorola and LG's 2015 flagships have a lot in common, packing the same processor, display resolution and more. The companies generally play to their respective strengths, with the G4 offering a great display and camera, with the Moto X Style (known as the Pure Edition in the US) standing as the cheaper and more customizable one.