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LG might be working on a new stylus, wants to trademark "G Pen"

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LG might be working on a new stylus, wants to trademark
LG and Samsung are surely one of the bigger compatriot rivals in the smartphone industry and it comes without saying that both companies have a large amount of similar products, the purpose of which is to stand against the ones of the competitor - Samsung has the Galaxy S flagships and Galaxy Note phablets; LG has the G series of smartphones and the G Pro line of phablets (though the latter might get axed); and last, but not least, both of these South Korea-based giants have similarly-looking Android Wear gizmos. 

If the rumor mill is to be believed, LG and Samsung might end up having quite similarly-named input accessories, as LG has reportedly filed a trademark application for a "G Pen", presumably a new stylus that might end up in an upcoming phablet. LG already has a few stylus-enabled handsets, the most recent of which is the mid-range LG G3 Stylus, yet their functionalities were everything else but on par with the level of functionality that Samsung's Galaxy Note series has in tow. Probably LG will try to amp up its game and release a more potent and feature-rich stylus-enabled phablet in the near future.

What's more, it looks like LG has also filed in a trademark application for "G Scrawl", which totally sounds like a Smart Select-like software feature that might be used alongside with the G Pen. Then again, there is no definite word that LG will undoubtedly come up with a G Pen stylus in the near future.

LG might be working on a new stylus, wants to trademark "G Pen"

source: Phandroid

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posted on 09 Dec 2014, 02:26 1

1. Angst (Posts: 33; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Personal Interface G Pen
P.I.G Pen

They can sell it for Peanuts

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 02:31 15

2. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Prepare for the ultimate ripoff of all Samsung features.
LG was shameless so far in copying Samsung software, and I feel the worst is yet to come

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 05:59 1

5. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


You just figured out this now? Everybody knows that.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 06:05 1

6. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


What did they shamelessly copy?

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 06:42 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you serious? The most noticeable was multi a window. Literally a blatant copy.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 06:55 3

10. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


LG is always copying Samsung and sold their phones at 10-30% cheaper than Samsung. As far I am concern, a big win for LG buyers.

P.S. Samsung ran out ideas already.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 11:47

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because Steve Jobs aid it. He's an iFan in disguise. Also it catchy and very accurate.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 12:56

16. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


who cares! it's a big win for consumers. I say, keep em coming, I'm not affected by their copying unless they make it worst, I only care if i'm the owner of samsung and this copying makes my sales decline. but i'm just a consumer who wants a lot to choose from,

good luck to lg. I prefer their design, but still, note series is a force to be reckoned with, note is king of phablet on that weight division, i just don't like all the bloatwares samsung has put into their device, waste of memory space....

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 03:14 4

3. iushnt (Posts: 1510; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


LG will surely ripoff all the S-Pen feature..

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 03:27 3

4. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


they will do it better after they copy it.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 06:06 4

7. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Yeah you can dream about it but NO one does it better than Samsung.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 22:46

17. iushnt (Posts: 1510; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I doubt it..I am into smart TVs as well and even there, LG has blalantly copied..but the performance within Same price range is not with par to Samsung

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 06:21 2

8. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


It's too hard for LG to catch up S-Pen technology.If they won't use Wacom screen/stylus (like Samsung and Microsoft Surface) it's even more harder.

When other companies didn't care Samsung developed amazing things with S-Pen. Now it's number 1 in world.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:19

11. Donbenie (Posts: 207; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


I bet..another generic stylus..

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 10:47

12. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


S-Pen Vs G-Pen lol Competition is good!

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 11:49

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Its not really competitive if it isn't equal or better. Right? I mean I can use a stylus with an iPad, but does that make it equal or better than a Samsung Note with a Wacom stylus?

Its like you're saying, McDonald's and Burger King both have hamburgers. But are they equally the same?

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 11:46

13. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


LG acts like they hate Samsung, even thought that occupy the same country; yet hey want to constantly copy them.

The UI on the LG mimics the Galaxy devices almost to a T, yet looks uglier side by side. They copied the size of the Note, without even offering the benefits of the Note, just like Apple.

Taking your device and blowing t up in size, without adding any substance is lame. Its like you have a big phone? "ME TOO". Except mine is uttered junk.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 22:48

18. iushnt (Posts: 1510; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I just got to know that Samsung and LG are in-laws. The daughter of Lee-Kun-Hee(Chairman of Samsung) is married to the SON OF THE chairman of LG..

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