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Liveblog: LG press-conference (CES 2014)

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Liveblog: LG press-conference (CES 2014)
CES 2014 already had its unofficial start with yesterday's Nvidia press-conference, and while that unleashed the extremely intriguing Tegra K1 chipset upon us, today is bound to be even more exciting, with a number of famous smartphone makers expected to unveil brand new devices.

And first on the line is LG! To tell you the truth, the latest flagship phone of the South Koreans, the G2, didn't get released that long ago, so we actually doubt it that there's going to be a new LG powerhouse demonstrated here. However, we wouldn't be surprised if we get treated to a bunch of offerings in the mid-range, and why not even a new tablet? Finally, how about seeing a mini version of the G2 today? That wouldn't be so bad at all, especially if LG goes for a high-end set of internals.

But don't let us speculate any more, because we can go on and on. Rather, stay tuned for LG's press-conference and our live coverage of it. Tune in at 8AM PT | 9 AM MT | 10 AM CT | 11 AM ET | 4 PM GMT | 5 PM CET.

Live event tracker

11:59An app that lets you interact with posters and win awards? Why not!
11:57And here's an app that directs emergency personnel or volunteers to a person in need of help who is inside a building
11:54This app turns "people around you into ATMs". Basically, it lets you borrow money from people around you
11:52Three of the finalists from AT&T's hackathon are on stage
11:48AT&T is handling the data for this smart smoke detector
11:48Wow, this gizmo will actually call you if it detects a fire
11:46This smoke detector by birdi can also rate air quality! Neat!
11:45
11:44Andy Geisse with AT&T is on stage introducing the carrier's machine-to-machine communications platform
11:32A new service - AT&T Sponsored Date has just been announced.
11:32
11:31John Donovan of AT&T is on stage to let us know how things are going with AT&T's network.
11:28We just got a nice demo of the text to speech API, which has gotten a bit of an update recently, making it sound more realistic.
11:19They are now rolling a video to demo some of the great (and not so great) ideas that have come to fruition thanks to the Hackaton.
11:18
11:18By the looks of it, AT&T's hackaton is getting quite popular with developers, so much that they had to host it in a bigger place this year.
11:17
11:16CMO David Christopher is now with us to talk about APIs and AT&T apps.
11:12
11:12The CEO is now shifting the focus to the 'connected car' - an area where he believes AT&T is well ahead of any other carrier out there.
11:10We would take those words with just a bit of doubt, if we were you.
11:10Ralph is taking his time to talk up AT&T's newest plans, such as AT&T Next, saying that those bring great value to its customers.
11:07Oooh, it looks like there will be some talk around wearables. Nice!
11:07Here's the agenda of who'll be speaking during the conference.
11:06
11:05President and CEO of AT&T Mobility, Ralph de la Vega is on stage!
11:01Hey guys, AT&T's Developer Summit is about to kick off, so stay with us to see what the carrier is up to these days!
10:50And that's a wrap folks. We will be covering the Huawei presser later. Goodbye for now.
10:49It looks like they're wrapping up right now. So that's it about mobile. The G Flex is coming to the US.
10:48Not word on pricing though, yet.
10:47David Owens from sprint is on stage
10:46G Flex is coming to the US through sprint, too, and At&T in Q1. No love for Verizon?
10:46Love how they show the G Flex being used as a theater display.
10:44Seems like they're going to tease us with something with all of this.talk about the G Flex.
10:44Frank is just talking about all of the innovations in the Lg G Flex. Nothing really new that we don't know about.
10:42Just a quick recap of the Lg G Flex.
10:40
10:40Lg's Frank Lee is on a stage to talk about mobile!!
10:38
10:35Still more talk about Lg's appliances. Nothing too important at the moment.
10:31Lg HomeChat is integrated so there's easier.interaction between several appliances. Just text & done.
10:31
10:30And we're into smart appliances.
10:30Dave Vanderwhal is now on stage to continue the press event.
10:28Folks, it's nothing but TVs they're talking about here. We'll just say that they all look amazing, especially OLED.
10:23
10:23And now it's onto HDTVs. And yes, they'll continue to offer Plasma Tvs
10:21They're introducing two new sound bars as well.
10:21Two portable speakers. One 70w, another 40w one.
10:20Now they're moving onto other stuff, like the SoundPlate, a 120w speaker with a built in subwoofer.

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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:31 1

1. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


LG Pro 2: hopefully without buttons on the back.
LG's new SoC: I hope it's good.
New LG Notebooks.
What else is expected?

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:40 3

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


There's nothing wrong with the buttons on the back, I tried the G2 before and I like it. So, I hope LG will keep using those back buttons on their flagship.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:58 2

3. AfterShock (Posts: 2806; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


True, there's nothing wrong with them but, they don't do anything for me.
They turn me off of phone actually, I use volume buttons for snoozing my alarm in the morning.
Functional, yes, desired not much.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:20 1

4. Kishin (Posts: 610; Member since: 30 May 2013)


There is no way to use a 5.5"+ it would be uncountable, its nice for for phones not phablets.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:23 1

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Unless the LG G Pro 2 have thin bezels in a compact body, that would be nice.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:27 1

6. Kishin (Posts: 610; Member since: 30 May 2013)


That would be so awesome, Making one handed use.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:27

7. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I guess there seems to be a 50-50 divide between those who want buttons on the back v/s those who don't. So, I guess it'd be wise for LG to create two variants. One offering buttons on the back and super slim bezels. Since I think that it is impossible to have thin bezels and buttons on side at the same time, the second variant should be wider and shorter and offer buttons on the side.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:55

8. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Here's a shorter version of LG G2, thanks to MS Paint:

http://flic.kr/p/iYL6mB

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 10:52

9. hkxm8 (Posts: 48; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Bore.

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