LG planning to introduce a "thinking smartphone”
posted by Victor H. / Apr 06, 2012, 6:52 AM
LG is one company that is trying hard and not really seeing much success with its high-end Android smartphones - it launched the first dual-core handset, the Optimus 2X, to the market last year, and this year it doubled the cores once again to fore, but it's facing an uphill battle as Samsung is getting most of the Android love. To change that, the company is planning to introduce the first “thinking smartphone,” Kwon Bong-suk, Managing Director of LG Mobile Communications said.
Now, what does this mean? It still looks like a pretty vague statement, but in a nutshell it boils down to focusing less on new superficial features and entertainment, and more on detecting the particular user's needs. The example is of you having your alarm clock set for say early in the morning, but your smartphone tracks traffic and if it's more than the usual, it'd decide to wake you up earlier for work.
To stress the point, the LG executive noted that the next big innovation shouldn't necessarily come from Apple and LG is looking to bring “universal value” for all smartphone users.
Also, LG is looking into releasing a $100 smartphone, much like Nokia did with the Lumia 900, but will not rush such a product to market unless it's sure it can deliver a smooth experience to the user.
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The more "thinking" my phone does the dumber the outcome seems to be....
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 8:44 AM 3
When has LG ever produced an Android phone with a "smooth" user-experience? It is 4 am. You set your alarm last night for 7 am. The phone wakes you up at 4 am. You look to see why... it is because there is an epic traffic jam, and your phone says it will take three and a half hours at the current rate for you to reach your destination on your usual route. Oops!
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 9:17 AM 2
Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011
Traffic jam idea is dumb. Why? Lets say I don't drive to work. Lets say I'm a college student and walk to class. I don't want to woken up early when I only get three hours of sleep anyway becuase I have a test the next day. If its a feature that can be turned on or off fine but if not hell no.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:07 PM 0
Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012
LMAO at LG (I own the Thrill). These are the same folks that just 2 weeks ago FINALLY rolled out 2.3.5 for one of their top selling devices, what a joke. I'll NEVER get another LG. Although if I had to choose between LG and apple, LG every time.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 8:00 PM 0
Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011
LG seems to have a negative rating in the cell phone world and some of that is deserved based on past handsets. But I have the AT&T NitroHD LTE and it is actually a pretty good phone. the UI is not quite as fast as the Samsung Skyrocket but that may be due to the 720p screen. Still it is not slow. And the IPS screen looks great. The only real complaint I have about it is it gets pretty hot in very low signal areas or if you are using wireless hotspot with a tablet and doing something heavy like streaming live video on the phone.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 9:02 PM 0
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