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LG planning to introduce a "thinking smartphone”

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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.

source: INEWS via TheVerge

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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 07:17 3

1. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

go LG!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 07:43

2. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

they better think (did you see what i did her lol) about this before doing any thing.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 08:44 3

3. Obviously (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

The more "thinking" my phone does the dumber the outcome seems to be....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:15 1

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Couldnt agree more;
I still like to do the thinking part...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 08:44 4

4. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

You mean thinking thinking and thinking forever whether to update lg phones to next version of android or not?.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 09:17 2

5. hepresearch (unregistered)

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 06 Apr 2012, 11:04 1

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:04

8. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Simple reason LG hasn't been as profitable.... Marketing.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:07

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 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 06 Apr 2012, 12:22 1

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

'and this year it doubled the cores once again to fore'

Golf reference?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:07

11. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

I hope it does something else too other than thinking... Wouldn't want my phone to use all of the processing to some ethical dilemma :D

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 20:00

12. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 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 06 Apr 2012, 21:07

14. isprobi (Posts: 699; Member since: 30 May 2011)

Given the problems with Ice Cream Sandwich like the latest signal issue why would anyone want 4.x now? I am glad to wait until Google gets most of the bugs out.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 21:02

13. isprobi (Posts: 699; Member since: 30 May 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.

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