LG promises Android updates for existing flagships through 2022 despite shutting down its phone business

LG may be getting out of the smartphone business, but when announcing that move the company said it would continue to offer support and service for existing phones for some period of time. Now the company is clarifying that it will continue delivering major android updates for recent flagship phones apparently at least until Android […]

Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

Lilbits: More chip shortage fallout, elementary OS turns 10, and the end of LG smartphones?

Another upcoming product has been delayed due to the ongoing chip shortage. This time it’s the Analogue Pocket, a handheld gaming device designed for retro gaming — it even uses cartridges from classic game consoles. Originally scheduled to ship in 2020, that date was pushed back to May 2021 due to global supply chain issues… […]

Lilbits: HomePod Mini’s hidden hardware, the future of LG smartphones (or lack thereof)

A week ago we learned that Apple’s first smart speaker would be discontinued. The company is shifting its focus from the original $299 Siri-powered smart speaker to the new $99 HomePod mini which may not offer the same audio quality, but which is a heck of a lot more affordable at a time when rivals […]

LG will license webOS for use on third-party smart TVs (It’s come a long way from the Palm days)

WebOS is an operating system that was originally developed by Palm for smartphones, acquired by HP for use on tablets as well as phones, and when that turned out to be a flop, HP sold its webOS assets to LG, which uses it for smart TVs and other smart home products. Now LG plans to […]

LG Gram laptop thin & light Tiger Lake laptops with up to 17 inch screens now available for $999 and up

The LG Gram line of laptops are known for their featherweight designs, and the 2021 lineup continues the trend. LG unveiled 5 new models during this year’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show including models with 14, 16, and 17 inch displays. The two smaller sizes are also available in convertible tablet configurations, with touchscreen displays and […]

If LG stops making smartphones, who will push the boundaries with weird devices like the LG Wing and LG Rollable?

It’s been years since LG was considered a top tier player in the smartphone space, but the company continues to crank out a handful of new flagship and mid-range Android phones year after year. Now the company is considering downsizing its smartphone business, selling it off, or killing it outright. And while any of those […]