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 2 weeks ago '07        #1
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LG is quitting the smartphone business
 

 

LG is exiting the smartphone business, the company confirmed today. The decision will “enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services,” LG said in a statement.

Existing phones will remain on sale, and LG says it’ll continue to support its products “for a period of time which will vary by region.” The company hasn’t said anything about possible layoffs except that “details related to employment will be determined at the local level.” LG says it expects to have completed the business’ closure by the end of July this year.

As it lost share to rivals, LG released a series of eye-catching devices with unusual form-factors. There was the LG Wing, whose main display rotated to reveal a smaller secondary screen beneath it, or its recent dual screen devices. LG also tried its hand at a modular smartphone with the LG G5, only to abandon the initiative a year later.

Unfortunately for LG, none of these features were useful enough to turn the phones into mainstream hits, and meanwhile the company’s more traditional handsets fell behind their rivals in core areas like camera performance.

LG joins a long list of high-profile device makers to give up on smartphones over the years, although many of the brand names have stuck around on devices made by third-party manufacturers. Nokia’s consumer-facing brand lives on atop handsets made by HMD, while Blackberry’s branding was initially used by TCL and is set to return this year on a device made by OnwardMobility. There’s also HTC, which still sells a few oddball handsets but sold most of its IP to Google in 2017. Who’s next?



Had a G4 for about 5 months, ish was straight basura!!!

visit this link https://www.theverge.com/ .. phone-business
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 2 weeks ago '04        #2
Skilllz 
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Another one bites the dust

i mean how far can phones really go? We've reached apex of designs. It's all about the freshest camera at this point
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 2 weeks ago '05        #3
Daddy Black 
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Good riddance. Lotta their phones was trash af.

 2 weeks ago '07        #4
placez 
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i love my wing
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 2 weeks ago '19        #5
zzxxccvvbb 
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Don't think I've had an LG since the Shine

 2 weeks ago '06        #6
primetimemookie 
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The LG G4 and V20 were two of my favorite phones ive had. The Voyager was clutch as fu*k back in the day also.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #7
chorizoburger 
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 Daddy Black said
Good riddance. Lotta their phones was trash af.
I've had several LG's over the years and all have been some of my favorite, most durable, long-lasting, best phones I've had
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 2 weeks ago '15        #8
DDD716 
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 chorizoburger said
I've had several LG's over the years and all have been some of my favorite, most durable, long-lasting, best phones I've had
This!

I only use LG phones.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #9
Shamarshoe 
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Glad I didn't upgrade ..

Would've been stuck with a phone with no support.

No Android update and no changes for at least two years

Dodged a bullet

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 2 weeks ago '20        #10
Christ Like 
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Apple has k*lled off another profitless Android company





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 2 weeks ago '07        #11
tacuna 320 
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 Christ Like said
Apple has k*lled off another profitless Android company





iPhone's are expensive trash fu*k outta here
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 2 weeks ago '13        #12
IamDaGawd 
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I remember I had one if the g phone and that sh*t had some restart error

Shut was trash

So are lg tvs and washing machines
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 2 weeks ago '07        #13
Dicemoney6 
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Shame. This LG wing is fire
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 2 weeks ago '20        #14
Christ Like 
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 tacuna 320 said
iPhone's are expensive trash fu*k outta here
iphone is trash, yet it's put countless phone companies (mostly android) out of business



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 2 weeks ago '06        #15
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 placez said
i love my wing
Same here I was one of the first to buy it. Hate that updates will soon stop. Also dont like how the video cant be 4k when you are using both screens.
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 2 weeks ago '08        #16
jtdatruth  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I haven't had a LG in a whole but the built in dac used to be clutch. Looks like they were just starting to get innovative with their phones so it's a shame to see them shut down now.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #17
Djkataz 
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Nostalgic times. I use to have the coholate phone back in the day. Phone was fresh back then
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 2 weeks ago '21        #18
BlaqPanfa 
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 Djkataz said
Nostalgic times. I use to have the coholate phone back in the day. Phone was fresh back then
I don’t care what anyone says, the white LG Chocolate was the s*xiest phone ever. I miss that sh*t b


Phones all look the same & do the same thing nowadays. I miss when every brand & model was completely different
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 2 weeks ago '21        #19
BlaqPanfa 
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LG Chocolate & LG Cookie...good times

 2 weeks ago '18        #20
sysmbx 
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 chorizoburger said
I've had several LG's over the years and all have been some of my favorite, most durable, long-lasting, best phones I've had
I'm with you, I'm typing this on a LG V50 U.S. version that isn't compatible with the dual display that I thought I was getting with this phone, on top of 5G that was never delivered, and still never compensated for. I had the V10 and V30 as well as I needed the DAC above all... I was loyal. But what they did with the V50 was disrespectul to customers. Great smartphone hardware, unreliable smartphone company tbh
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 2 weeks ago '21        #21
BlaqPanfa 
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Phones were so cool when you had ones like LG, Motorola Razr, N-Gage, Sidekick, old Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, Sony Xperia etc. They stopped being fun/cool when iPhone’s & the newer android Samsung’s came out
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 2 weeks ago '21        #22
BlaqPanfa 
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I’m saying this as I type from an iPhone but still

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Proveone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 DDD716 said
This!

I only use LG phones.



Me too. I been in the G series for a minute. In the G8 right now. fu*k


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 2 weeks ago '10        #24
SpacelyPockets 
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LG trash good riidance I had the lgq7+ sh*t was a major disappointment

literally just got an iphone this week and was team android for a whole decade before

Not against androids but samsung and google notes seem to be the forerunners

 2 weeks ago '16        #25
Onetrubeing816 
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fu*king bricks ....they should team up with Microsoft and make a real world windows phone....like that HP phone they made ugh
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