With both LG and Samsung being from South Korea, and producing similar products such as televisions, monitors and smartphones just to name a few, it isn’t surprising that both companies probably regard themselves as rivals, and with flagship devices on the line, it seems that LG has made a claim that they believe that Samsung’s eye-tracking technology, the Smart Pause video feature in the Galaxy S4, may have infringed upon one of their patents. LG has a similar feature which can be found on the Optimus G Pro called Smart Video and according to LG, they claim to own the patent to that feature and it dates back to 2009. LG has yet to file an official complaint but stated that they will be checking Samsung’s Smart Pause feature to confirm if it has infringed upon their patent. Unsurprisingly Samsung has refuted those claims, instead they are claiming that the technology they use is one that they have cooked up themselves and did not copy LG.
Like we said, this feature pertains to the flagship devices of both LG and Samsung, the Optimus G Pro and Galaxy S4 respectively. With Samsung having an edge over LG in the smartphone market, it is not surprising that LG will want to hinder Samsung’s progress as much as they can, even if it means casting some doubt over some of the Galaxy S4’s features. In any case we will have to wait for LG to report their findings, but in the meantime it looks like another patent war could be brewing,
LG Works On Nuclun 2 Chipset
LG has been rather quiet about developing its very own mobile chipset design for some time already, where the first Nuclun SoC will soon be followed up by – surprise, surprise, the Nuclun 2. This is not the first time that the Nuclun 2 name was brought up, and up till now, there has been no devices that were released with Nuclun 2 at its heart, although that might change with the upcoming V10 successor if rumors prove to be correct.
In other words, the LG V10’s successor will most probably be released some time in the second half of the coming year, which means it will be some time before it ends up as a shipping product. It also remains to be seen whether the Nuclun 3 will hit the streets in the near future, but as with most other cases, patience is definitely called for.
LG V10 Purchase Comes With 200GB MicroSD Card
So, you are thinking of upgrading your smartphone to a newer model that will be more suitable for your use, especially when it comes to storage? Well, why not take the LG V10 into consideration, as right now, LG is about to launch a new promotion that will see you be on the receiving end of a free 200GB microSD memory card, an additional 3,000mAh battery, and a battery charging cradle if you happen to bring home an LG V10 between October 30 and November 15 this year.
Of course, there are caveats to look out for. Eligibility is based on purchasing the LG V10 from a carrier, national retailer, or online dealer, and some of the qualifying retailers include the likes of AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Amazon, Best Buy, or a carrier-authorized retailer. After picking up the phone, you then have to submit details such as contact information, the purchase location of the smartphone, a snapshot of the V10 box with its accompanying IMEI number, and an upload of a legible copy of the receipt. Online submissions will have to be received by November 30, while mail-in submissions have the leeway of being received by December 7, although it needs to be postmarked by November 30.
LG V10 Comes In Gold
Well, well, what do we have here? Apparently, the recently announced LG V10 smartphone that is obviously one of the high end handsets from the South Korean manufacturer has arrived in a new shade of gold as well – which will definitely give it a far more premium look that what it would normally come in.
This is made possible thanks to the Vietnam-based company that is known as Karalux, where this particular handset has made its way to their portfolio while sporting a gold plating on the outside. According to Karalux, the entire process will take anywhere from three all the way to four non-stop working hours to complete. As the entire shell of the LG V10 happens to be made out of stainless steel, the gold-plating process is hence rather easy and quick – which is a good thing for those impatient magnates out there. The asking price for this process will be approximately $180 thereabouts – any takers?