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LG to Unveil webOS-Powered TV

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the webOS operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating system for so-called smart TVs.

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BlackBerry’s BBM Chat Software to Come Preloaded on Some LG Phones

Struggling phone maker BlackBerry said on Wednesday that its BBM instant messaging software will soon come preloaded on a phone from Korea’s LG Electronics. BlackBerry, which recently made BBM freely available for iOS and Android, said that the software will also come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite phone in various markets around the world.

LG G Pad and Sony Ultra Z Both Get the Google Play Treatment

The Google Play edition isn’t quite a Nexus device, but represents another pure Android option.
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LG Flex Offers a Feel for the Future, but It’s Still a Bit Stiff for a Flexible Device

On its own, the display inside the new Android phone is quite bendy. But add in the battery, cover glass, and other components, and the phone appears rather rigid.
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Future iPhones Could Be Big and Curvy, More Sensitive to Pressure

Bloomberg says Apple is working on two curved-screen models for the second half of the year, with displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches — both larger than Apple’s current models.
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Is a Nexus Phone Running on KitKat Any Sweeter?

Google’s new Nexus 5 has some big advantages over its predecessor, but also a big minus.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Rockstar Patent Consortium Sues Google, and Practically Everyone Making Android Phones

The patent wars just got a lot more complicated.
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Google’s New Nexus 5 Is the Googley-est Phone Yet

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, runs on a new “launcher” app that unites the phone interface around Google services.
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Samsung Debuts First Curved-Screen Phone, the Galaxy Round

The 5.7-inch smartphone will debut in Samsung’s home market of Korea.
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Google Moving On as Nexus 4 Sells Out in U.S.

LG Plans an August 7 Event for New York