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    LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    But promises that "employment will be maintained" in its other operating segments.
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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Remember the LG modular phone? what a mess. LG's radical ideas caught up with profit call it 'Loss is Good'. What about...The LG G8 ThinQ unlocks with your blood, seriously?

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Remember the LG modular phone? what a mess. LG's radical ideas caught up with profit call it 'Loss is Good'. What about...The LG G8 ThinQ unlocks with your blood, seriously?
    You mean the G5?

    I thought it was a fantastic phone and the quick change system was great. Where it was really let down was in two places, the first is that the number of attachments were terribly small and realistically the only useful was the camera module attachment because it gave you an extra mini battery inside it.

    The other place it was let down in that detaching the base also disconnected the phones entire source of power meaning switch attachment was tantamount to a full phone reset and it was very annoying. If they had just added a small 200mah battery or something that could give the phone just five minutes of power while I swapped a battery or a module, it would have been perfect.

    Nah, I thoroughly enjoyed using that phone.

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Remember the LG modular phone? what a mess.
    Not a bad idea in itself. Several other companies (PhoneBloks was the last one I heard about) are working on the same thing, so clearly some market interest... though perhaps not enough, as I've yet to see one hit the shops.
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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Had an LG G3 at some point , it bricked as soon as the warranty expired , still looks brand new

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    The problem with smartphones is that they've been "good enough" for some time and the prices are getting ridiculous for top end phones. Screens are high resolution and big enough, processors are fast enough, there's enough storage, there's not really any major features being added to the OS that people actually need anymore. If anything I'd say phones are going backwards by removing features that I at least want such as a headphone socket.

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    In my ideal world, LG would give up competing with other large high end phones and instead specialise on the 4"-ish form factor phones, focusing on usability and capability.

    LG's market research and bean counters will pester the designers to make the phone bigger, remove the 3.5mm jack, arbitrarily segment the storage size options, promote their own web/cloud services, paste the thing with ads, needlessly make it thinner and remove all the physical buttons... Fire these guys first.

    How's that for a downsizing?

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    In my ideal world, LG would give up competing with other large high end phones and instead specialise on the 4"-ish form factor phones, focusing on usability and capability.

    LG's market research and bean counters will pester the designers to make the phone bigger, remove the 3.5mm jack, arbitrarily segment the storage size options, promote their own web/cloud services, paste the thing with ads, needlessly make it thinner and remove all the physical buttons... Fire these guys first.

    How's that for a downsizing?
    And the people heard the word, and the people said "amen".

    I had the Nexus 4, that was LG made IIRC. Did ok, lasted well enough, though I kept it on jellybean so it always stayed on its native version. Unlike the Nexus 5 that bricked when Google tried to force an upgrade to lollipop.

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    Sad, another nokia

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    well from the sounds of that they are going OEM/ODM ie they will still make phones, just for other companies, so in the feature you'll get an LG made phone it'll just have some other name on it.

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    Re: LG CEO warns staff of major change in smartphone business

    I purchased an LG G6+ from Hong Kong it was better specified and half the UK price. Still using it three years later. Finger print unlock a bit flaky and 3.5mm headphone jack broke but other than that a decent phone for £300 and has survived drops a few times.

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