Are Curved Displays on Smartphones a gimmick? Display Expert doesn’t think so

Are Curved Displays on Smartphones a gimmick? Display Expert doesn’t think so

When Samsung and LG launched smartphones with curved displays I dismissed them as a gimmick.

I didn’t get the utility of a device with a curved display. Many of you also wondered the same thing when we reported over the weekend that Apple was working on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with curved displays. 

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Flexible curved displays from LG enter mass production

Flexible curved displays from LG enter mass production

The idea of a curved iWatch from Apple landing in 2014 is not as far-fetched as it may appear. According to Reuters, Apple smartphone competitor and LCD supplier LG is working on a flexible, curved display for smartphones. Though details on the company’s smartphone is sparse, it is supposedly mass producing the curved displays now in preparation for a November launch.

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LG Announces G2 with 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 5.2-inch Full HD Display and 13MP OIS Camera

LG Announces G2 with 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 5.2-inch Full HD Display and 13MP OIS Camera

LG has unveiled its flagship Android smartphone at an event in New York, which the company has been teasing since the last few weeks on various social networking websites. The G2 is also going to be the first phone from LG that drops the Optimus brand name, and will be simply known as the LG G2.

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YouTube, Netflix, and Others Testing AirPlay Alternative DIAL

YouTube, Netflix, and Others Testing AirPlay Alternative DIAL

As awesome as AirPlay is, it does have that teeny weeny little flaw—it’s proprietary to Apple. Now, wouldn’t it be great to have something like AirPlay that could run on TVs, set-top boxes, or Internet-connected home theaters that gave the same easy discoverability and even more features (like letting a TV launch an app on your phone)? That’s way the open-protocol DIAL is shooting for and they have some pretty big backers in YouTube and Netflix.

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LG Beats Apple to the Number Two Spot in U.S. Handset Market Share

LG Beats Apple to the Number Two Spot in U.S. Handset Market Share

We don’t hear much about LG in the smartphone wars discussion. Most of the news focus is Apple and Samsung (so again, you have to ask yourself about what’s hype and what’s hot), but two reports came out recently that are great news for LG—they’ve jumped to second place in the U.S. handset market—bumping Apple out of the silver medal spot.

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Google To Unveil 10-Inch High-Res Samsung Nexus Tablet, LG Nexus 4 Smartphone With Android 4.2 At October 29 Event

Google To Unveil 10-Inch High-Res Samsung Nexus Tablet, LG Nexus 4 Smartphone With Android 4.2 At October 29 Event

As Apple gets ready to unveil its smaller and cheaper iPad at a media event on Tuesday, Google has also announced that it will be holding an Android event on October 29.

The Next Web has received details about the new devices and software improvements the search giant plans to announce at the media event.

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