LG had its press conference at 8am on Monday, January 6th at CES 2014. They had many new things to announce including a smartphone now coming to the U.S. (G Flex), a fitness data tracking wristband (Lifeband Touch), and curved 4K TVs.
Here’s a run through of the main points of LG’s press conference:
WebOS is a Linux operating system for smart TVs that was formerly a mobile operating system. LG is trying to make it “simple” by focusing on establishing a simple connection through the setup process (BeanBird), simple switching by being able to switch between broadcast TV, smart TV content and media on external hardware without needing to go back to a Home menu, and simple discovery through their Today function where you can explore movies and TV shows.
The Lifeband Touch is a fitness data tracking wristband that connects via Bluetooth with both Android and iPhones. It has an OLED touchscreen and it has apps such as MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper. Users can clearly see their pace and time, get incoming call notifications, control music, and use a companion earphone that can monitor heart rate on the Lifeband Touch.
Ultra HD TVs
LG had two of winners of the CES Innovation Awards: their 105″ Ultra HD Curved LED Tv and their 77″ Ultra HD Curved OLED TV.
LG G Flex
The G Flex is the world’s first curved phone made with a curved battery. It has a 6″ OLED screen and a 720p resolution. The curve of the phone improves the quality of calls and sound, gives the user a better grip, fits better in the user’s pocket, and gives the user a better, more cinematic viewing experience. The phone will be on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile and will be out in the first quarter of 2014.
We will have a complete article and a hands-on video with the G Flex coming soon.
Many other products were announced at the conference such as: