LG Press Conference, CES 2015by Jarred Walton & Joshua Ho on January 5, 2015 10:56 AM EST
11:57AM EST - Thank you for joining us.
11:54AM EST - We'll get some hands on time and some additional pictures when we drop by LG's booth later.
11:52AM EST - And we're done. Josh is still trying to upload images, but his connection is super slow. Again, apologies.
11:50AM EST - Now on stage to close the conference is William Cho.
11:50AM EST - SoC will be clocked at 2.0GHz.
11:47AM EST - LG G Flex 2 will recharge to 50% in 38 minutes.
11:47AM EST - One final innovation: battery life.
11:47AM EST - Enhanced Selfies with Gesture Shot from 1.5m away.
11:46AM EST - Improved self healing of scratches on the cover.
11:45AM EST - Demonstration of improved durability of the glass cover.
11:44AM EST - 64-bit octa-core SoC from Qualcomm - Snapdragon 810.
11:43AM EST - Laser auto focus for the camera.
11:43AM EST - Flamenco Red color looks pretty sweet.
11:42AM EST - G Flex 2 is sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display.
11:42AM EST - 700R on the front, 650R on the back. (R is radius... not sure of unit.)
11:41AM EST - Not one curve but four.
11:40AM EST - Introducing the LG G Flex 2. "Prepare to fall in love." The most leaked smartphone introduction ever.
11:38AM EST - Recapping smartphones introduced during the past year.
11:38AM EST - Frank Lee is now on stage.
11:38AM EST - I think we're done with the home appliances. And there was much rejoicing.
11:37AM EST - Rachel Ray video now promoting LG refrigerators.
11:35AM EST - Double Door-in-Door refrigerator.
11:33AM EST - We're finished with washers and on to dryers now. Give us 5-10 minutes and we should be on to something more in line with AnandTech coverage.
11:31AM EST - I'm not making this stuff up.
11:31AM EST - LG TurboWash 2.0. It's like Turbo Boost for laundry!
11:30AM EST - The new door on the front load washer is 21mm higher to make it more accessible.
11:30AM EST - This will apparently deliver significant savings in time and household bandwidth.
11:29AM EST - Oh man. Twin wash will have a mini washer under the larger main washer.
11:28AM EST - Comparing laundry to a chess match. Hooray for bad analogies.
11:28AM EST - This is clearly not what most people here are interested in hearing about.
11:28AM EST - LOL... scattered applause as he announces the introduction of the LG 2015 washing machine and refrigerator lineup.
11:27AM EST - I want a fridge that will automatically clean out old food.
11:27AM EST - So now we're talking about laundry and refrigeration.
11:26AM EST - LG is striving to make it easier and more efficient to complete the stuff we have to do so we can get to the things we want to do.
11:26AM EST - Talking about stuff we have to do vs. stuff we want to do.
11:26AM EST - Tim exits stage. Now Dave VanderWaal is on. Head of Marketing.
11:25AM EST - Music Flow appears to refer to speakers and a smartphone app.
11:23AM EST - Uses dual-band mesh network that allows customers to add speakers as they go.
11:22AM EST - Or MUSICflow?
11:22AM EST - Now talking sound. LG Music Flow.
11:22AM EST - 4K streaming for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more.
11:21AM EST - Quick start to improve overall access time by 60%.
11:21AM EST - For 2015, with webOS 2.0, they'll be adding and refining features.
11:21AM EST - In 2014 webOS was a new interface for smart TVs with improved performance.
11:20AM EST - And Peter is done.
11:19AM EST - This morning Netflix is announcing the "Netflix recommended TV" program.
11:19AM EST - It's not just about picture quality; it's important to improve user experience.
11:18AM EST - Netflix will be offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) content this year.
11:17AM EST - Netflix was first to deliver 4K UltraHD over the Internet.
11:17AM EST - Talking about smart TV and how LG was first to ship a TV with integrated support for Netflix.
11:17AM EST - Greg Peters from Netflix now on stage.
11:16AM EST - Showing 8K demonstration as well at LG's booth.
11:16AM EST - ColorPrime Nano Spectrum will expand color gamut by up to 32%.
11:15AM EST - 34 SKUs from LG with UltraHD support, from 105" down.
11:15AM EST - Predicting 153% growth for 2015 for 4K UltraHD.
11:14AM EST - "OLED is quite simply the best TV ever."
11:14AM EST - Video unveiling of the 77" display...
11:14AM EST - New 2015 OLEDs will all be 4K.
11:13AM EST - Expect more than 1 million OLED TVs in 2015.
11:13AM EST - $600 million dollar investment into increasing OLED production.
11:12AM EST - OLED allows creation of next generation of content.
11:11AM EST - Discussing problems with LCDs and generating true black.
11:11AM EST - "Without great blacks, you won't see great color."
11:10AM EST - LG was first to introduce OLED TV as well as affordable OLED models.
11:10AM EST - Progression from CRT to plasma to LCD and now OLED.
11:10AM EST - Moving on to talking about TVs.
11:09AM EST - Note: Internet is really flaky right now so images might not be coming through very well. Sorry.
11:09AM EST - Preview video now of what will be coming this year: OLED TVs, TWIN Wash system, stunning mobile devices....
11:07AM EST - HomeChat can connect to Nest to control AC.
11:07AM EST - LG HomeChat to access IoT ecosystem via a smart watch.
11:07AM EST - Talking now about smart home appliances and support.
11:06AM EST - Enable LG devices to work with other devices.
11:06AM EST - Embracing open standards - Allseen Alliance and One M2M.
11:05AM EST - Moving on to smart cars now.
11:05AM EST - Wellness platform can improve living environment by actively controlling environment, e.g. air conditioning and lighting.
11:04AM EST - Wellness platform to track sleeping, heart rate, movement.
11:04AM EST - Started on a platform of webOS. Offering webOS 2.0 now.
11:03AM EST - Platforms, Connectivity, and Ecosystem.
11:03AM EST - True value of IoT lies in the innovation that centers around our lives.
11:02AM EST - Talking about Internet of Things, IoT.
11:02AM EST - LG's vision for the year ahead: Innovation for a Better Life.
11:01AM EST - Dr. Skott Ahn on stage.
11:01AM EST - Innovation for a better life.... LG
11:00AM EST - Video is kicking off.
10:59AM EST - Jarred is on keyboard, Josh on images providing additional commentary.
10:59AM EST - We're seated and waiting for the conference to start.