We’re here live at the International CES. Up first this morning on press day is LG, which is expected to introduce a new device or two. We’re testing out a new liveblogging feature for the show, and will have a recap post later in the day. If the format for the liveblog works, we will continue to bring this feature to the rest of CES press day. Stay tuned!
The LG press event is winding down. Thanks for tuning in, everyone. We’ll have more on the Smart Life later on.
22″ throw projector from the screen, with up to a 100″ display. Look for it at their booth. We’ll check it out if able.
Moving to 100% LED in 2013. No more CCFL.
7 models of Google TV in 5 screen sizes.
LG launching the 3rd generation of Google TV
Back to Smart TV, where LG claims to have innovated the UI to be more user friendly and better search enhancements
‘You can now buy our 84″ OLED TV. Did I mention it’s available now??” FOr like $20,000.
2013 LG OLED TV launching in march $12,000
Correction: Guess not at CES. Still holding out hope.
2013 is a year of significant growth for LG Mobile. At MWC, we’ll unveil new top-of-the-line devices. Guess not.
Cut to video on the partnership with Qualcomm. LG has focused on current devices thus far, likely building up to something new.
Nexus 4. Yep, there’s one area of non-dispute. THe nexus 4 rocks!
Also proud of the Optimus G, the first LTE quad-core phone
OH, okay, they’re totally proud of the LG Intuition/Optimus Vu. The intuition is the ultimate phone tablet/hybrid.
Yeah, we didn’t like it.
Key partners: Verizon, ESPN, etc.
Zero Gap touch technology that make touch screens more intuitive while offering full HD IPS clarity. We’ve also improved battery life on our devices.
Significant growth in the smartphone market. We’ve made awesome product (as long as you don’t look at the VU, please don’t judge us on the Vu)
“We’re going to do some things with appliances” – Marketing guy.
Smart washing machine with WiFI diagnosis. Smart Oven that allow you to edit cooking settings via your smartphone. A fridge that turns your fridge into a full food management system.
For 2013, we’re introducing a new line of smart appliances, with smartphone connectivity with NFC.
Consumers want Smart, fast, and reliable. Not complicated manuals, not difficult to interact with. We want things that just work.
Where have we heard that one before?
At LG, Smart is not a descriptor, it’s an action.
James Fishler, Senior VP, Marketing.
LG has a new Laser TV with an up to 100″ screen with full HD quality and smart TV capabilities. No cables, but it has fricken LASERS!
3D gaming in “ultra HD” streamed from your Android phone/tablet. LG has developed the next-generation TV streaming solution from the OPtimus Smartphone that provides HD gaming on a huge 84″ screen.
Ultra HD TV – huge 84″ screen and “amazing” resolution. “We will continue to lead the TV market in 2013″
OLED TV – Seriously, I want one of these. Too bad they cost like $20,000. That’s like 20,000 times Techgress’ budget at the moment.
Doorception. LG’s new fridge has a door within a door, in an effort to minimize cool air flow loss.
Innovative smartphone UX. I can only assume he’s talking about LG’s Android skin, which I personally don’t like, even though it’s improved a bit. Here’s hoping they’re coming out with a new version.
And, no, LG didn’t say that about the xbox..
Gesture control for smart TV. Yes, this probably is the future. One day, we’ll all have an Xbox house.
Magic Remote is the most natural way to control your TV. A few jeers at that one, including an audible “No it’s not”
TVs are getting smarter, but our remotes are dumb.
Here’s the real awesome thing. The refrigerator knows what you have, and can let you know what you need when you’re at the grocery store.
Setting up a connected home has been likened to rocket science. We’ve created the one-touch connection, with one-touch connection (NFC tags), and smart apps that have simple UIs that allow you complete control over your appliances, TV, media.
Free of complicated interfaces. So, maybe we’ll stop skinning Android soon?
Smart life should be free and natural, stress-free, and breathtaking.
“The word ‘smart’ has been added to everything”
Wayne is handing over the mic to special guest speaker Dr. Skott Ahn, Global President and Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics.
LG focusing on three business lines: TV, Appliances, and Mobile.
“[we believe] that products exist to make consumers’ lives easier’
Creating products that make life better. “Smart life is at the core of everything we do at LG”
Wayne Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics takes the stage.
LG is inviting us to “Touch the Smart LIfe” Look for them to push connected living.
Probably going to see a lot of OLED TVs. There’s also a washer and dryer set onstage, and we have the sneaking suspicion a tablet and smartphone or two will make their way in.
We’re here at the show. Mostly text updates for now; hopefully we’ll figure out pictures and text later on today.
This article was written by Anthony Domanico
Anthony is the Editor in Chief of Techgress, and a big mobile and gaming geek. He's covered mobile technology for the better part of three years, and gets excited about shiny, new things. He currently uses an iPhone, iPad Mini, and Nexus 7, but Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry devices are never too far away.