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LG G3 live blog
LG is unveiling its latest flagship phone, the G3, at a London event on May 27. Find out whether it has the right stuff to compete with Samsung and HTC.
5/27/2014 4:48:19 PM
Evening folks! Well, it's evening here in dismal dreary London, where we'll be kicking off LG's latest lollapalooza in just a few minutes.
5/27/2014 4:49:05 PM
We're all set!
5/27/2014 4:49:34 PM
Your hosts this evening are Jason Jenkins, Luke "The Thumbs" Westaway and Andrew Hoyle.
5/27/2014 4:49:45 PM
I am here with Luke Westaway and Andrew Hoyle. We're in a venue near Battersea, famous for its lost dogs home.
5/27/2014 4:50:28 PM
We're here in London, but there are simultaneous events in New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul. Apparently the 'G' in LG stands for global.
5/27/2014 4:52:19 PM
Fun fact, the 'G' actually used to stand for 'Goldstar', as in 'Lucky Goldstar' - the company's original name.
5/27/2014 4:52:28 PM
Just for a change, there's not much in the way of Wi-Fi at this event, but we'll work out a way to send you the latest updates by carrier pigeon.
5/27/2014 4:52:44 PM
What do you, oh dear reader of our humble liveblog, want from LG's new flagship? Stick your wishlist in the comments.
5/27/2014 4:52:51 PM
Happy LG G3 day, everyone!
5/27/2014 4:54:02 PM
We have a live stream for you today at the top of the page. If it doesn't work, just try refreshing.
5/27/2014 4:54:43 PM
Just over six minutes to kick-off. Our hearts and minds are prepared - we have a small amount of bottled water, and buckets of courage.
5/27/2014 4:54:58 PM
The world's media have gathered.
5/27/2014 4:55:45 PM
'Welcome to the unveiling of the LG G3', an announcer booms over the speaker system.
5/27/2014 4:56:06 PM
One of LG's many leaks before this event:
LG G3 QuickCircle is a wireless charging window on your phone
5/27/2014 4:56:16 PM
I would love the LG G3 and the really cool case LG has shown off.
5/27/2014 4:57:02 PM
What a happy pair.
5/27/2014 4:57:15 PM
There's some pumping music playing here folks. Shazam tells me it's called "connection error". Loving that band!
5/27/2014 4:57:22 PM
'We're just a few minutes away from the unveiling'. The voice says. 'Please put your phones on silent.'
5/27/2014 4:58:33 PM
All the LG execs are sat in the row in front of us. They all look very serious and are uniformly dressed in the same dark jackets. Stand by for some fun times!
5/27/2014 4:58:41 PM
The music? Thumping, yet oddly ambient electro. It's possible we're being psychologically brainwashed into buying LG accessories.
5/27/2014 4:59:25 PM
'LG G3 day London is about to begin' the ethereal voice booms.
5/27/2014 5:00:05 PM
Ooooh, here we go!
5/27/2014 5:00:08 PM
Down go the lights - on go our backlit keyboards
5/27/2014 5:00:33 PM
A countdown is on screen. Counting down to... a promotional video!
5/27/2014 5:00:45 PM
Oww, my ears! Thumpy thumpy thump.
5/27/2014 5:01:13 PM
Simple is the new smart - that's today's tagline
5/27/2014 5:01:14 PM
We're getting a CGI flythrough of the L3. It's all gone a bit Inception.
5/27/2014 5:01:38 PM
That's it -- the LG G3 logo is on screen, it's finally, properly official.
5/27/2014 5:02:10 PM
Host Pollyanna Woodward is on stage. 'To all of you watching it livestreamed, hello' says.
5/27/2014 5:02:54 PM
I don't think the presenter is wearing any shoes. Also, Pollyanna is a presenter on a UK tech show that reviews gadgets. Independent journalism on display.
5/27/2014 5:02:55 PM
5/27/2014 5:03:15 PM
LG's Dr Ramchan Woo is on stage. 'It's my pleasure to be here in London, the most global city in the world.'
5/27/2014 5:03:35 PM
'When we introduced G2 last year, we talked about learning from you.'
5/27/2014 5:03:40 PM
5/27/2014 5:04:02 PM
'G2 also helped us to believe that true innovation can only come from an understanding of real people like... all of you.' d'aww.
5/27/2014 5:04:03 PM
Update: Pollyanna is wearing shoes. I believe the colour is known as 'nude'.
5/27/2014 5:04:14 PM
'What you wanted was not complexity, but more simplicity' Woo says.
5/27/2014 5:04:58 PM
'Are there any ways of getting things done more simply?' Woo asks. He's about to talk about how LG managed to make the G3 so simple.
5/27/2014 5:05:30 PM
Get More with Less Effort is the tagline on screen. 'Achieving simplicity isn't a simple matter' Woo says.
5/27/2014 5:05:38 PM
It's all sounding very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 presentation: simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.
5/27/2014 5:05:39 PM
5/27/2014 5:06:27 PM
Woo has left the stage. It's time for the big reveal.
5/27/2014 5:06:37 PM
Dr Woo is a very nice chap.
5/27/2014 5:07:28 PM
5/27/2014 5:07:28 PM
Needless to say, this momentous event is being handled with -- you guessed it -- a promotional video. We're seeing elements of the G3 flying together to make the complete phone.
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