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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.

  • Nick Hide 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.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 4:49:05 PM

    We're all set!

  • Nick Hide 5/27/2014 4:49:34 PM
    Your hosts this evening are Jason Jenkins, Luke "The Thumbs" Westaway and Andrew Hoyle.
  • Jason Jenkins 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.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Jason Jenkins 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.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 4:52:51 PM

    Happy LG G3 day, everyone!

  • Jason Jenkins 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.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 4:54:58 PM

    The world's media have gathered.

  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 4:55:45 PM
    'Welcome to the unveiling of the LG G3', an announcer booms over the speaker system.
  • Nick Hide 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
  • DakotaRileyIsAwesome 5/27/2014 4:56:16 PM
    I would love the LG G3 and the really cool case LG has shown off.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 4:57:02 PM

    What a happy pair.

  • Jason Jenkins 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!
  • Luke Westaway 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.'
  • Jason Jenkins 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!
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 4:59:25 PM
    'LG G3 day London is about to begin' the ethereal voice booms.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:00:05 PM
    Ooooh, here we go!
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:00:08 PM
    Down go the lights - on go our backlit keyboards
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:00:33 PM
    A countdown is on screen. Counting down to... a promotional video!
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:00:45 PM
    Oww, my ears! Thumpy thumpy thump.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:01:13 PM
    Simple is the new smart - that's today's tagline
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:01:14 PM
    We're getting a CGI flythrough of the L3. It's all gone a bit Inception.
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:01:38 PM
    That's it -- the LG G3 logo is on screen, it's finally, properly official.
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:02:10 PM
    Host Pollyanna Woodward is on stage. 'To all of you watching it livestreamed, hello' says.
  • Jason Jenkins 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.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 5:02:55 PM
  • Luke Westaway 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.'
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:03:35 PM
    'When we introduced G2 last year, we talked about learning from you.'
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 5:03:40 PM
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:04:03 PM
    Update: Pollyanna is wearing shoes. I believe the colour is known as 'nude'.
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:04:14 PM
    'What you wanted was not complexity, but more simplicity' Woo says.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Luke Westaway 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.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:05:38 PM
    It's all sounding very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 presentation: simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 5:05:39 PM
  • Luke Westaway 5/27/2014 5:06:27 PM
    Woo has left the stage. It's time for the big reveal.
  • Jason Jenkins 5/27/2014 5:06:37 PM
    Dr Woo is a very nice chap.
  • Andrew Hoyle 5/27/2014 5:07:28 PM
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