Disgusted by LG

I’ve always been disgusted by the way LG does business. It’s the mobile company that I can not stand the most. They do quick jobs with shady usability, and most importantly, they never release firmware upgrades. “Arpa-kolla”, as we say in Greece.

MobileBurn posted their recent press release where the Viewty LG phone can now capture 120fps at VGA resolution (previously it would only do so for QVGA). Instead of releasing a firmware upgrade for everyone to have access to that small feature and possibly other bug fixes, they just re-release the same god damn model in to the market, leaving everyone with an already purchased Viewty in the cold.

I hate LG. And I go on record with that.


Prootwadl wrote on February 7th, 2008 at 1:32 PM PST:

LG makes a *lot* more than just phones, and that might be part of the issue. We have an LG refrigerator, for example, and I’ve been quite happy with it, but fridges don’t typically get firmware updates either. 🙂

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Eugenia wrote on February 7th, 2008 at 1:54 PM PST:

LG is a corporation, and as such, different people are working on different departments. Each dpt has its own rules. Thing is, cellphones is not a strong point for LG in my opinion. LG has ZERO software support for unlocked phones, and they would release updates for locked carrier phones only under pressure from a carrier. They are not responsible about it, because it’s not part of how they do cellphone business. Apple or Nokia would never have had this luxury.

memsom wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 6:10 AM PST:

LG manufacture most of the high quality flat panels in use today. (well, apparently Samsung are almost equal, but as I understood it, LG are ahead of them.) LG are also one of the leading R&D companies for the future of display technology (they do a lot of the OLED research.)

LG is actually the same company as “Goldstar” was.. I was quite shocked when I realised that.

memsom wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 6:12 AM PST:

Oh.. a point – blanket hating LG is not healthy.

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Eugenia wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 6:14 AM PST:

>LG manufacture most of the high quality flat panels

Memson, read again my comment above. Just because some departments are doing well, you can’t put the whole corporation under the same basket. These are big companies we are talking about, you can’t say that the whole company is good or bad.

What I hate is the cellphone division of LG.

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