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Delivering an Uplifting Customer Experience, Company’s New Home Appliances
Can be Upgraded With New Features Tailored to Different Needs and Lifestyles
SEOUL, Dec. 28, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced the global launch of its LG ThinQ UP upgradeable home appliances including refrigerators, washers, dryers, oven ranges and dishwashers. Able to adapt to the unique needs and changing lifestyles of each customer, LG’s appliances enable users to enjoy new features and functions without having to make any additional purchases. Launched in South Korea in January 2022, LG ThinQ UP will begin rolling out internationally starting from March 2023 in the U.S., with availability in other key markets to follow.
Built around the customer-centric concept of Evolving with You, LG ThinQ UP appliances can incorporate new features throughout their lives, providing more value to users over time. LG will continuously develop easy-to-install software updates and hardware add-ons, delivering specialized options and new conveniences based on the usage patterns and suggestions of ThinQ UP appliance owners.
One of the custom features available to download in 2023, Laundry Saver Mode can be applied to dryer models with ThinQ UP. Extremely useful for those times when the dryer can’t be unloaded right away, Laundry Saver keeps the drum tumbling after the cycle has finished (and until the dryer door is opened) to help prevent wrinkles and odors. Another feature on offer is Improved Nighttime Brightness Control for refrigerators with ThinQ UP, which makes the fridges’ interior lighting softer at nighttime so as not to ‘blind’ users when they open the door. All new software features are optional, and can be easily downloaded from the LG ThinQ app.*
“A new paradigm in the home appliance industry, LG ThinQ UP is an innovative, new solution that delivers unprecedented customer value and differentiated user experiences,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to offer sophisticated lifestyle solutions that provide personalized performance, convenient features and customizable upgradability.”
Visitors can experience all of LG’s latest innovations, including the new ThinQ UP appliances, at the company’s booth (#15501, Las Vegas Convention Center) at CES 2023 in Las Vegas from January 5-8.
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* ThinQ UP features are available on the limited product models launched after the fourth quarter of 2022 in the United States.
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Named ‘Fitness Candy,’ New Company to Deliver Platform Providing Content,
Services and Products for a Fitter, Healthier Life at Home
SEOUL, June 30, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) and SM Entertainment (SM), a leading entertainment group in South Korea, have launched Fitness Candy, a joint venture that will bring F.U.N – an acronym for First, Unique and New – user experiences to the fast-growing home fitness segment. LG and SM hold a 51 and 49 percent stake, respectively, in the company.
At the official launch ceremony of Fitness Candy, held today in Seoul, Korea, both partners shared their vision for delivering new and differentiated home fitness experiences. Combining their expertise in innovative consumer technology and cutting-edge entertainment, LG and SM aim to create a comprehensive lifestyle platform – complete with content, services and related products – to help people address their health and fitness needs at home.
LG will develop, operate and manage service platforms for Fitness Candy. As a global leader in user-friendly software and hardware solutions integrating advanced AI and data analysis capabilities, it will also be designing a new generation of home fitness devices prioritizing convenience, ease-of-use and F.U.N customer experiences. SM, which boasts a wide global fandom based on its diverse roster of talents, will contribute world-class content to encourage and challenge users of all fitness levels.
Planning and producing home fitness-related content and devices, Fitness Candy will operate via a subscription service-based app. Set to be released in September, the app will be available for installation in various operating systems and devices such as smartphones and smart TVs, providing interactive, personalized services that collect data from smart bands, cameras and exercise devices.
Fitness Candy provides content in six categories: strength training, core strengthening, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), dance, stretching and meditation. Content in each category will run for 10 to 40 minutes and will be updated weekly.
In close collaboration with SM, Fitness Candy is focused on creating content, not only limited to home fitness, that users can easily watch and enjoy. Encompassed by its slogan “Beyond Fitness, Sweet Life,” the company plans to secure a wealth of content such as sports, variety shows and documentaries, as well as content that helps with healthy diets, rehabilitation and stress relief.
The Fitness Candy platform will enable users to access a wide range of interactive fitness content featuring popular Korean celebrities, such as Fitness Candy ambassador and model
link hidden, please login to view, dancer , and actress . Various South Korean athletes, including triathlete , Taekwondo Olympic medalist , short track speed skater and former rugby player , actively participated in the content creation process, enabling the company to provide even more professional and entertaining content to users. The company aims to introduce a variety of new devices that can be linked to its app, allowing users to enjoy content more effectively. One of them is a device that can recognize and track users’ movements thanks to the inclusion of LG’s AI camera and IoT platform. Connecting wirelessly to the user’s TV, the device allows for two-way communication, creating the ideal setup for virtual one-on-one coaching sessions and for participating in live-streamed exercise classes.
Fully utilizing LG’s innovative technologies such as AI, big data, motors and displays, the company also plans to develop products such as muscle strengthening devices, indoor bicycles and smart bands.
“We will transform LG’s business paradigm from function-oriented home appliances into a customer experience-oriented company, transforming into a company that provides smart life solutions to deliver the best customer experience,” said William Cho, CEO of LG Electronics. “Through Fitness Candy, LG’s innovative technology and SM’s content creating capabilities will converge to create differentiated smart life solutions that provide never-before-seen customer experiences.”
“The coming together of LG’s innovative technology and SM’s music, dance and various content that have paved the way for the future of K-pop is a great opportunity for the two companies to contribute to the global fitness and healthcare industry,” said Lee Sung-su, co-CEO of SM Entertainment. “Fitness Candy is a digital fitness content project that goes beyond simple diet experiences and, rather, empowers users to rediscover healthy fitness habits.”
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LG Electronics is set to launch a new Wee Web OS 2 according to documents leaked by LG insiders, it comes with a new gaming control dashboard that allows users to fully control games downloaded from Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s gaming download service as well as a new chipset for third pary users.
The leak comes as the battle over smart TV operating systems intensifies, with brands such as Samsung, LG and Sony now raking in millions from a click of the ticket from consumers signing up to third party apps embedded on their TV’s.
The leaked LG Electronic document has given an insight into a new Wee Web OS 2 for OLED TV’s along with new gaming capabilities.
During the past decade over 100M Web OS TV’s have been sold with LG’s Smart TV base surpassing 160M in 2021 with up to 25M devices added yearly.
Connected TV Platform research shows that there is now 1.28 billion connected devices.
Samsung and their Tizen OS is on top with 12.7% share, LG and their Web OS is second with 7.3% share while Sony coming in third with 6.4% share.
Last year LG Electronics gave away their WebOS software to third party TV manufactures a move that allows the3m to collect more revenue from app sales available via their OS which undergoing a makeover so that more third-party apps can be integrated into their Web OS software.
ChannelNews has been told that several third-party TV manufacturers are set to move to the Samsung Tizen OS, after Samsung followed LG’s move with the offer of free smart TV software for third party manufacturers.
In the battle to get third-party brands to use their OS, LG is providing an SW turnkey solution to board manufacturers including the ability moving forward for brands to put their own logo on the top of the OS.
hey are also providing a video for manufacturers to use instore video to promote their TV brand running the LG WebOS software.
LG’s claims that they have 160 International broadcasters on board as well as close relationships with Microsoft, Dolby, and several other leading brands.
As part of their new offering LG is set to roll out a new ‘Full Home UX’ Magic Remote.
The new remote when activated immediately delivers a brand-new home screen with “enhanced usability” the document claims.
New listings include, Membership and Search, Recent Inputs, Home Dashboard, Frequently Viewed Channels, Web Browser, and CP Content previews.
Listed as coming is new gaming including Google Stadia and Geforce Now from Nvidia, Apple TV, Paramount +, as well as Fubo TV.
It also appears that Wee 2.0 is set to be powered by a new processor from Realtek.
The advantage of the new chipset is that sharpness and contrast are better optimised and memory use is reduced without compromising picture quality.
The new chipset also delivers ‘Super Resolution Upscaling” but only on OLED TV’s.
Also built in is Alexa voice control but not for the Australian market.
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LG NOVA – the North American Innovation Center of LG Electronics – recently wrapped up its Mission Launch event series, a unique experience that brought startups and entrepreneurs together with industry experts, mentors, influencers and more to create collaborative conversations on what’s needed to build and innovate for the future.
Taking place across two weeks in November, more than 1,700 registrants representing startups and entrepreneurs signed up for LG NOVA Mission Launch to discuss the topics of connected health, mobility, smart home, metaverse and societal impact spaces. As an extension of the LG NOVA Mission for the Future Challenge program to nurture innovations that impact the future and bring them into LG, the event focused on the power of collaboration between startups, corporations, and the industry as a whole. The goal: create an environment of support to enable startups working to change the way we work, live and play, to take their ideas further—and faster— into the adoption process and ultimately, success.
Mission Launch Event
View a quick video on the Mission Launch Live
link hidden, please login to view. Kicking off the Mission Launch event series, LG NOVA held a one day in-person, invite-only gathering, Mission Launch Live in San Francisco, with keynote speakers, panels, a pitching competition and networking.
Local startups were invited to share the vision for their company in a seven-minute pitch plus three minutes of Q&A to Mr. Thomas Yoon, CEO of LG Electronics North America, Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Senior VP of Innovation and Head of LG NOVA, as well as outside investors from Lockstep Ventures and an Angel Investor. The winning prize was USD 10,000 for the first-place winner, and two second-place prizes at USD 2,500 each. Congratulations to 1st place winner , and 2nd place winners and !
Following the competition, influential tech innovators and disruptors including Mitch Lowe, Former President of Redbox and co-founding executive of Netflix, and David Chang, Founder of Momofuku Group and Marjordomo Media, addressed attendees – sharing insights and stories of how they trailblazed within their respective industries. The event featured remarks from both Yoon and Rhee, sharing the vision for innovation and collaboration at LG.
Mission Launch Virtual Event
For those not located in Northern California, the LG NOVA team followed up the in-person event with a week-long virtual event focused on the topics of Connected Health, Energizing Mobility, Smart Lifestyles, the Metaverse and Innovation for Impact.
Each day was dedicated to one topic including live networking and interactive conversation with industry thought leaders. Topics of interest for entrepreneurs were also covered throughout the week, offering advice such as how to create elevator pitches, how to source funding and meet investor criteria, and marketing tactics for early-stage start-ups. For those unable to attend, sessions are archived on the Mission Launch website (registration required).
The Mission Launch event may be coming to a location near you so visit to sign up for the mailing list to be notified.
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