The FCC Should Follow South Korea’s Lead in Regulating Bloatware


Bloatware on a smartphone is not only annoying, but could also take up valuable storage space on a device. For that reason, South Korea is looking to regulate carriers and manufacturers in creating an environment where consumers could uninstall bloatware on their devices. Currently, many carriers lock the uninstalling process so that these pre-installed apps […]

By 2020, iPhones Can Download Full HD Movies in 1 Second


While we’re still debating on who has the fastest 4G LTE network here in the U.S., South Korea is already looking ahead to the potential of 5G. Setting a budget of $1.5 billion and a 2020 deadline, the home of Samsung and LG will soon allow its citizens the capability of downloading a full movie […]

LG Optimus G Pro 5.5 Will Have Curved Glass Display


Following a short teaser on Facebook, LG has made good on its promise to reveal additional details about its larger 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro smartphone that will be headed soon to South Korea. The device will be officially announced and unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain at the end of the month, but […]

iPhone 5 Coming to South Korea and 50 Other Countries In December

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Today Apple announced that it will release the iPhone 5 in South Korea and more than 50 other countries in December. South Korea will get the iPhone 5 on December 7, just one week before China will get the new iOS smartphone. Other countries including Brazil, Chile, Israel, Russia, and South Africa will receive the […]

LG Debuts Optimus LTE HD in South Korea


U.S. readers should look away now as LG has announced an Android smartphone with 4G LTE capabilities as well as dual-core processing and a high resolution 720p HD display for its home market in South Korea. It’s unclear if LG’s second LTE handset–following the LG Revolution’s debut on Verizon Wireless in the U.S.–will hit U.S. […]

Threatened by Google, Motorola Deal, South Korea Turns Domestic for Mobile OS


Given the growing importance of mobile smartphones as not just a means to communicate, but also to deliver an entire new ecosystem and monetize various aspects of that ecosystem, South Korea is now feeling threatened by the strong growth behind U.S.-based Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. The government, like the Chinese, is hoping […]