LG Electronics has published its unaudited figures for the third quarter of 2014, with revenue up 7.4% year-on-year to KRW 14.92 trillion (£8.83 billion) and operating profit more than doubling to KRW 461.3 billion (£273.04million).
It says this reflects strong performance from its mobile business. which hit a new record for smartphone sales in the third quarter.
Microsoft has launched a wearable fitness-monitoring device. It’s called the Microsoft Band and is currently available in the USA for $199 (around £124).
The device can link via an iOS, Android or Windows Phone app to the new cloud-based Microsoft Health service.
Lenovo’s acquisition of the Motorola Mobility business from Google has been completed, nine months after the $2.91 billion (£1.8 billion) deal was first announced.
It means Lenovo is now the world’s third largest producer of smartphones, with a portfolio that includes the ‘Moto’ and ‘Droid’ brands.
Huawei has launched a new smartphone in Europe using the Honor brand.
The Honor 6 doesn’t have strong Huawei branding. Instead, it’s been given its own web site - hihonor.com - and is encouraging the use of hashtag #forthebrave on social media.