LG and Naver to collaborate on dual screen smartphone experience

They will work together to lower power consumption and increase processing speed for browsers used in dual screen smartphones.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

LG Electronics and South Korean search engine giant Naver have partnered together to improve browsers used in dual screen accessories for smartphones, the companies announced.

The two will work on improving Naver's browser, dubbed Whale, to both lower its power consumption and increase its processing speed.

They will also continue to update Whale down the line to further optimise its use for mobile, the companies said.

LG first introduced the browser with the launch of V50S ThinQ, with the aim of providing users the ability to perform multitasking by using two screens.

The South Korean company began sales of its latest flagship smartphone in its home country earlier this month.  

Whale can support split screen usage, which allows users to multitask and browse two sites at the same time. For example, a customer can perform online shopping on one screen while reading individual product descriptions on the other, or open two separate search engines on each screen.

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Since its launch, LG has also extended Whale's availability to the V50 ThinQ, V50S ThinQ's predecessor, and vowed to further expand its deployment to other devices.

The company is currently offering a dual screen accessory for free to those who purchase the V50S ThinQ in South Korea to promote its use.

LG is expecting operating profits of 781 billion won and revenues of 15.7 trillion won for the third quarter, which would be a rise of 4.3% and 1.8% from a year prior, respectively.

Its mobile business is expected to have reduced its loss in comparison to previous quarters due to recent cost cutting efforts.

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