LG is making a phone that thinks for itself

The Korean company is hard at work on a mobile with a mind all of its own.

LG is looking to take the whole 'phone as a personal assistant' thing to a completely new level. The South Korean company is hard at work on a mobile that can think for itself, The Verge reports. Let's hope it doesn't include an 'overthrow humanity' mode.

Kwon Bong-suk, LG Mobile's managing director, told South Korea's iNews24 that LG was in the preparation phase of developing a "thinking smart phone" that would add a new meaning to the phrase 'smart phone'. So, how's it going to work? To be honest, it actually sounds quite annoying.

Kwon was a little light on details, but he did give one example. If you set your alarm for 6am and there's heavy traffic on the road, the phone would wake you up half an hour early so you can factor in the extra journey time to get to work. Thanks buddy. 5.30 -- really appreciate it.

Joking aside, it does sound quite a useful feature. If it can learn from its owner's habits (getting up at a reasonable hour, say), then it could be pretty cool. Other devices already learn from what we like, so why not the gadget we carry with us everywhere we go? Such a feature would help LG stand out from the identikit Android handsets currently flooding the market.

LG's mobiles typically score pretty well in our reviews, but Prada Phone aside, I can't think of much differentiation in the company's product range. Sure, it has  3D phones , but they're a bit of a gimmick, in my opinion. The Prada Phone scored far better than most fashion tie-ins, however. Its L range also looks pretty nice -- we're currently awaiting a review unit, so we'll bring you a full verdict as soon as we can. In the meantime, check out our hands-on of the flagship L7 .

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