The Windows Phone smartphone beta test is over for LG while there is a cloudy future for streaming media. LG launched LG Cloud Beta with free storage and stream across devices, for now.
The company told the Korea Herald that they have no plans to introduce new Windows Phones in the future and will concentrate on Android.
However, Android LG smartphone and Smart TV owners will be able to get 50GB of free LG Cloud storage for six months. Beta testers of LG Cloud in the United Sates receive 5GB of storage. LG has not announced pricing, yet.
LG’s Cloud service automatically synchronizes smartphone content with the cloud server and the user’s PC and TV. Photos and videos taken with the smartphone can be viewed and streamed to the PC or TV almost instantaneously.
LG claims that there is no lag time because the transcoding happens on the server in realtime.
LG Cloud will work on Android phones running Android 2.2 and higher, though Android 2.3 is recommended, PCs running Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit, and LG Smart TVs with Netcast 2.0 and higher (3.0 recommended).
To use the service, users need to download the LG Cloud app from Google Play or LG SmartWorld app store from their Android smartphones, LG SmartWorld store from their LG Smart TVs or the LG Cloud website (www.lgecloud.com) from their PCs or laptops.
LG’s Cloud service automatically synchronizes smartphone content with the cloud server and the user’s PC and TV. Photos and videos taken with the smartphone can be viewed and streamed to the PC or TV almost instantaneously. Videos edited on a PC can be uploaded to LG Cloud for viewing seconds later on a smartphone.
The service also works with 3D content. Vacation videos taken with an LG 3D smartphone can be uploaded via 3G or Wi-Fi to the LG Cloud service. Back home it can be watched on a 3D