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This article was published on November 5, 2013


LG’s new loaner program lets developers borrow its smartphones for one month for free

LG’s new loaner program lets developers borrow its smartphones for one month for free
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

lgLG wants to get its phones in the hands of developers. Really it does — that’s why the company has launched a loaner program that lets devs borrow LG devices for a 30-day period without cost.

The program is accompanied by a new software development kit, the LG QRemote SDK, both of which were first unveiled at a developer event in San Francisco last week.

There’s one minor catch understandable caveat: participants must pay for the cost of returning the device to LG, as is explained on the program’s microsite. That’s a pretty good price to pay for a month of testing with a new piece of kit.

➤ New LG Program Gives Android Developers Easy Access to LG Tools and Support, Latest Loaner Devices, New SDKs [LG]

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