LG G Flex curved smart phone bends but doesn’t break

April 23rd, 2014

LG G Flex curved smart phone bends but doesn’t breakNews from ConsumerReports.org:

Not many electronic devices make a claim for their physical flexibility. After all, smart phones, TVs, computers, and tablets are made from rigid plastic and glass, which are more likely to snap or shatter than bend forgivingly. Then along came LG, touting its G Flex as “the world’s first curved, flexible smart phone,” with this important caveat: “The flexibility of this product is limited. This phone may be bent flat up to 180 degrees for a limited period of [...] Continue Reading…

LG G3 specs: LG Isai FL expected to be next flagship phone outside Japan

April 22nd, 2014

LG G3 specs: LG Isai FL expected to be next flagship phone outside JapanNews from ChristianToday:
Will the LG G3 be based on the LG Isai FL?

The device made exclusively for the Japanese market is being tipped to release as the LG G3 outside of Japan.
The device was named LG Isai and was made for the Japanese telecom company KDDI.  The specifications were basically the same as what went on to become the LG G2.
Speculation that LG will similarly re-release this year’s LG Isai FL as the LG G3 for [...] Continue Reading…

KitKat for the Verizon LG G2 now rolling out over the air

April 21st, 2014

KitKat for the Verizon LG G2 now rolling out over the airNews from Phandroid.com:

After reporting yesterday that the KitKat update for the Verizon Wireless LG G2 was finally ready — but only accessible via LG’s installer for Windows PCs — that same update is now officially available and rolling out over the air. If you haven’t been prompted (and don’t feel like hassling with plugging in/installing extra software), you can now jump into your Settings > About phone > Software update > Check new > to pull the update [...] Continue Reading…

LG is joining the ever-escalating chip race

April 19th, 2014

LG is joining the ever-escalating chip raceNews from TechRadar UK:

Tricky, tricky: LG G3 could land May to sidestep Galaxy S5
LG G3 tipped to come gilded in gold, pack first-rate resolution
LG G3 leak suggests QHD display disappointment for some
LG has confirmed that it’s joining the processor race with TSMC, which will manufacture chips for the South Korean phone maker.
LG’s chip, which was previously rumored as the monster octo-core “Odin,” will launch “soon,” according to…………… continues on TechRadar UK
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LG G2 Kit Kat Update Available From Verizon Via Upgrade Assistant

April 18th, 2014

LG G2 Kit Kat Update Available From Verizon Via Upgrade AssistantNews from Droid Life:

The LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update from Verizon is finally available as build VS98024A, though you can’t exactly grab it over-the-air. No, sir, this update is currently only available through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant, which is only available on Windows for LG phones. Sorry, Mac homies.
In order to update on Windows, all you have to do is plug-in your LG G2, then either wait for Windows to prompt you for an action or open [...] Continue Reading…

LG will launch golden G3 smartphone with crazy resolution…

April 17th, 2014

LG will launch golden G3 smartphone with crazy resolution…News from The Verge:
A third of the way into 2014, we already have new flagship phones from almost all the big Android handset makers: the Galaxy S5, the Xperia Z2, and the new One are all now on sale. The one company that’s kept relatively quiet throughout the period has been LG, manufacturer of the much-loved G2 and Google’s Nexus 5. Today some of the mystery about its future plans has been dispelled as The Verge has received the first image of [...] Continue Reading…

LG G Flex review: There is more to this phone than the curve

April 16th, 2014

LG G Flex review: There is more to this phone than the curveNews from Financial Express:

Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: Apr 16 2014, 13:38 IST

LG G Flex has a curved screen that can flex itself if needed
SummaryThere is nothing in the curve that really makes you buy this phone. But there is a lot in the phone that can make you take this curve.

I have always felt that Android phones have had a problem finding differentiators. That is why many of them came packed with features, mostly [...] Continue Reading…

LG G Flex review: A peek into the future

April 15th, 2014

LG G Flex review: A peek into the futureNews from NDTV:
Remember smartphones with 3D displays? Those were supposed to have caught on a few years ago, but they’re only a vague memory now. On the other hand, full-HD resolution might have seemed like unnecessary overkill, but you can hardly find a high-end phone without it now.
Manufacturers seem to like throwing multiple ideas at the wall to see what sticks. Once a feature catches on, everyone else must adopt it too. LG has raised the bar for exotic, expensive features [...] Continue Reading…

LG’s top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD display

April 14th, 2014

LG’s top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD displayNews from Engadget:

So far, we’ve only come across beyond-1080p panels in a couple of Chinese phones, like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S. But the spec is definitely about to go mainstream, as LG has just confirmed to us that the successor to the G2 will deliver a “Quad HD” resolution, with four times as many pixels as 720p (that’s 2,560 x 1,440, if you want to count ‘em). Based on earlier leaks, it’s likely that the [...] Continue Reading…

Android this week: Amazon phone soon; LG G Watch priced; Galaxy S5 reviewed

April 13th, 2014

Android this week: Amazon phone soon; LG G Watch priced; Galaxy S5 reviewedNews from GigaOM:Apr. 12, 2014 – 6:20 AM PDT Apr. 12, 2014 – 6:20 AM PDT
When you think of Android, you probably don’t think of Amazon. You should. Amazon has slowly built up a product line off of the open Android software, starting first with Kindle Fire tablets and more recently with its Fire TV set-top box. The third pillar of “fire” is shaping up to be Amazon’s smartphone with an expected June announcement.

There’s no official name [...] Continue Reading…