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LG Optimus L7 Review

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

LG Optimus L7 Review
News from MobileSyrup.com:

LG Optimus L7 Review

There is nothing like the feel of a new phone in the hand. You get to have a first impression, a quick take, as the tech moulds into your hand like second nature. The LG Optimus L7 is one such device that, upon first contact, feels much more expensive than it is. Made with premium plastics and a lovely textured backing, the phone is about as solid as you’re going to find in the sub-$ 300 Android market.

But while it excels considerably in the aesthetics department, it fails to pack a punch in terms of performance. Does style conquer substance with the Optimus L7? And how important a role does Ice Cream Sandwich play? Read on to find out.

Specs

- Android 4.0.3 w/ light custom LG skin
- 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD screen w/ Gorilla Glass
- 1Ghz Snapdragon MSM7227A processor w/ Adreno 200 GPU
- 512MB RAM / 4GB internal storage
- 5MP camera w/ flash, VGA front-facing camera
- VGA video r…………… continues on MobileSyrup.com

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Global-Ready LG Optimus LTE II Closer to Launch on Verizon
News from Gotta Be Mobile:

It looks like LG’s getting closer to launching yet another 4G LTE smartphone on Verizon’s expanding network in the U.S. in the form of a global-ready Optimus LTE II. An LG phone with the model number LG VS930, widely believed to the Optimus LTE II, was recently spotted getting FCC regulatory approval according to a report on Blog of Mobile.

The naming convention suggests that this will be a high-end LG device targeted at Verizon’s 4G L…………… continues on Gotta Be Mobile

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LG’s Quick Voice Aims to Out-Blab Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

LG’s Quick Voice Aims to Out-Blab Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice
News from Wired News:

LG is launching a Siri competitor called Quick Voice. Photo: LG Electronics

Having conversations with our mobile devices is going to become much more commonplace.

First on the built-in, voice-activated personal-assistant scene was Siri, currently found in the iPhone 4S and now destined for the latest iPad. Next came S Voice, a Siri rival (that we still can’t get to work correctly) on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III. Then on Wednesday, Microsoft announced that it’s working to build conversational voice technology into Windows Phone 8.

And now we have a fresh development from LG. Sometime in the next few weeks, the company’s Android phones will join the talking-gadget party too. LG is launching

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LG India mobile biz sees sixth head in 6 years
News from Economic Times:

KOLKATA: LG Electronics India has appointed Sanjay Maheshwary as the business head of its mobile phone division, replacing Vishal Chopra who will join the leadership team for the company’s durables section.

The change of guard at the company’s handsets division is the sixth in as many years. LG India, which entered the handsets business in 2003, holds less than 2% market share.

The company spokesman declined comment on the appointment. This is Maheshwary’s second year in the company. He had moved from Nokia to LG India at the end of 2010 as marketing head of mobile phones division.

Chopra was a senior executive in the company’s electronics business before being appointed business head. A senior executive said, on condition of anonymity, that the handsets division’s poor performance has started weighing on the Korean company’s main electronics business in the country, pulling down overall revenue and profitability. LG India’s revenues in 2011 grew marginally to Rs 16,200 crore, against Rs 16,000 crore in the previous year and…………… continues on Economic Times

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LG Optimus L7 review – The Verge

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

LG Optimus L7 review – The Verge
News from LG Optimus L7 review – The Verge:

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LG Optimus L7 review

The Optimus L7 headlines LG’s new L-Style line of Android phones, designed for users that want the latest software and features but don’t have the budget for the more expensive Optimus smartphones. The L-Style range is LG’s first to come with Android 4.0 out of the box, and arrives before the company’s flagship Optimus 4X HD next month. While it may not compromise on software, hardware is a different matter altogether. While other Optimus devices are powered by dual- and quad- core devices, the L7 has a 1GHz single-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It does have the edge on screen size though, offering a spacious 4.3-inch display, far larger than its contemporaries. LG has a bad history with skins and bloatware on its devices, and it’s not shipping a stock Android 4.0 experience with the L7. So has LG learned from its mistakes? And how does LG’s interpretation of Android 4.0 stack up when compared with HTC’s Sense 4.0 and Samsung’s Nature UX? Read on to find out.

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LG to Sideline Tablet Development to Focus on Smaller Devices
News from Bloomberg:

LG Electronics Inc. (066570), the world’s No. 4 mobile-phone maker, will sideline tablet computer development to focus more on smaller devices rather than compete head-on with Apple Inc.’s iPad.

“We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” Ken Hong, a spokesman for Seoul-based LG, said in an e-mailed response to queries.

LG introduced its second tablet named Optimus Pad LTE earlier this year as rivals including Samsung Electronics Inc., maker of Galaxy tablets and smartphones, sought to challenge the iPad. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) unveiled a Windows-powered tablet called Surface yesterday, entering an Apple-dominated market projected to grow to $ 78.7 billion this year, according to an estimate by rese…………… continues on Bloomberg

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LG to Sideline Tablet Development to Focus on Smaller Devices

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

LG to Sideline Tablet Development to Focus on Smaller Devices
News from Businessweek:

LG Electronics Inc. (066570), the world’s No. 4 mobile-phone maker, will sideline tablet computer development to focus more on smaller devices rather than compete head-on with Apple Inc.’s iPad.

“We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” Ken Hong, a spokesman for Seoul-based LG, said in an e-mailed response to queries.

LG introduced its second tablet named Optimus Pad LTE earlier this year as rivals including Samsung Electronics Inc., maker of Galaxy tablets and smartphones, sought to challenge the iPad. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT) unveiled a Windows-powered tablet called Surface yesterday, entering an Apple-dominated market projected to grow to $ 78.7 billion this year, according to an estimate by research firm DisplaySearch.

“LG doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment,” Hong said.

The electronics maker is trying to turn around its mobile- phone business with its Optimus line of Android-powered smartphones after being overtaken by Apple (AAPL) (

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LG Optimus L5 aims for ‘fashion forward’

Monday, June 18th, 2012

LG Optimus L5 aims for ‘fashion forward’
News from Telegraph.co.uk:

Although UK prices for the L5 have not been confirmed, it is expected to retail in the £20 per month contract bracket, and target users on heavy text message tariffs.

The L5 was initially announced in February, and its release will mark what LG hopes will be a fightback in an Android mobile phone market increasingly dominated by Samsung. While the Korean manufacturer has seen its market share grow, both LG and Sony have seen theirs fall.

New entries into the mobile phone market, however, are also targetting the mid-range, including Huawei and ZTE. Intel’s first phone, the San Diego, is also likely to see a significant marketing push and further squeeze possibilities for the L5.

The device will launch in the UK, Germany and France later this month. Measuring 9.5mm thick, it features a 4” screen and runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, called Ice Cream Sandwich. It offers an 800mhz processor and VGA video capture, however.

“The LG Optimus L5 is a very balanced smartphone that offers a great combination of design, display, performance, battery life and price that many will find very attractive,” claimed Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and Chief Executive of LG M…………… continues on Telegraph.co.uk

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LG LS970 ‘Eclipse’ Heading to Sprint & AT&T This Fall: Will The New …

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

LG LS970 ‘Eclipse’ Heading to Sprint & AT&T This Fall: Will The New …
News from iTechPost:

Freshest rumors swirling in the tech media suggest that the Korean manufacturer is gearing up to bring LG LS970 ‘Eclipse’ for Sprint, AT&T as well as Canadian wireless carriers.(Photo: BriefMobile)

The era of 4G technology is surging at a rapid pace as wireless communication operators are bidding high on new 4G LTE phones by introducing more and more such devices equipped with the breakthrough technology.

AT&T is one of the best known operator in the US known for its advanced and widespread 4G LTE network. Meanwhile, Sprint has also been adding a lot of LTE-integrated smartphones such as Google’s flagship Android ICS phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, accompanied by LG Viper and  HTC EVO 4G LTE in its basket of offering during last few months. Sprint, however, has promised but does not provide LTE as of now.

Adding to the queue, few images have just been leaked into the media, hinting at powerful LTE-enabled device that may be coming soon on Sprint and AT&T by LG – dubbed by the name of LG LS970 ‘Eclipse.’

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Latest rumors suggest that the Korean manufacturer is gearing up to bring LG LS970 ‘Eclipse’ for Sprint, AT&T as well as some Canadian wireless carriers. T…………… continues on iTechPost

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LG E970, LS970 tipped to be headed to AT&T and Sprint around the …

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

LG E970, LS970 tipped to be headed to AT&T and Sprint around the …
News from PhoneDog:

Last month, two unannounced LG devices carrying the model numbers LS970 and E970 entered the rumor mill, reportedly heading for Sprint and AT&T, respectively. Both devices are back in the spotlight today, and while they’re still unannounced, we may now have an idea of when that could change. A listing for both the LS970 and E970 has popped up on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s website, showing that both devices are made by LG and will feature LTE connectivity. Interestingly, the page also claims that the devices “will be available on North America Market around 2012.10.31.”

The leaked LG phone sightings don’t stop there, as the E970 has also been spotted in a User Agent Profile that lists the phone’s display as having a resolution of 1280×768, which lines up the leaked specs that showed up last month. Additionally, the E970 has reportedly appeared in a NenaMark benchmark test. As for the LS970, an alleged page for the Sprint-bound phone has popped up on the AnTuTu be…………… continues on PhoneDog

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Ting promises LTE smartphones from LG, HTC ‘sooner than later’
News from FierceWireless:

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) MVNO Ting said it plans to release a number of LTE devices “sooner than later,” including the LG Viper 4G LTE, the LG Optimus Elite and HTC Evo 4G LTE. Later on, the company said it expects to sell the Samsung Galaxy S III, and possibly the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as well.

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“As a Sprint MVNO, we have some restrictions on which devices we can make available to our customers as they must be approved for use on the Sprint network. As a general rule, the device lineup available through Sprint Retail is a good indicator of the devices we can or will get,” Ting’s Scott Allan wrote on the company’s blog. “We want to bring you the best devices as soon as possible, and we are working closely with Sprint to continually improve our ability to do so. We are pretty happy with what we have been able to offer to date, and are quite optimistic things are only going to get better.”

Sprint is gearing to launch LTE service sometime this summer.

Ting noted that all its forthcoming smartphones will run Google’s Android operating system.

“We have no plan to offer…………… continues on FierceWireless

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LG Optimus 4X HD

Friday, June 15th, 2012

LG Optimus 4X HD
News from CNET:

Normally I’m not a jealous person. When my friend gets something on my wish list, you won’t hear a peep from me. But after reviewing the LG Optimus 4X HD, I’m indeed “jelly” as kids say these days.

Though the 4X HD is already available in parts of Europe and is slated to be sold in Asia and Central and South America, no U.S. release is planned at this time. And that just isn’t fair.

Why? Because aside from being LG’s first quad-core phone, the handset has the largest battery in its class, it sports a fantastic screen and camera, and it’s NFC-enabled. And what’s the biggest cherry on top? It runs on Android 4.0.

That’s not to say it’s perfect, however. The new Optimus user interface, version 3.0, leaves some things to be desired (namely, I want that vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich skin back, please), and I’ve heard better call and audio quality. Its pros, however, vastly outweigh the cons, which makes this American one sad shmuck.

Though you can’t get it with a U.S. carrier, the 4X HD is available from third-party retailers. Currently, the unlocked device is going for roughly between 450 euros, or about $ 566. If you’re interested, you may have to wait on LG with bated breath, buy from an online vendor, or simply purchase one the next time you drop by Europe.

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Hands on with LG Optimus Vu: An enormous phone with a stylus
News from TechHive:

By Armando Rodriguez

Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:35 PM

With its gigantic 5-inch display, the LG Optimus Vu might be easily mistaken for a tablet at first glance. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Optimus Vu is a tablet-sized phone–which some have dubbed a “phablet.” PCWorld did manage to get some hands on time with the Vu back at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but this week LG sent us an international version of the Vu. The company told us that it currently has no plans to bring the phone to the U.S. Still, the Vu is worth taking a look at for its unique, larger-than-normal size and accompanying stylus.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Vu is its size: While not as thick or as tall as the Galaxy Note, the Vu is slightly wider. This extra width can make the Vu feel awkward to hold for a long time—even if you have…………… continues on TechHive

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LG Optimus 4X HD Review: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Android Police

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

LG Optimus 4X HD Review: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Android Police
News from LG Optimus 4X HD Review: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Android Police:

  • Specifications
  • The Good
  • The Not So Good
  • Design and Build Quality
  • Hardware and Performance

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LG Optimus Elite
News from titan silver – CNET:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but I’m going to tell you about my experiences using an LG Optimus phone. All right, I know that’s a bit snarky, but it’s difficult not to make a joke when you’ve seen so many members of the Optimus family (more than a dozen when you factor in the various carrier versions). The new LG Optimus Elite has more in common with its Optimus S granddaddy than it does with the high-end LG Optimus 3D Max that LG unveiled at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Behind a very simple design and a 3.5-inch display is a midrange feature set that runs on Android Gingerbread and an 800MHz processor. Outside of the Google Wallet support, there’s not much to get excited about, but not all phones have to be exciting. Call quality is fine, but it could be better.

The Optimus Elite is available with Sprint in titan silver and white for $ 29.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $ 50 mail-in rebate. I reviewed the titan silver version, but the features are the same for both models. You also can buy it with Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary, Virgin Mobile. There it will cost you $ 149.99, but you won’t sign a contract.<…………… continues on titan silver – CNET

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LG Optimus 4X HD lands in Europe

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

LG Optimus 4X HD lands in Europe
News from The Driod Guy:

June 13th, 2012 by Sunny Leave a reply »

The most awaited smart phone of the month has to be the awesome specked LG Optimus 4X HD quad core phone. If you are not sure which smart phone we are talking about, you can read a full review of the smart phone here. The LG Optimus 4X HD has to be a really cool smart phone to have. The device has got the awesome Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7 inch 720p HD display, and an 8 mega pixel camera for your photographers. Also, the device runs the latest edition of Android, which is Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with LG’s custom user interface overlay. The smart phone, no doubt, is really good. But the question is, when will we get it in our hands?

When the review of the smart phone was written, the smart phone was not yet released. But now, the smart phone is already in the market and you can just walk out of your house and get one for yourself. All you have to do is find an online seller of the smart phone continues on The Driod Guy

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OnLive Brings Cloud Gaming to LG Smart TVs with Google TV
News from GamerLive.TV:

Cloud gaming company OnLive demonstrated the OnLive Game Service on the next-generation LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) at E3 2012. Capitalizing on the power of LG’s L9 dual-core processor, the service would make hundreds of top-tier video games from more than 60 publishers playable on-demand, without a console or PC. When the service becomes available, LG G2 TV owners will also enjoy free instant access to exclusive OnLive social features such as worldwide massive spectating, the brand-new OnLive MultiView spectating capability, Brag Clip video recording and Facebook sharing.

Previews of the OnLive LG TV experience were shown publicly for the first time at OnLive Booth #535, South Hall at the Electronic Entertainment Expo June 5-7 in Los Angeles. Select 3D games, using the popular LG CINEMA 3D glasses, are planned for a future software update.

With just a few taps of the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller or any compatible game controller, LG G2 TV owners will be able to jump in and play OnLive’s growing library of hundreds of top-tier, console-class video games on-demand. Instant demos are available for nearly every game—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged to hot blockbusters such as the upcoming Darksiders II—so players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game free before deciding what to buy, and then continue…………… continues on GamerLive.TV

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