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    If there's a device that will save LG this year, this may just as well do the trick. The V20 feels like it has to not only live up to its trail-blazing V10, but also surge past its direct predecessor, the G5, after some lukewarm critical reception and meager sales. And so far, it looks like this sleek new program is doing both jobs well. There's a lot that the company has packed into an all-metal chassis like this one: dual rear-cameras, four DACs from ESS and tuned with the help of Bang & Olufsen, a refined Second Screen and a unique rear hatch that can play all the favorites like a ...

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    First with Android Nougat out of the box. A loud and clean Quad DAC system. Wide-angle cameras in front and on back. Multi-screen multi-tasking. And some of the steadiest video recording capabilities. LG and Google have been promoting the heck out of the sequel to the V10 smartphone and now, we finally know what the V20 is all about. Here are the specifications: [table] Component,Description Display size,5.7 inches + 2.1 inch "Second Screen" Screen type,LCD (Quantum IPS) Resolution,2560 x 1440 + 160 x 1040 Pixel density,513 ppi SoC,Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Type,Quad-core Speed,2.15GHz ...

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    Tomorrow is the day when we'll get to figure out what makes the LG V20 tick. Sure, Android 7.0 Nougat, of course, but what's the silicon inside of it? Are there any numbers we could pull up? What kind of beast is this multimedia monster supposed to be? Well, one Weibo user is giving us an idea with a simple post: a 5.7-inch quad HD panel with an indeterminably-sized Second Screen, a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM, a 4Ah battery, dual 16-megapixel cameras on the rear, ESS Technology's 32-bit Quad DAC system, a fingerprint scanner on the back. Given that the V10 also had a 5.7-inch quad HD ...

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    Say what you will about LG, but this Korea-based smartphone manufacturer is sure not afraid to take risks and experiment with unusual builds, layouts and aesthetic components. Back in 2013, the G2 proposed an ingenious solution to the thick-bezel pickle, moving all buttons to the rear. Two years later, the G4 adopted an unconventional genuine leather look, then the V10 entered the picture with dual screens, dual front cameras and a super-robust construction, while this spring’s G5 took a few cues from Google’s modular Project Ara concept that never came to be. Despite G5’s undeniable ...

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    Taking one look at a poorly shot photo of a device shouldn't give you much to work from. Neither can a single, rather boring-looking render. But with Reddit spotting an LG V20 in the wild and other leakers giving the front-end business of what will be the first Nougat-native Android phone out in the market on September 6, we're going to have to start working this phone out. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the leaked photo and a rumored render: The depicted devices share the same, drab blue color and not a silver color as seen in this render. As a side note, we've also learned that LG ...

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    If you own an Android phone, you now have a new way to look for everything inside of it. And you'll be able to do it in style on the LG V20. Google is introducing its locally-based "In Apps" search mode as an easy way to pick out the things of the past you need to bring up right now. All you have to do is scroll over to the new "In Apps" section or put [brackets] around your search terms — without even being connected to the net. You'll be able to put in contacts, conversation topics and media from your prior discussions in your native email, texting and messaging apps. You can also ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC this year, it's really no surprise that the tab has picked up this year. Specificaly, Nexus Blog states from its "internal sources in HTC" that the Google Store will start both devices off at 32GB of storage. The Sailfish will go for $449 while the Marlin is said to start ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    The beloved, if design-maligned Nexus 5 is not unofficially dead just yet. Within a day of Google dropping the Android Nougat images for certain Nexus devices that aren't the Nexus 5, XDA developers have been figuring out a build for the fan favorite phone. One did so, though it's a rough edit — so rough that Bluetooth and the camera are broken. But the kernel source code is available to download, for you tweakers out there. Since Vulkan API integration is part of Nougat and Qualcomm has stopped supporting the Snapdragon 801 that the Nexus 5 has, there's only hope that other Snapdragon ...

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    LG may get the first word in for putting out the first Android Nougat smartphone on September 6. But that's just word. Not phones in boxes being sent through a postal delivery system. Instead, the HTC-made Nexus devices — rumored to debut on October 4 — will actually ship first. That's the word according to Android Police managing editor David Ruddock. Yes, that guy has a title. LG V20 may be the first phone *in the world* to ship with Nougat. But Nexuses will almost definitely be first widely available. — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 24, 2016 @pedro_segura LG V20 won't ship ...

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    High-quality press renders are nice and all, but at least in theory, they’re also easy to fabricate and tamper with. After two separate rounds of such images leaked from fairly credible sources however, today's third practically confirms the full-frontal appearance of the LG V20. As always, we have to thank living industry legend Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, for spoiling another top-tier mobile OEM’s surprises ahead of a September 6 launch event in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the most interesting, controversial and potentially appealing part of the dual screen phablet, its rear, ...

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    With IFA 2016 right around the corner, and a number of exciting smartphone and smartwatch announcements coming to Berlin from high-profile OEMs like Samsung, Huawei or Lenovo, it’s easy to forget about LG’s big post-trade show launch event. After all, the V20 looked a tad underwhelming in its first round of leaked high-quality renders a few weeks ago, strongly resembling the G5 instead of building on the V10’s unique visual strengths. On the bright side, the looming dual display phablet’s very early Nougat integration and many sound enhancements should fire up Android purists and ...

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    We've been covering the developer preview builds of Android N in close detail, but today we get our first look at the update which will be pushed out to consumers. A whole list of improvements are coming to Android, addressing usability and ergonomic problems. This update is also focused on bringing stock Android up to speed on a number of features we've come to appreciate from manufacturer skins like Touchwiz and Sense on Samsung and HTC devices. Just about every part of the UI has been addressed, from multi-tasking options, to the notification shade, and encryption to power management. ...

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    With a design change to the homepage of Android site, it seems that Google is about to drop the factory images for Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices dating back to the Nexus 6 and 9 as well as the General Mobile 4G Android One phone. The Nexus Player and Pixel C are also in on the action. Regardless of whether your device(s) is on the Android Beta Program or not, you should receive your OTA within a couple of weeks. You can also flash the 7.0 update once the files are available at Google's developer site. With the update comes multi-window apps, quick multitasking shortcuts and bundled ...

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    Today might just be the big day for owners of the two latest (and greatest, until Marlin and Sailfish swim up to shore) Nexus devices, at least according to one of Canada’s three leading mobile network operators. But Australia’s number two wireless carrier doesn’t entirely share Telus’ position or confirm its very specific Android Nougat release date, while the third largest telco down under even more clearly suggests a delay could be in store due to a mysterious “issue found during testing.” Not Vodafone’s own “optimization” process, mind you, as said bug is apparently ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    LG has pushed out so many X phones recently — reasonably priced devices straddling the budget and mid-range sectors with a certain hardware or software specialty. In the case of the X power, it's a decent phone with a big 'ol 4,100mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0. Other than that we're looking at an 8-megapixel main camera, 16GB of storage and 1.5GB RAM with a quad-core processor. So, AT&T prepaid brand Cricket Wireless has decided to take it on, starting sales August 26 at $159.99 plus tax with a new plan activation. Those porting their number over to Cricket can get $30 off that ...

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    Whether it’ll be called Nexus 5P, Nexus… something else, or Google… something, and whether the search giant itself will handle manufacturing or HTC helps out, a follow-up of sorts for last year’s LG Nexus 5X is most likely right around the corner. Possibly codenamed Sailfish, this should measure a refreshingly compact (by 2016 standards) 5 inches in screen diagonal, with 1080p resolution in tow, Snapdragon 820 processing power, 4GB RAM, 12 and 8MP cameras, as well as a considerably more “premium” construction. All in all, a solid evolutionary effort is to be expected, which ...

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    While the LG V20 will be the first commercially available device with Android Nougat right from the box, it'll take a little while for that same software to hit the G5. One size doesn't necessarily fit all, even if the same company may not have too many differences to worry about. Whatever the case, some 2,000 LG U+ subscribers in Korea will get the chance to test out LG's new UI based on Nougat in a beta test that will start August 22 and last through October 28. Potential testers can enroll in the beta starting today. The package will be given out on a first come, first served basis. ...

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    From our friends at the T-Mobile subreddit, we're getting word about some more Friends for the LG V20. Yep, that render we saw told a little too much about some potential modules coming into "Play". A poster who claims to have leaked some Galaxy Note 7 bonuses has decided to do it again for the V20. Based on a document they saw, — no visuals on the device — customers can start pre-ordering for the phone on September 14 and redeem one of three bonuses for doing so: "Extra battery and Enhanced Hand Grip" "Memory Module Attachment" A year of Hulu and three VUDU rentals — a T-Mobile ...

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    Verizon Wireless now only has one Windows phone in stock, the Lumia 735. The other one is out of stock and will likely remain that way. The LG Lancet had very appropriate specifications for its $120 price: 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 410. Then again, the two-year-old Lumia 735, sold at the same price, is on Windows 10 Mobile. It also had an Android version. Its 15-month run beats the HTC 10's tenure at T-Mobile that also ended this week. Source: Verizon Via: MSPoweruser

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    Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 213 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 11 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right now. And don't forget to ...

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    LG has announced that ESS Technology, which provided the digital-to-analog audio converters for the V10 and a Play module for the G5, will supply a Quad DAC system for the V20, to be launched next month. The manufacturer touts that the system is the first of its kind in smartphones and will deliver 32-bit sound to headphone listeners and sound recordists with half as much ambient noise as a traditional DAC would produce. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plans on putting ESS's work to use in creating a commercial campaign for the V20. Source: LG

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    Despite the generally bleak picture painted by most market research companies and industry analysts when it comes to recent iPhone box-office numbers and Apple’s realistic expectations going forward, it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s enduring top mobile OEM in terms of actual financial gains. Not only does Cupertino continue to make way more money than Samsung or Huawei on higher device prices and a refusal to compete in the low-end segment, with the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing an iOS comeback in the US and Europe’s five largest ...

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    Manufactured by LG, Huawei or HTC? Similar to the HTC 10 in appearance or designed to follow in the footsteps of the LG Nexus 5X? Due out in September or October? Dubbed Nexus 5P or… something else? Those are just a few of the Google Sailfish-related questions we can’t definitively answer at the moment, although educated guesses do come to mind across the board, with specifications meanwhile looking like an entirely different story. A pretty easy to crack enigma, on the heels of revealing online reports based on fairly credible sources, a rock-solid ROM dump, GFX Bench visit, and now, ...

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