Posts tagged with: LG
  • by | April 10, 2014 11:46 AM

    Is it nearly time for LG to debut its next Android flagship? While the G2 was first revealed in August of last year, rumors have been adamant that LG is moving its schedule up quite a bit for 2014, and that the presumed G3 could launch as soon as sometime this quarter. June has been mentioned more than once as a possibility, putting us a mere two months away from the phone's premiere. Before it gets here, though, there's plenty we'd like to learn, and so far the hard evidence has been limited to a UAProf and a couple potential screenshots. We're still itching to get a look at the hardware, ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 7:20 AM

    Remember back in February of 2013 when I dropped my Nexus 4 and shattered its screen? That was the first phone that I'd ever broken. Up until that time I'd always thought my friends and family must have been particularly clumsy or simply didn't take care of their devices. While that may be true of some of them (you know who you are!), it's certainly not descriptive of all of them! Inevitably, everyone will break a phone. It's going to happen. What happens next, however, is an entirely different story depending on who made the phone. Broken Phones Let me preface this next bit with my ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:40 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's recent recruitment of an Amazon A9 Search guru with the idea to improve Apple Maps. LG follows the news as we get more details of the LG G Watch that's in the works. Then we talk about the rumors of a Sony Windows Phone 8.1 device, aside from the complaints of the Sony Xperia Z2 already. HTC is next as we talk about a new M8 "Ace" device that was recently leaked. We end today's show talking about the iWatch and some rumors of the device including a UV light exposure sensor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon’s A9 ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 3:55 PM

    Of the Android Wear watches we've heard confirmed so far, there's little denying that the Motorola Moto 360 is the star; the round, seemingly bezelless design is unlike any smartwatch we're familiar with. But while the Moto 360 may be the flashier option, we'd be doing ourselves a disservice to let that model distract us altogether from LG and its G Watch, the company's own Android Wear offering. So far, we haven't really had many opportunities to get a good look at the hardware, but today not only do some great hands-on pics of a G Watch prototype arrive, but we get to hear a little about ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 1:23 PM

    We first got a look at LG's L90 back during MWC, going hands-on with the model alongside the rest of the new L-series devices. A little bit later, we started hearing about LG's release plans for the L90, and a leak (above) suggested the phone was destined for T-Mobile in the States. While the carrier still hasn't gone official with its plans, a new leak manages to fill us in on the details, revealing plans to begin sales later this month. According to the leaked roadmap, T-Mobile plans to introduce the L90 on April 23 (a date that could well be shaping up to be a pretty big one for ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 1:30 PM

    LG's G2 Mini is one odd little phone. It physically resembles the larger handset, complete with those iconic rear-mounted volume controls, and scales things down ever so slightly, while still packing a relatively large 4.7-inch screen. Unfortunately, the hardware situation doesn't live up to its namesake, with Snapdragon 400s and Tegra 4is instead of the Snapdragon 800. We've heard some general talk about release plans for Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, but little about LG's intentions for North America; would a carrier in the States end up adding the G2 Mini to ...

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  • by | March 29, 2014 9:51 AM

    We've heard of LG's plans to deliver Knock Code to the G Flex -- and the G2 -- and 4K video capabilities have been rumored to land with a software refresh not so long ago. Well, as it turns out, LG's flexible curved smartphone is getting its Android KitKat update; however, for the time being, only devices in South Korea are on the distribution list. The changes and additions, aside from the above mentioned Knock Code, include improvements to the Bluetooth Car-Kit controls, as well as performance improvements which come with Google's ART. Other devices (outside of LG's home turf) should ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 5:41 PM

    Whatever happened to the Nokia Lumia 1820? We'd been talking about it since last year, and for a while we were hoping it might make an appearance at MWC, but then it dropped off the face of the earth. Was there still a chance this guy might be headed for launch, or were we barking up the wrong tree all along. As if from out of nowhere, the 1820 is back on our radar this evening, with a case maker's website alluding to the smartphone, along with a few rumored Samsung models. Noreve makes some fancy leather cases for a whole bunch of smartphones. Pull up one of those listings, and edit the ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 7:01 AM

    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 2:56 AM

    We've met the LG G2 mini in person with the occasion of this year's MWC, and we got to experience, first hand, a phone that is neither mini, nor G2. It features either a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm, or 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4i processor (for the LATAM LTE version), a 4.7-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, either an 8.0 or a 13.0MP (for the LATAM LTE version) shooter, 1.3MP front facer, and a 2,440mAh battery. If you like the phone, expect it to be available next month. The LG G2 mini is coming in April to CIS countries, after which it ...

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  • by | March 25, 2014 4:51 AM

    LG has taken it's Knock-On from the G2 to the next level, as we've seen the new Knock Code in action with the occasion of our G Pro 2 hands-on video in Barcelona (alongside the G2 mini, F Series and L Series devices). This new way of unlocking the device is able to recognize one of close to 80,000 combinations of tapping the screen to life. Next month (April), LG will start bringing Knock Code to other devices in its portfolio, via a software update. The G2 and G Flex are specifically being mentioned in the press release, however, with the wording "in specific countries". Two to eight ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 1:49 PM

    Last week's big news was the announcement of Android Wear, Google's effort to embrace the growing tide of smartwatches and help give it a common face, with broad compatibility. Beyond the project itself, we also heard about two specific pieces of hardware, the Motorola Moto 360 and LG's G Watch. Not only was the round Moto 360 the more eye-catching of the pair, but Motorola was extremely forthright in its discussion of the watch, holding a public Hangout and sharing a fair number of details. Unsurprisingly, the bulk of our coverage focused on it. With the G Watch, on the other hand, all we ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 7:20 AM

    When talking about smartphones, Apple and Blackberry are somewhat alone in that they make their own  hardware. Phones powered by Microsoft's OS and Android are built by OEMs like HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Back in the day, major companies like Dell, HP, Compaq and others would outsource the production of their devices to OEMs. Over time, these OEMs began to gain popularity and eventually brought hardware carrying their own brand to the market. Ironically, Compaq, Dell, HP, and others have all but gotten out of the smartphone/PDA game, having been replaced by the OEMs ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 8:01 AM

    Inbox Zero. It's become something of a myth in the Pocketnow Weekly recording studio ever since we started actively courting listener feedback all those months ago. Skip a listener-mail section here, another one there, and before you know it you've got a mountain of mail it'd take a whole episode to get through. So that's just what we're doing. Just like we did on episode 076, we're devoting an entire podcast to your missives. We'll hear from people concerned about dual-SIM stigma, people worried about the future of Apple, and people writing to remind us that the automated home isn't as ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 11:31 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's re-launch of the iPad 4, and the birth of a cheaper iPhone 5c with 8GB of storage. We then talk about the iPhone 6 and the possibility of it getting optical image stabilization in its camera. HTC follows the news as we get possible launch dates for the M8. Google Now later takes the spotlight as we talk about the recent changes for better interaction with others. We end today's show talking about Google's announcement of Android wear, the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple brings back the ...

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