Posts tagged with: LG
  • by | March 18, 2014 1:22 PM

    Google just made its biggest move into wearables since we first heard of Glass, revealing the Android Wear project and making an early version of the SDK available to developers. The news also brought with it word of a number of companies interested in manufacturing wearables that would plug into this Android Wear system, giving users a consistent, familiar Android experience across devices. But who will be first to deliver? LG is shaping up to be an early adopter, and a smartwatch called the G Watch is reportedly in the works. We don't have any specifics about the watch's hardware, but ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 11:37 AM

    Last month, we checked out a patent application filed by LG, describing a very unusual wearable. Instead of something easily recognizable as a smartwatch, or even an activity tracker, the product described was more along the lines of a wearable stylus, going flat and wrapping around the user's wrist like a bracelet. Still, the patent described some ways of giving the band some smartwatch-caliber features, like the ability to see notifications from your phone. Today we get our first look at this product in the flesh, but it's not everything we were hoping for. Notably absent is even the ...

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  • by | March 16, 2014 1:44 AM

    Almost a year ago Verizon announced the LG Lucid 2, which was really LG's Optimus F5 tailored to suit the carrier's needs. Since it's been a almost a year, the network operator is probably planning on bringing a new model to its line-up, and the phone above appears to be just that. According to @evleaks, we're looking at the LG Lucid 3. With model number VS876, the Lucid 3 is expected to be a mid-ranger device with the usual Verizon logos and a Samsung-like home button. The overall design of the phone has been tweaked a little and it's more in line with (actually we're almost convinced it ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 5:39 PM

    What's going to be the first smartphone you own that features a quad HD, 1440p, 2K display? While we've heard about efforts from a few OEMs with varying degrees of presence in Southeast Asia, we're still waiting for word of the first such phone from a brand with big appeal in the West, too. Samsung was a contender for a while, but then the GS5 arrived with another 1080p panel, and the company has since shot down rumors suggesting that a “premium” QHD GS5 was still in the works. Who else is still in the running? Rather than waiting until late summer, we've been hearing that LG might ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 11:18 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Microsoft plans to kill its WP8 licensing for certain OEMs. Then we talk about LG and how the LG G3 may bring us a better display than its competitors.T-Mobile follows the news as we get reports on how it'll sell the Galaxy S5. Then let's talk about iOS 8 and some of its recent leaks, including a healthbook app, and new iCloud integration. We end today's show talking about Google's smartwatch specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft kills WP8 licensing fees for some new OEMs? - Purported LG G3 UAProf reveals ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 7:09 AM

    Curved screens are nothing new to Google's Nexus family of smartphones -- or are they? The second iteration of Google's flagship phone was made by Samsung. It was called the Nexus S. It's successor was the Galaxy Nexus. Both had curved screens. But that's not entirely true, is it? Both the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus had curved glass, but that glass covered flat screens, thereby providing only the illusion of a curved screen. Perhaps that's just semantics, and it's all in the past anyway. When you jump forward to today we have a very different situation: both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 5:39 AM

    The LG G2, depending on the region and carrier, was codenamed the D800 (AT&T), D801 (T-Mobile), D805 (Global), and some others. @evleaks has posted a screen grab of an alleged User Agent Profile document that mentions a certain LG D850, believed to be the upcoming G2 successor, the LG G3. While the file doesn't reveal much, aside from the codename (attributed to the LG G3), it does however mention a 1440x2560 resolution, which is QHD (quad-HD), or, in other words, 2K. We know we're expecting the South Korean company to unveil the G2 successor (which will turn one-year old in August), ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's release of iOS 7.1 to compatible devices, and all the list of changes. Then we talk about Google and its plan to launch a new Android SDK that can support wearables. Then we go through the future of the Google Chromecast and how we'll most likely see it internationally soon. Then we talk about the LG G3 and the rumors of it going water and dust-proof. We end today's show talking about the rumors of a possible leak of an Oppo Find 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple releases iOS 7.1 to compatible devices, download ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 12:31 PM

    Even though LG has done a fantastic job in differentiating its technology from competitors, the company hasn't always been famous for its originality. We remember how the LG G Pro looked and felt almost exactly like a Galaxy Note 2 back in the day. 2013 and 2014 have shown us an LG that's willing to be original with products like the LG G2 and LG G Flex, but I won't lie that many of us were waiting to learn more about the LG G3 after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and yes, there will be similarities. New rumors have begun of the LG G3 sharing the Galaxy S5's water and dust-proof ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 4:51 PM

    You don't have to be paying extraordinarily close attention to the smartphone market to realize that Windows Phone is slowly but surely on its way up, while BlackBerry has been circling the drain. Even with those trajectories being pretty clear, BlackBerry started with enough of a head start to still outnumber Windows Phone users in many markets, including the US. It's taken a long time to get here, but the latest ownership statistics finally suggests that BlackBerry usage has fallen to the point where it's now eclipsed by the Windows Phone user base. For the three month period spanning ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 11:39 AM

    The LG G Flex is one heck of an innovative, eye-catching phone. Between the curved, flexible body and advanced features like its self-healing plastic, it's the kind of phone that feels like it's coming from twenty minutes into the future. You'd think that wearing its features on the surface like that would make promoting the G Flex a marketer's dream job... but then somehow we ended up with the clip embedded below. Really good, engaging smartphone ads are one thing, but spectacularly awful ones have a special place in our hearts. Back in December we checked out a kind of creepy one for the ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 1:33 AM

    We've seen the LG L90, alongside the rest of the L Series III phones -- L35, L40, L65, L70 -- at the Barcelona show floor last week while at MWC 2014, but the South Korean phone maker has now made the device official via a press release that states it will start rolling out next week, initially in the CIS region followed by other markets around the world. It packs a 4.7-inch qHD display with 540 x 960 resolution and it is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor; there's also one gig of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), an eight/five-megapixel camera on ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 12:59 PM

    We just heard the latest rumors on LG's possible launch plans for the G3, adding further support to the idea that we wouldn't be waiting around until August or September again this year, with the phone being unveiled as soon as June. For the last two years, this LG G-series flagship has served as the outline for Google's Nexus phone; will 2014 repeat that trend? At least one rumor responds in the affirmative, and hints at some of the differences between the G3 and this Nexus 6. Gizmodo.de claims that the Nexus 6 will be a “lightweight” version of the G3. Well, what might that mean? ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 11:15 AM

    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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