Posts tagged with: G Flex
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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    LG has done a very interesting job with the G Flex. Even though lots of people still debate the need to even consider a flexible phone, that doesn't change the fact that it's been selling rather decently around the world. The company is planning to offer its Android 4.4 update for the device in the next coming weeks, and this could mean more than just a software update for you all. We've already seen how XDA-Developers was able to port the G Flex to allow 4K video recording, aside from even 120fps video recording capabilities. What we didn't expect was for LG to actually make this ...

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    Sometimes when we get a carrier-specific version of an already-released smartphone, we'll go ahead and do a separate full review on it - like we did for the Galaxy Note 3, whose AT&T version got a full review just two weeks after the initial review landed for the international version. Other times we'll do what's called a "review rebuttal," where another Pocketnow team member takes a second look at the same device; that happened for the LG G2, HTC One max, and the South Korean version of the LG G Flex. For the AT&T version of the G Flex, though, the device has come to me - the guy ...

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    The LG G Flex. We've unboxed it, compared it, reviewed it, compared it again, beat the hell out of it ... and we've even re-reviewed it. We flew to San Francisco to better understand it and we podcasted until we were blue in the face about it. In every possible sense of the word, it's more than fair to say that Pocketnow has "covered" the G Flex. But the test units we tooled around with for those excursions were from overseas - South Korean models designed and built for an entirely different part of the world, with all the attendant foreign carrier bloat, region-specific radio bands, and ...

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    After hearing LG go official with its introduction of the G Flex to US markets at the CES, the last couple weeks have been bringing us the specifics on how different carriers planned to welcome the phone. First we heard from Sprint, and then AT&T followed-up last Monday – the only holdout was T-Mobile. Today the carrier finally comes through with the news of how its subscribers will be able to get their hands on the G Flex, and also announces another new LG Android, the Optimus F3Q. T-Mobile's G Flex pre-orders open today, with the phone ultimately arriving on February 5 – that's a ...

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    The journey of LG's G Flex to US shores began in earnest last Thursday, as we heard from Sprint about just how the phone would be coming to its network: prices, pre-orders, retail availability, the works. But there are two other carriers who we know will be offering the G Flex as well, and as of the end of last week, neither T-Mobile nor AT&T had come forward with plans of their own. Well, we're waiting on T-Mobile, but today AT&T speaks up, getting into the details of its own LG G Flex launch plans. While Sprint pre-orders are already open, AT&T is delaying the start of its ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sprint pre-orders for the LG G Flex that many have waited for, aside from the announcement of a limited-edition LG G2 in red and gold. We later talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what the company is doing to improve its hovering sensitivity. Sony follows the news as we already have rumors of the Sony Xperia Z2. Microsoft's Cortana is next as reports have a Halo character's voice being what will power the service. We end today's show by talking about Microsoft and how it is currently disputing rumors of buying-off OEMs to adopt Windows ...

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    With the LG G Flex preparing its United States debut, you had better believe that the unusual curved smartphone is about to start getting a lot more attention. Apparently, though, not all of it will be good, as we're hearing about a problem that's been plaguing the phone's display, wherein small raised bumps appear on its surface. Some reports suggest that the bumps are there right from the factory, but more  have noted their appearance following forceful bending of handset - but what's certain is that they exist. LG is aware of these occurrences, and is specifically telling people not to ...

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    It may not be for everyone, but the curved-screen LG G Flex emerged as a surprising late-year favorite for us, and after some leaked renders pointed to interest form US carriers, we've been anxious to learn how the smartphone would come to the US. Last week at the CES, LG confirmed what those renders suggested, announcing that Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T would all be picking up the G Flex, and that one or more of them would begin sales sometime this quarter; all we didn't have were the specifics. Today those start arriving, as Sprint lays-out its plans for the start of G Flex sales. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and its recent processor upgrade. ZTE is next as the company has already laid out their plans for CES 2014. LG follows the news as their G Flex now appears in renders for AT&T and T-Mobile. Samsung follows the news as we've got some odd rumors of the Google Nexus 10 update to land at CES 2014. We end today's show talking about the HTC M8, which is the successor to the HTC One, and the rumors of interchangeable lenses coming with the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Surface Pro 2 receives ...

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    CES 2014 is just around the bend. Anton D. Nagy, Michael Fisher and yours truly will be in attendance, and coverage will begin shortly after we land in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. This particular show has been growing in size and attendance almost every year since its induction in 1967. But for us mobile guys, the show has become far more sparse with juicy details and big product announcements. It's far too easy for a major device to get lost in the mass of new announcements at a show like CES. As such, companies like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and have taken to one-off events to announce ...

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    LG's G Flex is that rare smartphone, one which on first glance appears dominated by some overly gimmicky feature, but by some lark of fate, everything just works – perfectly. Where 3D displays couldn't live up to the hype, the G Flex's curved display is surprisingly unobtrusive, intuitive, and just pleasant to interact with – and as a result, it ended up a late-stage contender for some of our 2013 best-of lists. Over the course of the past month, we've been tracking the phone's progress towards international availability, first spreading to new markets in Asia, and then later hinting ...

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