Posts tagged with: G2

[Full G2 Review] The T-Mobile G2 is an Android 2.2 Froyo powered smartphone that was released in October 2010. It features a physical landscape QWERTY keyboard with a unique hinge mechanism. The G2 is sporting a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. Inside is an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor with 512MB of RAM and 3.7GB of ROM. The G2 smartphone also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest G2 news, reviews and videos:

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    While the LG G3 Lollipop update spreads across the world -- as a reminder, LG was the first OEM to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to a non-Nexus smartphone -- the company didn't forget about its 2013 flagship, the G2 (pretty much like HTC working on the refresh for both the One M8 and One M7). When it talked about the firmware update, LG didn't make anything official regarding the LG G2 Lollipop update; it did, however, mention that it will follow after the G3's Lollipop treat. We're now there in the "after" timeframe, and LG appears to be still working on the update. The video ...

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    It's a question Android users everywhere are asking of the manufacturers behind their phones: when can I expect a software update to Android 5.0 Lollipop? The Nexus 6 may be the first smartphone to debut running the latest version of Google's OS, and there are already handsets lining up behind it to bring Lollipop to their users as quickly as possible. Some OEMs have offered dates for when their users might hope to see such software released, and the latest to join the fun is LG, talking about its plans for the G3 and last year's G2. According to LG's German arm, the G3 is set to start ...

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    For as high-tech as our smartphones are, the voice calls they make decidedly aren't. Phones have long been held back by legacy voice standards, failing to take full advantage of the bandwidth and processing power of modern handsets. Luckily for us, salvation awaits in the form of voice over LTE, or VoLTE. Last month, Verizon shared its plans to activate its own VoLTE network in the weeks to come, and today we get word that it's getting things started, going live with what it's calling Advanced Calling 1.0. With Verizon VoLTE now active, how can you take advantage of it? Well, for the ...

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    One of the best features of the LG G Pro 2 was its unique Knock Code feature, allowing users to unlock their phones using one of 86,367 tap combinations instead of traditional PIN codes or passwords. Users of the AT&T LG G2 are finally now receiving this feature on their smartphones. A 39MB update brings Knock Code, along with enhancements to Exchange Active Sync (EAS) and the Calendar. The update, version D80020u, requires WiFi to install according to AT&T, and should be pushing out via FOTA (Firmware Over-the-air) to all AT&T G2 owners. The Android version number remains at ...

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    You know those weeks where you're like, "hey - what if we didn't have a weekly podcast eating up half a day in production time? Can you imagine the kind of boost our review coverage could get from that time?" Yeah, us either. Because this is the Pocketnow Weekly, and we're not breaking our perfect streak a month before our hundredth episode. This is podcasting, Jack. Serious business. We've even got us an EXPLICIT tag to prove it. We ain't playin' around.  In this week's installment of the world's most meandering tech podcast, hot news! HTC dodges a big bass-boosted bullet with their ...

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    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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    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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    Rumors suggesting that LG was developing a “mini” version of the flagship G2 crossed our path back in December, painting the picture of a relatively powerful such handset (running a Snapdragon 800), but one still quite a bit larger than your typical mini phone, with a 4.7-inch display. Earlier this week, those rumors started picking up again, as we saw a device appearing to be the G2 Mini get its Bluetooth, and then its FCC certification. Not willing to leave us hanging any longer, LG has finally acknowledged the smartphone, posting the above teaser image to its Facebook page and ...

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    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of more Galaxy S 4 variants with faux leather. Then we talk about the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and some camera issues that customers are facing. The iPhone 5c makes the news next as one just caught fire on a teenager. We then go through all three of the conflicting rumors of the HTC M8, and the features it might include. We end today's show as we talk about the iWatch, and Apple's different investments to make it unique. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung launches some more faux leather GS4 variants - Sony ...

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    One of the biggest challenges that wearable-tech manufacturers face is how to power such a small device for a decent period of time. Google Glass isn't the best when it comes to battery life, and so is the Galaxy Gear. Now if there's one device that we've generally praised for its battery life, even though not a wearable is the LG G2, and rumors have it that its technology will power the iWatch. Lots of reports had Apple using solar batteries to power the iWatch, but it turns out that these batteries can only provide one tenth of the battery life that a regular lithium-ion battery can ...

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    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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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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    A couple of days ago we've seen a golden LG G2 pop up on ePrice, serving as a solid indication of the manufacturer's intentions for the near future. Fast forward to today, and the LG G2 gets not one, but two new color options, as depicted above (in red), and below (in gold). Apparently, these two devices are LG's way of celebrating the Chinese New Year -- which, by the way, will happen on January 31, 2014 -- and are the exact same LG G2 on the inside like the one we already reviewed. However, the back of these phones is, as you can see in the renders above and below, textured, opposed to ...

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    [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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    We're not quite sure how it happened, but sometime in 2013, gold phones went from being something so tasteless that most manufacturers wouldn't even consider the option, to being a perfectly respectable choice for smartphone owners looking to glam-up their handsets a little. Obviously, Apple had a large part in making gold an acceptable option, and with Samsung and HTC in on the action now too, gold is making its mark on the landscape. Who will be next to walk down this gilded path? New retailer listings reveal it to be LG, with a golden G2 of its own. Now, before you start freaking out ...

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    The LG G2 is a fine Android – not one that really blew us away at first, but stuck in our memory long enough to convince us to revisit its review score (for the better). But despite this, the phone just hasn't been selling that hot. There could be a lot of reasons to explain the lack of interest – more competitive models from other OEMs, or even LG's own G Flex serving as a distraction – but could the G2's size have a little to do with it? After all, it's ever so slightly larger than some other flagships, even with those tiny bezels. LG may be wondering that very same thing, as we ...

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    Android 4.2.2 was running on the LG G2 out of the box with the occasion of our review but if you dream of having Android 4.4 KitKat on the LG flagship, you'll have to wait a little bit more, at least according to MobileSyrup, who spoke to LG Canada's Brand Communications Lead, Court Elliot. According to Elliot, late Q1 2014 is the timeframe for the refresh. That translates to late March, which is definitely later than what other OEMs, like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and even Sony are promising. Elliot said that LG Canada will offer the update to carriers at the same time, so the roll-out ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy Note 3 or a Google Nexus 5, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there’s a lot to choose from. Most of us would even agree that the smartphones that have been launched in the last six months are dramatically superior in many areas, when compared to previous times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Fall 2013. It’s been a very ...

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    The Nexus 5 has arrived, and this isn't just another flagship. As the Nexus handset of the year, this is the phone that best reflects Google's vision for Android, both where it is now, and where it's going form here. And as you've no doubt seen from our heavy coverage of rumors and leaks leading up to today's launch, that means the Nexus 5 is finding itself simply getting a boatload of attention. There's a lot to like about the Nexus 5, and while a solid chunk of that is thanks to the latest Android 4.4 code the phone will arrive running, we can't just ignore the underlying hardware ...

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    The spread of LTE has brought higher data speeds than ever before to our smartphones, yet carriers aren't resting on their laurels; we've already been talking about where things can go from here, like with the LTE-Advanced support that's come to phones like the Galaxy S 4. Today we heard about something a little different from Sprint, with news of its own high-speed LTE service, dubbed Spark. The way Sprint describes it, the key to Spark is its tri-band operation, taking full advantage of Sprint's spectrum holdings and seamlessly transitioning the LTE connection between them for optimal ...

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    So this is kind of dumb, right? I mean, everyone and his mother geeky brother is jazzed for the arrival of the Nexus 5. It's a device so hotly anticipated it's been leaked about 40 million times and its projected release date has come and gone three times a week since June [citation needed]. Whenever it finally lands, it will represent the cream of the crop in the pure-Google experience, a Nexus handheld with no rival. With all this New Hotness just around the corner, and as one of the hordes of tech bloggers always complaining about the ever-thickening coat of paint OEMs keep slathering ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about China's new 2560 x 1440 smartphone display. We then go through more details on the Amazon and HTC partnership for a smartphone. Apple is next as the iPhone 5C orders are getting cut down according to reports since Apple doesn't estimate high demand in the holiday season. Samsung follows the news with faulty Galaxy S 4 batteries and custom ROMS for the Note II with Note 3 features. We end today's show talking about LG's new marketing tactics, and how we see them. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Forget 1080p; smartphone with 2560 x ...

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    Smartphone companies can sing the praises of their own devices all they want, but as we've seen over the years, sometimes the most interesting ads arrive not when a company is just directly promoting its own model, but actively disparaging its competition. Such attack ads have been successful for companies like Samsung and Microsoft, and now we hear about a clever little campaign cooked up for LG, specifically targeting Samsung, HTC, and Apple hardware. This campaign, which began in Scandinavia earlier this month, serves up banner ads for the LG G2. Rather than some generic ad, it does a ...

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