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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    The LG G2 is on its way, bringing the first taste of Snapdragon 800 power to many smartphone users. Carriers are already gearing-up for the phone's arrival, and just like we saw it do the other day with the HTC One, Verizon has a fresh landing page up for the G2. More than just offering users the opportunity to register for more info, this page also lets slip a special feature Verizon's G2 will be getting, announcing exclusive wireless charging support. Presumably, we're talking about a fully-integrated system here, letting users wirelessly charge the phone without requiring any add-ons. ...

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    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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    One of the more contentious rumors in Android land has concerned the choice of just which OEM will be behind the next Nexus smartphone. For a while, LG kept popping up in stories about this fabled Nexus 5, but last week we heard from a pretty reliable source that Motorola would be making the phone, instead. That's far from the end of this argument, and today new rumors spin the bottle back over towards LG, attempting to name a few Nexus 5 specs. There have been plenty of suggestions that LG would base a Nexus 5 off the just-launched G2. This time, however, we're getting the tale of a ...

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    No matter how great a smartphone is – how superior the hardware, how intuitive the software – marketing can make or break a phone's launch. While it's far from a hard-and-fast truth, companies like Samsung sure have demonstrated that the more money you can throw at a phone, the more likely that model is to be a success. LG is really trying to raise its stature with the G2, and it's wisely decided that it's going to need some high-profile promotion in order to do so. While the basic idea may be sound, LG hasn't exactly been going about it in the smartest manner, and at one recent event ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    When it comes to smartphones, I'm a pretty shallow guy. It doesn't matter what capabilities are baked into your software, how long your battery life is, or how vast your internal storage; if you're not a good-looking device, you're not coming home with me. So it was with a halfhearted smile and forced enthusiasm that I walked into the LG event in NYC yesterday, responding to a company rep's "are you excited?" with a too-blunt "is there coffee?" It's not that I wasn't looking forward to the show - I was. But the company's newest flagship had already been leaked so thoroughly that we knew ...

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    Yesterday we saw LG's G2 go official, with the manufacturer unveiling its Snapdragon-800-powered flagship. We got plenty of detailed info on the handset's specs at the time, but as is so common around launches like this, sometimes it takes another couple days for even more info about the phone to come to light. This morning we hear about a couple issues that are sure to be on the mind of many potential G2 customers: the handset's pricing, and the chance that we might see a Google Play edition of the phone, like Samsung and HTC have introduced for their own flagships. According to LG, the ...

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    The news today has been all about LG's latest flagship phone, the G2. Everyone is talking specs. They're impressive, don't get me wrong, but what I really like is its QuickWindow accessory. Specifications are all about speed and performance, how many apps you can install, and how much entertainment can be carried around with you. They really don't do much of anything to make your device more useful -- only faster. That's a good thing, but it doesn't make the phone any more convenient. Let's switch gears for a moment. Using your phone naked (read: without a case on it, what were you ...

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    We apologize for the late upload due to some technical difficulties that just got solved. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Android Device Manager, which just went public for all markets. Microsoft follows with an announcement of their Bing app suite for Windows Phone 8, though with some boring services. Whatsapp is next as the company has reached 300 Million users and is now offering voice messaging. Samsung's 384GB storage chip takes the spotlight next, even though it's hard to tell when we'll get it. We end today's show talking about the LG G2, our first ...

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    The just-launched LG G2 has plenty of compelling features: its crazy-thin bezel, that new Snapdragon 800 chip, and its unconventional hardware layout with rear-mounted buttons. One of these many features to get some individual attention during the launch presentation was the phone's 13-megapixel main camera. On its own, a 13-megapixel sensor isn't that remarkable, but LG has paired the G2's sensor with optical image stabilization hardware. That combination has the potential to be really great, as a crisp, stable image is just going to let each those millions of pixels capture the data it ...

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    I always try to understand why the smartphone market is so unique in the way its market share behaves. If you look at the automobile industry, surely there are top players, and surely there are companies that are having a hard time economically, but there's also a group of players that don't lead, don't lose, and simply compete in a way that allows them to keep going. They have their own loyal customers, and in some cases, they even lead sales in certain states for many reasons that aren't worth mentioning here. Smartphones don't behave that way. There are either winners or losers, and ...

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    With plans for the LG G2 to be available across all four of the big US carriers, you might think that means we'll be looking at an even playing field, with no one G2 variant really standing out. To a big extent, that's true, but details about the LTE capabilities LG has blessed the Sprint version of the G2 with are now coming to light, and it all sounds pretty interesting. The biggest deal for the Sprint LG G2 could be its support for the 800MHz band, only recently cleared for LTE operation thanks to the shuttering of the carrier's old iDEN network. This would be the first Sprint phone to ...

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    After months of rumors, the LG Optimus G2 is official, which means all the heresy can be laid to rest and we can finally put the device under the microscope and see how it compares with all the latest creations from other manufacturers. Aside from the strange nature of the press event and the mostly tame reactions from the audience at said event, the G2 actually has a fair amount of tricks in its repertoire. In fact, it's not all that different from what the Galaxy S 4 has to offer, and it has an answer to all those allegedly gimmicky features that come packed in the S4's version of ...

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    With the G2, LG is no doubt going to find itself at the center of plenty of comparisons to Samsung and its Galaxy S 4. We just gave you a hands-on look at how the two Androids compare, but we also wanted to take a closer look at a G2 accessory that just screamed "Samsung" at us when LG announced it prior to the G2's actual launch: the G2 QuickWindow case. Just like Samsung's S-View cover, LG's QuickWindow gives you easy access to your phone's display, offering information on incoming calls, giving you media playback controls, or just showing you the time at a glance. Now that we have the ...

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    In Android-land right now, the phone to beat by most accounts is Samsung's Galaxy S 4. The GS4's been around for several months now, but Samsung's managed to keep it fresh in our minds, and so far another another Android has yet to emerge with the wherewithal to knock the GS4 down from its perch. Today LG let loose its G2, and while it certainly sounds good on paper, how will it really compare against the GS4 when we put them head-to-head? We took a look at LG's even today in order to find out for ourselves. Will the G2's odd no-button-along-the-edge design make it a better fit in the hand ...

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    LG is doing its darnedest to stay relevant in a fiercely competitive smartphone market, and today in New York City we got the chance to check out its latest effort to do just that, with the launch of the flagship G2. The long-anticipated Android is the first model we've seen that will ship with a Snapdragon 800 under the hood (not counting hardware refreshes like the GS4 LTE-A), but this phone isn't just about raw specs - LG made a big deal at its presentation this morning to call attention to the very deliberate design process that created the G2, contributing to innovations like its ...

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    We just sat through what was certainly one of the strangest press events to date, where LG unveiled its latest smartphone, the wildly-rumored G2. Dropping the Optimus moniker, the G2 is the successor to last year's Optimus G, one of LG's more popular smartphones. But how does LG's 2013 flagship compare with its toughest competitors? We'd be lying if we said it was anything but a dream come true … at least on paper. Its True HD IPS+ display measures in at 5.2-inches, diagonally, with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels. That's an overall density of 424 pixels per inch. That sort of ...

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    August 7 is upon us, which means that it's finally time for LG's latest launch event. This morning, in New York City, LG President and CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park took to the stage to formally announce the LG G2. Much in the same vein as Motorola's people-focused Moto X campaign, LG is emphasizing the G2's ability to reach out to meet consumer needs without being solely about technological innovation purely for the sake of innovation. LG is particularly enamored with the G2's design, calling attention to the rear volume and power controls that have already found it so much attention. You can ...

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    Just when you thought that the LG G2 couldn't possibly get more leaks, yes, there's more. We've seen leaked photos of its internals, and of parts like its display. We've also seen leaked screenshots of videos that show-off the unique back buttons that will probably characterize this device the most. Sadly, what we hadn't seen yet was a finalized photo of how LG intends that you see the device. That changes right now, just hours before the LG G2 announcement that'll happen in New York City. There's no denying that the company has done a good job in making this device look handsome in these ...

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    In the world of mobile technology, you'll find controlled leaks, uncontrolled leaks, and around five steps ahead of each, you'll find the LG G2. This got so out of hand in recent times that LG was simply forced to admit that there was an LG G2 in the works, and that they'd put all the rumors to rest in an event, which happens tomorrow. Now, this phone is bigger than what we'll see at the event. Last year, the Optimus G1 was the basis for the Google Nexus 4 that we all love, and if the reports are true, the future Nexus smartphone will be based on this G2 as well. Join us for the LG G2 ...

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    Things are getting down to the wire for the LG G2, and tomorrow everything's going official. Of course, it's not like LG has been overly secretive about the G2 leading up to this event, but we're still anxious to see how well (or not) everything ends up coming together. In these last hours before tomorrow's launch, some new rumors and leaks continue to trickle in, and today we get another look at some G2 components, as well as hear about possible retail availability. Last month, LG's CFO talked about when certain markets would get the G2, and mentioned early August for the initial South ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Unpacked event which is already scheduled for IFA in Berlin, and where we expect to see the Samsun Galaxy Note III. The HTC One Max is up next as we finally see the device in leaked photos. LG's G2 event is just days away and we have a leaked user manual, which reveals a couple of things from the final product. Spotify takes the spotlight next as the company is launching a new Browser feature that brings you curated playlists. We end today's news talking about how the Obama administration has vetoed the ITC ban on the iPhone 4 and ...

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    We're just a couple of days away from LG's official announcement of the phone they've already officially told us that exists. Yeah, we know that sounds odd, but with the way the world of mobile technology has behaved recently, by releasing a new product almost every week this summer, it's clear that LG had to play their cards somehow in order to retain some buzz on their future flagship, the LG G2. This time, the user manual of the device has been leaked, and there's always that page that we all look forward to, where we get the full description of what surrounds the device. Lot's of ...

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    We're on the eve of the launch of a most significant (if not spec-packed) smartphone, the Moto X. We're hot on the heels of the industry's latest benchmark-juicing scandal with Samsung's Galaxy S 4 tweaking. We're only a week away from seeing what LG has to offer with its G2 (though we already know what accessories it's launching with). And we're not even a week out from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're already in full-on fretting mode about our favorite Finns. That roster would be enough to fuel two podcast episodes this size, to say nothing of listener mail! But thanks to ...

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    LG has made no secret of the fact that it will announce its new G2 flagship in a week, premiering on August 7. The name's official, the SoC's official, and LG has even begun announcing G2 accessories – it really seems at times that this launch event has just become a formality, and the G2's as good as out there already. Since last year's Optimus G ended up delivering a surprisingly solid handset – though maybe better known still for its role in becoming the Nexus 4 – we've been optimistic to learn what LG might attempt for the phone's follow-up. The Optimus G Pro earlier this year ...

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