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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    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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    LG continues to act in a very weird manner as it works its way towards the launch of the G2. We've already heard the company confirm the phone's Snapdragon 800 SoC, and then just a couple weeks ago it went and announced the G2's name. Is there anything it's actually saving for the phone's August 7 launch event? We now continue with this pattern of inexplicably early announcements, with LG revealing its series of QuickWindow cases for the G2. While the dimensions of the cut-out are different, it's hard to see this at first glance as much more than a rip-off of Samsung's S View covers. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some more launch-date plans for the LG G2, which you already assumed after so many leaks. Then let's continue with Samsung as it seems that the Galaxy Note III won't have the fingerprint scanner after all. More rumors of a Nokia 6-inch phablet resurface and we hope it's great. We later talk about the Consumer Reports verdict on the camera of the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we don't agree with. We end today's show talking about the Samsung, HTC and Sony plans for upgrading their smartphone line-up to Android 4.3. All this and more after the break. ...

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    LG's got a press event coming up in New York on August 7, and unless it's just been messing with us through all of its teases and announcements so far, we're going to witness the debut of the manufacturer's new G2 flagship. While that much feels like a certainty, we still have questions about just how the phone will arrive and ultimately go up for sale. Luckily for us, LG's CFO has been talking to the press, and has revealed some of those details. According to the exec, South Korea will get the G2 in early August – presumably, that could happen immediately following the August 7 event. ...

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    We love leaks of unreleased hardware, and endlessly delight in poring over any images we get our hands on, looking both for revealing details, as well as any signs that they might be less than legitimate. Often, we find ourselves in some ambiguous middle ground, with a suspicion or two that something may be amiss, but lacking any really stand-out reason to dismiss the find. Well, today we're feeling just a little more strongly about a new "leak" that's going around, and can pretty confidently say that evidence has not arrived depicting the LG G2 in multiple colors. A rainbow-hued ...

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    How many more LG G2 leaks until the official unveiling on August 7? Well, one more, at least today! It looks like either LG is doing an awful job at keeping this device secret, or, on the contrary, an exceptional job at controlling the leaks. Either way, here are two new shots of the upcoming flagship and they seem to match previous leaks. They also confirm battery capacity reports. 2,610mAh is the capacity appearing on this image above, and the good news is that it is user removable. You can see the camera and those rockers on the back, while the image above gives us yet another glance at ...

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    Apple's numbers are not the only financial figures reported; LG has also made its data available today. LG Q2 numbers show revenue at KRW 15.23 trillion (USD 13.58 billion), up 10% from the same period last year. While up from the previous quarter, the operating profit of KRW 479 billion (USD 426.92 million) and net profit of KRW 156 billion (USD 139.04 million), is down from the same period last year. While these figures are combined, LG Mobile Communications Company reported revenues of KRW 3.12 trillion (USD 2.78 billion), up 34.5% from Q2 2012, and an operating profit increase ...

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    LG has been anything but shy with talking about the G2. It was already confirming hardware specs before the handset's name was even official, it strongly implied on invitations for its August 7 launch event that the G2 was the subject at hand, and last week it formally announced it was dropping the Optimus name and this phone would, indeed, arrive as the G2. As we wait for that event, we have a new invite to check out – this time fully embracing the phone's name – along with a new teaser video. Well, it's teasing something all right, but this is one of those videos that's light as can ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's confirmation that the G2 is coming soon, and that they're dropping the "Optimus" name. Android 4.3 makes the headlines next as it was spotted running on a Google Nexus 4. The Nexus 7 is next as leaked photos and video show us how the tablet will look when it gets announced, hopefully next week. Apple takes the spotlight next as their new patent points to a full display that's capable of fingerprint scanning. We end today's show talking about the launch of the HTC One mini, and what this means for HTC fans. All this and more after the ...

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    Never let it be said that Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera isn't a trouper. In the hot Honduras heat, with no power and no A/C (and, incidentally, no shirt), he still manages to show up on-time to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. That right there is some broadcast heroism, folks. No matter what Taylor Martin's new-office excuses are. But that's not what we're here to talk about. No, we're about a week overdue for an audio-only examination of Nokia's newest flagship, the Lumia 1020: we'll cover it's high, low, and so-so points, and debate just how much action a phone has to bring to be worth ...

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    LG has made an official announcement regarding a small change to the naming convention of its future phones. The South Korean phone maker is introducing a "premium" brand which will be marked with the letter "G". As such, LG's press release states that "the next flagship device from LG Electronics (LG) will be officially known as G2". That's pretty much confirming the phone's existence, as well as the fact that it will be the successor to the Optimus G. LG also announced that its phablets will be renamed to simply "Vu", as the company appears to drop the "Optimus" moniker from devices. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the AT&T pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we know many of you are expecting. HP is next as all the headlines of their probable Android-based smartphone are sadly not as accurate as the renders we found. The Sony Honami is next as we have more detailed specs of the device. We later talk about the LG G2 and the reasons for those buttons at the back. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 5S manufacturing, and some probable delays in the process. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T opens Nokia Lumia 1020 ...

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    If we're to believe the teases, we're just about three weeks away from the launch of the LG G2. The phone's been starring in a lot of leaks lately, and we've had quite a few opportunities to check out the handset's hardware – including those unusual rear-mounted controls. Today we get yet another glimpse at the smartphone, giving us a look at those buttons without the phone's rear panel in the way, and suggesting what we can expect from the G2's battery. As you can see, we appear to be looking at a 2540mAh capacity. That's up a solid 20% from the original Optimus G's 2100mAh cell. Once ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's plans to heavily market the Moto X, even if they never did it with the Nexus line-up. The news includes leaked photos of the Moto X, and the fact that it even made the Verizon roadmap leak that we caught. LG is next as their new and thin display is definitely making it to the G2 in the next coming weeks. The BlackBerry A10 was recently caught on camera, and we get to see how it stacks-up against current BlackBerry devices. Microsoft takes the spotlight next as rumors of their restructuring include the company building its own phone. ...

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    While still state of the art, by this point full HD 1080p displays on smartphones are beginning to lose some of their novelty. After all, we've been seeing them show up on handsets for more than half a year now. Hoping to help keep things fresh, LG just announced a new 1080p panel for phones that the company claims is the thinnest anyone's made to date. LG's panel is a 5.2-inch model, and measures a scant 2.2 millimeters thick. Those of you sensitive to the appearance of the PenTile subpixel arrangement employed on full HD displays like the one Samsung used for the Galaxy S 4 will be happy ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's launch plans for the Sony Xperia Z and the Nokia Lumia 925, aside form their new trade-in program. LG is next as we've got leaked photos and a leaked video of the LG G2, only that for sprint, aside from rumors the Google LG Nexus 5. Motorola is back again, as we've got some press renders that show that the Motorola Droid Ultra is a line-up of three phones and not just one phone. Verizon and HTC take the spotlight next as the specific variant of the HTC One for big red has just landed on the FCC. There are also rumors of an HTC M8 ...

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    We just got a new peek at the LG G2 earlier today, and between the interesting design with those rear buttons and its top-tier specs including that possible 3GB of RAM, it's sure shaping up to be a real contender. While it's a near certainty that LG will announce the G2 on August 7, we're also curious to learn what this phone could mean for Google and its Nexus lineup. While plenty of rumors have suggested that its control over Motorola might produce the next Nexus handset, LG has also seemed like a viable candidate, following up last year's Nexus 4. Those rumors return today, talking a ...

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    It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, probably one of the most widely-leaked devices in smartphone history. We also follow the leaky ...

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    The LG G2 can't come soon enough, but, until then, all we've got to hang on to are the rumors and leaks. ...like this one, from today, with an image reportedly depicting the LG (Optimus) G2 for Sprint, in all of its glory. You surely have noticed the minimal bezel on the display, which, will hopefully be a 5.2-inch one, with 1080p resolution. It's as close to edge-to-edge as it gets! Another picture, below, seems to confirm what we already know, or have seen leaked: controls on the back, for either volume or zoom. Aside from the 13-megapixel camera, this new report claims that the phone ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 5-year celebration of the App Store along with all the free app deals that they're offering. LG is next as they've just sent out press invites for their G2 event on August 7th. Samsung Galaxy Note III hardware takes the spotlight next as there seems to be more than two variants of the same phone this time. Then it's all about the Moto X as we've got more hardware pics, and we also have some press renders of the Droid Ultra. Nokia ends the show today as we have leaked press renders of the Lumia 1020 along with photos of Joe Belfiore ...

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    Back in June, we learned that LG was throwing together a little event for itself, scheduled to take place on August 7 in New York City. We speculated a little about what the manufacturer might have to reveal, and based on some earlier comments it had been making on a follow-up to last year's Optimus G, we wondered if we might not see this G2 arrive a bit earlier than the IFA debut that once seemed likely. With less than a month to go now before the event, LG is starting to be just a little less coy about what's on the agenda, and has been dropping some less than subtle hints that it will ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and its sales during the last period. The LG G2 is next as we find more hints to a unique back casing for the phone coming soon. O2 Germany has also leaked a list of phones that are reaching the carrier, and these are all significant. The HTC One mini was leaked in photos and there are some differences to the current HTC One that you should know about. We end today's show talking about the Moto X, and how Moto's strategy with the customizing might never take off. All this and more after the break Stories: - 20 million ...

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    Rumors about LG's next Android flagship have really been heating up lately, and following last week's leak of a bunch of G2 imagery, revealing those innovative rear volume controls, we just heard a new rumor that the G2 might be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM. Hot on the tail of that one comes a new series of claims, revisiting that button issue and looking a little at the phone's camera. Now, there are some translation issues that make this rumor a little less than crystal-clear, but Techblog.gr asserts that the G2 will have more than just its volume controls around back, and all of ...

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    We know LG likes to release "world's first" phones. According to a recent rumor the company is about to pull another such move, with it upcoming LG G2 phone, which we've seen leaked just a few days ago -- the one with back-mounted volume/zoom controls. Industry sources claim that the G2 will arrive with 3GB of RAM to improve multi-tasking and overall performance. These reports are concerning the LTE Advanced SK Telecom version of the phone but it is highly likely that the specs will be the same on the global unit as well. There is still no official wording on the G2 but as the rumors are ...

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