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    LG may get the first word in for putting out the first Android Nougat smartphone on September 6. But that's just word. Not phones in boxes being sent through a postal delivery system. Instead, the HTC-made Nexus devices — rumored to debut on October 4 — will actually ship first. That's the word according to Android Police managing editor David Ruddock. Yes, that guy has a title. LG V20 may be the first phone *in the world* to ship with Nougat. But Nexuses will almost definitely be first widely available. — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 24, 2016 @pedro_segura LG V20 won't ship ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    High-quality press renders are nice and all, but at least in theory, they’re also easy to fabricate and tamper with. After two separate rounds of such images leaked from fairly credible sources however, today's third practically confirms the full-frontal appearance of the LG V20. As always, we have to thank living industry legend Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, for spoiling another top-tier mobile OEM’s surprises ahead of a September 6 launch event in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the most interesting, controversial and potentially appealing part of the dual screen phablet, its rear, ...

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    With IFA 2016 right around the corner, and a number of exciting smartphone and smartwatch announcements coming to Berlin from high-profile OEMs like Samsung, Huawei or Lenovo, it’s easy to forget about LG’s big post-trade show launch event. After all, the V20 looked a tad underwhelming in its first round of leaked high-quality renders a few weeks ago, strongly resembling the G5 instead of building on the V10’s unique visual strengths. On the bright side, the looming dual display phablet’s very early Nougat integration and many sound enhancements should fire up Android purists and ...

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    We've been covering the developer preview builds of Android N in close detail, but today we get our first look at the update which will be pushed out to consumers. A whole list of improvements are coming to Android, addressing usability and ergonomic problems. This update is also focused on bringing stock Android up to speed on a number of features we've come to appreciate from manufacturer skins like Touchwiz and Sense on Samsung and HTC devices. Just about every part of the UI has been addressed, from multi-tasking options, to the notification shade, and encryption to power management. ...

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    With a design change to the homepage of Android site, it seems that Google is about to drop the factory images for Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices dating back to the Nexus 6 and 9 as well as the General Mobile 4G Android One phone. The Nexus Player and Pixel C are also in on the action. Regardless of whether your device(s) is on the Android Beta Program or not, you should receive your OTA within a couple of weeks. You can also flash the 7.0 update once the files are available at Google's developer site. With the update comes multi-window apps, quick multitasking shortcuts and bundled ...

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    Today might just be the big day for owners of the two latest (and greatest, until Marlin and Sailfish swim up to shore) Nexus devices, at least according to one of Canada’s three leading mobile network operators. But Australia’s number two wireless carrier doesn’t entirely share Telus’ position or confirm its very specific Android Nougat release date, while the third largest telco down under even more clearly suggests a delay could be in store due to a mysterious “issue found during testing.” Not Vodafone’s own “optimization” process, mind you, as said bug is apparently ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    LG has pushed out so many X phones recently — reasonably priced devices straddling the budget and mid-range sectors with a certain hardware or software specialty. In the case of the X power, it's a decent phone with a big 'ol 4,100mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0. Other than that we're looking at an 8-megapixel main camera, 16GB of storage and 1.5GB RAM with a quad-core processor. So, AT&T prepaid brand Cricket Wireless has decided to take it on, starting sales August 26 at $159.99 plus tax with a new plan activation. Those porting their number over to Cricket can get $30 off that ...

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    Whether it’ll be called Nexus 5P, Nexus… something else, or Google… something, and whether the search giant itself will handle manufacturing or HTC helps out, a follow-up of sorts for last year’s LG Nexus 5X is most likely right around the corner. Possibly codenamed Sailfish, this should measure a refreshingly compact (by 2016 standards) 5 inches in screen diagonal, with 1080p resolution in tow, Snapdragon 820 processing power, 4GB RAM, 12 and 8MP cameras, as well as a considerably more “premium” construction. All in all, a solid evolutionary effort is to be expected, which ...

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    While the LG V20 will be the first commercially available device with Android Nougat right from the box, it'll take a little while for that same software to hit the G5. One size doesn't necessarily fit all, even if the same company may not have too many differences to worry about. Whatever the case, some 2,000 LG U+ subscribers in Korea will get the chance to test out LG's new UI based on Nougat in a beta test that will start August 22 and last through October 28. Potential testers can enroll in the beta starting today. The package will be given out on a first come, first served basis. ...

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    From our friends at the T-Mobile subreddit, we're getting word about some more Friends for the LG V20. Yep, that render we saw told a little too much about some potential modules coming into "Play". A poster who claims to have leaked some Galaxy Note 7 bonuses has decided to do it again for the V20. Based on a document they saw, — no visuals on the device — customers can start pre-ordering for the phone on September 14 and redeem one of three bonuses for doing so: "Extra battery and Enhanced Hand Grip" "Memory Module Attachment" A year of Hulu and three VUDU rentals — a T-Mobile ...

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    Verizon Wireless now only has one Windows phone in stock, the Lumia 735. The other one is out of stock and will likely remain that way. The LG Lancet had very appropriate specifications for its $120 price: 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 410. Then again, the two-year-old Lumia 735, sold at the same price, is on Windows 10 Mobile. It also had an Android version. Its 15-month run beats the HTC 10's tenure at T-Mobile that also ended this week. Source: Verizon Via: MSPoweruser

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    Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 213 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 11 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right now. And don't forget to ...

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    LG has announced that ESS Technology, which provided the digital-to-analog audio converters for the V10 and a Play module for the G5, will supply a Quad DAC system for the V20, to be launched next month. The manufacturer touts that the system is the first of its kind in smartphones and will deliver 32-bit sound to headphone listeners and sound recordists with half as much ambient noise as a traditional DAC would produce. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plans on putting ESS's work to use in creating a commercial campaign for the V20. Source: LG

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    Despite the generally bleak picture painted by most market research companies and industry analysts when it comes to recent iPhone box-office numbers and Apple’s realistic expectations going forward, it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s enduring top mobile OEM in terms of actual financial gains. Not only does Cupertino continue to make way more money than Samsung or Huawei on higher device prices and a refusal to compete in the low-end segment, with the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing an iOS comeback in the US and Europe’s five largest ...

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    Manufactured by LG, Huawei or HTC? Similar to the HTC 10 in appearance or designed to follow in the footsteps of the LG Nexus 5X? Due out in September or October? Dubbed Nexus 5P or… something else? Those are just a few of the Google Sailfish-related questions we can’t definitively answer at the moment, although educated guesses do come to mind across the board, with specifications meanwhile looking like an entirely different story. A pretty easy to crack enigma, on the heels of revealing online reports based on fairly credible sources, a rock-solid ROM dump, GFX Bench visit, and now, ...

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    LG deserves a good deal of praise for managing to keep the V20’s design a secret right up to four weeks ahead of its special San Francisco announcement, but sooner or later, the high-end phablet that needs to make up for G5’s disappointing sales results had to show pre-release face. The jig is now up, and one of only two usual suspects unsurprisingly brings a massive set of unofficial but extremely credible-looking LG V20 renders to light. @OnLeaks, in collaboration with Android Authority, produces crystal clear images of a 5.6 or 5.7-incher that unexpectedly borrows heavily from the ...

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    Juan and Jaime went hands on with the new Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung's launch event. What did they like about Samsung's newest phablet? Are there any deal breakers for a phone which costs as much as a decent laptop? Also we've got fresh hot new LG V20 rumors, and we take a look at the release schedule for Android 7 "Nougat" and the next Nexus. Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 212 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on August 4th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt — actor, director, creator of the online video community, hitRECord — put together an internet team effort to help make a video that would launch the multimedia-focused LG V10 last year. It was his company's first TV commercial production. LG has announced that the it is once again teaming up with hitRECord for another campaign to promote the V20, to be released next month. The V10's campaign was centered around "The In-Between Moments" and featured people creating rhythm lines and harmonies while participating in mundane activities, combining them into a unified ...

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already out (well, close enough), and the LG V20 right around the corner, the world’s first modular smartphone seems doomed. Not that it was ever headed for stellar box-office scores. Except back when it debuted, and its build quality looked more premium than it eventually turned out to be, while the LG Friends were considered a potentially big deal. Bottom line, this sales flop should no longer have a place in the spotlight, yet it’s ironically a smarter buy today than ever before. How come? Simple, it just reached a new all-time low price on eBay, with ...

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    You know how sequels should theoretically be "upgrades" to their predecessors? According to one source, we should be expecting a downgrade this year from the LG V10 for the V20. And if you prefer not to believe that, we have another rumored spec sheet for those thankful of the status quo. Let's tackle the numbers we're getting from the Seoul Economic Daily, first. The publication is getting word from its insiders that while it expects the Snapdragon 820 to be in there, there's a question of variance. There seems to be one model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other gets 4GB ...

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    What’s up with all the big-time smartphone producers that seem intent on unveiling their fall flagships anywhere but IFA Berlin early next month? Okay, so Samsung wanted to get as much of a head start as possible on the iPhone 7 (6SE?), taking the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 in NYC, London and Rio this week. But we thought at least LG would for sure pick the capital of Germany as the V20’s announcement host city, seeing as how the eternal Korean number two giant “coincidentally” scheduled the phablet’s commercial release for September. As it turns out, the timing was indeed a ...

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    With the LG V20 being the first OEM device to feature Android Nougat from first boot, we've been wondering when Google (and its supposed manufacturer partner, HTC) would get its act together and release a couple of new Nexus phones. The simple answer, thus far, is October 4. The long answer lies in a confusing truth. To be clear, one of Droid Life's trusty sources spilled that bean, but the outlet itself goes on to make some claims about how that date relates to the LG V20 launch and the Nexus launch. Evan Blass leaked out word that Google will be sending out Android 7.0 Nougat ...

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    The timing could not be worse. The Galaxy Note 7 will likely come out on Tuesday while many of the latest Nexus device owners will, again, likely see their software get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat on Friday. And neither the twain shall meet, at least for the time being. So it goes for most Galaxy Note releases. So, if not Samsung, which manufacturer will get this year's brownie points for first native Android N device? LG will, with its V20. It has not only seemingly confirmed the existence of a V20 device in a press release, but has stated that the phone will have Android 7.0 out of the ...

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