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    We've already seen a positive flurry of LG G3 S/Beat/Mini news today, and the momentum is not about to slow down now. Following that G3 S user manual and new G3 Beat pics, we've got some fresh G3 S finds that really seem to help flesh-out the phone's picture, as a Russian retailer posts not just some very legit-looking G3 S press renders, but also details the phone's specs. The five-inch 720p display looks confirmed, as does a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC. Not all specs align with what we've heard about the G3 Beat, however, and this listing says the G3 S will arrive with just 1GB of RAM instead ...

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    Feeling a little confused about the rumored LG G3 Mini? We don't blame you, as there's been a lot of talk of different specs, not to mention different names, surrounding the hardware. Late last month we saw an LG G3 Beat for China, a five-inch device that might have been pushing the limits of how large a “Mini” phone could be (but maybe that's exactly why LG gave it a different name). Then just overnight we shared with you the user manual for a device dubbed the G3 S, and while the docs didn't reveal a lot of technical detail, the idea that this could be the Western version of the G3 ...

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    At its core, the mission of a smartwatch is to make life easier. To improve on the smartphone experience by giving you leave to keep it in a pocket or leave it on the table across the room, because your messages, calls, emails, and other notifications are coming straight to your wrist. The nondescript, water-resistant G Watch does a fairly good job of delivering those notifications, popping up inbound messages alongside weather reports, calendar items, pedometer readings and much more on the 1.65-inch IPS LCD. But it's not until the Snapdragon processor spins to life that the G ...

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    It seems the new cool thing for OEMs to do is release a "mini" version of their flagship phones a couple months after the initial release. LG doesn't look to be bucking the trend, as a German LG G3 S user manual has leaked, allegedly showing off a "mini" G3. This supposed G3 S has model number D722V, meaning this is a Vodafone phone. It runs a custom build of Android 4.4.x KitKat, meaning LG has sprinkled its own software goodies atop AOSP -- it looks like some features, like the ability to take selfies with gestures, have been carried over. Apart from all that, nothing else has come about ...

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    Last week saw Google take the chopping block to its selection of Play edition devices for sale, pulling the HTC One, Sony Z Ultra, and the LG G Pad 8.3 from its listings. While that may be a sign that new, more modern GPe hardware is on its way, it was still a little shocking to see some of those models retired after just over half a year. If you're wishing you jumped at the chance to buy one when they were available, we've got just the deal for you, as retailer Expansys puts these former (and one still current) GPe models on sale, offering some decent savings in the process. Expansys has ...

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    Most of the time, when Google releases new software for a Nexus device, it's in the form of a full Android release: going from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4, or somesuch. But that's not always the case. Back in February, for instance, right around the time Google was bringing the 2013 Nexus 7 to Verizon, it released an incremental Android 4.4.2 Release 2 (R2) update which (among other things) delivered targeted fixes for operation on Verizon's network. This week we see a similar story unfolding, as we get word of the distribution of Android 4.4.4 R2 for the Nexus 5 in certain areas. This update is only ...

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    It seems that every time we hear about "augmented reality" (AR) it's from someone who has a new product they're trying to peddle, which usually takes the form of some hideous looking piece of headwear. Recently, however, consumers are turning to smartwatches rather than eyewear. This is evidenced by the number of available apps for Android Wear compared to Google Glass, especially considering the latter has been available for so much longer. That's what one company is banking on: an augmented reality smartwatch. According to most definitions, "augmented reality" is a technology that ...

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    There are many reasons why you'd want to root your phone, but  an LG G Watch root via a custom ROM? Yup. And it's awesome! Smartwatches powered by Google's Android Wear operating system are starting to show up on wrists across the world. Right now people are starting to get used to the idea of notifications showing up on their watch, and beginning to see the utility of talking back to it to get things done -- even though it still looks a little weird. With a relatively limited number of apps in the Play Store, Power Users everywhere are itching to see what the hardware can do. As such, ...

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    It looks like LG's G3-look-alike G Vista smartphone could be ready to go for launch. The phone, which has seen itself leaked in photos and a spec list recently, isn't exactly the highest-end piece of hardware, but that doesn't mean it could be a compelling mid-range package for some. If information obtained by @evleaks is to be believed, the Verizon LG G Vista release date could come this week. The leaked specs pegged the phone as a decent candidate in the 2014 smartphone market, as it allegedly features a Qualcomm MSM8926 (Snapdragon 400?) with an unknown clock speed, a 5.7-inch 720p ...

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    Without a doubt, two of the hottest smartwatch platforms right now are Pebble and Android Wear. Many speculated after the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live went live on the Play Store that Pebble's reign would come to a close, but is that really justified? We take a look in our Android Wear vs Pebble video. There are two representatives for both platforms -- Pebble has the original plastic version, and the premium Steel version, while Android Wear currently is touted by the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live (with the Moto 360 just on the horizon). While looks vary greatly between devices of ...

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    Earlier this week we saw AT&T join the growing list of carriers announcing their plans for the start of LG G3 sales, and just like it told us would happen, the phone's available in the company's retail stores as of today – no surprise there. Over at Sprint, though, users were supposed to still have a little bit of a wait on their hands: pre-orders were set to begin today, but the phone itself wasn't scheduled to arrive until next Wednesday, July 16. Well, apparently Sprint didn't feel like being late to the party after all, and has gone ahead with making the G3 available at retail as ...

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    Samsung's already delivered an upgraded version of its Galaxy S5 flagship in the form of the GS5 LTE-A edition, a model so far constrained to South Korea that boosts the phone's display up to a quad HD panel while also swapping in a Snapdragon 805 for a little performance kick and support for those titular LTE-A bands. Lately, though, we've been looking for LG to do something like that of its own – not with the quad HD update, sure, since the G3 is already sporting a crazy high-res screen, but with those same LTE-A and Snapdragon 805 upgrades. While that's so far been driven by rumors, ...

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    Verizon may have just started pre-orders of its G3, but T-Mobile customers have received what looks to be a better deal. And no, we're not referring to the carrier's Open Beta sweepstakes promotion either -- customers who ponied up cash for T-Mobile LG G3 pre-orders are now seeing their units arrive at their doorsteps. The T-Mobile G3 variant offers zero branding beyond LG's own inclusions other than a fairly minimal "T-Mobile" at the bottom of the back side. The box also doesn't have any immediately conspicuous carrier tramp stamps, though those are definitely buried within the ...

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    Slowly but surely, LG has been releasing details about the latest additions to its Android tablet lineup. Back in May it first announced the G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1, following the introduction of the G Pad 8.3 last summer. While it only had some very basic descriptions of the hardware to offer at first, it followed that news up in June with additional details, like the somewhat disappointing 1280 x 800 resolution all three tablets share. And while that helped complete the hardware picture, LG still wasn't sharing all the specifics when it came to the start of sales, telling us it would ...

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    One of the most important parts of the smartphone user experience is the keyboard -- sure, you can swap it out for a custom offering on Android, but the average user probably won't look to do that. To that end, LG has had one of the better offerings. We praised the Smart Keyboard in our G3 review for the feature allowing you to quickly resize it, and now it's picking up new tricks in the latest LG Smart Keyboard update. Five main new features have been added: Emoji Suggestion, Application-based Text Tone Suggestion, Next Word Suggestion, Bilingual Word Suggestion, and Real-time Path Input. ...

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