Posts tagged with: LG
  • by | February 3, 2014 6:23 PM

    A question for you, fellow mobile geeks: do you ever wander over to google.com/nexus5 to behold the splendor of the 2013 Android flagship, soaking in the wonders of its "pure Google" software build and Snapdragon 800 chipset before seeing the $399 price tag and, after nervously eyeing your comically oversized pile of credit card bills, slinking away in disappointed defeat? Don't answer that yet. Here's another question. Have you ever found yourself tempted by the customizability of the Moto X, but been unwilling to make the sacrifice in specs, screen size, and camera performance to choose ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 3:02 PM

    Nexus has been a big name in the news again recently, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, there's the small matter of all those red Nexus 5 rumors alongside whispers of a device some are calling the Nexus 8. And then there's the impending Nexus-themed giveaway we're about to drop on the world - the one so secret we're not even linking to it yet (this little sneak preview is your reward for clicking on this story; you're welcome). Rather, the principal reason the Nexus name has made a return to the front page is a tweet from noted leaker Eldar Murtazin, who dropped this ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 3:41 PM

    The relentless momentum behind these red Nexus 5 rumors thunders ahead this week, already bringing us a whole bunch of pics – both of the phone's packaging and the handset itself – as well as an idea of when sales of the smartphone could eventually begin. As we wait for next week to see if those rumors of a February 4 launch are correct, this afternoon brings us one more sign of the phone's existence, with the first press render of the red Nexus 5 leaking. After those great shots on Monday, this doesn't really add anything new, but for any of you who might have been doubting just what ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 2:43 PM

    Last week's uncertain series of leaks revealing a red Nexus 5 took a welcome turn on Monday, with a number of new images showing up and subsequently alleviating much of our doubt surrounding this model. But even if the red Nexus 5 was indeed real, just how might we see it arrive? Would it get limited availability, maybe as some sort of Valentine's promotion? We're still a few answers away from having a complete story, but today we get a valuable new piece of the puzzle, thanks to a leak out of Sprint. As you can see in the screenshot below, an internal Sprint communication is informing ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 1:50 AM

    It's no secret the LG Optimus G Pro from last year will get a refresh at the upcoming MWC. The arrival of the LG G Pro 2 has been hinted by the manufacturer itself but it looks like we don't have to wait until the Barcelona show kicks-off to see the device. We can see exactly what LG has up its sleeve to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note III, thanks to this recent LG G Pro 2 leak. In-line with the current design principles of the G2, this alleged G Pro 2 also features the back-mounted buttons, underneath the camera. There's also a flash and a speaker grill on the back, but we're ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 9:13 PM

    The LG G Flex. We've unboxed it, compared it, reviewed it, compared it again, beat the hell out of it ... and we've even re-reviewed it. We flew to San Francisco to better understand it and we podcasted until we were blue in the face about it. In every possible sense of the word, it's more than fair to say that Pocketnow has "covered" the G Flex. But the test units we tooled around with for those excursions were from overseas - South Korean models designed and built for an entirely different part of the world, with all the attendant foreign carrier bloat, region-specific radio bands, and ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 12:26 PM

    LG's been experimenting with its own floating-window, multi-tasking system for a while now, and we've been talking about QSlide ever since the days of the Optimus G back in 2012. While it sure seemed to take a lot of inspiration from Samsung and the company's own Pop Up Play, QSlide managed to do enough right to catch our interest, and LG has been continuing to deploy it on more recent models. Now QSlide threatens to start becoming a lot more useful, as LG opens up its SDK to third party developers. The QSlide API allows devs to integrate their apps in the QSlide notification shade launch ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 2:59 PM

    After hearing LG go official with its introduction of the G Flex to US markets at the CES, the last couple weeks have been bringing us the specifics on how different carriers planned to welcome the phone. First we heard from Sprint, and then AT&T followed-up last Monday – the only holdout was T-Mobile. Today the carrier finally comes through with the news of how its subscribers will be able to get their hands on the G Flex, and also announces another new LG Android, the Optimus F3Q. T-Mobile's G Flex pre-orders open today, with the phone ultimately arriving on February 5 – that's a ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 12:03 PM

    It all started last Thursday, when a Google Play leak purported to introduce a rainbow of new color options for the Nexus 5. That was followed-up on Friday by a pic claiming to show a red Nexus 5 in the flesh. Problem was, both of these finds seemed kinda fake in their own ways; the first video showed signs of doctoring, and the “red Nexus 5” image sure looked a lot like a Nexus 5 in its red bumper case (with a dash of Photoshop magic mixed in). So while we were all ready to dismiss the whole thing as a rumor run away with itself, today we're seriously considering the existence of the ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 4:20 AM

    The Korean media hinted that the 2012 Optimus G Pro's successor will be unveiled by LG at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The report also mentioned the name of the phone being the LG G Pro 2, and now an LG-affiliated page seems to confirm the information (maybe trying to build up the buzz and anticipation for the phablet's launch). Part of the G-series of phones, the LG G Pro 2 is likely to land at MWC, in light of this new information. However, nothing else was shared, but the previous report tried to anticipate the specs inside the phablet, talking about a ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 4:45 AM

    Yesterday we've seen how Google and LG are planning on allegedly brining more color options to the Nexus 5 palette and, on that exact vein, today we are seeing a purported picture of the red variant of the phone. According to the report, a yellow version of the phone is expected to launch around the same time, in the same region. The time is late February, early March, and the region is Vietnam. The picture above seems to show off a red Nexus 5 caught in the wild. Whether this is a prototype of an upcoming official phone, or just a fake dummy, is yet unknown. Before you get your hopes too ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:03 PM

    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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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:11 AM

    On February 25 last year we were on the MWC show floor shooting a hands-on and comparison video starring the LG Optimus G Pro (back then the Optimus name was still used by LG), which makes this phone now officially close to one-year-old, and due for a refresh. And a refresh is exactly what the latest rumors from Korea are talking about. Citing sources from the industry, ETNews hints that the G Pro 2 will make its appearance in Barcelona, with specs putting it very close to its direct competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from IFA 2013. The report talks about a six-inch Full HD display, ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 7:01 AM

     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 3:00 AM

    The current Nexus phone, made by LG, is available in the classic black and white colors, but, according to this recently posted video, it might be available in more flavors soon. Before you get too excited, there are no details attached, and the veracity of this leak can't be verified, so just make sure to keep your skeptical hat on, just in case. About the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple seem to be the colors featured in this video, in addition to the already available two. On one hand, it would make sense for LG and Google to offer more color options to consumers, ...

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