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    It wasn't long after LG formally announced the G3 that carriers were chiming in with news of their interest in offering the smartphone for sale; within hours of launch, we had heard from all four big players in the US. But at the time, there just wasn't a lot of info about how that availability would manifest – they were talking plans for a summer release, but that's about as good as we got. Well, with summer now here, we're starting to lean about those specifics; T-Mobile announced the start to pre-orders this past Monday, with the phone actually landing on July 16. Now it's Sprint's ...

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    A couple of weeks ago we assumed that the LG G Vista renders that emerged belonged to the LG variant of its flagship, the G3. As it turns out, these are two different phones, and you can notice the subtle differences in their designs when you compare the placement of the Verizon logo, among other minor details. More renders emerge of the G Vista today, though now that we can see the back of the phone, this just becomes more confusing. Since the rumors point to this LG G Vista being a tad wider than the LG G3, it could be that this is the Verizon G Pro 2 Lite that was recently rumored. ...

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    Android Wear devices are only just getting into the hands of users. If you got your order in the minute the watches hit Google Play, your shipment may be on its way to your doorstep right now, and devs who attended Google I/O have already brought their smartwatches home. With the Android Wear floodgates now open, the wearables are quickly starting to fall into the same sort of routine we're used to from Android phones, and as if to prove that point, a pair of software updates has already become available. Both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are receiving small updates bringing ...

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    Each of these phones is their respective manufacturer’s best phone, to date. Their internals are among the highest-end on the market. So, which one would you choose? The phone made by a company that already has a history of making good smartphones, or the phone from a relatively young manufacturer that wants to prove itself on the market? We hope our LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7 video will help you make up your mind. A phone from China, and a phone from South Korea, both the best that LG and Oppo have ever built, both with exceptional specs on paper. In real life, neither of the two disappoints, ...

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    Trademark applications are often a good indicator of what a company wants to name its upcoming products, and LG has just submitted applications for a handful of names. Most of these this time around (unlike last time) actually do make sense -- we're seeing familiar faces like the G3 Beat and G3 Vista, among other ones which are a bit more curious. Let's go over G3 Beat first. This is allegedly the name for the Chinese "mini" G3, so it's natural that the OEM would want to trademark the name for safekeeping. This phone will probably be a mid-ranger, with specs such as a 5-inch 720p display ...

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    Google's Android L release so far has differed from the norm in as many ways as possible -- for one, an early developer preview version has been made available for non-public consumption until the general release comes around this fall. Now, an AOSP push has begun for the Android L developer preview source code for most Nexus devices. To be clear, as Googler Bill Yi puts it (in the source link below), this is "not a full platform update and only for reference." That means, yes, custom ROMs based off of this code won't be possible quite yet. For the devs among you, we're sure you want ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition – or the GS5 “Prime,” if you like – went official last month, and while it remains a South Korean exclusive, the allure of its 2K display and Snapdragon 805 SoC were just too much for us to pass up, compelling us to get our hands on one of these guys. While all this has been happening for Samsung, over on the LG side of fence we've been hearing about a similar upgrade coming to the G3. Sure, it already has that quad HD screen, but moving from its Snapdragon 801 to another 805 sure sounded like a move in the right direction. As we wait to see what ...

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    Rumors about an LG G3 Mini have been bumping around since well before the G3 itself made its debut, and lately those rumors have talked about the G3 Mini correcting one big oversight from the G2 version of the phone: that whole “mini” angle. Because while with a 4.7-inch display the G2 was legitimately smaller than the 5.2-inch G2, we're much more used to Mini-branded phones coming in around 4.5 inches or smaller. And indeed, rumors earlier this month pointed to the possibility of a 4.5-inch G3 Mini. But today we're learning about a new G3 family member, one with a 5.0-inch display, ...

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    Ever since Samsung tested out the waters with its phablet (and the Note line-up quickly became very popular), LG was eager to get in the game as well. The original Optimus VU was unveiled at the 2012 MWC, followed by the VU II post 2012 IFA, and the VU 3 at the end of September 2013. LG's take was different than Samsung's from two main perspectives: the VU phones didn't use a stylus (or pointing device), and adopted a 4:3 aspect ratio for the screen. From what we can deduce from @evleaks' latest tweet, the VU line-up will be replaced (?) by the LG G Stylus. However, if this will indeed be ...

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    One of the hottest phones you can't buy very easily right now (in the US, at least) is the LG G3. Though we've heard of an alleged July 17 launch date on Verizon, details surrounding a launch on other carriers' networks have been scarce. A new report states that the LG G3 T-Mobile release will be soon before Verizon's expected date, and also details plans for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. First up is the LG G3. It'll allegedly land on shelves on July 16, just one day before Verizon will possibly get its hands on it. In case you've been living in a cave and need a recap ...

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    Though the LG G Watch is currently a Bluetooth-only device (though a cellular-supporting version may be on the way), it's understandable that carriers want to stock the device as an accessory for their phones. To that effect, AT&T has already announced its intentions to stock the G Watch, and a new report mentions that a G Watch Verizon debut could be in the cards. We aren't thinking that this will be a cellular-supporting version of the watch -- that's rumored to only grace South Koreans. It won't have Verizon Wireless bloatware either, and that is a confirmed fact. The unadulterated ...

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    Verizon's LG situation has been a bit murky lately, with the G3 and a similar G Vista phone in the pipeline for alleged releases soon. Before, we speculated that "G Vista" may just be a rebranded name for the G3's Verizon launch, but now, through new G3 and G Vista pictures, it seems that they are two entirely separate phones. The G Vista (pictured to the right) bears a very similar software skin to the G3, but it is a bit wider and has what look to be smaller LG and Verizon logos on the front. This leads us to believe this is actually the Verizon G Pro 2 Lite that leaked a few weeks ...

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    A few months back Google revealed one of the latest ambitious projects from its Advanced Technology and Project group, the sensor-packed Project Tango. Tango's designed to let a device accurately scan its surroundings and determine its location in 3D space, allowing it to form a complete 3D map of its environment. First Google made available an experimental Tango handset to interested developers, and we just saw it follow that up with a very high-end (not to mention expensive) Tango tablet. But how long is this going to remain a curiosity for devs, and when might it mature into a more ...

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    Back in the chilly days of January, we were thinking quite a bit about Nexus 5 color options. The Android smartphone was already available in black and white, and it was looking like some new colors were just about to arrive. There was one “leak” pointing to a rainbow of different shades, but critics were quick to call it a fake. But shortly thereafter we checked out a pic of the Nexus 5 in red, and sure enough, just about a week later, that red option was official. But alongside that red pic, a source claimed that a yellow Nexus 5 would also be launching – an option we've yet to ...

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    The LG G Flex, with its curved display, was making waves at the end of last year. Around that time we saw a Samsung sheet depicting technology advancements over time. According to that, starting mid 2014, all the way through 2015, we should expect to see smartphones with a "bended", flexible display. A recent report citing "sources from the panel industry" claims that both South Korean manufacturers, Samsung and LG, will release flexible display smartphones in September. While September is the perfect time for the Note 4 announcement (at IFA), the sources claim that said flexible display ...

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