After yesterday’s news about CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies being available for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II, more users can enjoy the addiction, namely those who are rocking either a Bell Optimus LTE or an AT&T Nitro HD.
Despite the temptation to check out how Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich makes these phones even better, you need to understand that nightly builds may (and will) have several bugs. But if you can live with a rather unstable system make sure to follow the source link below (after you acknowledge the risks involved).
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A few hours ago, we learned form HTC that users on AT&T were about to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their Vivid smartphones. Since then, AT&T has released its own statement, confirming today’s availability of ICS for the Vivid, and giving us an official list of the phones it plans to see upgraded to Android 4.0.
Much like the list released by Verizon at the beginning of the month, we’ve already heard a lot of this from manufacturers, but it’s reassuring to see things backed-up by carriers, as we all know how much influence they have over whether or not [...]
LG has published the official numbers referring to the last quarter of 2011 and, after a period of seven consecutive quarters, the company is finally seeing profit being generated out of the phone division.
While there are no official numbers related to units shipped (probably part of a follow-up earnings call), the South Korean manufacturer had a 12 billion won ($10.7 million) profit generated by the mobile division for Q4 2011.
LG is mainly focusing on smartphones that are running Google’s Android mobile platform (for what it’s worth they do have a couple [...]
The LG Nitro on AT&T is among the first shipping Android phones to pack a full 720p display. Not only that, it’s among the first shipping AT&T phones to do LTE, which promises speeds far greater than what is offered over AT&T’s HSPA+ 3G network. Sadly, LG has a shaky history of delivering high-end devices, and we also know that there is still a limited amount of cities in the United States that take full advantage of AT&T’s 4G LTE Network. Some early adopters of devices with similar specs and enhanced connectivity are even wondering if it’s [...]
Now that smartphone manufacturers have had some time to look at the Ice Cream Sandwich source, we’re starting to hear some more detailed estimates of when certain handsets are likely to start receiving their updates to Android 4.0. Just last week, Sony Ericsson talked about its plans to get Ice Cream Sandwich out to its Xperia and Walkman models in early spring. Today it’s LG’s turn, and the company has taken to Facebook to post its current schedule for Android 4.0 deployment.
The first of LG’s phones to make the jump to ICS will get their updates [...]
Smartphone manufacturers have begun equipping their latest offerings with 1080p capable cameras. Paired with its high definition screen, the LG Nitro HD is setup to be a solid consideration.
In these two videos we’ll take a quick look around a New Hampshire public park during the winter months using both the Nitro’s rear-facing 1080p camera and it’s front-facing camera which is capable of recording in 720p. It was a bright and sunny day, so we’ll quickly see how well the cameras respond to changes in light.
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Next in our sights is the physical hardware making up the LG Nitro HD. In this video we take some quality time to give you a hardware tour of the device. We also run some benchmarking applications to test performance of the phone to see how it stacks up.
Battery1830 mAh3 hours talk-time (3G)252 hours Stand-by time
Dimensions5.27 x 2.67 x 0.41 (134 x 68 x 10 mm)4.50 oz (128 g)
Display4.5-inch HD LCD display720 x 1280 pixels329 ppi
Processor1.5GHz dual-core processor
Memory4GB Internal16GB Sandisk Class 4 microSD [...]
This time, we take a dive into the software element of the LG Nitro HD. For the most part, we’ve all become accustomed to see a manufacturer-customized skin on any non-Nexus devices. Of course, the LG Nitro HD is no exception.
LG’s user interface maintains a resemblance to Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0. This gives the icon a very “iOS” appearance. Some users may like this look and other may not. LG has added a set of quick actions to the pull-down notification bar. This gives users the ability to quickly enable or disable silent mode, Wi-Fi, [...]
In this video we take a few minutes to unbox AT&T’s latest 4G LTE handset, the LG Nitro HD. Not only does the Nitro HD sport a LTE radio, but it is one of the first few Android devices to posses a truly High Definition screen.
The LG Nitro HD comes packaged in typical AT&T fashion. Living inside this box with the phone is a standard microUSB cable with USB wall adapter, a 16GB microSD card, 1830mAh battery and the phone itself. As if the LTE arms race wasn’t enough, manufacturers are now starting to construct their devices with high definition [...]
Just a few days ago we’ve seen official press renders of the LG Optimus LTE for AT&T, dubbed LG Nitro HD, and it looks like the phone is meeting up with Mr. Blurrycam to produce one more washed out picture of a phone in the wild.
Going by the model number P930, the LG Nitro HD should pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, eight-megapixel camera, support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network, 4.5-inch 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM (plus microSD expansion), Bluetooth 3.0, and 1830mAh battery. The blurry pic above might reveal no visible branding but according to [...]
What does LG have planned for next week? Today, the company starting distributing invitations to an event scheduled for next Thursday, December 1. While it appears at first that LG is trying to keep things a secret until then, not dropping any obvious references to one particular phone, the filename used for the invitation’s graphic gives up the farm: it sure looks like LG intends to announce its Nitro HD on AT&T LTE.
We first showed you the Nitro HD earlier this month, revealed as the US version of the Optimus LTE, first announced for release in Korea back in [...]
LG introduced 720p screens to its smartphone lineup with the introduction of the Optimus LTE, featuring a 4.5-inch HD display. After seeing the phone spread internationally, we got a look at how the Android would arrive in the US, spotting it as the LG Nitro HD for AT&T. Last week, LG sent out invitations to an event scheduled for December 1, and the evidence seemed to make the case for using that event to officially announce the Nitro HD. We’ll learn this Thursday just what LG has been planning, but in the meantime, it looks like AT&T has beaten the manufacturer to the [...]
On November 28 AT&T announced the LG Nitro HD, the Android-powered smartphone that will bring 720 HD display together with LTE capability to the carrier.
As promised, the phone is now available online from AT&T. It goes for $249.99 on a two-year contract but if you don’t want to commit you will need to fork over to the carrier $599.99 for the phone. The Nitro HD sports a 4.5-inch AH-IPS screen with 720 x 1280 resolution and 329 PPI, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory plus a 16GB microSD card, eight-megapixel autofocus HD camera with LED [...]