Posts tagged with: Optimus Black
  • by | January 23, 2012 5:07 AM

    At the end of October LG brought the news that the Optimus Black will receive its Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update -- alongside the Optimus 2X and Optimus 3D. As a word of note, the Optimus Black is also listed in the Ice Cream Sandwich update list, with an approximate roll-out date set out for Q3 2012. The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update is rolling out in India and Europe, according to reports, as version V20N. The changes and refer to improved power management, enhanced mobile gaming experience, improved UI to enable faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience, ...

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  • by | January 12, 2012 12:37 PM

    Back in December, we broke the news that Boost Mobile was looking to expand its Android lineup with the the LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Replenish. Not much later after that, we got our hands on the first press shots of the two phones all decked-out with Boost logos. At the time, though, we lacked a good sense of Boost's release plans for the pair. That mystery started solving itself earlier this month, when Boost announced the coming availability of the Samsung Replenish. Now the final piece is falling into place, with Boost revealing that the LG Optimus Black will be arriving on the ...

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  • by | December 26, 2011 11:32 AM

    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 sometime in the second quarter of next ...

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  • by | December 16, 2011 11:47 PM

    We've heard that LG's Optimus Black will be coming to yet another carrier, and the Samsung Replenish will soon find a home away from Sprint, with both models on-track for joining Boost Mobile's stable of Androids. Considering it only has three such selections at the moment, taking on two more will go a long way towards giving it a decent spread of handsets. We still don't have any new information on the release plans for the pair to share with you, but now we've got a couple press shots showing off what the Black and Replenish will look like when they do make their way to Boost. There's ...

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  • by | December 8, 2011 3:23 PM

    Boost Mobile looks like it could be planning to add a couple new handsets to its selection of Android devices, already consisting of the ZTE Warp, Samsung Transform Ultra, and Samsung Prevail. We hear that the carrier may soon be augmenting that list with the LG Optimus Black and Samsung Replenish. We've seen signs pointing to the arrival of the LG Optimus Black on a whole bunch of smaller carriers in the States. Model numbers tell the tale of Blacks for US Cellular, Alltel, and Virgin Mobile, and we've managed to get a look at US Cellular's version, called the LG Majestic. Despite all ...

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  • by | November 28, 2011 6:43 AM

    After HTC officially announced which phones will get Ice Cream Sandwich and approximately when, it is now LG's turn to publish information on its Facebook page related to the latest Google platform. According to the information shared, the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE will be the first ones to get the refresh. Exact information about the roll-out process and availability is expected later on, in December, as well as additional wording on other phones that might get the update, given "it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of ...

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  • by | November 17, 2011 1:38 PM

    LG's Optimus Black has been out in Europe since the spring, but its spread to reach-out to US markets has been a long, slow process. Over the summer, we found evidence that suggested the Froyo Android (though Gingerbread's on-tap for later this month) would be coming to a whole bunch of US carriers, but still lacked any kind of ETA. We then saw the phone on a leaked Sprint roadmap, and later learned that it would arrive on the carrier as the LG Marquee. We're still waiting on the Optimus Black for US Cellular, Alltel, and Virgin Mobile, but we recently discovered what we believe to be the ...

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  • by | November 9, 2011 10:20 PM

    Sprint ended up finally getting the LG Optimus Black in the form of the LG Marquee. Back before we first heard the name Marquee, though, we had matched the handset's model number up with variations for a whole bunch of US carriers. What we didn't have were names for all those others; would they launch as the Black, as the Marquee, or with new identities altogether? It seems that the latter will be the case, at least according to some new evidence we've found, lending names to a couple of these mystery Blacks. Besides the Marquee, we had been expecting to see the Black arrive at US ...

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  • by | October 31, 2011 12:37 PM

    We recently learned of LG's plans to deny its dual-core Optimus 2X an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, a regrettable fate for the smartphone if the news ends up panning-out. Despite that rather large setback, the future isn't entirely dim for Optimus 2X owners; LG just revealed that Gingerbread updates are on the way, not just to the 2X, but for the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black as well. The Optimus 2X will be the first to have its shot at Gingerbread. According to its Facebook page, LG will begin distribution of the update tomorrow, November 1. A few weeks later on, it will be the Optimus ...

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  • by | September 28, 2011 7:17 PM

    We only first heard of the LG Marquee earlier this month, after a Radio Shack video gave away its existence with a brief cameo. It sure looked like an Optimus Black, and it didn't take long before we were able to match the Black's model number to the Marquee. Just days later – all of this spanning a mere week – Sprint formally announced the smartphone with a planned October 2 launch. With under a week to go, Sprint has uploaded an overview of the phone to YouTube, giving you one last preview before it hits retail. After going over the Marquee's hardware layout, detailing the placement of ...

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  • by | September 20, 2011 3:37 AM

    The LG Optimus Black was one lightweight phone that the manufacturer introduced at CES, having a great NOVA display with excellent brightness. It also came in white to certain regions, like the U.K. for instance where it was available for pre-order at the end of June. Telus in Canada is preparing to get the white version of the LG Optimus Black (LG Optimus White), according to information received by the good people MobileSyrup. It will join the Optimus Black the carrier got in its line-up this summer and it should be available starting today for $399.99 (phone only) or free on a ...

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  • by | September 13, 2011 11:21 AM

    It looks like Sprint's version of the LG Optimus Black -- dubbed the LG Marquee, we recently learned -- will bring a little less black than the global version, adopting a gray pinstripe for the back battery cover. Other than that slight change, however, Sprint's LS855 looks very much like the P970 which has been selling internationally for some months now. Although Marquee promises to deliver one of the brightest screens on the market, the rest of its specs are pretty mid-range: 1GHz, single-core OMAP 3630, WVGA resolution, 512MB RAM, and a five-megapixel camera. Last we heard, Marquee was ...

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  • by | September 12, 2011 10:51 AM

    Last week, Radio Shack uploaded a video to YouTube showing off the new, white edition of the HTC EVO 3D. What really caught our eye, though, wasn't the autostereoscopic handset, but another shown for just a brief moment; an establishing shot of the expo at which the video was recorded shows the LG Marquee, a smartphone name we hadn't heard before. At the time, there was some speculation that the device might be the LG Optimus Black, since the glance we got looked similar enough to the Black, and it's an LG model we've been expecting to arrive on Sprint. Now it looks like we can confirm the ...

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  • by | September 8, 2011 10:05 PM

    Back in August we learned that Radio Shack would be offering a special white version of HTC's EVO 3D sometime this month. The company recently took to YouTube to show the phone off, with footage coming from this year's Radio Shack Business Summit in Texas. While there's not much new worth talking about when it comes to the EVO 3D except its lily-white veneer, you might notice that one of the video's establishing shots of the expo reveals a phone we haven't heard of before: the LG Marquee. All we get of the phone is this one brief shot, showing carrier badging for Sprint. The popular theory ...

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  • by | August 1, 2011 7:42 PM

    Last month, a leaked spreadsheet showed some estimations of when Sprint would be getting its latest smartphone models. At the time, we got some good information on BlackBerry devices. That spreadsheet has been updated since it was last leaked, and now shows some additional models on the schedule, including a slider we thought Sprint had given up on, and LG's Optimus Black. The Optimus Black pops up as model LS855, just as we were expecting it to. After converting the entries in the leaked spreadsheet to usable dates, it appears that its Sprint launch is anticipated for October 2. We should ...

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