Posts tagged with: Optimus G
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    LG really hadn't left us with any us with anything to be surprised by at the MWC this year; over the last couple weeks, we've heard it model-by-model reveal pretty much everything it was intending to show at the Mobile World Congress in advance. The F series were the last holdouts, but even they've gone official. Now LG is rounding everything all up and showing off its full new lineup. The F series includes the Optimus F3 and F5, both mid-rangers, but with some decent specs, especially for the F7. The L series II has three phones in it, the Optimus L3 II, L5 II, and L7 II; these are all ...

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    For as similar as the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4 are, they have their differences. Maybe the most well known is the disabling of the LTE radio in the Nexus 4, but the two phones also treat their displays differently, thanks to just how LG and Google configured their software. If you wish the Nexus 4 had the sort of bold colors seen on the Optimus G, you're in luck, as a new kernel mod from the guys behind Paranoid Android (which is itself an awesome custom ROM) seeks to create a "best of both worlds" situation on the Nexus 4. While this effort took a whole lot of hands-on tweaking to get ...

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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    The LG Optimus G, announced on September 18, made its way to the U.S., alongside other markets like Canada, Japan, South Korea; a company spokesperson unveiled plans for the phone to officially land in China and several countries in Europe in the first quarter of the year. Ever since its launch, LG managed to sell one million Optimus G units. The number refers to worldwide sales and was unveiled by the South Korean company on Friday. Given that this is by no means a full, worldwide device roll-out, the one million number looks like a great figure. It is far from Samsung's or Apple's best ...

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    Watch todays Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Note II in more colors. The rumors of the Galaxy Note 8.0 make the scene next as we get some details on specs and a probable release date. Asus may not have been much news lately, but some reports have them working with Microsoft on building a Padfone-like device for Windows Phone 8, and that's hot. The LG Optimus G Pro is next, even though we still think this is just the Optimus G2. We end today's show by talking about the new Facebook Messenger update for iOS which allows calls within the US. All this and more ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    There's no disputing it: in terms of smartphones, Sony stole the show at CES 2013. Granted, that didn't take much doing, but we shouldn't let the lack of meaningful competition rain too heavily on Sony's parade. The devices the company unveiled at its booth a week ago are truly impressive. Those devices are the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, a duo of high-end smartphones with quite a few specs in common. Each features a 5-inch, 1080p "Reality" display front-and-center, its graphics driven by Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM. The camera ...

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    While the LG Optimus G is substantially similar to the Nexus 4, there are still a number of differences setting the pair apart. Those include price (the big one), availability, frequency support (at least officially), and software. Now, we know that Nexus devices are going to get the first crack at the latest code when it arrives, but the Optimus G didn't even launch with Jelly Bean to begin with. Luckily for users who scooped one up, updates are on their way, and the first have already started arriving. Before you get too excited, right now only the three South Korean editions of the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the new rumors of an LG Optimus G2 in the works. Nokia makes the news later as we talk about their probable plans of an Aluminum Lumia in the future. Samsung later takes the spotlight, first with the fact that they're pushing updates to fix some problems with the Galaxy S III, and later because they seem to be going serious with Tizen in a probable Galaxy S device this year. We end today's show talking about how iOS 6 shouldn't disturb according to its settings, but will still do so until January 7th. All this and more after the break. Stories ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    Considering how much money we put into our phones, and just how reliant we are on them, we always want to be careful with our handsets and do all we can to keep them in tip-top condition for as long as possible. Why is it, then, that some manufacturers seem intent on taking steps to make that even more difficult than it needs to be? I'm talking about glass-backed phones, and the slippy, scratch-prone, liable-to-shatter future they spell for any handset that finds itself constructed in such a manner. With the Nexus 4 now the new hottness that it is, plenty of new users are being exposed to ...

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    The LG Optimus G may certainly be an impressive phone, but we've already started to piece together the story of the company's follow-up flagship device. HTC got the ball rolling on 1080p smartphones with its Droid DNA, and now plenty of the other OEMs look ready to follow suit; we already caught wind of at least one LG 1080p model in some benchmark results earlier this month. Now a new report claims that LG is preparing to release the so-called Optimus G2 sometime around next May. Like that model we saw in the benchmarks, the G2 would supposedly employ a 1080p display. We're not sure if ...

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    The LG Optimus G is a great phone, the best from the manufacturer so far hands-down! It also just so happens that the manufacturer is the one that makes the latest Google Nexus phone, which is as much an LG Optimus G on the inside as it is on the outside, with a couple of Nexus-specific tweaks. While the Optimus G is available on both AT&T and Sprint -- and it is now unlockable -- the company went ahead and posted the below ad in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The all-caps text says "we make phones not war" and it's a tricky one: whether it is aimed exactly at the ...

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    If you have an LG Optimus G on AT&T, like the one we have recently reviewed, or on Sprint, and you want to do some deep customizations, you will probably need to have an unlocked bootloader. This is now possible via Project FreeGee which unlocks both phones in preparation for custom ROMs. If you are familiar with all the disclaimers and you apply this unlocker you will probably have to double-check on every OTA update you'll receive in the future to see whether it is compatible with this solution or not. LG might be able to patch this workaround. You'll have to have a Windows-based ...

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