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[Full Revolution review] The LG Revolution is one of Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphones. The Revolution is running Google Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Inside is a 1GHz single core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It features a 4.3-inch display with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution and output up to 720p HD through HDMI. The Revolution has 2 cameras, on the back one five-megapixel camera with LED flash and one front facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Read on for the latest LG Revolution news, reviews and videos:

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    Late last year we first started hearing about the Revolution from Geeksphone, a smartphone designed to run Android as well as Mozilla's Firefox OS platform. The idea of dual-platform tablets is just starting to become a reality, so seeing the same sort of capability out of a phone is something worth paying attention to. Last month, we picked up some new hardware details on the model, and today start hearing about just how it could launch. The good news is that the phone should be out quite soon, and at a pretty affordable price: Revolution is set to go up for sale next Thursday, February ...

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    A bit over a month ago, we heard about a really interesting smartphone being worked on by the team at Geeksphone. You may recall the brand from its very early efforts into Firefox OS handsets, and this time it was returning to feature the upstart OS, but with a compelling twist: the phone would also be capable of running Android. We heard about a few specs back then, like a 4.7-inch qHD screen (quarter, not quad, mind you) and a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom SoC. Now we're finally getting a look at the phone itself, learning some additional hardware details, and hearing more about the ...

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    Nearly 11 months ago we got a look at the first two commercial Firefox OS smartphones, the Keon and Peak from Geeksphone. Since then, we've seen other manufacturers emerge to develop phones for the platform, and Geeksphone itself has run into a little trouble, ending up forced to cancel the Peak's follow-up, the Peak+. Still, it's continuing on with support for the platform, and last month word emerged of a device called the Revolution, which would be capable of running both Android and Firefox OS. Today, some early hardware details of this model start coming to light. Apparently we're ...

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    When we first started seeing signs of Motorola's Droid 4 show up over the past few months, the timing seemed quite odd, considering that the Droid 3 had only landed on Verizon back in July. While the Droid 4's launch is apparently stalled for the moment, the latest rumors suggest it will arrive in about a month. If a new leak that surfaced this weekend is any indication, the Droid 3 could already be on its way out by then, with a Verizon document showing the smartphone taking on end-of-life status this month. The Droid 3 isn't the only Verizon Android to get the touch-of-death on this ...

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    Those initial rumors have panned out regarding the so-called "Revolution 2" on Verizon: as first reported by Droid-Life, it is indeed the LG Spectrum, which showed up in a Verizon system last month, that will assume the identity of well-known model number VS920. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 720p HD resolution, and HD-capable eight-megapixel camera, the LTE-equipped Spectrum should represent yet another very attractive option in VZW's winter lineup; between this, the RAZR, Rezound, and Galaxy Nexus -- not to mention the DROID4 -- there's not even close to a clear cut choice for Big ...

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    While LG sets the fate of which of its Androids will be on-track for receiving Ice Cream Sandwich updates, it has models still waiting for a taste of Gingerbread. The next to finally make the step to Android 2.3 is the LG Revolution on Verizon, which should start receiving its update today. Beyond the normal Gingerbread stuff, LG's got a few device-specific improvements and bugfixes. If you were having trouble getting a picture over its HDMI-out, this new software addresses some problems with the port. Turning on and off different connectivity options should now function properly when ...

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    The likely successor to the LTE-enabled Verizon LG Revolution, known by some as the Revolution 2 or LG VS920, has passed the FCC. According to a leaked Verizon roadmap, the Revolution 2 is slated for an October 20 release date. It'll pack an 8MP camera on the rear and is likely to have a dual-core CPU. The FCC documents show the VS920 as having a GSM radio (in addition to LTE and CDMA), making it world-phone capable. Source: FCC

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    LG Revolution users on Verizon LTE are about to get a new OTA update for their smartphones in the near future. Lamentably, it's not quite time for Gingerbread on the Revolution just yet, but VS910ZV6 has new apps, updates, and bugfixes that should help tide you over. Verizon will load up your phone with its latest VCAST media apps, as well as provide updates for some of the pre-installed titles on the Revolution. None of the bugfixes address any serious problems with the Revolution, but they'll make sure the handset is behaving the way you'd expect it to. That means proper call ...

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    A few weeks ago we got news of some of LG's Android smartphones headed to a couple of the smaller US carriers. One of those was the MS910, a MetroPCS version of the VS910, AKA LG Revolution on Verizon LTE. While there's still no official word on the phone, we now have our hands on a whole bunch of pictures showing off the MS910 with MetroPCS branding, as well as a rumored release window. The MS910, going by the code name Bryce, looks like it will be largely identical to the Revolution. That means the same 4.3-inch WVGA display, front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, and 1GHz Snapdragon. One ...

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    According to Verizon's site, and we quote, the LG Revolution "is a major wow-machine. Superior speed is found when the 1GHz Snapdragon Processor and LG's 4G LTE modem are combined with Verizon's 4G LTE Network. This power-trio makes it possible to download movies and games in seconds, shoot HD videos and share them instantly, seamlessly multitask and browse the web. Honestly, after one day with this device, you'll see mobile technology in a whole new way." A pretty bold statement, if you don't mind us saying so. Does the phone live up to the hype? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS ...

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    Two high-end LG handsets have been tipped for smaller US carriers: the LG Revolution for MetroPCS and LG Optimus Black for US Cellular. Both the MS910 and US855 have entries in the Tera-WURFL database, a comprehensive listing of handsets culled from developer-contributed specifications regarding wireless and messaging capabilities. With MS910 going by the codename Bryce -- the same codename as the VS910 Revolution -- and "MS" designated by LG as the prefix for Android handsets on MetroPCS, its identity and destination seem fairly certain. The fact that Metro is looking for smartphones to ...

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    Sporting Android 2.2.2, the Verizon LG Revolution, being a new device in a Gingerbread world, seems to be already left behind. Unfortunately, the Verzion / LG software matches the hardware in terms of capabilities and reliability - still no "wow" to be found. Except for the LTE speeds, if you can get them... The LG Revolution is available from Verizon for $250 with a two year contract.

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    Two of the hottest phones that run on Verizon's 4G LTE network right now are the HTC Thunderbolt and LG Revolution. Both have similar spec sheets with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and they're also both priced at $249 on Verizon, but in terms of performance, hardware and software, there are many differences. In this comparison video we cover web browsing, speed benchmarks, hardware, software, HD video recording, boot-up time, and more. Stick around to the end of the video to see the HD video samples.

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    Not long ago we told you that the LG Revolution had been rooted, not only that, apparently it wasn't even very hard. Unfortunately, the way LG put their bits together made writing a custom recovery image very difficult. Previous attempts had resulted in either bricked phones, or phones that would erase themselves every time they booted up. Luckily for us, that hasn't stopped the Android community and ClockworkMod Recovery, my favorite recovery image, has been ported to the Revolution -- well, almost. It seems that there isn't a way to get OUT of recovery mode for the time being, but we're ...

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    Weighing in at 6.06 ounces, the Verizon LG Revolution is not only hefty, but awkward as well. While the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor has no problems keeping up, there are some notable issues which the review covers. For example, the 4.3 inch TFT display (800x480) colors are washed out and the contrast is sub-par. Rotating the device causes the color cast to fluctuate as well. Blacks are more of a dirty gray, especially compared to the AMOLED devices on the market. Thus far, the LG Revolution isn't anywhere near the "wow-device" Verizon's PR would like us to believe. If this is the way we'll ...

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