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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 (800×480) 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 [...]
According to Verizon’s site, and we quote, the LG Revolution “is a major wowmachine. Superior speed is found when the 1GHz Snapdragon Processor and LG’s 4G LTE modem combined with Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. This powertrio 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.”
Starting with this unboxing, we intend to see just how we’ll be looking at mobile [...]
With the LG Revolution being made available yesterday at Verizon for $249.99 on two-year contract, developers at RootzWiki have already gotten their hands on it and started tearing it apart. One of the first goals was to obtain superuser access and that goal was quickly achieved.
Surprisingly, LG was lax in their security and left an old, well known vulnerability in the system. The “rageagainstthecage” exploit was developed by Sebastian Krahmer who has more recently developed a similar exploit to obtain root on Gingerbread. The newer exploit was not required for LG [...]
Sure, you can pull a little slight-of-Android-hand and get Netflix’s new streaming app to work on a non-approved smartphone, but luckily for the many Android users who just want to download an app and have it work – no fiddling required – Netflix is busy expanding the list of approved devices. Its most recent update, published to the Market today, adds support for three more smartphones.
When the app first launched, it supported streaming playback on the following Androids:
HTC Incredible with Android 2.2 HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3 HTC [...]
The LG revolution, Verizon’s first voice-over-LTE-capable device, will be available on May 26 for $249.99. The Revolution is also one of the thickest smartphones we’ve ever held; those looking for a thinner Verizon LTE device should consider the Droid Charge. The phone runs on Android 2.2 with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 512MB, plus there is a 16GB pre-loaded microSD card for storage. The display is 4.3″ with WVGA 800×480 resolution. The camera on the back is 5MP, and the front-facing camera is 1.3MP. There’s also an HDMI output which can feed 720p [...]
The LG Revolution on Verizon LTE may have missed its chance to be the smartphone that would introduce the Android community to streaming Netflix video, but there are still plenty of firsts left for the handset; it’s been tipped to be the first phone on Verizon to use its LTE connection for regular voice calls in addition to data. That capability is still a bit of a ways off, expected to arrive via update sometime next year, but what about the Revolution itself – when will it get here? It missed the May 12 date we heard rumored for it, but now there’s a chance it will [...]
After an early leak, Netflix teased us when its Android app all of a sudden started working, letting subscribers briefly stream its content to their smartphones. Since that brief window at the end of March, things have been largely quiet, as Netflix prepared a list of compatible Androids and readied for the app’s official release, supposedly to happen after the app premiered on the LG Revolution. Well, the Revolution was rumored to arrive today, but we haven’t seen it do so yet. Netflix must be in no mood wait even longer, as it’s gone ahead with publishing its app [...]
May 12 is the day to watch for and circle in your Calendar if the information acquired by Droid-life is accurate. Apparently, Motorola Droid X^2, LG Revolution and HTC Trophy will all see the light of day next Tuesday while you’ll have to wait for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play some three more weeks.
Both the HTC Trophy and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play have been listed online at Verizon and the catalog now also features the LG Revolution. All of these display a “coming soon” tag. The Motorola Droid X Squared is yet to appear online.
So here are the [...]
File this under rumor with a capital R: the latest shots of the LG Revolution display a date of May 25, 2011, which may suggest that Verizon will release it on that day. Such a move would not be unprecedented: both HTC and Samsung are known to use launch or release dates in press image screenshots, and even LG itself did so as recently as the Optimus 2X, first outing the phone in a December 13th, 2010 press release. However, there are probably even more examples of the company not employing such a tactic, so perhaps we’re grasping at straws here.
First introduced as part [...]