In a world where Ice Cream Sandwich dominates the news, the LG Thrill 4G, AT&T’s version of the manufacturer’s first 3D-smartphone, is getting its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. You now have every right to say a big “meh”.
The international version, the Optimus 3D, got Android 2.3 at the end of last year, which was still late if you ask some. Regardless, if you have a Thrill 4G, your version should bump to 20P with the addition of the video editor that handles both 2D and 3D, a faster gallery and improved video quality. You’ll have to use [...]
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 [...]
The LG Thrill 4G is naturally the AT&T version of the LG Optimus 3D, which we previously reviewed. It’s designed to compete with the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint as a GSM flavored Android phone featuring 3D imaging and display technology. The Thrill 4G also features three technologies that are “dual” in nature; a dual-core processor, dual-channel data transport and memory, and dual-memory chips. Of course, you’ve got the dual cameras for 3D photo and video recording as well as the 3D screen which displays two fields to your two eyes. As you can imagine, the 3D [...]
The LG Thrill 4G is very similar to the LG Optimus 3D. It’s running Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box and not everything makes use of the 3D screen technology. There is a special 3D launcher that is activated from a button on the side and 3D enabled applications appear separately by default in the application tray. This is also running LG’s custom flavor of Android, so you’ll see some significant differences from the stock Froyo build. The video below will show you all of the added AT&T programs that have been bundled with this device as well as show you some [...]
The LG Thrill 4G features a dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor aided by a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of ROM storage. The screen is 4.3″, 800×480 pixel glasses-free auto-stereoscopic 3D. The dual five megapixel cameras on the back can record 1080p 2D (30 fps) and 720p 3D (30 fps) video. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and conferencing in addition to the usual suspects: accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and hotspot capability, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR, microUSB [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not in the world of Google’s Android project. This week we discuss the recent teaser of a Samsung event in Berlin on September 1st and we also breeze through all the leaks of the week, which by the way include information on the Google Nexus Prime and how it may bring a 720p resolution screen to the market. We go through all the all the Andriod Smartphone releases for the week and all the software updates you definitely must look out for. In the Dark Side we go through the HTC Evo 3D [...]
AT&T has finally launched the LG Thrill 4G on their network. This is AT&T’s first 3D smartphone, and also one that’s been delayed and anticipated by many in these past weeks. Make sure you catch Adam Lein’s recent unboxing video for details on specs and first impressions, and all our evolving coverage of the device from here on.
The HTC Jetstream, which is the official name of the HTC Puccini we leaked months ago, is also available as of today on AT&T. This Honeycomb tablet brings all the joy of HTC Sense to Honeycomb, but sadly with some lack of [...]
The LG Thrill 4G comes in your average orange AT&T branded box that contains the phone, a battery, a wall charger, sync/charging cable, HDMI cable, and some guides. An 8Gb Micro SD card is also included and pre-installed in the device. There’s nothing special or impressive about the packaging, but I like the full color quick start guide with images and instructions for basic tasks. It’s also great that the phone comes with an HDMI cable so that you can output videos and images to a big screen high-definition TV if you want to. Oddly no headphones were included with [...]
We’ve already heard official wording from AT&T regarding their own LG Optimus 3D variant, the LG Thrill 4G, and it’s coming officially on September 4. Radio Shack is also prepared to welcome the phone this week and the price will be a great one!
The Shack price will be $79.99 (the exact same price which was featured in the Target circular) if you get it with a new contract or $549.99 (again, same as Target) if you choose to grab the phone only. The phone sports a dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor aided by a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB [...]
The AT&T variant of the LG Optimus 3D, the AT&T Thrill 4G, has had its fair share of launch delays and it could have probably hit the market sooner. The carrier has finally made an announcement regarding the phone’s launch date, which is set for September 4.
Better being late than never doesn’t really apply to the fast-moving tech world of gadgets we live in (also applies to the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S II) but after being introduced in February at MWC, the Optimus 3D will finally make its way into the hands of AT&T customers. There’s [...]
The LG Thrill 4G just wouldn’t show up as it keeps getting reportedly delayed but it will definitely be worth the waiting since AT&T confirmed a price tag of under $100.
The U.S. variant of the LG Optimus 3D just showed up on a Target circular and it is listed for $79.99 with a two-year contract (or $549.99 for the phone only). Still not sure when it will hit the shelves or what the AT&T official price will be, but you’ll definitely get a great phone with a dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor aided by a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, 512 MB of RAM and [...]
The LG Optimus 3D was introduced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as the manufacturer’s first glasses-free 3D phone. It will arrive on AT&T’s network as the Thrill 4G and will directly compete with the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint, while the worldwide Optimus 3D will try to lure in customers looking for the HTC EVO the EVO 3D’s international variant.
The phone is being marketed as one featuring a tri-dual architecture, which means that it packs three components that are dual: a dual-core processor; second, dual-channel data transport and [...]
We’ve been wondering all along why AT&T dropped the 3D moniker and chose to go with the 4G in the case of its own LG Optimus 3D, marketed as LG Thrill 4G? There might have been a last minute change — or a mistake in the Best Buy buyer’s guide — as the phone now shows up as the AT&T Thrill 3D.
If you look at the screenshot above taken from Best Buy’ buyer’s guide you’ll see the LG Thrill 3D. It’s the same LG Thrill 4G, the AT&T variant of LG’s first glasses-free 3D phone, the Optimus 3D. It’s been [...]
LG’s Thrill 4G will be the cheapest 3D smartphone around (not there’s much in the way of competition right now) when it lands on AT&T. We were expecting it for August 7, based on previous rumors and leaks, but as is all too common when you’re dealing with smartphone releases, it now looks like that date is going to get pushed back to late August.
A leaked Radio Shack notice informs its employees that AT&T will be delaying availability of the Thrill 4G, and as a result, the smartphone won’t be ready until two weeks later on August 21. While the [...]
Over this past weekend, we got a look at a leaked Radio Shack document discussing the launch of the LG Thrill 4G on AT&T. According to that material, the smartphone would go up for sale on August 7 with a shockingly low price of around $80 on-contract. That seemed almost too good to be true, so we’ve been awaiting confirmation from the carrier on both the release date and retail price. While AT&T isn’t going to give us too much help pinning down just when the Thrill 4G will launch, the revelation of a $99 sticker price shows us that, surprisingly, this really is [...]
The LG Optimus 3D — soon the AT&T Thrill 4G — is shipping with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box which could be a deal breaker for some but the manufacturer promised an official update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread (coming this autumn according to rumors).
You’d expect a full-3D experience when it comes to a 3D phone but LG went with its classic LG UI. Because of the technology, 3D is only available in landscape but unfortunately the UI supports neither landscape mode nor 3D mode. What the phone has though is a 3D launcher, where you’ll find a couple of [...]
The LG Optimus 3D, launched at this year’s MWC in February, is coming to AT&T as the Thrill 4G. It should be available over at Radio Shack starting August 7 — even though a late July launch was rumored for the phone’s availability — but you can now secure your unit.
If you want some non-HTC 3D goodness and you’re on AT&T, you can now reserve a unit for you by going to the Radio Shack store and grabbing a $50 gift card. When it will be available at the retailer, the phone will set you back $79.99 on a two-year contract, $549.99 for the [...]
The LG Optimus 3D — with its AT&T Thrill 4G variant — and the HTC EVO 3D — both European and Sprint — are two of the current 3D-enabled smartphones. Besides both sporting an auto-stereoscopic display that allows for glasses-free 3D content playback, they both sport dual stereoscopic cameras at the back for capturing their own 3D content.
Aside from pictures you take, videos you shoot and the games that come bundled or offered with your smartphone, there really is no huge choice for 3D content available. This will probably change as games and [...]
There may be a bunch of smartphones with Optimus 3D-like hardware floating around the halls of the FCC, but only one is the LG Thrill 4G, set to debut on AT&T. The carrier gave the handset a release date no more specific than “summer”, but a rumor earlier this month claimed that the phone would assuredly be released before the end of July. While we still don’t have a specific date we can confirm, we have our suspicions that the Thrill 4G will be released in close proximity to the Thrill-themed private event LG is hosting in New York on July 25.
LG and [...]
AT&T announced way back in March that it would bringing the Optimus 3D stateside as the LG Thrill 4G, and now the first commercial for this dual-core handset has appeared. Still no mention of a release date here, though — Android Central suggested that it will arrive before the end of the month, which sounds about right.
One of only two handsets on the market (outside of Japan, anyway) to record and play back 3D content — along with the HTC EVO 3D — the Optimus 3D/Thrill 4G offers up a WVGA display, five-megapixel stereoscopic image capture, and [...]
We have seen a whole lot of LG Optimus 3D hardware show up in FCC documentation. It’s showed its face as the P920, P920H, P925 (the Thrill 4G on AT&T), and now it’s back as the P929, apparently sporting compatibility with T-Mobile’s 4G band.
What’s odd about this particular model, is that while it has the 1700MHz band that we’d expect for T-Mobile, there’s also support for 850MHz, used in the States by AT&T along with 1900MHz; you just don’t see it by itself, nor alongside 1700MHz like this. That could mean that, despite the [...]
AT&T recently announced it would be bringing the HTC ChaCha to the States as the Status, and we’ve known for even longer about the efforts to re-brand the LG Optimus 3D as the Thrill 4G for its AT&T release, but we didn’t have a clear idea of when either smartphone would be released. A newly-leaked screenshot of upcoming AT&T launches now gives us a smaller window of when to expect each model, but we’re still left wanting for a date.
In a recent press release, AT&T claimed that it would begin sales of the LG Thrill 4G sometime this summer. [...]
We see so many smartphones pass by, whether from early leaks, FCC filings, or finally formal announcements from manufacturers and carriers, it can be hard to keep track of what phones are expected to arrive, when. Motorola and AT&T wanted to remind you that some of their models are still in the works, updating us as to when to expect them.
Verizon and Motorola pulled the plug on the Droid Bionic months ago, sending it back to the shop to be re-tooled for a later release. Last we heard from Motorola, it wanted to get the Bionic back out sometime this summer, but there [...]
The Thrill 4G on AT&T will be the first one of the first opportunities for smartphone users in the States to check out a handset with a no-glasses-required 3D screen. While Sharp’s 3D models and the LG Optimus 3D – the Thrill 4G without carrier branding – are already available, this AT&T launch will finally help (along with the HTC EVO 3D) get one of these devices out into the hands of smartphone users and give us an indication if the 3D screen fad will take off in the US.
We’ve been keeping our eyes on FCC filings, to get an idea on the [...]