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The LG Optimus Vu -or LG Intuition to Verizon customers- is a very peculiar, very square Android smartphone. Watch our latest episode of Worst Gadgets Ever to see why the Vu never really took off.
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The phablet category seems poised to explode with the coming U.S. launch of the Galaxy Note II. Read on to see why other manufacturers aren't embracing the stylus.
LG announced the Optimus VU II phablet, a five-incher like the predecessor, only available in South Korea for the moment.
Hear what changes LG may be making for its follow-up to the Optimus Vu.
Check out how Verizon is planning on renaming the LG Optimus VU once it lands shortly on its line-up.
Read about the global availability of the LG Optimus VU, landing in September with a spec bump.
Following an FCC appearance last month, Verizon looks nearly ready to announce its plans for the Optimus Vu.
As you can clearly see in the image above, the phone outlined on the left is exactly the phone pictured on the right, which means that the LG VS950 is indeed the LG Optimus VU — or a variant of some sort. On this exact same note we can draw the conclusion that the LG VS950, aka LG Optimus VU, is heading to Verizon, at least according to FCC.
There’s no mention of the “Optimus VU” moniker though, but the filing reveals that the VS950 is packing NFC and LTE band 13 plus GSM 850/1900MHz compatibility. LG introduced its 4:3 aspect ratio phablet with the [...]
Love it or hate it, Apple managed to once again change the game of voice commands with its own Siri virtual assistant launched on the iPhone 4S. Not that voice commands were something new but the idea has been taken to a new level — one of natural conversation — and now Samsung has also debuted its own S-Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Not wanting to be left behind, LG has introduced its own offering, called Quick Voice.
Functionality is basically the same: commands and natural conversations to call, text, launch apps, search and much more, like searching YouTube [...]
Those of you who own an LG Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE or Optimus LTE Tag should finally be happy to hear that, according to a translated press released from Korean, Ice Cream Sandwich is less than a week away.
It’s that time of the year again, when we’re both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year’s Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year’s show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who was there — or following our MWC coverage — understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform [...]
Whether you look at them as jumbo-sized smartphones, mini tablets, or have come up with some cute portmanteau to try and cram the words together, there’s no denying that the mid-size five-to-seven-inch range has been getting a lot more attention as of late. That’s due in no small part to Samsung and its Galaxy Note, with a 5.3-inch display that really pushes the limits of how large a display a device can get away with while still being a phone. We learned last month that LG had been toying with a similar idea, and would be giving its upcoming Optimus Vu Android a five-inch [...]
The LG Optimus VU should be a decent competitor to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note even though it does’t come with its own stylus. At five inches it falls in the “phablet” category but LG has tried a different approach.
The main selling point of the phone is the 4:3 aspect ratio which should allow for better content viewing and note taking. However, you’ll have to use finger input to take notes. The device itself is slim and rather fast thought the unit was running Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich should be installed once the phone starts [...]
If 2011 was supposed to be the “year of the tablet,” with over 100 new models announced at that year’s CES alone, 2012 may be shaping up to be the year of the “phablet,” the phone-tablet hybrid whose widespread usefulness has yet to be proven. While the survivors of the first battles of the tablet war have upgraded their normal-sized offerings, the novelty-generating buzz seems to be emanating from elsewhere. The spotlight currently sits on smaller devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu, and to a lesser extent, on rumors of devices with [...]
With the Mobile World Congress just about to commence in Barcelona, it should be no surprise that the companies preparing to demonstrate their latest handsets have been getting their gear together in preparation of the show. That much smartphone hardware all together in one place is just making it more and more likely that bits and pieces will leak out a little early, giving us some teases of what we can hope to see once things really get started. Italian site Telefonio recently found itself with just such an opportunity, and has managed to capture plenty of pictures and video of [...]
The LG Optimus VU popped up two weeks ago showing off its uncommon screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio which we’ve later on seen pictured side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy Note, a 5.3-incher with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The South Korean manufacturer went public and unveiled the LG Optimus VU to the world, a device which will be definitely showcased at the upcoming MWC together with the X3, CX2 and probably the Miracle. The LG Optimus VU is 8.5mm thick and packs a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, five-inch IPS screen with XGA resolution (768 x 1024 pixels), 1GB of [...]
LG revealed plans for a new Android earlier this week, and one with quite the unusual display, at that. Instead of the widescreen aspect ratios we’re used to seeing on the majority of smartphones and tablets, the LG Optimus Vu will instead have a screen with a more traditional 4:3 ratio, like on the iPad. We got to see a promo video for the phone, as well as image of the Vu in the flesh. Today we continue to get a closer look at the handset, with images comparing its form factor against another Android.
In the image above, you can see the Vu on the left with its 4:3 [...]
Just yesterday we’ve heard of the LG Miracle, an upcoming Windows Phone offering from the South Korean manufacturer, and it looks like it’s not the only new phone the company is working on. What you see in the image above is the LG Optimus VU.
The teaser video below doesn’t give out much info about the device except for its main selling point: a five-inch screen. This would be regarded as massive if it weren’t for the Samsung Galaxy Note; however, what’s unique about the Optimus VU is the fact that it uses a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the [...]