Google's LTE Nexus 7 is now officially part of Verizon's network.
As of Thursday, Verizon is selling the tablet for $250 with the usual two-year contract, or $350 on a month-to-month off-contract basis. The Nexus 7 is now available online and will land in Verizon retail stores as well.
Further, current owners of the 4G LTE Nexus 7 can now officially activate it on Verizon's network courtesy of a software update that sailed forth on Wednesday. Though users were already able to "unofficially" activate the tablet, the new update comes with Verizon's blessings.
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LG Electronics announced its LG G Pro 2 phone Wednesday night, a high-end machine with a bigger 5.9-inch screen, front-facing flash, Android 4.4 KitKat, more powerful speakers, and a technology called Knock Code that lets people unlock their phone with a particular pattern of taps on the screen.
The South Korean company detailed the phone just ahead of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, saying the 4G-equipped phone will be sold in the Korean market. Details about pricing and availability elsewhere aren't yet clear.
Plenty of phone details have emerged already from leaks and LG itself, … Read more
Forget about teasing the new devices it will reveal at Mobile World Congress in just a couple of weeks; LG just used Facebook to confirm its introduction of the LG G2 Mini at the Barcelona mobile show.
A Facebook post published Wednesday morning depicts a grid image of a miniaturized shoe, a starfish, and a cupcake alongside their full-size counterparts, ending with a smaller version of a phone that's recognizably the LG G2, with its rear-panel controls.
If the hint weren't enough, the image caption invites fans to "Experience the MINI. Mobile World Congress. 2014-02-24."
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Prepaid carrier Aio Wireless becomes three smartphones stronger this February 14. That's when the AT&T-owned wireless provider adds a trio of new smartphones to its lineup -- the Motorola Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and ZTE Sonata 4G.
We've spent a long time with Nokia's Lumia 521 for T-Mobile and 520 for AT&T, and Motorola's budget Moto G is already marching across the major carriers. The ZTE Sonata 4G -- which we saw at CES -- is the only one of the new Valentine's Day handsets that's exclusive to Aio. … Read more
LG is slated to host a press event on February 13 where it's expected to show off the follow-up to its Optimus G Pro.
The company sent out invites to Korea-based reporters on Friday. CNET sister site ZDNet Korea received an invite. The image shows only a door creeping open, footsteps, and the phrase, "Knock-knock knockin' on." The event will be held at LG Twin Towers in Seoul.
Several rumors have cropped up recently about the G Pro 2. LG has said that the device will come with optical image stabilization, but has been loath to provide … Read more
The LG G Pro 2 may add beefier speakers to its list of enhancements.
The successor to the LG G Pro will be equipped with a high-powered 1-watt speaker system, Korean news site ETNews said on Thursday. The bass will also be bassier courtesy of thicker speakers, while the sound itself promises to be clearer as well as more powerful. Overall, the audio output will be a 30 percent or more improvement over that of the LG G Pro, the site claimed.
Further, users will be able to adjust the sound level and other features via a dedicated app.
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LG Electronics' upcoming G Pro 2 will feature an extremely thin bezel, making the face of the device feel as though it's all display, according to a new report.
The handset, which will succeed the somewhat popular Optimus G Pro, will have a bezel measuring just 0.4mm, according to a report out of Korea from FNNews. If that's the case, more than 77 percent of the device's face will be covered with display.
The report is the second rumor in as many days surrounding the highly anticipated handset. On Tuesday, LG said in a blog post … Read more
LG's upcoming G Pro 2 smartphone will sport one major improvement for photo takers.
The 13MP camera will be packed with optical image stabilization (OIS), LG said in a Korean blog post on Tuesday. OIS tries to ensure clear and sharp photos by compensating for any shakiness on the part of the picture taker. The feature can be found in other smartphones, including the HTC One, the Nexus 4, and Nokia's Lumia 1020.
The G Pro 2's camera is also capable of burst-mode shooting, which can capture 20 photos in a row, all at a resolution of … Read more