Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.
Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again. … Read more
There are some things you shouldn't do before breakfast.
Examine your bank balance, for example. Or listen to a discussion at the United Nations.
To this list, I feel we can surely add a new ad for the LG G Flex phone.
Should you have been too busy searching for a Mr. Bit who founded Bitcoin lately, the LG G Flex is a rather interesting phone that wraps itself around your face like a lover who thinks you have money.
To those tasked with advertising it, there might have been many ideas immediately rattling in their brains.
Instead, LG … Read more
With the new G Pro 2, LG hopes to make would-be Note 3 buyers think twice. Like Samsung’s popular phablet, the Pro 2 boasts a huge, bright, and colorful HD screen as well as an excellent 13MP camera. LG also packs in plenty of software tricks and UI enhancements to throw veteran Android users a curve or two.
Of course the G Pro 2 will have a tough time deflecting potential Note 3 shoppers off target. While LG’s latest creation matches the current phone/tablet hybrid in terms of power and components, its design isn’t quite as … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- The most diminutive in LG's new series of three shown off at Mobile World Congress, the L40 fits in the palm and slides into pockets. Its only 3.5-inch display keeps it portable to the highest degree, but the tradeoff, of course, is a cramped virtual keyboard that mocks thick-fingered typists.
A measly 480x320 pixel resolution is still more or less adequate for the L40, but the screen certainly doesn't shine as brightly as do its L70 and L90 siblings at maximum brightness. A silvery trim perks up the otherwise dark display, and the phone … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Following the trend of releasing a shrunken-down, mini variant of a flagship device (like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini), LG showcased its G2 Mini this week during Mobile World Congress 2014.
Featuring a similar but smaller look to its bigger G2 brother, the Mini also sports more modest specs like a Snapdragon 400 processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Though pricing and exact availability has not been released, LG said that the G2 Mini's global rollout will occur some time in March.
Design More compact than its G2 counterpart, the Mini measures … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- LG trotted out a trio of entry-level and midrange devices ahead of Mobile World Congress, but it was only at the show that we got our first peek of the LG L90, L70, and L40.
Design They're all extremely similar, varying only in size and components, but very much looking like triplets, with the same rounded corners, oblong physical home button, and lightly textured backing (which I think feels a little like cardboard.)
They all also run on 3G, and only 3G, and feature Android 4.4 KitKat as its OS, a step in the right … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- The middle child in LG's new lineup of 3G-only L-series devices, the 4.5-inch LG L70 is only 0.2 inch shorter than the L90. Be that as it may, it's a much more generic handset, meant to bring an affordable Android option to emerging markets where it'll be sold.
Android 4.4 KitKat is one constant, and a smart addition on LG's part. Not only is the OS more current, it's also adapted for running on handsets with more modest memory -- like the L70's 4GB -- so it should (… Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- In addition to showcasing its mid- to high-end handsets, like the G Pro 2 and the G2 Mini, LG also unveiled an entry-level LTE device called the F70 during Mobile World Congress. Sporting modest specs, the device is set to launch in March, starting with Europe, and then rolling out to other countries in Asia and Latin America.
The compact device features a plastic build and a 4.5-inch WVGA display. It's powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a 2,440mAh removable battery. This doesn't make it a high-powered handset by … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--Google and LG are about to jump into the smartwatch game together.
Google is set to unveil plans for its smartwatch-centric operating system in March, likely in a blog post, according to a person familiar with its plans. The actual smartwatch itself will make its debut at its Google I/O conference in June, the person said.
With its smartwatch, Google will employ a Nexus-like model in which it designs the software and controls virtually every aspect of the launch, leaving the hardware details to a partner who takes a backseat in terms of visibility. In this case, LG … Read more