Google Android Wear Smartwatches

First Android Wear smartwatches set to drop next quarter

By on March 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

First Android Wear smartwatches set to drop next quarter

Google officially unveiled its plans for Android on wearable devices on Tuesday and both Motorola and LG are jumping right in with their own Android Wear-based watches that will release next quarter. Motorola, for its part, has just announced the Moto 360 smartwatch that will release this coming summer and will feature “a round face and premium materials” and will feel “comfortable and familiar on your wrist.” Meanwhile, Engadget says that LG’s G Watch will release next quarter and will likely be aggressively priced to entice more buyers to pick up their first-ever smartwatches. More →

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LG G3 vs Galaxy S5 Display Resolution

LG G3 to pack the kind of screen Galaxy S5 fans expected

By on March 13, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

LG G3 to pack the kind of screen Galaxy S5 fans expected

The LG G3 may offer buyers the kind of screen that was rumored for the Galaxy S5 not too long ago, at least according to a User Agent Profile revealed by @evleaks. According to the information in the screenshot posted by the famed leaker, the LG G3 will have a QHD display – that’s quad HD resolution or 2560 x 1440 or 2K. Furthermore, this 2K handset has model number LG D850, which can only mean it’s the G3, the company’s next flagship model, assuming the leak is accurate. More →

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LG G3 Waterproof and Dustproof

Here’s one way the upcoming ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ will follow Samsung’s lead

By on March 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Here’s one way the upcoming ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ will follow Samsung’s lead

Expected to be one of the main Galaxy S5 competitors (it was even referred to as a “Galaxy S5 killer) alongside the Xperia Z2 and new HTC One model, the LG G3 is apparently going to be waterproof and dustproof, according to ETnews‘ sources. However, it’s not clear what certification the device will have, assuming the report is accurate. More →

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LG G Flex Commercial

Video: This smartphone ad isn’t just bizarre, it will actually give you nightmares

By on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

Video: This smartphone ad isn’t just bizarre, it will actually give you nightmares

There is no magic formula for selling smartphones, but there are some things that can greatly increase a vendor’s chances of success. Great hardware is a start, well-made software is important, compelling features are a big draw and a fair amount of carrier support is certainly needed. Extensive, creative and interesting marketing that delivers memorable messages is also very high on the list — but there is a line between “good memorable” and “bad memorable,” and we’re pretty sure LG just crossed it. More →

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LG Smartphone Evolution Infographic

LG smartphone evolution timeline pretends the iPhone never existed

By on March 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

LG smartphone evolution timeline pretends the iPhone never existed

LG has released an interesting infographic that presents the history of the smartphone, including its past, present and potential future, at least according to the company. But for some reason, LG left out one particular event that actually made possible the very smartphones the company is selling today – the invention of the iPhone – though it did mark the launch of Google’s Android platform. More →

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LG G3 Release Date

Galaxy S5 ‘killer’ reportedly launching sooner than you think

By on March 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Galaxy S5 ‘killer’ reportedly launching sooner than you think

New reports seem to indicate again that LG will launch its next-generation flagship smartphone much sooner than anticipated, with the LG G3 expected to hit stores at some point this summer, according to independent reports from Giga.de and PhoneArena. The former has learned from a “reliable” source close to the matter that the G3 may be unveiled at some point in June, while the latter posted a purported G3 camera image sample. Earlier reports from Korea also hinted that the phone may be launched in May or June. More →

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Google Nexus Smartwatch Launch

LG-made Google smartwatch reportedly coming soon

By on February 24, 2014 at 7:50 AM.

LG-made Google smartwatch reportedly coming soon

Google may soon unveil its first smartwatch, according to new information revealed by TechCrunch and @evleaks. According to TechCrunch, the unnamed Google smartwatch has been in development for a while and may launch as soon as mid-March, although there’s also a possibility the device could be pushed back to June. @evleaks says the device is made by LG for Google, and will be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O event that’s scheduled to take place in the second half of June. More →

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LG G2 Mini Release Date

LG unveils a ‘G2 mini’ smartphone that’s still way bigger than the iPhone 5s

By on February 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM.

LG unveils a ‘G2 mini’ smartphone that’s still way bigger than the iPhone 5s

Why is Apple launching two bigger iPhone models in 2014? Because the market has shifted and now even the “mini” smartphones other companies are debuting are significantly bigger than the iPhone. LG on Wednesday became the latest vendor to announce a new smaller version of its flagship phone, which we’ll undoubtedly learn more about next week at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. More →

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LG G Pro 2 How Knock Code Works

Video: LG invents a novel new way to unlock your smartphone

By on February 18, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Video: LG invents a novel new way to unlock your smartphone

Instead of using a PIN number or drawing a pattern on the screen to unlock a phone, LG G Pro 2 buyers will be able to use a completely different screen unlock mechanism called Knock Code. After establishing certain “knock” sequences, users will be able to unlock their devices and lock them back after they’re done using the handsets. A couple of videos show how Knock Code works, a software feature that will be able to recognize over 86,000 knock combinations. More →

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LG G2 Mini Launch

Here’s how LG will fight the Galaxy S5 at MWC

By on February 13, 2014 at 2:19 PM.

Here’s how LG will fight the Galaxy S5 at MWC

On the same day Samsung plans to unveil its next flagship smartphone at MWC 2014, and when Sony is also expected to announce new Android devices, LG will fight against its rivals in an unexpected fashion. The company posted a teaser image of the G2 Mini on Facebook, revealing that the phone will be unveiled on February 24th at the Spanish trade show. More →

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LG G Pro 2 Specs, Release Date

The next Galaxy Note 3 rival is already here

By on February 13, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

The next Galaxy Note 3 rival is already here

After officially confirming its existence and revealing camera details for it, LG has gone ahead and unveiled the LG G Pro 2 ahead of the MWC 2014 trade show, where the phone was initially believed to be announced. The successor of last year’s Optimus G Pro will challenge the Galaxy Note 3 and other phablets with a bigger screen, better camera, louder sound and a bunch of new software features. More →

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AnTuTu LG G Pro 2 Specs

Everything there is to know about LG’s upcoming flagship phone

By on February 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Everything there is to know about LG’s upcoming flagship phone

While LG did confirm the name of the Optimus G Pro successor as well as some preliminary details about its camera, the company did not offer a full list of specs for its next-gen phablet that’s supposed to compete directly against Samsung’s flagship phones and other similar devices. However, a recently discovered AnTuTu benchmark seems to list just about all of the important missing details about the handset. More →

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