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LG Optimus G2 to Arrive This Fall, Awaiting Google’s Launch of Key Lime Pie?

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Before this year’s CES kicked off, there were a few in the industry that had their money on LG announcing the successor to the device that brought them back into the spotlight, the Optimus G. With CES now well over, it’s time for the new reports to start flying in as to when we can expect to see LG’s next flagship device. 

According to new reports, LG has now penciled in launch of the Optimus G2 for the Fall of 2013. As mentioned by CNET, LG could be waiting to launch the device until Google releases the next version of Android, Key Lime Pie. From what we know so far, the device will feature a 1080p display, run Qualcomm’s latest mobile processor, and now we could be looking at the newest version of Android.

This is definitely a reason to start getting excited for this year’s MWC.


  • Shadow Girl

    Don’t count on LG to have current Android OS. They are way behind and don’t push updates through. Worst mobile phone company ever

  • Lucky Armpit

    Goddamnit, if Google launches Key Lime Pie before my Razr Maxx gets Jelly Bean, I’m going to pout and sit in the corner.

  • n900mixalot

    I reeeeeallly want another 3D device from LG. They can just make 10,000 for those of us who are 3D fans.

  • VinMessina

    No way! LG will come out with a new phone before the end of the year! It will be bigger, faster and possibly run the latest version of Android!? Who would have thought!? /s

  • yungqb7

    Sorry LG, I used to be a diehard fan of yours. Now I just simply can’t fathom the thought of purchasing another smartphone from you guys.

  • Simon Belmont

    I wonder if KLP will be reserved for the next Nexus phone in the fall. Thus, we’d see another Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) iteration, maybe at Google I/O.

    Of course, Google I/O ushered in the original flavor of Jelly Bean (4.1) along with the N7. Who knows what will happen, but I am glad to be along for the ride.

  • Ibrick

    Fall of 2013?
    LG does realize it’s only the middle of January right?

  • cancerous_it

    The device has great specs. I see that the Optimus G had the bootloader unlocked but there seems to be no development for this phone. What gives?

    • Fattie McDoogles

      There is lots of development for the Optimus G everyone is working on Jellybean and porting the Nexus 4 build to the device. The biggest issue is the kernel and a lot of developers are waiting for the Jellybean kernel to really start releasing things.

  • jak_341

    Where are the KLP rumors? There hasn’t been anything. JB is almost 6 months old.

    • We have to get a little closer to I/O to start hearing those 🙂

    • JMonkeYJ

      and related: is there info about the OS name after KLP? i thought we usually had a good idea of the name of the next-next Android version. lollipop seems reasonable, but i’m not sure if there’s been any rumors on that front.

      • Droidzilla

        We always have conjecture, but it’s often disproven when the version 2 steps away becomes the penultimate.

  • Michael

    It’ll probably take them that long because they’ll be waiting on supplies

  • I’m still waiting for a phone to really make me desire it. Nothing seems to excite me these days.

    • Thomas

      RAZR M HD ? 😉

      • That would be what I’d really like to own, but not something that’d drop my pants.

        • The Moto/Google X Phone?

          • That might get me excited if it’s stellar.

          • Well, the guy from Google went to Moto to ‘reinvent the smartphone’ on the day the deal closed, so hopefully it will be.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      No Nexus 4?

      • I have the Nexus 4. It’s… decent.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Is it the hardware or the software that leaves something to be desired?

          • I can’t really put my finger on it. I would say it’s probably 90% hardware that keeps me from completely enjoying the phone. The software was an issue, but I’ve recently put CM10.1 on it and I’m a lot happier in that regard.

        • JMonkeYJ

          after a particularly long usage time in the doctor waiting room today, i can say the thing i really love about the N4 is multitasking. i was switching between web browser, facebook, currents, talk, and whatsapp with reckless abandon and silky smoothness. it was really quite liberating.

    • n900mixalot

      You need a 3D phone in your life.

      • Said no one ever.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Lg better COPY SAMSUNG cause the GALAXY NOTE 3 will be 6.3 inches, 1080p, Exynos 5 Octa quadcore and Kie Lime Pie. Without question the leading devices for the ladder part of 2013 will be the Galaxy Note 3, Lg Optimus G2, Nexus 5. Everything else will come early 2013 June/July meaning the Galaxy S4, Motorola X-Phone, Iphone 5s, Htc M7, and all the rest. My money is on the Galaxy Note 3 that is what I will wait for but just for GP I might just buy that Galaxy S4 just to have it…..

  • Josh Flowers

    “This is definitely a reason to start getting excited for this year’s MWC” —felt that way about CES, then it turned into nothing but a few days going crazy over a game-controller which is probably never going to be priced for average consumers.

    still, i have high hopes for MWC.

    • That’s life lol

      • Josh Flowers

        agreed. at least they had something to offer…and it wasn’t as bad of an unveiling as the Sprint-Kyocera Echo launch.

        • Stevedub40

          Ha, I remember that, and I also remembering saying to myself “WTF?”

    • Droidzilla

      MWC always has more mobile stuff going on than CES, but many OEMs seem to have gone to giving their own events. I generally only look forward to Google I/O, and maybe Samsung’s events.

  • I’m no expert, but my understanding of LG’s skin is “TouchWiz without the extra clutter”. If they clean it up this phone could be a gamechanger. We know it will have top specs at the very least

    • Fattie McDoogles

      That is exactly what it’s like. I just wish it had some of the gestures that Touchwiz has.

  • Droidzilla

    I LOVE my Nexus 4, but I don’t know that I’d get this. LG has some top notch hardware, but their software can be problematic and clunky, if history is any indicator.

    • Get rid of that dang’d glass and I might think about it 🙂

      • Droidzilla

        I actually rather like the feel of it, but if you’re worried you can always get a bumper case. Nexus 4 is my favourite Android device to date.

        • The last thing I want to do is put a bumper case on any of my phones 😉

          • Droidzilla

            I roll case free, but my wife has the Poetic bumper case for her Nexus 4. It’s nice enough and less intrusive than a full case.

          • JMonkeYJ

            i got a screen protector for the back of my N4. first time ever. and it’s for the BACK of a phone!!??! but actually it’s been great. not only does it give me peace of mind about setting it down anywhere, but it increased the friction so my N4 doesn’t slide all over the place. still would be nice if i didn’t have to deal with that issue at all.

      • Pedro

        I tried Skinomi. There was some type of mark (micro bubbles, separation from heat, I don’t know) on the back every day I took it off the wireless charger. Leave it off the wireless charger a couple days, it went away.

        Finally went with the Ringke Slim. Super-nice all around. But it marred the Skinomi 🙂

        Glass back isn’t a great idea. I’m with you there.

      • n900mixalot

        I’m with you. What happens when it breaks? Warranty sends you a G as a replacement? The phone is an art piece, not a daily driver.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      I have the Optimus G and the software is much nicer than you would think.

      • Droidzilla

        I recall the G2X being a total charlie foxtrot, but I haven’t played with the Optimus G yet. How do you like it, overall? Have you used a Nexus 4 to compare the two?

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Well the Nexus 4 is essentially the same hardware as the Optimus G just running stock Jellybean. I llove the Optimus G. It’s a great phone it’s fast smooth and has good battery life.

          • Droidzilla

            Yeah, I know; but subtle software differences can make a huge user experience difference, so I was just wondering if you’d done a real world comparison between the two. Thanks for your input!

          • Fattie McDoogles

            I have used the 4.2. Its great and I can’t wait to see how LG adds those features.

          • I have the Optimus G and a Nexus 7 so Im familiar with both the LG skin and Stock 4.2. The LG skin is pretty light, and allows for alot of personlization. The LG quicksettings are fantastic and can be edited and rearranged. Honestly, even though its a rip off of Smart Stay, “Wise Screen” is super convenient and its hard to go without it once youve used it.

    • I hope LG put stock Android on the Optimus G2.

      • Fattie McDoogles

        Keep dreaming. But skins aren’t what they used to be. Samsung and LG have really added a lot of great features to their Android platforms.

        • Well, think about it. LG must have noticed the Nexus 4 has been one of their best selling Android handsets ever, in that short space of time. It’d make sense that they’d go “hmm. let’s put stock Android with a few widgets and apps on the G2 and see what happens.”