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LG Hosting Mobile Event in NYC on August 7

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LG dropped a short note into our inbox this evening with a save of the date of sorts for a mobile event going down on August 7 in New York City. Actually, they called it an “international media event,” which seems to have made it sound much larger than a standard U.S. press event. No other details were provided, but as one would imagine, we’re already starting to come up with ideas or topics for the get-together.

You may recall LG’s confirmation from last night that their next Optimus G series of phones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset. Is that what we’re talking about here? Is August 7 the date for LG to unveil the new Optimus G? Could be. The closeness in timing of last night’s announcement with this press note seems interesting enough. I’m sure as the date approaches, we’ll know more.

No matter what, we’ll be there.

  • Robert Macri

    I have an upgrade in August… I’m hoping LG or Motorola do something good or else I’ll be waiting for the Note 3 or Nexus announcements.

  • dannyWHITE

    Im currently using the Optimus G Pro and I love it! LG is on the come up, can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • NorCalGuy

    You will be there to see another amazing phone be announced for every carrier except Verizon…

    • Nakrohtap

      Exactly. I was just checking Verizon’s website yesterday looking at phone options for my son and was a little shocked to see what little selection they had compared to other carriers like AT&T. It is basically the GS4 or the Note 2. Disgusting. I remember before I got my Galaxy Nexus back in 12/2011, there was no phone that Verizon released in the 5-6 months prior to that I would have considered buying.

      • NorCalGuy

        If its just for your son might want to think about the DNA its free and a great phone just not a game changer. Myself on the other hand am waiting that a variant of the HTC One / butterfly comes to Vz, as almost all my hopes for the Xpone have dwindled just like its amazing spec list.

        • Nakrohtap

          Apparently, he likes the bigger screen of the Note 2.
          I was awaiting the X phone myself up until I saw the specs as well.

  • trentonjw

    Dont care it is June 20th wheres 4.3?

    • PhoenixPath

      Not where, but when.

      Most likely around November.

      • Drome

        4.3 will definitely be out before November

        • PhoenixPath

          Definitely, eh?

          …according to what reliable source?

  • jackelope

    Salma Hayek is opening a mobile store chain where busty latina women can shop free of being leered at… Viva Tatas! What, too soon?

    • Guest

      Just not funny.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      …..

    • LiterofCola

      You’re an idiot

  • Chris Hendley

    I wonder if they will have the flexible display? According to bgr.com they are going to have a phone with flexible display later this year.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Do yourself a favor. And don’t read BGR

    • Richard Yarrell

      I would touch anything from Lg. Flexible display is pretty comical coming from them.

      • adudeapart

        Your asinine Samsung fanboy trolling is the only reason I hope the Note 3 winds up being a disappointment

        • Richard Yarrell

          You don’t even have enough balls to be real or sign in as an adult with a face. You are just as bad as that other Internet jerk off @squiddy20. You guys are both a bunch of asswipes

          • adudeapart

            Overreact much? You continuously write biased, critical, and immature comments about products others see no fault in only to push your blatant samsung blinded agenda. You then get upset and write a juvenile reply when people call you out on it. Learn to laugh it off and not take this so seriously, its only a phone.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Calling me out???? Please I laugh at these useless comments very often and laugh at what most think they are so important. At the end of the day who cares what any of you think or say on these stupid sites. I purchase my products yearly and roll with Samsung gladly not just smartphones but all kinds of household products. So I am doing extremely well in life.

          • adudeapart

            Your ability to purchase new tech products every year does not impress me. What would impress me is if you developed the ability to debate someone with factually relevant and quantifiable evidence and without childish outbursts and name calling.

          • PhoenixPath

            Obviously, he’s lost it completely.

            Back away; smile, and nod.

            It’s the only way. Let him think he’s “beaten” everyone and maybe he’ll STFU…

          • squiddy20

            And yet everyone can see that you’re 50+ years old but do nothing more than make childish insults that 3rd graders make and can see how unintelligent most of your posts are. If I were you, I’d take anonymity over everyone knowing how dumb I supposedly am any day. Again, you have only yourself to blame.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Of course as much of a clueless idiot you have always been after all these years same old same old with squiddy20. I only laugh at your every baseless response all over the internet. With as many comments as you leave we already know you definitely don’t have no job.

          • squiddy20

            “I only laugh at your every baseless response all over the internet.” This coming from the moron who constantly claims I live in my “mother’s cold dark basement”, despite not knowing one substantial thing about me, such as my name. Someone clearly does not know the definition of the word “baseless”….

      • squiddy20

        And yet you “knew” a flexible display was going to be in the S4 and you couldn’t wait to see it. What a hypocrite.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Are purchasing anything in 2013 squiddy20 of course not. Life in technology is and always has been passing you buy. You are an Internet flop and troll just as bad as the overall sales of this crappy Lg Optimus Gpro.

          • squiddy20

            “Are purchasing anything in 2013 squiddy20 of course not.” Wow. For once, you’re actually correct about something, but not for the reason you think. As you usually point out, I have a “crappy ass” Galaxy Nexus on Sprint that I got a little over a year ago. Most carriers (including Sprint) only offer a 2 year contract. So yes, I won’t be getting a new phone in 2013. Moron.
            Also, Instead of insulting me, why don’t you try curbing your idiotic comments (like how you “knew” the specs of the S4, and none of them came true) so this doesn’t happen again. You really have only yourself to blame. It’s not my fault you’re so dumb.

          • Richard Yarrell

            blah blah blah blah blah..People like you are the ONLY CLOWNS buying devices every 2yrs. Most of us on this site and android in general including myself buy new every year my friend without limitations. Contract are for fools you try to act so educated but are walking around with 2yr old phone. Guess college didn’t do you to well….

          • squiddy20

            “Contract are for fools you try to act so educated but are walking around with 2yr old phone.”

            1. Good job. You just called over 400 million people (including yourself) “fools”, and most of them more than likely make more money than you do. What a joke.

            2. The Sprint Galaxy Nexus (the phone I currently have) was released 22 April 2012, just a year and 2 months ago. Hardly the “2yr old phone” you claim.

            3. Contrary to your completely idiotic viewpoints that make no sense, what phone I own (or don’t own) has absolutely nothing to do with how intelligent I am (or am not). Under your ridiculously laughable logic, all Bugatti owners know everything there is to know about everything, simply because they own a super expensive car (a 2006 Bugatti Veyron goes for no less than $1,000,000 (that’s one million, in case you couldn’t tell). The 2013 model’s base price is estimated to be around 2.25 million). Seems you need a bit of college education yourself. Or at least, some remedial grade school courses…

      • JoshGroff

        “I would touch anything from LG.” I’m pretty sure giving the context you meant wouldn’t.

  • Bionic

    I sear motorola is the only company left who does not have cool events. Wake up moto

    • hkklife

      No cool events and, even worse, no cool new products (yet).

      As far as LG, I REALLY like the Options G Pro. It’s arguably my favorite Android device thus far in 2013. I would LOVE to see an LG Nexus Phablet or a Nexus Experience version of the new 800-based LG Optimus models. Too bad VZW never gets anything decent from LG!!

      • rk

        The fact that LG does not yet have a Google Edition phone gives a ray of hope that the LG Nexus 5 is still in the works.

      • Drome

        Their OS and updated are pretty bad though. I don’t think it is on par with Sense or TW.

        • anon

          The Optimus UI on JB 4.1 has a lot of 4.2 features incorporated in. Since LG doesnt have a lot of pool instead of updating to 4.2 soon they are jumping to 4.3

          • anon

            *pull

    • brad kou

      we can all blame sanjay jha for that one…

    • JoshGroff

      If you sear them, how can they have cool events?

      • PhoenixPath

        Set the oven to broil, let it preheat for 20 minutes and put Motorola on the top rack.

        Wait about 4 minutes and flip.

        Perfectly seared Motorola in 28 minutes. :)

    • Brenda Thompson

      what Bobby replied, I am shocked that anyone able to earn $9084 in four weeks on the computer. did you look at this web page w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

      • President of Uganda

        Count me in!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    You can always expect LG on the Heels of any Samsung Announcement. I must say though LG is “THIS CLOSE” to having me pay attention to them after their Note 2 competitor this year…

    • Richard Yarrell

      Oh brother, That wannabe Note 2 was a total FLOP for At&t. Samsung owns this space period.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        That was actually a better all round device. It didn’t sell because LG doesn’t have the consumer’s attention in the Phablet space yet.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Nice try but totally false the Lg Optimus Gpro isn’t even better than the Galaxy S4. The Optimus Gpro is nothing but a large screened phone nobody really needs that without true functionality. Nobody is better than Samsung or the Galaxy Note 2.

          • adudeapart

            How is a ten month old product the “gold standard?” A majority of reviews I have seen have the G Pro coming out on top. I’m not saying that the Note 3 won’t one up LG’s current offering, but to say that the Note 2 is still the superior product makes no sense.

          • Richard Yarrell

            It makes perfect sense. It’s the device everyone is COPYING 2YRS LATER. If it wasn’t any good they would be copying it as frastically as they all are. You folks on this site are basically clueless to everything that’s not Verizon related or Droid/stock related. When won’t even discuss the PUTRID SALES of you’re crappy Lg Optimus Gpro it’s the JOKE OF ANDROID…And so is LG….

          • adudeapart

            I actually have AT&T, do not own an LG Optimus G Pro, and have never been under contract with Verizon or owned a Verizon branded Droid. So theres that. Also has the thought ever crossed your mind that Samsung’s sales figures has more to do with their wide reaching marketing campaign and less to do with the products themselves? Most of the time people do vote with their wallet correctly. However Samsung has outpaced their competition in getting to consumers and making them think that Samsung is the product they need; reminds me of a fruit company in Cupertino. So therefore your logic states that sales automatically means better quality? If thats the case then Ford is crushing Ferrari, Wal-Mart crafts better jewelry than Tiffany’s, and Jim Beam is a superior bourbon to Pappy Van Winkle.

          • squiddy20

            By your own logic, the iPhone was the best smartphone ever since Samsung itself copied it so well they got sued over it. -__-
            To quote you, “it makes perfect sense”.

          • squiddy20

            “Nobody is better than Samsung or the Galaxy Note 2.” Oh? Do tell. 720p screen? Droid DNA surpassed that. 2GB of RAM? A few regular phones already have that. Processor? Don’t get me started. Software? Can be modified and changed with 3rd party apps and/or custom ROMs.
            What a joke.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Asswipe leaving useless comments again about devices you don’t own. You have NO CLUE about Droid DNA DEVICES you own a crappy Galaxy Nexus on Sprint. Samsung brought 2gb of ram to market in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 before any other manufacturer did. And they will be the first to bring 3gb of ram to market in the Galaxy Note 3. Everything with you is about STUPID THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS Samsung owners don’t need to download third party apps cause there devices come with the needed features. Take you head out of your Galaxy Nexus stock ass and learn somethings. When will you purchase another device in 2015????

          • squiddy20

            1. “Samsung brought 2gb of ram to market in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 before any other manufacturer did.” Wrong. I give you the facts: http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-Optimus-LTE2-breaks-cover-the-first-phone-with-2GB-of-RAM_id29787 Did it ever occur to you to use the all-powerful Google search for “first smartphone to have 2GB of RAM”? Also, the S3 only had 1GB of RAM, which you would know if you did just a bit of fact checking. Stupid moron.

            2. “And they will be the first to bring 3gb of ram to market in the Galaxy Note 3.” Well, they weren’t first to have 2GB, soooo…….

            3. “Samsung owners don’t need to download third party apps cause there devices come with the needed features” To which I reply, “How you liking that limited space since Touchwiz takes up half the storage?”. Also, how often do you use even half of those “features”?

            4. “When will you purchase another device in 2015????” Well Richard, if I bought my Galaxy Nexus 1 year ago on Sprint, and Sprint has 2 year contracts… let’s see, square root of pi, carry the one, divide by zero… oh right, I’ll have a new phone next year! Good god, you can’t even do basic math… Sad.

      • JoshGroff

        S4 pro, 13MP camera, higher res screen if I recall correctly. Sure, the sales may have been a flop, but it beats the Note 2 in almost every conceivable way.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Stop fooling yourself your not even close. The Galaxy Note 2 is the Gold standard of technology today. The handset that all manufacturers are stumbling over one another to try to copy. Nobody is copying Lg my friend Samsung paces this category and market. The Galaxy Note 2 is the BEST ultimate business productivity device ever made since the inception of android.

          • JoshGroff

            Sales figures =/= superiority, don’t fool yourself. Go troll elsewhere.

            Take your logic and apply it to anything else, and you can see just how bad your logic really is. A Corvette isn’t better than a Bugatti just because more are sold on a yearly basis.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Totally clueless

          • JoshGroff

            I know you are, every post reassures me of that.

          • squiddy20

            This comment brought to you by the same “clueless” idiot who claimed many times over that rooting was for “2plus year old devices”. The fact that all you can come back with is “totally clueless” speaks volumes of how clueless you are. Hypocrite.

          • squiddy20

            And yet Samsung was “stumbling all over” itself to try to copy Apple (and in most cases, succeeded, to the point that they got sued). What a hypocritical moron.

          • Richard Yarrell

            As usual your a comical DOPE..Stop commenting on handsets you don’t own and know nothing about. Nor have you bought a device in years. You are a stupid fool on the internet living a useless life.

          • squiddy20

            “Stop commenting on handsets you don’t own and know nothing about.” Says the hypocrite who does not own nor knows about any LG products because he wouldn’t “touch them with a ten foot pole”. Can you say “ironic”?

            “Nor have you bought a device in years” And yet I have a Galaxy Nexus that I bought just 1 year ago. So much for your childish, petty insults.