LG Liger Pictures and Benchmarks Leak, Suggest Odin Processor

Something many phone manufacturers are wont to do is make lower-end, derivative versions of their flagship devices for developing markets. LG is no exception, as proven by leaked images and benchmarks of the Liger.

An item of particular notes it the Liger’s LG-designed Odin processor, an octa-core design featuring four Cortex A15-cores alongside four Cortext-A7 in big.LITTLE configuration. The handset is otherwise unremarkable, borrowing the G3’s design language and sporting a 5.9″ 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, 13MP camera with laser auto focus, and  3,000mAh.  (more…)

Download: Seasonal Backgrounds From New Google Calendar App

Of all of the Google apps reworked to incorporate elements of material design, Calendar may be the slickest. It adopts the design paradigms of Android 5.0 Lollipop – bold colors, hovering widgets, and drop shadows – to great effect. That work extends to the in-app backgrounds; best viewed in tablet mode, each month features gorgeous artwork. (more…)

Sprint Doubles Lowest Data Tier to 1GB for $20 per Month

True to his word, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has wasted no time introducing “disruptive” plan pricing. Just a few months ago, the Now Network doubled data for capped customers, and began offering an unlimited plan for $60 per month. Apparently, the carrier has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The company announced yesterday afternoon that it would double its lowest, $20 per month data tier to 1GB. (more…)

Deal: TYLT Phone Cases Discounted to $10 (Normally $35 – $50) Through October 30

People buy phone cases for lots of different reasons, most commonly to restyle a handset’s exterior and to protect (or at least attempt to protect) it from nicks and scratches. Whatever the objective, covers unfortunately do not come cheap; you can typically count on shelling out $25 and up for reputable brands. That’s why TYLT’s October promotion, which runs through the 30th, seems like such a steal.

TYLT’s cases usually retail between $35 and $50 , but are on sale for just $10 through the end of the month. Plus, shipping is free to customers within the continental United States.  (more…)