The other round Android Wear smartwatch is now in house at DL HQ. Or as LG would put it – the only fully round smartwatch. That’s right, the LG G Watch R is here and already on wrist after we filmed a quick unboxing and first impressions video. With its use of premium materials and upgraded specs over the original G Watch, LG is aiming at Motorola’s round effort, the Moto 360. Can it stand up to what we consider to be the best Android Wear watch on the planet? Let’s start to find out. (more…)
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…)
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…)
A game suited for the stealth action and puzzle lovers is now live on Google Play, one which you may already know the name to. The game, titled République, appears to be pretty popular among iOS and PC gamers, but this is the first chance Android gamers have had the luxury of playing it. In the game, you receive a call from a young girl named Hope, who is being held captive in a futuristic totalitarian state. (more…)
Two days ago, Motorola announced that a big update was rolling out to the Moto 360 that included a handful of useful tweaks to Android Wear. The LG G Watch received a similar update. In case you missed it, the update was to version 4.4W.2, which is one of the two big updates we are expecting to see from Google for their wearable platform before the year ends. Today, Google made the update official. (more…)
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…)