After a decent year for LG, but one that still saw Samsung dominate headlines and sales charts with its line of Galaxy phones, the company may be moving towards a May release of its next flagship, potentially called the G3. According to a report from Korean media, the new May release time frame will be done specifically to put it close to Samsung’s April launch of the Galaxy S5. (more…)
While HTC can afford to pump out 18K Gold One smartphones (/s), other companies tend to opt for a more affordable approach – such as Apple and Samsung who merely paint their devices a gold tone. The next OEM to enter into the gold market appears to be LG, as a G2 in Gold coloring has been spotted overseas in Taiwan. Thanks to a user on ePrice, it appears the device is set to launch soon, for about the same retail price as the Black and White models, which means there isn’t anything too special about the gold being used. (more…)
If you are the owner of an LG G2 on T-Mobile, you should start checking your device for an update. T-Mobile is rolling out a tiny OTA update to these devices on their network starting today and running through the next few weeks. The build number will be updated to D80110g, but other than that not too much will change. (more…)
Our first story to kick off 2014 dropped yesterday morning, thanks to an announcement from Motorola that the Moto X would be priced at $399 off-contract going forward. As you can imagine for a phone that is on our list as the top Android phone of 2013, a permanent price cut to Nexus levels is pretty major news. But so you are aware, the Moto X at $399 isn’t the only good deal in town. Verizon, for example, has three other top tier phones listed at $449 off-contract. (more…)
Don’t tell me you are surprised by the idea that LG is readying a follow-up to the G2 with its own set of wearable gadgets. It may seem too soon, but the company didn’t exactly sell its current flagship in the record numbers it was hoping for and are likely looking to rebound with something new. With smartwatches, even as rough-around-the-edges as they currently stand, you are looking at the hot tech topic of the moment right now that every company is seemingly interested in creating. According to two separate reports out of Korean media outlets, LG will more than likely introduce the new G3 and up to two wearable devices by the time next year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) rolls around. (more…)
At the end of each year, it’s easy to find ourselves both looking back at all that happened over the past 12 months, trying to reflect on it, and then looking forward to what’s ahead. The “what’s ahead” is about to hit us with a right-cross in a couple of weeks when CES arrives, so I’d say that I’m still very much in the reflection stage at this point. Which brings me to this post and my thoughts on the top 5 Android phones of the year.
The year 2013 was filled with the most incredible smartphones the world has ever seen. 1080p displays became a standard (for the most part), cameras grew increasingly better, battery life is now measured in days instead of hours, customization was introduced, and prices may have started to decline across the board. Phone manufacturers also seem to have figured out winning formulas for the most part in terms of hardware, but only one still has the marketing side (or budget) on lock. All of that helped shape this list. (more…)
Verizon approved an update for its variant of the LG G2 this afternoon as build VS98012B. No, it’s not Kit Kat. We aren’t expecting that big of an update to come for a while. Instead, the update focuses on fixing bugs, adding a Google security patch (probably killing root exploit), swapping bloatware, and improving video playback. I’d actually call this pretty minor when you compare it to the updates we have seen for devices like the DROID MAXX or Moto G in recent days.
To try and pull the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software update>Check New.
The full changelog can be found below. (more…)
The LG G2 for AT&T is set to receive an update starting today that brings it up to build D80010o. The update appears to be minor at just 57MB and only including a couple of bug fixes, along with the necessary changes to make it Isis ready. Other than that, the changelog claims that it introduces an “Enhanced Google Map” and Ready2Go enhancements.
It is certainly not Android 4.4, or even Android 4.3 for that matter. (more…)