With HTC and Samsung done announcing new devices, at least for now, we still have a couple more companies who need to show off their plans for 2015; the biggest being LG. Speaking at MWC, LG’s Cho Juno, who heads the company’s mobile business, spoke of the upcoming G4, as well as a new device that will, “stand above the G series.”
Let the hype begin. (more…)
Groupon is currently hosting a $30-off deal on what many believe is the best Android Wear watch you can buy, the LG G Watch R. There is no denying its premium build, outstanding performance, and solid battery life, that’s for sure. With an all-metal body, leather strap, and full-circle display, this is one of the few Android Wear watches we would recommend outside of the Moto 360, although, that may change shortly when LG’s Watch Urbane and the Huawei Watch arrive.
Still, at $269 ($30 off), this is a deal worth considering. The G Watch R normally retails for $299.
Deal Link ($269) (more…)
AT&T announced this morning that it is the first US carrier to confirm that it will carry LG’s new all-metal “luxury” smartwatch, the Watch Urbane. So we are clear, they didn’t announce that they will be the first to carry, only that they are the first carrier to confirm that they will carry it at some point. Why that’s worth an announcement is a discussion for another day, but that’s what we have here. (more…)
Sprint and LG announced availability for the G Pad F 7.0 tablet this afternoon, launching onto Sprint’s 4G LTE network on March 17, free on contract. Beyond the tablet, Sprint is marketing the device alongside the G Flex 2, being the only carrier in the US with an open pre-order for the device currently. (more…)
Remember that brand new all-metal, “luxury” watch that LG unveiled a week or so ago, called Watch Urbane? Forget about it. They have a new one! It’s still called Watch Urbane, but this one has LTE, a big ol’ battery, three buttons instead of one, and a full 1GB of RAM. Oh, it also ditched Android Wear for LG’s own wearable platform. That’s right, no Android in this little guy. (more…)
Last night, LG announced that the G Flex 2‘s global rollout has begun. You still can’t currently buy it anywhere outside of Korea, so I don’t know what that really means, other than they needed another opportunity to get their phone in headlines before Samsung and HTC take over the world this weekend. Accompanying that announcement is this video, which they are calling the “Product Story Video.” Apparently, a “product story video” is one where LG explains what the G Flex 2 is all over again. It’s a worth the quick 3-minute watch if you are interested in this curved “beast.” (more…)
LG announced the Watch Urbane on February 15, but only had a handful of press images and specs at that point. This morning, the company released an official product trailer, detailing the watch as a whole, and even I have to say, it looks pretty luxurious. (more…)
Update: Most Android Wear devices, like the G Watch, G Watch R, Gear Live, and ZenWatch all appear to be receiving this update. Not much is standing out in terms of new stuff. If anything, your watch should be more stable.
An Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out now to Moto 360 units as build LWX49L. At least one of our readers has already received the update, which Motorola says updates Google Play Services and adds a “variety of system optimizations and security updates to improve performance stability.” This appears to be a bug fixers rather than a feature-introducer.
To check for the update on your device, head into Settings>About>System updates. (more…)