After essentially being the only hyped phone out of CES in January (hands-on here), a release date has finally been set for the G Flex 2 here in the US. Sprint will be the first carrier to offer the device, with general availability beginning March 13. Pre-orders will start February 20. (more…)
Last year, right around this time, we asked our community which OEM they would like to see create the next Nexus device in partnership with Google. With 42% of the vote, Motorola was the landslide victor. Now here we are in 2015, with likely quite a few of you sitting at a desk with a Motorola-made Nexus 6 by your side. Funny how things work out, yes?
So, to keep up with the opinions and views of our readers, we would like to ask you the exact same question, one year later. Now that most major OEMs have had their shot at creating a Nexus device, all but Sony, which OEM would you like to make the next Nexus device?
Did Motorola do such a good job on the Nexus 6 that you would like them to do another? Is it Samsung’s turn to give it another shot? And what about HTC and its Nexus 9 tablet? Did HTC do such a good job with that tablet hardware that they have earned your trust for another Nexus smartphone? Or, just maybe, is it Sony’s turn in 2015?
More importantly, and something we have all probably thought about, but what about the name? We have had the Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and now Nexus 6. But we can’t have a Nexus 7 smartphone in 2015, since that already exists in tablet form. What is Google going to do there? Your guess is as good as ours.
Throw your thoughts down below on who should make it and what it should be called.
Since we took a look at Android 5.0 “Lollipop” on the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) with Sense 6 and Google Play Edition, and Moto X (2nd gen), it only makes sense that we do the same for another of 2014’s most important flagships, the LG G3. The update is currently rolling out internationally to the G3, as well as to the AT&T and Sprint variants here in the US. (more…)
According to a report out of the Korea Times, LG will release its new flagship, the G4, in April to avoid the launch of the Galaxy S6. Sources indicate that from a “marketing point of view,” MWC (where Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6) was not the right place to announce the LG G4, but also because the company wants to wait until the device is fully ready. If that sounds like old news, well, that’s because it kind of is. In January, an LG executive told reporters that they had no plans to introduce the G4 at MWC because they were still perfecting the phone. (more…)
Owners of the LG G3 who have tied themselves to Sprint, your Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update is on the way. Announced this morning through Sprint’s Devices, Apps, and Services blog, the update is rolling out today with “fluid” Material Design animations, Android TV support, more efficient battery usage, notifications on the lock screen, and more. (more…)
Well, LG just announced the Watch Urbane, an all-metal luxury take on the smartwatch game. The watch, which runs Android Wear, will make its debut at MWC next month in Barcelona.
How is the Watch Urbane “luxury?” According to LG, the watch is “designed for a sophisticated cosmopolitan wearer that delivers unparalleled technology and performance.” If that means little, then know that it features a 1.3-inch “full” circle P-OLED display, like the G Watch R, but has narrower bezels. The body is available in polished silver and gold finish, and is “complemented” by a beautifully stitched leather strap.”
In terms of specs, you are looking at a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, 4GB storage, 410mAh battery, IP67 dust and water resistance, heart rate sensor, and a body that is 10.9mm thick. (more…)
The next wave of Android flagship phones will be here before you know it. New phones from Samsung, HTC, and LG are all on the horizon, including names you have heard quite often, like the Galaxy S6, One (M9), and G Flex 2. Thanks to a new giveaway running through the DL Deals shop, you will have a chance to win one of three. In fact, you get to choose from those three phones should you win.
The giveaway is incredibly simple to enter into. All you need to do is jump through to the link below, quickly sign-up for an account in the Deals shop if you haven’t already, then press “Enter to Win.” You can stop there or attempt to increase your chances by completing additional social media-related tasks.
Talk about a simple way to win one of the hottest phones of the year.
The giveaway ends at 11:59pm (PST) on 3/20/15.
That title, though. Misleading? Technically, no. Should more Android Wear devices ship in 2015 than in 2014, then there would be a new record, right? So as I said, technically, the first year of sales is the current record, hence the “record number” mention in the title. Technically. Whatever. (more…)