I knew that one day, the large phone craze would die, and everyone would be rushing out to find the smallest phones they could. With the introduction of LG’s latest, the Gentle, it might be safe to say those days are actually upon us. Not. Jokes aside, announced for Korea, LG has a new flip phone, powered by Lollipop, complete with a quad-core processor and 3.2″ LCD display. (more…)
LG’s G4, which we happen to be pretty big fans of here at Droid Life, hasn’t exactly been the smashing success that LG had hoped, according to Korean news outlet ETnews. Because of its lackluster sales, the company is currently trying to figure out a time to launch a new “super premium” smartphone before the year ends. (more…)
Even though absolutely nothing has been confirmed, the world is pretty set on there being two Nexus phones this year – one from LG and another from Huawei. We have codenames for each – “bullhead” as the LG phone, “angler” as the Huawei phone – along with countless reports all claiming to know the details of each. Well, the Huawei reports are everywhere. We have yet to hear much on the LG front.
Still, the hype is real right now. People can’t stop thinking about the next Nexus phone(s).
At this time, the Huawei Nexus is thought to be the bigger of the two, with a 5.7-inch QHD display and premium body. The LG Nexus is a mystery, but we all hope it is somehow a 2015 version of the original Nexus 5, which would be a smallish phone by today’s standards, yet fully welcomed in a world full of whales.
We want to know for today’s poll, which would you most like to see/buy/molest? Would you go LG Nexus or Huawei Nexus?
Welcome to 2015, where your brand new phone will probably look like that guy’s brand new phone and your mom’s brand new phone and your co-worker’s new phone and the bus driver’s new phone and the homeless guy’s new phone, all of which are made by different manufacturers.
Good job, OEMs. (more…)
The LG G3 on Verizon did not benefit from Lollipop. Sure, everything on the phone looks prettier without KitKat, but that prettiness, unfortunately, has also meant having a phone that hardly performs normal (and critical) smartphone functions. Don’t believe me? Go look at Verizon’s community forum for the G3. It’s all lawsuit threats, complaints about this or that bug, and users asking how they can go back to Android 4.4. Almost immediately after the phone received its update to Android 5.0, the complaints started. Here we are almost three months later and they haven’t even slowed.
With that said, I may have good news, frustrated G3 owners. An update is ready to rollout to your phone! (more…)
Late last night, LG announced the G4 Beat, the “newest variant of its widely praised LG G4 flagship smartphone.” The G4 beat, like others in the mid-range category from LG, sounds like a decent device, except that it won’t ever come to the US. This is a phone destined for Europe and Latin America and other “key” markets. (more…)
For those who picked up a LG G4, the OEM is offering up a few free goodies, including a free leather back cover and extra battery. More specifically, for those who enter their proof of purchase and other information needed to verify ownership, you can receive your choice between one of five different leather back colors, an extra battery, and a battery charging cradle. That’s a value of $140, all for free. (more…)