LG says that they are ready to update the G5 to Android Nougat today in their home market of South Korea. In fact, the update is rolling out today before arriving in the Americas, Asia, and other markets “in the weeks to come.” (more…)
If you recently picked up a LG V20, don’t forget to redeem your free pair of B&O PLAY earphones. LG’s offer of free earphones lasts until November 20, so even if you were planning on picking up a V20 this weekend or the following, you are in great shape. The offer expires on December 9, 2016, meaning you will want to redeem the promo before that date. (more…)
The last time we discussed LG’s place in the mobile payments ecosystem, it was reported that the company’s White Card would feature an IC chip. That was in May. Well, it’s late October now, and apparently, LG has abandoned all plans for that payments system, and instead, will simply incorporate MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) into the upcoming G6. (more…)
According to the latest report from Korea, LG is abandoning its module smartphone strategy, the same that was used in this year’s G5. Unsurprisingly, LG has stated that the G5 was not as successful as they had hoped, and usability of the modules was hindered due to the inability to hot swap modules. If you need more insight into why the G5 was not all that awesome, be sure to check out our review. To sum it up, the module aspect was not well executed.
Given this news, it is now reported that next year’s G6 will not feature modularity. (more…)
The LG V20 is now available from Verizon’s online shop. The phone of “stuff and things” (in a good way) can be had for as little as $28 per month from Big Red, which is the cheapest price you’ll find from any carrier at the moment.
On a related note, since we’re already at October 20 on the east coast, that means Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are now officially available from Verizon as well. Unlike the V20, you can walk into a Verizon store today/tomorrow and buy the Pixel or its bigger brother. Also, if you pre-ordered your device should be arriving throughout the day if it hasn’t already.
Which of these three are you going with?
Verizon announced earlier this week that online availability of the LG V20 begins tomorrow (Thursday, October 20), while in-store availability starts up on October 27. However, Verizon failed to deliver pricing, until now.
Verizon states that the full retail price of the V20 will be $672, or $28 a month on a payment plan with approved credit. To compare, full retail of the V20 at AT&T is listed at $829.99, while T-Mobile has it for $769.99. As you can see, that’s quite the range in pricing. (more…)