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…)
Sprint announced this morning that the LG G Flex – the insanely large phone with a flexible display – will arrive in stores on February 7 for $299 on-contract, but can be pre-ordered today through January 31. It should also be available online on January 31 if waiting until the 7th of next month doesn’t sound possible. If you pre-order the device from now to January 31, Sprint will toss in a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($59.99 value).
We spent some time with the G Flex during CES and certainly came away impressed by the idea of a curved POLED (Plastic OLED) display. However, a 6-inch display with only a 720p resolution is not exactly what we’re looking for. Give us a POLED curved display that runs 5-inches and you may have an incredible experience, especially if it flexes and acts as durable as the name suggests. (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…)
We finally had a chance to pick up an LG G Flex here at CES, and well, it’s kind of awesome to hold. The curve to the 6-inch POLED display is noticeable, plus it makes the phone feel great in hand. It is massive and un-manageable with one hand, but we also understand that part of the idea here is to highlight the technology. (more…)
During its CES 2014 press event, LG announced a new member to the wearable community, the Lifeband Touch. As the name semi-suggests, this is a fitness tracker. In fact, it looks a lot like Nike’s Fuelband or the product that LG tried to introduce at last year’s CES and is slated to launch this Spring or “first half” of 2014. (more…)
During LG’s opening CES 2014 press event, the mobile announcements were scarce, but they did give us a Q1 launch for the curvy, G Flex. No pricing was announced nor were specific dates, but we do know that it will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Verizon is missing from the party.
Sources of ours told us back in December to expect the phone in February.
Well, folks, here we go. Even though NVIDIA put on their own song and dance last night, CES 2014 officially begins today with press day, a string of 45-minute press events from some of the biggest names in tech. LG is up first again in their typical 8AM slot, so as usual, we’re here to cover whatever it is they announce.
From what I can tell, there is no live stream, so you’ll have to put up with me talking about appliances and TVs – hopefully something mobile-related too. Maybe smart home stuff? Who knows. It should be worth a look, though.
You’ll find the live blog embedded below. Join in! (more…)