AT&T’s LG G2 Receiving Minor 15MB Update, Still No Kit Kat

The LG G2 from AT&T is receiving an update today that appears to do nothing more than prepare the phone for future updates. In other words, this is not the Kit Kat (Android 4.4) you have all been waiting for. The changelog simply states that the 15.4MB file is an enhancement “to support future updates,” while also bringing “Google enhancements.”

Maybe Android 4.4 is around the corner and LG needs to prepare the phone for arrival? Who knows at this point, but we have seen Kit Kat show up on Korean variants of LG’s 2013 flagship.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.  (more…)

LG G Pro 2 is Now Official: Snapdragon 800, 5.9-inch 1080p Display, 4K Video Recording, and More

This evening, LG went ahead and unveiled its new tablet-phone hybrid, the G Pro 2. The phone is the follow-up to last year’s G Pro, which was largely thought of as a solid competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note line. With the 2, we’re looking at upgraded specs in all the right places, along with an insane 77.2 percent screen-to-frame ratio.  (more…)

LG Teases the G2 Mini Ahead of Its MWC Unveiling

The LG G2 MINI is now official, thanks to a teasing of the device through LG’s Facebook page. The note says to “experience the MINI” on February 24 at Mobile World Congress (MWC). So yeah, that’s happening and will no longer be any sort of surprise. Well, we had an idea that the phone was coming after seeing a Bluetooth SIG filing, but this takes any guessing out of the name.

What about specs? The flagship G2 launched as a phone with some of the highest and most impressive specs any mobile phone had ever seen. But with phones labeled “Mini,” we tend to see low or mid-range devices that can be purchased on the cheap or in emerging markets. Rumors surrounding this G2 MINI suggest that it may have a qHD display. Let’s hope not. We would much rather LG go Sony’s route with the Z1 Compact, a smaller device that still rocks out with high-end specs (our hands-on).  (more…)

LG G Flex Review

The hype train is always fully fueled when it comes to new phones, and with a new year beginning, the hype is bigger than ever. LG announced the G Flex  late last year right after Samsung announced the Galaxy Round, a device which we thought looked like a complete abomination. The G Flex however is curved the correct way, supposedly allowing for a perfect fit on your face (or butt), while still delivering a phablet experience for those who enjoy large phones. It was initially introduced for international markets, but has now come to the U.S. for 2014.

We had hands-on with the G Flex at CES, but now that we have had one in our own possession for about a week, we can give a detailed opinion this monster of a device. Is the curved display just a fad? Are back buttons here to stay? Is 720p a viable option for a device with a 6″ display in 2014? Let’s find out together.

This is Droid Life’s review of the LG G Flex.  (more…)

LG’s G Pro 2 Has Optical Image Stabilization “Plus”… and Stuff

One-upsmanship is one word for a wonderfully vague press release highlighting two features of the upcoming G Pro 2. Another is desperation, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which.

In a press release not-so-subtly timed to draw attention away from Samsung’s announcement of a February press conference, LG focused on the unique camera features of the company’s upcoming phablet, the G Pro 2. One, dubbed “OIS plus,” is an enhanced version of the optical image stabilization found in the G2. LG said this new solution improves upon the original by pairing better hardware with software that eliminates tremors, resulting in a smoother image. The new setup also enhances low-light performance, the company said.  (more…)

LG G Flex on AT&T: Unboxing and Hands-on

This morning, we received a package from LG, which contained a G Flex on AT&T’s network. In the near future, we will pump out a full review for the device, but until then, it’s time for everyone’s favorite – an unboxing video!

This is my first time with my hands on the device, since Kellen took those privileges at CES this year. If you would like to see his brief hands-on with the device, you can do so here. Now the device is in our territory, so we will be sure to put it through the paces.  (more…)