Over the weekend, there was a bit of development in the Android Wear category, with packaging for the LG-made Watch Style getting spotted inside what appears to be a retail store. Not only that, but previous reports suggesting LG and Google intended to unveil the device (and the Watch Sport) alongside Android Wear 2.0 on February 9 have changed, with the latest intel claiming that the launch has been bumped up one day, now scheduled for February 8. (more…)
LG will unveil the G6 with its 5.7-inch QHD+ display at a press event in Barcelona on February 26, that much we know. What we don’t know, outside of a single leaked image of the top half of the device, is exactly what the device will look like. Sure, we’ve seen CAD renders, but today, we believe we have images of a prototype that may show more of the device in the flesh for the first time. (more…)
Verizon pushed out a whole bunch of updates to its phones and tablets this week. Since most are minor, but a number of you have emailed us wondering what they are, we thought a post that gathers them all would be helpful. If you own a Moto Z, LG G5, one of the G Pad tablets, or a Galaxy Tab S2, jump below. (more…)
Word has slowly slipped out through media channels that Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 processor may not make it into the first wave of flagships for 2017. In fact, an HTC exec already said in an interview that we shouldn’t expect any of the phones coming to Mobile World Congress at the end of February to have the 835, but that they are all likely to have the slightly older Snapdragon 821 from the end of 2016. Multiple reports have now suggested the same for LG’s G6.
We talked quite a bit about this topic on yesterday’s DL Show, but wanted to address it here as well. Basically, we want to know if the lack of a Snapdragon 835 in a new 2017 flagship is a dealbreaker for you?
To me, I don’t know that it is because the 821 is very good and the 835 may not even be offering that big of a performance boost, though we are fully expecting Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 line to launch with an 835. That’s a problem for other companies struggling to rise to former glory. It’s hard enough to compete with the marketing budget of Samsung, but nerds often care about the finer details like specs, and processor seems to rank up there as an important one.
So you tell us – is the lack of a Snapdragon 835 in a 2017 flagship a dealbreaker?
Not bad, not bad.
I’m liking the metal. I’m liking the minimal bezel up top. I’m even liking those weird rounded corners. I could get down with this.