LG Makes the G Flex 2 Official

LG finally made the G Flex 2 this morning, hours after the official press release, images of the devices, and specs had already leaked. In other words, there isn’t much of a mystery here.

It does indeed sport a 5.5-inch curved FHD P-OLED display, Snapdragon 810 processor (64-bit), 2GB RAM, 13MP camera with Laser Auto Focus and OIS+, self-healing back, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.”  (more…)

Live: NVIDIA CES 2015 Opening Press Event!

And yep, we are already live at CES 2015. Thanks to NVIDIA, we get an opening press event to kick things off that is also live streamed for you all to enjoy with us.

We really don’t know what to expect, but at NVIDIA’s last two CES opening press events we got the SHIELD Portable and the Tegra K1, two headline-grabbing products. If anything, it should at least be high-octane and entertaining.

I know it’s Sunday night and you all are gearing up for the week ahead, but you may want to join us. Below, you will find a live blog and a stream.

The festivities kick off at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern) and last about an hour and a half.

Let’s do this!  (more…)

CES 2015 Starts Sunday: A Quick Preview

CES 2015 starts on Sunday. Seems a little crazy that it’s back already, I know, but that’s what we get during the second week of every new year – a trip to Las Vegas. As you can imagine, we are headed into the desert once again to see what major electronics manufacturers have in store, even if there is very little focus on mobile or Android these days. The show is still a big enough deal that we need to at least show up to find out.

Keep in mind that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t what it was four or five years ago. There was a time that it was a really big deal for mobile enthusiasts. It once was a show where new flagship phones were announced from all of the big players, but those show up less and less anymore. Now, we typically get one from Sony, maybe another from LG, and that’s about it. There are wearables and tablets galore, most of which are terrible products from companies you have never heard of that you would never buy, but they have their moment in the news cycle.

Media outlets put up big stages, try to tell you that this week is going to be “Huge!” and that you must tune into their ridiculously over-the-top coverage because it will be the best CES yet, but they are lying. CES is mostly boring these days. Well, unless you like TVs and the technology that goes into cars. Yes, TVs and automobiles now dominate CES.  (more…)

Rumor: LG G Flex 2 to Arrive at CES With 64-Bit Snapdragon 810

The sequel to LG’s G Flex is rumored to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. Dubbed the G Flex 2, a report out of Korea claims that this phone will be the world’s first to run Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and support Tri-Band LTE-A Carrier Aggregation. If all that sounds familiar, that is because a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 that was announced for Korea is being upgraded with the same 810 chipset, though this report seems to suggest that Samsung may be using a custom 810 that is only 32-bit. The translation game is tough.  (more…)

Asus Teases New ZenFone for CES, Wants You to “See What Others Can’t”

CES starts in two weeks, so as you can imagine, the few mobile companies that still care about one of the world’s largest electronics shows are trying to build up hype for soon-to-be-unveiled products. Asus is one of them. Through their Facebook page, they teased a new entry into the ZenFone world with a video that wants the world to “see what others can’t see.”  (more…)

Interview: Motorola Talks Big 2013 Moments, Choice, Value, a Love for Stock Android, and the Future

During last week’s CES, I had a chance to sit down with Motorola executives Steve Horowitz (SVP software engineering) and William Moss (director of corporate communications) to talk the year that was, what they took away from all that happened in 2013, their thoughts on wearables, and where we are headed in 2014. Our chat was a brief 30 minutes, but we managed to cruise through all sorts of topics including how they managed to update the Moto X to Kit Kat in under three weeks.

I think you’ll notice a theme quickly emerging throughout that most of you will all be fans of:  Motorola wants to do more of the same, which means continuing to provide value and choice with a stock Android experience anchoring it all. While they wouldn’t give up their roadmap for 2014 (don’t worry I tried to get it), I think it’s safe to assume that we’ll see MotoMaker stick around, new choices of materials will be a part of the scheme, new features will be added onto their suite of Touchless Control and Active Display, and prices will remain as good as ever.

Let’s run through it. (Sorry for the delay, but man, do I have new love for professional transcribers.) (more…)