Members of the rooted crowded running an LG G2 on Verizon can go grab the first nightly builds available of CyanogenMod 10.2. For those unfamiliar, CM 10.2 will bring a vanilla Android-like experience to your device, complete with a ton of customization options and tweaks to make sure you are getting the most out of your device. CM is basically the industry standard of custom ROMs for Android. (more…)
The new DROID family of phones is not all that’s on sale today from Verizon, no sir. The LG G2 and HTC One have also been slashed by $50 to $149, however, you can drop another $50 off of each if you use coupon code “VZWDEAL.” Since “Verizon30″ was killed off within the last week (R.I.P.), this is now the coupon code of choice until November 3 (when it will see its life come to an end). The “VZWDEAL” code is supposed to take off $100 from phones, but since Big Red already discounted each phone by $50, they are only willing to give you another $50. (more…)
The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
Last month, it was reported that Samsung would announce a brand new device with a curved display during the month of October, and according to a recent statement from Samsung’s CEO during a Q3 financial call, the device could be announced as soon as next week. Further speculation points to the idea that it could be an extremely limited curved-display Galaxy Note 3 (review here). This has yet to be confirmed by Samsung, but if that is the case and you thought the Note 3 was already too awkward to hold, imagine it with a curved display. (more…)
We’re big fans of the camera on the LG G2 – it’s insanely fast and is capable of taking pretty fabulous smartphone shots (our full review). But for video enthusiasts, the optical image stabilization is your key to buttery smooth footage. Think of a chicken’s head…with a helmet on…doing action sports. That’s apparently where LG found inspiration for its camera magic.
Well played, assuming no Lizzys were harmed in the making.
The LG G2 on Verizon began receiving an update this morning to build VS98011A. No changelog is in sight, but with its minuscule size, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was a security patch for the current root exploit or bootloader bypass. Then again, that would be a record turn-around for Verizon’s software department. If you update, do so knowing that you could be patching up work previously performed by developers.
If you’d like to update right away, head into Settings>About phone>Software update. (more…)
After receiving root last week, the LG G2 on both Verizon and AT&T now have TWRP custom recoveries. So yes, that means custom ROMs will most certainly arrive in the near future, helping push this beastly device into territories the tinkerer in you was quietly dreaming. This also means you should be able to create backups, you know, to give you something to fall back on should you tinker too much. (more…)
We knew that when the LG G2 arrived, it would be a smartphone more powerful than any we had seen before it. LG teased it for weeks, even announcing the phone’s Snapdragon 800 processor, display tech, and name before it ever took the stage to make the phone official. So when we finally got our hands on it, our concerns weren’t about the display quality or performance, they were going to be about the ecosystem that LG was trying to create with its new app suite, whether or not the camera could live up to its fancy spec list, and if those oddly placed volume and power buttons could win us over.
For the most part, I can easily say that LG has won us over on a number levels with the G2. The display is insanely good, the camera might be our favorite to date, and the UI over the top of Android isn’t as awful as we thought it would be. Let’s talk about all of that and more, to help you decide if the G2 is your next phone. (more…)