Long before devices ever fully materialize in public form, case makers get detailed dimensions and “schematics” of them to help build accessories that are available just as the phones they are made for, launch. We see this made public all the time thanks to companies who post teaser imagery of their upcoming cases, even though the phones they were built for haven’t been announced. The media gets all giggly and hypebeasty about it, claiming “Leak! Leak! Leak!” yet they often times only represent a shape of what the phone could be and rarely show a leak of the actual phone.
LG told us today that its exclusive promotion through Verizon that gets you into a free $100 Visa prepaid card when you buy an LG G4 has “exceeded expectations” and has been extended through the end of August. The deal was originally supposed to end today, but you now can take advantage through August 31.
Verizon’s site doesn’t show the extended date just yet. LG’s, on the other hand, has already been updated to show the extension.
Anyone take up LG and Verizon on their offer? (more…)
In a statement issued to Wired, LG confirmed that it will join Samsung and Google in attempting to send out monthly security updates to its Android devices. The move is in response to the Stagefright vulnerability that was made public last week, which has left almost every Android device susceptible to pretty serious attacks through MMS. (more…)
According to one report, the next Nexus device from LG, said to launch this October, will ship with Android Pay. Should this surprise anyone? No, not really. Android Pay was detailed in-depth during this year’s Google I/O, usually foreshadowing an eventual launch with the next version of Android, which will almost certainly come preloaded on any next Nexus devices. (more…)
Note: Every year, OpenSignal publishes an Android Fragmentation Report, detailing a few conceptions about the relationship between how many different devices there are on the market to how this makes developing for Android more difficult. Everything from OS fragmentation to screen size fragmentation is measured, but in actuality, Google has released countless tools for developers to minimize any hardship there is to get an app working on any and all supported Android devices. Long story short, we enjoy these reports for the pretty graphs detailing all of the phones, not the misleading talk on how Android is a fragmented mess and is scaring developers away. Enjoy.
Fragmentation is an interesting word to Android users. It used to represent how bad Android was with regard to OS updates and app development, but it’s really just the nature of having a free OS available to any OEM that wants to use it. Yes, Google does its best at making updates readily available for OEMs who want to implement them, and powering developers with tools to create the best apps they can regardless of a device’s screen size, but according to the latest Android Fragmentation Report posted by OpenSignal, there is still a long ways to go. (more…)
I knew that one day, the large phone craze would die, and everyone would be rushing out to find the smallest phones they could. With the introduction of LG’s latest, the Gentle, it might be safe to say those days are actually upon us. Not. Jokes aside, announced for Korea, LG has a new flip phone, powered by Lollipop, complete with a quad-core processor and 3.2″ LCD display. (more…)
LG’s G4, which we happen to be pretty big fans of here at Droid Life, hasn’t exactly been the smashing success that LG had hoped, according to Korean news outlet ETnews. Because of its lackluster sales, the company is currently trying to figure out a time to launch a new “super premium” smartphone before the year ends. (more…)