LG G5 Unboxing!

So, we have another LG G5 in house. Excited? Confused? I say “another,” because we have had a pink, non-retail unit around these parts for a good couple of weeks now that we were really only able to toy and tease our inner tester-selves with. But with this new arrival, we have a retail unit to finally do some dirty work to. That’s slick talk for, “We can finally test things!” You know, like the camera, battery life, performance, etc. That’s pretty exciting.  (more…)

LG’s UX 5.0 on the G5 Further Detailed, Will Include App Drawer at Launch

Over the weekend, LG sent out a press release detailing the UX 5.0 experience that users will see when the G5 launches this Friday. The list of changes, along with an accompanying video, talk about the experience being “more playful and innovative,” making it easier to keep track of your “Friends,” which is what LG calls anything you pair to the G5 over Bluetooth. The new UX also adds new camera features and a “refined” skin to “enhance usability and convenience.”

The video below details every single new change, most of which are options that you would only use in special situations that aren’t necessarily headline grabbers. Feel free to take a look.  (more…)

Verizon Adds Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE to Line-Up as Well, Now Up for Pre-Order

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, after returning from the dead on AT&T this week, is also now up for pre-order at Verizon. Priced at $449 with a 2-year contract or $499 at full retail, the WU2ELTE is an expensive product, likely because its the first LTE watch.

With that LTE connectivity, Verizon is pushing its ability to connect to your phone number to send text messages through their Verizon Messages app, place calls to family and friends, search for nearby restaurants, and listen to music. Because of that LTE chip inside, you don’t need to be tethered to a phone at all times – it’s very much a stand-alone device.  (more…)

Verizon LG G5 Pre-Orders are Now Open, Includes Free 360 CAM

The LG G5 is now up for pre-order at Verizon starting at $26 per month for 24 months. You can buy it without a contract, as well, for $624. Verizon is selling the silver and titan versions, so no gold or pink, my friends.

Verizon says that if you pre-order you will have your phone in time for the April 1 launch. But also, if you pre-order, Verizon is tossing in a free battery and charging cradle, along with a free 360 CAM, so you can be come the VR master of the G5.

Go get it.  (more…)

Sprint LG G5 Launch Set for April 1, Pre-Order Begins March 24

Tomorrow on March 24, online pre-orders will open up for the LG G5 for Sprint, with official in-store launch set for April 1. For those wanting to perform a pre-order in-person, you can do so at your local retailer beginning March 25.

Sprint is offering a charging accessory bundle and a minimum $150 credit to those who trade-in their current smartphone to upgrade to the G5. Additionally, those who choose to get the phone on a 2-year agreement, the price is set at $149 thanks to a $50 mail-in rebate after your initial purchase.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG V10 is Getting Its Marshmallow Update, Tomorrow (Updated)

Starting tomorrow, owners of the LG V10 on Verizon will begin to see an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to Verizon’s support section dedicated to the V10, the update will arrive as software version VS99022A.

Verizon isn’t saying how big the update will be, but it should be a decent size. Be sure you have plenty of battery tomorrow should you check and see the update as available.  (more…)