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…)
Verizon and LG have teamed up to offer yet another deal on this year’s LG G4. If you buy LG’s newest flagship at “eligible” Verizon shops from today through August 12, you can grab a $100 Visa prepaid card with it. (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…)
Even though absolutely nothing has been confirmed, the world is pretty set on there being two Nexus phones this year – one from LG and another from Huawei. We have codenames for each – “bullhead” as the LG phone, “angler” as the Huawei phone – along with countless reports all claiming to know the details of each. Well, the Huawei reports are everywhere. We have yet to hear much on the LG front.
Still, the hype is real right now. People can’t stop thinking about the next Nexus phone(s).
At this time, the Huawei Nexus is thought to be the bigger of the two, with a 5.7-inch QHD display and premium body. The LG Nexus is a mystery, but we all hope it is somehow a 2015 version of the original Nexus 5, which would be a smallish phone by today’s standards, yet fully welcomed in a world full of whales.
We want to know for today’s poll, which would you most like to see/buy/molest? Would you go LG Nexus or Huawei Nexus?