Thanks to a series of video screenshots posted by famed leaker @evleaks, we may now know additional details of LG’s upcoming Optimus G2 or just “G2.” The device has been rumored since last November, with benchmarks potentially confirming its processor (Snapdragon 800) and even what many believe to be the first photos of it popping up here and there. It should be a “super” phone, to put it plainly. So what have we learned tonight? (more…)
In the mood for a smartphone deal? AT&T is currently hosting a “special” offer on LG’s popular Optimus G line of smartphones. The Optimus G Pro is available now (on 2-year contract) for $99, while the Optimus G can be had for $49. We’re told that the sale is limited, running from today through July 25.
The Optimus G Pro, as you know, is LG’s Galaxy Note 2 competitor, yet boasts better specs like a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, and quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. The Optimus G on the other hand is last year’s flagship from LG that turned out to be the template for Google’s Nexus 4. Each phone is great in its own way, but more importantly shows that LG should be taken seriously in the smartphone game going forward.
LG dropped a short note into our inbox this evening with a save of the date of sorts for a mobile event going down on August 7 in New York City. Actually, they called it an “international media event,” which seems to have made it sound much larger than a standard U.S. press event. No other details were provided, but as one would imagine, we’re already starting to come up with ideas or topics for the get-together.
You may recall LG’s confirmation from last night that their next Optimus G series of phones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset. Is that what we’re talking about here? Is August 7 the date for LG to unveil the new Optimus G? Could be. The closeness in timing of last night’s announcement with this press note seems interesting enough. I’m sure as the date approaches, we’ll know more.
No matter what, we’ll be there.
As has become typical of LG over the last year, the electronics company has made a mobile-related announcement on the eve of a major Samsung Galaxy event. LG has in-a-way unveiled their new line of Optimus G products, though no hardware or exact names have been revealed. What they did mention in a press release this evening, was that their new Optimus G series will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, that will “redefine the smartphone experience.” (more…)
Leak specialist @evleaks posted this photo today of what can only be described as an unannounced, upcoming, high-end LG smartphone. Our first guess is to assume this is the new LG Optimus G2, the follow-up to last year’s Optimus G (our review). Since this is definitely not the Optimus G Pro, what else can it be, right? (more…)
AT&T announced this morning that the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update for the LG Optimus G (our review) is live. Users can pull the update through their phone on WiFi and then move forward with their lives on the best version of Android to date. With 4.1, you’ll see enhanced notifications, an insanely fast UI thanks to Project Butter, and most importantly, Google Now. (more…)
We know that Samsung spent $400+ million dollars on marketing Galaxy last year alone, but it’s starting to look like they should have spent just a tad bit more. Well played, LG.
You mad, Sammy?
Looks like HTC’s One X and the OG RAZR have some company today, as Sprint also announced it will be pushing out Android 4.1.2 to their LG Optimus G owners. The Optimus G (review here) is an important device for a couple main reasons, the biggest being that it most likely helped LG land the deal with Google to create the Nexus 4, which pretty much brought the company back onto the good side of US consumers.
The update will bring everything that we know and love about 4.1 to the device – expandable notifications, Google Now, etc. If you are the owner of this device, go grab it and enjoy that fresh dessert!