LG Revolution Update on the Way – Adds Security Patches, Removes All Sorts of Bloatware

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The LG Revolution, one of the first 4G LTE on the planet, is set to receive a new update as build number VS910ZVB. The update itself is nothing to write home about, as it only contains security patches plus the removal of a handful of bloatware apps like Rockband, Bitbop, Verizon Apps, Blockbuster, etc. The list is actually longer than that if you can believe it, so if anything, your device will have freed up space on its internal storage.

So, enjoy the update.

The update is 46.8MB in size.

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LG Revolution Update VS910ZV9 is Ready, Fixes Security Holes and Mentions Remote Diagnostics Again

The LG Revolution on Verizon has an update on the way as build VZ910ZV9. Through the update, LG has patched a security hole, improved the phone application, and fixed some text message issues. More importantly though, Verizon mentioned their new “Remote Diagnostics” customer service tool again that has raised a few eyebrows in its short life. It first debuted on the Revolution back in March, so it is sort of odd to see them bring it up again here. We aren’t sure if they are improving it or making it as public as possible as to not freak out Revolution owners. Probably the latter.

For those not familiar, this new Remote Diagnostics tool allows customer service agents to remotely access your phone when you call into them looking for help. They can’t do it unless you give them approval, but in a time where privacy is brought up on the daily, you can imagine how most of us feel about this tool being installed on our phones without our consent. Until we see an opt-in to even have it installed, we aren’t going to be friends.

The update is 20.9MB in size. More info.

LG Revolution Update Introduces Verizon’s “Remote Diagnostics” Tool, Says It Needs Your Permission to Use It Though

Over the weekend, Verizon pushed a support document to their LG Revolution site indicating that an update was imminent. That update looked normal for the most part and included bug fixes, Verizon Video, and more. What wasn’t normal though, was the section under “New Features” that read “Enhanced customer support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics.” What on Earth could that be?  (more…)

DROID 3 and LG Revolution Reaching “End of Life” in January?

According to sources over at The Verge, the DROID 3 and LG Revolution have reached the end of the road. Come January, both will hit “End of Life” status and will not see their stock replenished going forward in stores. This comes as a slight shock seeing as the D3 was released only 6 months ago, but then again, we all know that the DROID 4 could be here any day. As far as the Revolution goes, it’s in the same boat as the D3, meaning it has a successor already in the works, known as the LG Spectrum.

Both were solid devices, but with one not having LTE and the other running 2010-esque specs, neither really stood a chance long term. They will be upstaged by complete devices that have LTE and dual-core processors – “end of life” only seems appropriate.

Now, the real story here is whether or not Verizon will unveil both the DROID 4 and Spectrum at CES. If I were a betting man, I’d consider dropping a couple of bucks on that line.

Via:  The Verge

LG Spectrum Pictures Spotted, Formerly Known as the Revolution 2

Hello official renders of the LG Spectrum, the latest 4G LTE behemoth to make its way to Verizon. Well, it’s not there yet, but we most certainly know that it will be here before too long. We first reported it as having ditched the “Revolution 2” nickname back at the beginning of November, but the folks over at PocketNow have discovered some press shots of it with “Spectrum” attached to help confirm that.

Specs are obviously unconfirmed, but we were told long ago that it would sport a 4.5″ HD display, dual-core processor, and be extremely thin. LG has already released an HD phone on AT&T as the Nitro HD – this looks to be a similar phone.

Willing to give LG another shot?

Via:  PocketNow

LG Spectrum 4G Appears in Verizon Systems, is it the Revolution 2?

It has been a while since we last heard anything about the LG Revolution 2. Once rumored to be in the works as a 4.5″ HD screen toting, 4G LTE blazing, unbelievably thin-bodied beast, this phone sounded like the first major player from LG in years. We saw it potentially cruise through the FCC followed by a bunch of overseas picture leaks, but there was no U.S. mention to be found. And then all went silent. Until today that is.   (more…)

LG Revolution Gingerbread Update Actually is Ready to Go, Here is the Change Log

The LG forum let it slip last night that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the Revolution could start today. Without a change log though, we were a little hesitant to jump on board with that. Well, good news this morning, as the list of changes has been uploaded and published by Verizon. It’s 87.8MB in size and should be on everyone’s phones by 11/2.

Be sure to let us know if you receive it! And I guess that leaves the Charge on Froyo? You go Samsung!

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