LG ‘W Watch’ name surfaces before the G Watch is even released

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The LG G Watch has not even been released yet and we are already talking about another LG smartwatch. A United States Patent and Trademark Office filing revealed the name of the “W Watch.” This is not the first time we are hearing about an LG smartwatch being released shortly after the G Watch. Would LG really risk the bad publicity of releasing something right after their initial Android Wear device? It sure seems like that may be the case.

But what else could the W Watch be? I think a smartwatch not tied to Android is a very good possibility. Perhaps something that would work with many platforms is something LG is working on.

Source: USPTO
Via: Pocketnow

LG Optimus L70 and L90 being added to Metro PCS and T-Mobile

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Today T-Mobile and Metro PCS confirmed that they would be getting the LG Optimus L70 and L90, both featuring Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG’s custom UI enhancements.

T-Mobile will carry the Optimus L90 starting on April 30, and it will sell for the full retail price of $228. Specs include a 4.7-inch qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Hit the break for the full press release.

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Screenshots of LG G3 interface leak showing flatter, rounder design

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Screenshots of LG’s latest interface for their upcoming LG G3 have leaked, giving us a sneak peek at what the software will look that, plus confirming the 2k display we’ve been wondering about.

The interface looks pretty similar to what we’ve seen before, following the trend of a flatter design that nearly all Android and smartphone OEMs are moving towards. The icons, widgets, app drawer, etc. have all picked up colorful, flat images, and the status bar and navigation bar are keeping KitKat’s transparent look. Aside from the colors, everything has a very rounded look to it, including the contacts in the widgets, plus the quick shortcuts in the status bar. » Read the rest

LG G3 specs tweaked in updated Sprint UA profile

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Specs of the LG G3 continue to trickle in, but the problem is there are so many prototypes, that it is hard to predict what direction LG is headed in.

The G3 already appeared in Sprint’s UA profile and a benchmark. It was believed to pack a 2460 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and 32GB of storage. I won’t even mention the processor because there are so many that have been reported.

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Upcoming LG G Watch will offer Champagne Gold and Stealth Black color options

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Today on Facebook, LG made it official that Stealth Black will not be the only color option for the upcoming LG G Watch. In addition the the industry standard black option, LG will offer its smartwatch, running Android Wear, in Champagne Gold. The face of the G Watch, however, will remain black.

Information is still scarce about the LG G Watch, but we do know that it will be one of the initial Android Wear smartwatches available.

Source: LG (Facebook)

LG G3 Mini appears in leaked document and UA profile revealing a few specs

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The news and rumors are starting to heat up regarding the LG G3, but the G3 Mini is also starting to make some noise as well. It just appeared in a leaked document revealing a few specs.

The G3 is codenamed B2, so it’s no shocker that the G3 mini is codenamed B2 Mini. The leaked model is D725, and appears to be destined for AT&T. It’s running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it will sport an 8MP camera. The D725 was also found in a UA profile on LG’s website that revealed it has a 720p display, but we don’t know the actual size of the display.

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LG Isai FL in pink leaks alongside some specifications

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The upcoming LG Isai FL that is bound for Japan has leaked once again. This time, @evleaks has given us a look at it in pink. But the image is not the only piece provided with his tweet. Also included were some specifications. The LCD display, which pushes the bezel-less boundary, is 5.5 inches. Inside will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition to 32GB of internal storage, LG is including a microSD card slot.

While this handset is clearly covered with a skin produced by LG, Android 4.4 KitKat is at its core. And the outside of this device will actually be water-resistant to a degree. As I noted in the last leak for this device, it could be indicative of the LG G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor. The design language resembles both last year’s LG G2 and Nexus 5. In fact, it looks like a cross of the two. » Read the rest

Verizon LG G2 can now be upgraded manually to KitKat

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Who likes waiting for a carrier to update a device to the latest version of Android? Especially when that carrier is Verizon. Big Red is notoriously slow when it comes to updating devices. And while the LG G2 still does not have the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), it can be done manually through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. The program, though, can only run through a Windows PC; however, having a Windows partition on a Mac reportedly works.

Simply connect your LG G2 to a USB port on a computer and install Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. From there, it should instruct you how to get KitKat running on your G2. Make sure your device has enough space as the update may be rather large.

LG L65 joins the L Series III as another mid-range smartphone

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The LG L65 that leaked recently is now official. The 4.3-inch IPS LCD display has a resolution of 800×480 and the design language stays true to the other L Series III devices. Under the hood, paired with 1GB of RAM, is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor that is clocked at 1.2GHz. The camera on the back has 5MP and the front has 0.3MP. The microSD card slot expands the storage by 32GB since there is only 4GB built-in. Powering this little guy is a 2100mAh battery.

The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and is ready for sale in Russia for RUB 7,490 (or roughly $210 in USD).

Source: LG (Russian)

New LG L65 appears to be joining the L Series III family

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A new image has surfaced via Twitter tipster @evleaks of an LG L65 smartphone. Although this model number was not mentioned by LG back in February prior to MWC 2014 when they announced the L Series III model line, it looks like it will be part of that family of devices. According to the leak, the screen size will be 4.3-inches, just a tad smaller than the LG L70 which comes with a 4.5-inch screen. The 5MP camera will match some variants of the L70 and the 1.2GHz processor is right in line with the rest of the L Series III line.

The other devices in LG’s most recent L Series all come with Android’s KitKat operating system so we expect the L65 will be equipped similarly. LG has not officially confirmed this device and no pricing, release date or market availability information is known.

source: @evleaks