LG’s Optimus G set to land on TELUS on November 13th

LG’s latest flagship device, the Optimus G,  is all set to land on TELUS come November the 13th. While pricing has yet to be released, you can expect it to be around the $200 range on contract similar to its American counterpart. The reviews of the Optimus G have been outstanding and I have no doubts that this device will be a good one. Sadly, LG just doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to updates and taking care of their customers.

Also keep in mind that the Optimus G will indeed come with a fully locked bootloader. If you’re a rooter and modder, that may be something you keep an eye on. Other than that I see no other reason not to get this device if you’re in the market for a high end Android phone. Here’s what you can expect with the Optimus G:

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
  • LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

Any TELUS customers waiting for this device?

source: AC

As previously reported, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 2 does indeed have LTE capabilities; Software update may be needed in the future

As we’ve previously reported, T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does have LTE. According to reports, hardware wise T-Mobile’s Note 2 is exactly like AT&T’s, and that means LTE bands as well. Obviously, T-Mobile’s LTE network isn’t up and running yet so the bands aren’t turned on out of the box.

The Galaxy Note II features a Qualcomm 9215M chipset which provides the hardware capability to support both HSPA+42 and LTE. T-Mobile plans to reach more than 200 million Americans with LTE by the end of 2013. The Galaxy Note II will not automatically access T-Mobile’s LTE network. We will share more information on how and when the Galaxy Note II will support T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network when the network is available.

My guess is a software update in the near future will enable them so that 4G LTE will be able to be used. I feel that this is great news as it essentially future proof’s the Note 2. Does the fact that it has LTE make you want the Note 2 even more now? Let us know!

source: The Verge

Wacom launches Bamboo Paper app for several Samsung devices

Samsung has managed to snag an exclusive deal to lock Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app to the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S III. Wondering what Bamboo Paper has to offer? Here’s a quick description:

Note taking on your smartphone made easy

Do more with your ideas – sketch or write them in an authentic paper-like digital notebook. Enjoy realistic inking and a fluid interface to make quick notes, sketches or drawings.

Best inking
Feel in control of what you write or sketch with our responsive and fast inking that follows the movement of your hand.

Quick browsing
Finding your notes is as easy as flipping through the pages of your notebook.

Bamboo Stylus
This app works best when paired with the Bamboo Stylus from Wacom. Find out which Stylus is best for you by visiting bamboostylus.wacom.com.

The app is free, and I do expect it to get out of Samsung’s exclusivity in due time. Hit the break for a QR code and download link.


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Samsung releases 3 videos showcasing some of what’s best on the Galaxy Note 2 [Video]

 

Earlier I posted how Samsung released 3 videos showcasing their Galaxy S III and it’s advantageous features. Now they’re at it again with 3 videos showcasing their brand new Galaxy Note 2 and some of it’s best features.

First they show how much improved their new S-Pen is and the possibilities it has. Then the next two shows how easy and nice multitasking is on the Note 2 with it’s huge 5.5” screen, and how great of an entertainment system the Note 2 is such as gaming and watching videos. Head on over after the break and check out the 3 videos and let us know what you all think about them!


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Best Buy holding another one day sale on Samsung Galaxy S III

A couple weeks ago you may recall Best Buy held a special sale on the Samsung Galaxy S III. If you missed that one day event, here is your chance to grab one again, this time on Friday, October 26th. If it is like the last sale, the $100 discount can be used on new line activations or on eligible upgrades. You will be limited to Verizon, AT&T or Sprint for your carrier choice. According to sources, the 16GB model is part of the promotion. If you were looking for a deal on a Galaxy S III, this is a great opportunity.

source: Droid Life

Samsung shows off 3 more videos showing the power of S-Beam that are quite hilarious and convincing [Video]

We’ve all got to love these Samsung videos touting the great features of their Galaxy S III, right? They’re at it again with 3 all-new videos showcasing their beautiful 4.8″ SAMOLED screen and of course, the beautiful features of S-Beam.

First off we have a video showcasing S-Beam where the girls playlist is instantly transferred to the guys (and saves the date at the same time). Second we have a video clearly showing the advantages of Samsung’s innovative 4.8″ SAMOLED screen that clearly outshines the other guys device (looks like an iPhone). And last but not least, we have another video showcasing S-Beam that shows how quickly and effortlessly one can transfer videos to another S III, but in this case Samsung went a little beyond PG-13 and implied a sex tape being transferred. Well, can’t hurt to show its possibilities, right?

Enjoy the videos after the break! And comment below on what you think about them.


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FCC clears 3G version of Nexus 7; Perhaps just in time for Google’s October 29th event?

Looks like the FCC has cleared the 3G version of Google’s ASUS made tablet in the Nexus 7. Most likely just in time for its official outing during next weeks October 29th event held by Google. The Asus-made tablet will don the model number of ME370TG.

Rumors of a proposed 3G version of the Nexus 7 has been circulating around the net for about 2 months now, so this isn’t much of a surprise that it has finally passed through the FCC. For those that haven’t gotten themselves a Nexus 7 yet, will this finally push you to get one?

source: FCC

Sprint rolling out Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy S III beginning today

It seems like the majority of leaks we’re receiving lately have mostly come to fruition. Jelly Bean on Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III is no different. Yesterday we learned that the Galaxy S III on Sprint’s network could begin receiving Jelly Bean today. Today we can confirm that Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to bring Android 4.1.1 goodness to Galaxy S III owners. As a refresher, here are the benefits that 4.1.1 will bring to your device:

 

  • Google Now
  • Expandable notifications
  • Android Beam
  • Smarter widgets
  • Camera enhancements
  • Blocking Mode
  • AllShare Cast Wireless Hub compatibility
  • NFC One-Touch Pairing Support

 

Those enhancements and additions will be coupled with TouchWiz enhancements as well to provide a better experience for Galaxy S III users. The update will be of the over-the-air nature, so patience will be key here. Have you received your update yet? If so let us know how Jelly Bean performs on your Galaxy S III.
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Samsung Nexus 10 ‘Quick Start Guide’ leaks ahead of announcement

We fully expect the Nexus 10 tablet, codenamed “Manta”, to be announced this Monday at the Google Playground Event. Now a Korean site called Seeko posted images of the Quick Start Guide. There isn’t a lot of information, but it does give us an idea of the design, which resembles the Galaxy Note 10.1. You will also notice a rear camera, something the Nexus 7 lacks. The other interesting thing is the appearance of a micro HDMI port, something you don’t find on Samsung products. Of course this is considered a Google product and I like the addition. As far as the display goes, this guide doesn’t give us any proof that it will sport the rumored 2560 x 1600 resolution, but we are still expecting that too be true. We have heard about this display for a few months so I will be surprised if it doesn’t sport it. One more image after the break.


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Samsung found guilty of violating 4 Apple patents by ITC, but wins mult-touch case in the Netherlands

Among the myriad of patent cases between Samsung and Apple, one has reached a critical decision. In 2011 Apple brought a case up against Samsung to the International Trade Commission for seven patent violations. Today ITC Judge Thomas Pender made the decision that Samsung violated four of those patents. The patents that Samsung were found to have violated include one for scrolling up and down, a variety of UI interactions, and displaying a semi-transparent image over another image. As for the other three patents, Apple dropped one and the other two were dismissed by the judge. The final decision will be made by a panel of ITC Judges in February on whether or not Judge Pender made the right decision.

On the bright side, Samsung was cleared of violating an Apple mutli-touch patent in a Dutch court so they continue to have friends in the Netherlands. So with a victory going to both corners today this very long and drawn out boxing match between Apple and Samung may be headed to an end, but only time will tell.

Source: Phandroid