The Sprint LG Optimus G is getting a nice upgrade to Jelly Bean with numerous reports of the update rolling out to owners. While it’s only been a little over three months since the phone’s release, Jelly Bean has been available on devices as early as July 2012. The LG Optimus G on the other hand, launched on Sprint’s network back in November running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. There is no official word from Sprint if it’s a large or more gradual roll-out, but you can see if you have the update right now by navigating to your settings and selecting “About Phone” and looking for the software update from there. If you do manage to grab the update, you’ll finally get upgraded to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. If not, then sit tight as you will probably get the update eventually.
Want a great phone at a great price? Amazon Wireless is offering LG’s new flagship phone, the Optimus G, for only $99 when you upgrade or open a new account with either AT&T or Sprint. That is $100 cheaper than what you would pay if you bought it from the carriers.
To review, the LG Optimus G sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) IPS LCD display at 318ppi, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (Sprint) /16GB of storage (AT&T), microSD slot (AT&T), 13MP rear camera (Sprint) / 8MP rear camera (AT&T), 1.3MP front camera, 2100mAh battery, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. That is a lot of bang that you’re getting for your buck.
We don’t know how long this sale will last, so if you’re in the running for a new phone on either AT&T or Sprint, you might want to act fast!
Is anyone planning on taking advantage of this deal?
Source: Amazon Wireless (AT&T), Amazon Wireless (Sprint)
The LG Optimus G smartphone is no doubt going to be the single device that will turn the LG brand around and give it some much-needed credibility among Android fans. With that in mind, in order for LG to show off its new superphone to the world, it has to develop a unique advertising campaign— and let’s just say that LG has successfully gotten this started by releasing an ummm… “unique” video highlighting the device’s features. In the product movie below, you will find a spokesmodel using some fancy hand gestures and moves as part of the simulation of the Optimus G’s features. You’ll see everything from the slimness of the device to the wonderful graphics to the impressive Q Slide function– which allows for simultaneous video watching and texting á la Samsung. Whether it’s better implemented than Sammy’s multitasking feature remains to be seen, though it’s nice to see other manufacturers incorporating this into their products as well.
All in all, the video does succeed in creating additional buzz of the Optimus G smartphone– albeit in an incredibly bizarre and unusual way. You can check out the full video below.
Well we can’t say that we’re too surprised here. After hearing about a certain LG quad-core device being worked on behind the scenes, it took a few more hints like Qualcomm being all giddy and even a tease from LG to really generate more interest and excitement. Of course, after seeing the device in plain view would naturally cause LG to go ahead and spill the beans on the LG Optimus G. The superphone has features that you would expect in a premium device: a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a whopping 13MP camera + 1.3MP front camera, 2,100mAh battery and a 4.7-inch True HD IPS 1280 x 768 display. Oh and the device will feature Android 4.0.
The LTE-powered device will launch in Korea next month, followed by a global launch by the end of the year. All that’s left to see now is how many customers would be willing to take a gamble on the questionable history of the LG brand and go for what will unquestionably be one of the best (if not, the best) smartphones of 2012.
source: LG Newsroom
The LG Optimus G has been a mysterious device that has slowly been leaking into the news. Today, LG released an interesting bit of news about its G2 Touch Hybrid Display, which all signs point to being what’s on board the G. This unusually wide 1280×768 display is a 30% thinner “gapless” panel, which means the LCD is right up near the glass, similar to HTC’s One X display. Check out the leaked picture above from androidmx.net to get an idea of the screen dimensions.
Another interesting update from LG is their newly reworked battery technology, which allows the battery to last a full 800 charge cycles, outpacing current 500-charge models. That’s about a 60% increase in the battery’s lifespan.
If both of these component improvements make it to the Optimus G, LG might have a very interesting device on their hands. Other rumored specs include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, and a 13MP rear-facing camera.
Hit the break for another leaked photo that shows the back of the device.
LG is certainly gearing up for something big on the way. After hearing wind of a flagship device featuring quad-core power on the way, LG is now doing its very best to generate hype and tease the tech world by releasing a teaser site. The site highlights a new LTE smartphone that will feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with Adreno 320 graphics— which certainly seems to match up with what Qualcomm mentioned just the other day. There are no other details have been highlighted for now, but you can bet that we’ll hear additional news very soon.
All in all ladies and gentlemen, it’s looking more and more like LG wants consumers to know it will not only have a premium smartphone on the way, but perhaps the best smartphone of the year. Your move, Samsung?
via: The Verge