Flexing the LG G Flex too much could result in a serious case of the bumps

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We had a chance to see the amazing self-healing abilities of the LG G Flex last week at CES, but something else is going on that doesn’t appear to be self-healing. Many users are complaining about small bumps on the display. How the hell do they get there? As you know, the G Flex is somewhat flexible, and these bumps appear as a result of this flexing.

Now the big question is if they are appearing because of too much flexing or something LG didn’t foresee would happen even with minimal flexing. LG seems to think it’s the former, and they are advising people to not flex the device frequently or with excessive force. Hit the break for the statement….

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LG G3 With QHD Display Set to Release in May

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LG-curve-logoAs 2014 gets into full swing we’re going to start seeing what OEMs have in store for us in regards to their next flagship devices. Both Samsung and HTC look to release their next generation smartphones roughly the same time as they did last year. However LG looks to shake up their release schedule by possibly releasing the next generation to the G2 as early as May.

If you remember, the G2 was released third quarter of last year. With Samsung and HTC releasing their devices in the first half of the year, they’ve had a jump on sales. According to Korean media sources, LG is hoping to capitalize by doing the same this year.

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LG Optimus F3Q leaks again, causes QWERTY keyboard fans to rejoice

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Back in December, @evleaks tweeted an image of LG’s upcoming Optimus F3Q handset including T-Mobile as its destination. A new image, posted by him again, surfaced today and @evleaks says that this is the final design. Also, he leaked some of the specifications. Inside will be a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and a 2460mAh battery. The 4-inch WVGA display sits in front of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard (that is now blue) and the device runs Android 4.1.2. A 5MP camera sits on the back.

If you are a QWERTY keyboard fan, this is likely the best that an Android OEM will put forward anytime soon. » Read the rest

Samsung, Apple dominance of U.S. smartphone market continues to grow in Q4 2013

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The NPD Group and Connected Intelligence released their latest Connected Home Report today showing U.S. smartphone market penetration grew to 62% during the fourth quarter of 2013, up from 52% for the same period in 2012. The data also showed that Apple and Samsung were doing the best job at capitalizing on this growth as the two giants saw their share of the market grow from 57% to 68%. For Apple, the increase year to year was from 35% to 42% while Samsung grew from 22% to 26%. The only other manufacturer that saw positive growth in their share of the market was LG, although their share was still in the single digit range. Meanwhile, manufacturers like Motorola, HTC and Blackberry all saw their piece of the pie shrink relative to the others. » Read the rest

Sprint comes out of the corner first with LG G Flex available on Jan. 31

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Sprint announced today that they will make the LG G Flex, the world’s first curved smartphone, available on their network starting on January 31st for $299.99 with a new two-year contract. On that date, the device will be available through their Business Sales, Telesales, and web site. The LG G Flex will be available in retail stores starting on February 7th. A pre-order page has been setup on the Sprint web site and users who place an online pre-order will receive a free Quickwindow Folio case valued at $59.99. Users who wait to buy from a Sprint retail location will also have the option to purchase the device using Sprint’s Easy Pay with a down payment of $149.99 and 23 monthly payments of $20.84 and a final payment of $20.68. » Read the rest

LG Officially Announces Gold and Red Limited Edition LG G2s

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LGG2RedGoldOn Tuesday, a leaked image out of Taiwan suggested that LG would be offering its flagship device in a shiny gold color. Today LG announced that not only would it be coming in gold but will also come in red.  Both will feature textured backs that are said to offer better grips without all the fingerprint smudges. Each will cost the same as other LG G2 devices and are being released in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

LG says that people will be able to get their hands on the new colors starting January 18th. If you’ve been holding out on getting a G2 now may be the time to check them out.

source: GSM Arena

AT&T offering Moto X and LG G2 for free on contract

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Normally AT&T sells the Moto X and LG G2 for $99 each on contract, but those looking to buy one of these two devices will be pleased to know that they can now get them for free, thanks to a limited time offer.

According to AT&T the deals will last until January 31, and are only available online. It will require a 2 year contract agreement, and only works with certain plans. This deal will also have no effect on the off-contract prices of the phones.

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LG G2 gets some bling with gold version spotted in Taiwan

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While most smartphone buyers are content to get their hands on the latest, greatest devices, manufacturers have discovered there is a small contingent that is looking for something more, something with a little bling. Thus, companies like HTC, Apple and Samsung have all produced gold versions of their top tier devices. LG is joining the ranks of gold edition smartphone producers based on a listing on Taiwan site ePrice showing a gold LG G2.

According to the site, official pricing has not yet been released by LG, but the suggested retail price listed by ePrice is 16,900 yuan ($562 USD) for a 32GB model and 14,900 yuan ($496 USD) for a 16GB model. The gold LG G2 appears to be slated for release on January 31 in celebration of the Lunar New Year. No word has been released on whether the device will make its way out of the Taiwan market to other locations around the globe.

source: ePrice
via: Android Authority

LG D830 spotted online once again, more specs revealed

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The LG D830 has seen a number of leaks, and each time more specs of the device are revealed. Most recently the device has been seen on benchmarking site HTML5Test, a site which detects how fast a device can render online content.

The device was first leaked in November of last year, and at the time it was revealed that it would sport a full-HD display as well as LTE connectivity. The most recent leak also shows a number of impressive specs including that the device will come with a 13MP camera and the ability to play 4K video. This video can even be played at slow motion if wanted.

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