Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 with LTE appears on FCC

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LG G Pad 8.3_5It’s long been believed that Verizon is preparing their own LTE-capable version of the LG G Pad 8.3, and yesterday’s findings give those rumors more credit. Yesterday, a mysterious tablet with model name VK810 cleared the FCC, with service for Verizon’s 4G service running bands 4 and 13. The physical descriptions directly match LG’s G Pad 8.3, leading us to believe that this is in fact it.

There’s no hardware hints besides that the LG VK810 supports GPS, Bluetooth LE, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n connectivity. We are likely to eventually see  a Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 8.3-inch display, and a 4600mAh battery on the final device.

Source: FCC
Via: PhoneArena


LG G Pro 2 (or G2 Pro) could be unveiled at MWC with a 6-inch display

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Last year, LG announced the Optimus G Pro in February, so it’s no surprise that ETNews is reporting that the LG G Pro 2 (or G2 Pro) will be announced next month. It very well could be announced at MWC, but last year’s announcement was about a week before the big event.

As to the specs, it’s now expected that this beast will feature a 6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, and Android 4.4. I know some people might be disappointed that the display doesn’t support QHD (2560 x 1440), but with the display being that large, it’s certainly not surprising.

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Video shows 8 different color options for Nexus 5

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Are the Nexus 5′s two color options just too boring for you? You may want to keep an eye out for Google to announce a few more colors for the stock Android handset. According to a leaked video showing a new Play Store listing for the Nexus 5, Google may begin selling the Nexus in 8 different color schemes; black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. That’s enough colors that just about anyone should be able to find one that they like.

There’s not much else in the video, but if this is real, it’s definitely going to be a big announcement. Personally, I like the red option. Check out the video below and let us know which color looks the best to you. » Read the rest

Japanese carrier KDDI adds a slew of Android devices to its lineup

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Along with the WiFi-only Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Flex, Japanese carrier KDDI is adding a few more devices to its lineup today. These devices, however, will likely never leave Asian markets. First up is the Sharp Aquos Phone Series Mini smartphone. Pictured above, Sharp is offering the device in a few different colors. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. A 13MP sits on the back and the Phone Series Mini runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Incredibly, this 4.5-inch smartphone has a 1080p display that allows for 487ppi.

The other device, also from Sharp, is the Aquos Pad. This 7-inch tablet also has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Like the Nexus 7, it has 1920×1200 display which is great for a 7-inch tablet. Like the aforementioned smartphone, it has a 13MP camera. Hit the break to see the Aquos Pad. » Read the rest

Phablets are staying after all, having shipped 20 million units in 2013

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According to Juniper Research, phablets are now officially successful, having shipped around 20 million units in 2013, and an expected 120 million units shipped by 2018.

The growth in phablets since their introduction to the market is undeniable, with extremely successful devices being found in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, such as the Galaxy Note 3, and in a number of LG’s devices, such as the newly released LG G Flex.

The term phablets rose to prominence in order to describe a device that is a hybrid of a phone and a tablet. According to Juniper, in order for a device to be classed as a phablet, it must have a screen size of at least 5.6 inches.

Source: Juniper Research
Via: TechCrunch

LG’s G Flex will launch in over 20 European countries

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Whether or not you’re into the whole curved display trend, it’s definitely up and coming, and will continue to grow in the near future.
It has been confirmed that the LG G Flex will be launched in over 20 major European markets— some of these countries include the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria and more. The device should hit all of these markets by the end of February. Expect more LG devices to start coming to Europe after their initial launches in Asia and the United States— it’s a growing market and the manufacturers are starting to recognize that.

LG could offer a fingerprint sensor on both the G2 Pro and G3

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Well it appears that fingerprint sensors are going to be the rage this year. Apple kicked things off last fall, followed by HTC shortly after. Samsung appears to readying something similar for the Galaxy S 5, and now LG might join the party with their upcoming G2 Pro and G3.

LG will probably implement their sensor on the back of the device, which isn’t surprising since they implemented power and volume buttons on the backside of the G2.

Speaking of the G2, it was LG’s plan to implement a fingerprint scanner on that phone, but just couldn’t get it done in time.

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AT&T’s LG G Flex goes up for pre-order on January 24, will cost $299

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The LG G Flex is finally starting to make its way to the United States. Sprint was the first carrier to announce their release date, January 31. T-Mobile only started pre-registration a few days ago. AT&T has now joined the fun and announced their G Flex will be available for pre-order on January 24 online and at retail stores. Customers buying the handset with a new two-year contract will have to shell out $299 and AT&T’s Next plan has it available for $27 per month for eighteen months or $35 per month for one year.

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LG likely updating their devices directly to Android 4.4 KitKat

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LG may be ignoring Android 4.3 and updating their devices directly to Android 4.4 KitKat. Information sent to Phone Arena shows the Optimus F3Optimus F6G Pad 8.3 (upcoming Verizon model too), G Pro LiteOptimus F7, LG D315 (unannounced), LG LS740 (unannounced), Optimus L9 IIOptimus Vu II, Vu III, and G Flex all getting the bump to the latest version of Android.

If LG does indeed update all of these devices to KitKat, it would be quite impressive as LG does not have a proven track record in timely updates.

Source: Phone Arena

QuickWindow Cover and Knock Feature Coming to the LG G Pro

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lg-g-pro-quickwindow-727x400It looks like owners of the LG G Pro have some treats ahead of them if current rumors hold true. According to some leaked images and information, the G Pro will be receiving a QuickWindow cover of its own. From what can be seen, the covers will provide similar functionality to that of its G2 cousin. Of course that’s not the only thing that could be coming.

Another rumor has the G2 Knock feature arriving to the phablet as well. In addition to the popular device wake feature, a UI allowing full QuickWindow functionality will make using the device without opening the cover a breeze.

The cover and software update should be announced relatively shortly in Korea, and in other regions there after. So be on the look out for that.

source: WebTrek