Over the course of the next few weeks, Sprint will be rolling out an update to two LG devices. The update brings the carrier’s WiFi Calling feature that literally allows customers to place calls and send messages over a WiFi network at no extra charge. Assuming the WiFi network being used is stable, improved quality can be expected. The international aspect of this feature will also launch in the coming weeks.
The two devices receiving the update are the G3 and G Flex. An update notification will appear for those devices and a download will begin when accepted. Once complete, install and WiFi Calling is almost ready to go. A WiFi Calling app will be placed in the Apps folder for setup. Sprint currently offers WiFi Calling for many devices from Samsung and HTC already while intending to expand the offering to many more devices through the rest of 2014.
Let us know when you receive the update.
Verizon’s mysterious budget LG device, the G Vista, is slated to go on sale this upcoming Friday, July 18th. There’s still no solid word on pricing, but since it’s clearly modeled after the G3 with lesser specs, and Verizon is selling the G3 for $99 on-contract, there’s no way this device can cost too much.
As a reminder, we’re expecting the G Vista to launch with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and 8 GB of internal storage. It’s pretty likely we’ll see a lot of the G3′s great software features make its way onto the device, too.
Sprint customers, current or would be, who want to get their hands on the LG G3 can now place their orders online. As previously reported, opting for an Easy Pay plan will yield buyers a $150 cash reward card if an order is placed by July 24th. Sprint had previously indicated they would start taking pre-orders for the G3 today. However, the web site appears to indicate they are taking actual orders, not pre-orders for the device although they do not indicate when the phones are expected to ship other than the boilerplate “2-5 business days.” Buyers on Sprint have a choice of gold or black for a G3.
Even with the awesomely specced LG G3 not in stores yet and has just hit pre-order status on every major US carrier, people are already moving on to bigger and “better” things. According to a leaked flyer from a mall in Korea, an upgraded version of the yet-to-be released beast of a device is on the way. This new phone, that some are dubbing the LG G3 Prime, looks to be packing a Snapdragon 805 and Cat.6 LTE-A capabilities and it’s up for pre-order in Korea. Whether or not it comes this way is anyone’s guess, but if you’re wanting to wait for an upgraded G3 to the current spec-boasting model, then you’re probably going to have to wait just a bit longer.
source: LG Best Mall – Korea
via: G for Games
LG is ready to provide the G3 with as much exposure as possible. With pre-orders starting and release dates approaching, the company has launched a trio of commercials. Each focuses on a different element of the LG G3 by showcasing how strong the device is as a whole. The three elements covered are the G3′s camera, display, and design. The camera commercial highlights the laser auto focus. The display commercial puts on display the massive 5.5-inch screen. And the design commercial tries to prove that LG is using a high quality material without it actually being a high quality material.
If any of the videos look familiar, that is because LG them together as a teaser for the G3 just before the device was announced. Hit the break to watch the trio.
When LG announced the new LG G3, one of the features that received a lot of praise was the new Smart Keyboard. Even though the G3 is still in the early stages of its global rollout, LG already has an update ready for the Smart Keyboard to make it even better.
LG has been following a steady progression with the latest tablets for their portfolio as they get them to market. Announced in May ahead of their big LG G3 reveal, LG expanded their tablet options for customers to include new 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions. In June the new tablets, along with the G Pad 8.0, were released to European retailers. Now, about one month later, LG is making the devices available in the U.S. market.
The LG G Pad 7 will carry a suggested retail price of $149.99 and the G Pad 10.1 will go for $249.99. Both versions are Wi-Fi only. Initially, the devices will be available at major retailers like Best Buy and Newegg.
If you are in the market for a new tablet, do you think you will take a look at the new LG G Pad devices?
source: LG Press Release
The LG G Vista has been leaking slowly, and now we have a few specs to share with you. The Verizon-bound device (VS880) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. It’s also expected to be 9.9mm thick and weigh in at 162 grams.
This is an obvious mid-range device, with hopefully pretty competitive pricing. Unfortunately we don’t know what Verizon plans on charging for this device nor do we know when it will be released. We will keep you posted.
We’ve already heard about the LG G3 Mini, but what about the LG G3 S?
According to @evleaks, the G3 S is a dual SIM version of the flagship which features a fourth software key (alongside the three default Android software keys) which allows easy switch between the two SIM cards.
The ROMing community is small when compared to the entire Android world, but if you part of that group and own the LG G Watch, we have good news for you.
The G Watch has its first custom ROM. It’s called Ghoma and it was created by jakeday. This ROM promises smoother transitions between cards and better battery life. He also said you can expect a few other surprises, but it appears the overall functionality is going to be the same as stock Android Wear.
If you want to give it a go, then hit the source link to get instructions.