Nokia and LG reach smartphone patent licensing agreement

AT&T_LG_Optimus_G_Pro_TA_Front_Top_LG_Logo_Screen_OffLG and Nokia have announced that they’ve reached a licensing deal related to several of Nokia smartphone patents. LG has licensed a wide range of patents covering communications over a mobile network, although neither company disclosed how much LG is paying for the licensing.

Both companies have said the deal is mutually beneficial, which I’m sure everyone will agree with. LG gets access to some patents to make better phones, and Nokia gets some extra cash. It’s not like Nokia was using the technology to make any compelling smartphones. Read more

Researchers able to access private data on smartwatches


Over the years owners of smartphones have learned the hard way that they need to keep their devices secured against attempts to get private information off of the devices. The worry is not so much that someone will intercept data on the fly, but that a misplaced device could fall into the wrong hands that have plenty of time to try to break through security to access private data. Researchers from the University of New Haven have started work on examining how secure a new crop of devices – smartwatches – may be and the results are not promising. Read more

LG G Pad F 8.0 landing on T-Mobile June 17, says leaked sales post


For those of you waiting on the LG G Pad F 8.0, it’ll be launching on T-Mobile come June 17, according to a leaked sales post.

The G Pad F 8.0 for T-Mobile is rumored to feature a 1,280 x 800 WXGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (Snapdragon 400, possibly?), 16GB of expandable storage up to 128GB, a 5-megapixel rear camera, LTE connectivity, and should run Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s a humble, budget-friendly tablet, and shouldn’t cost more than $149, if AT&T’s offering is anything to go by.

We’ll get the full details when it launches next week.

source: TmoNews

T-Mobile will start rolling out the Lollipop update for the LG G3 shortly


If you cast your mind back to April, you may remember that T-Mobile briefly started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G3 located in the United States. Sadly, the operator was forced to pull the upgrade for reasons unknown.

Earlier today, Desmond Smith, Senior Product Manager at T-Mobile, announced on his personal Twitter account that the Lollipop update (software version D8512oe) has received re-approval and should start rolling out again in the not-too-distant future.

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AT&T LG G4 owners seeing a software update install without permission


Those who purchased the LG G4 from AT&T are noticing that a software update arrives, reboots, and installs on their phones. All of this is without owners engaging the update themselves. While that is not usually the case for any software update, AT&T seems to have no qualms about it.

The changelog on AT&T’s site merely states that the AT&T Address Book has been enhanced.

Source: AT&T
Via: /r/LGG4

Mickey Demands Your Allegiance, Compels LG to Release Disney-Themed Phone


In what is either the best news ever or the worst news ever, LG has revealed the latest in its line of “Disney Mobile” phones, available exclusively in Japan. The phone, dubbed the “DM-01G,” because Disney Consumer Products clearly had no input on nomenclature, is the eighth Disney-branded phone sold through Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, Inc.

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