LG 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
It looks like the LG G3 won’t be getting the jump to Android 5.1, according to a social media post from LG Hellas. In fact, the device could jump straight to Android M.
There are now three options when it comes to buying the LG G Stylo. The phone has been available from Boost Mobile for a few weeks, but Sprint and its prepaid offering have joined in selling the G Style starting today.
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
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.
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.
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.
LG has just kicked off a fantastic new deal on leather backs for its flagship smartphone, the G4. As from today, June 9, up until Tuesday, June 30, residents in the United States can purchase two covers for the price of one.
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.
The LG G4 has found much fanfare across the globe since its launch a few weeks ago. And now the device is finally reaching Canadian shores on June 19.