Last week, we informed you about a leak related to LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G3, with the model number LG D850. There was also the VS985 model of the G3 which could be the Verizon Wireless carrier-based model. The company is expected to announce the device in May or June.
Now, LG’s official website has posted the User Agent profile of the LG D850 model. According to the User Agent profile, the model has a Quad HD display of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Does this mean that the LG G3 could feature a Quad HD display? We can’t be sure, but this news coupled with previous rumors about the device coming with a Quad HD display hints that the device could possibly sport such a display.
Earlier today, @evleaks graced us with a piece of information that should start up some chatter about an upcoming LG device. An unidentified device, with the model number LG D850, is heading to AT&T at some point in the future. What is this device? More likely than not it is the LG G3, which is rumored for a June release. He provides a little background by saying “D800 was G2, D820 was Nexus 5, and D830 was G Pro 2.” It would make sense that this is the G3 as it is right in line with what LG is projected to have coming next.
And this morning, a Verizon device with the model number LG VS985 leaked earlier today. The LG G2′s Verizon model number was LG VS985; therefore, it looks like the G3 is fairly close to being announced. The device is expected to have a eye-popping 2560×1440 QHD display. Stay tuned for more information on this device. » Read the rest
The LG G3 has been long rumored to come with a 5.5 inch QHD resoultion display and now according to a snapshot of the LG G Pro 2 camera app received by folks over at PhoneArena shows an LG device code named B2 which could be the LG G3.
It has the model numbers of LG-D851 and LG-VS985 with one of the models being the Verizon carrier-branded model. The rumored device will feature a 1440 x 2560 QHD display and a 13MP rear camera. Information from the camera app of the G Pro 2 shows the code name B2 along with 4 camera resolution sizes including the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The same source has indicated that an LG G Pro 2 Lite is in the works with model numbers of LG-D631 and LG-VS880. » Read the rest
comScore has released their numbers for smartphone market share in the US for January 2014, and the numbers are fairly predictable. Android commanded a majority of the market, accounting for 51.7% of all US smartphones, dipping half a percent from October last year. BlackBerry also fell half a percent point, while Apple pulled up 1% due to Android and BB’s small decline. Android still sat a full 10% ahead of Apple as of January, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone claimed a small 3.2% in third place.
Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 805 processor may not be the biggest and baddest one on the market in the future. According to a new AnTuTu benchmark, Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 920 processor performs just as good. The processor is arranged with four Cortex-A7 and four Cortex-A15 CPU with ARM big.LITTLE architecture and Mali-T624; however, it is unknown if all eight cores can actually run at the same time. While the Snapdragon 805 earned 37,780 points, Huawei’s Kirin 920 came scored 37,363. Not too bad right?
It is becoming increasingly clear that Qualcomm is gaining some competition, even beyond Huawei. Samsung continues to release new Exynos processors (for part of the world) and even LG is working on Odin for future devices. Then there is NVIDIA, who is still working on gaining some of the attention Qualcomm stole from them in the mobile market. If not 2014, 2015 will be a year for secondary processors to become more prevalent.
We have seen our fair share of commercials, both good and bad. Then there are some that belong in a completely different category. The ones that make zero sense and are just ridiculously stupid. We are only in the 3rd month of the year, but it might be safe to go ahead and give LG the award for the worst commercial of 2014. I won’t say anymore about it. Just hit the break, watch it, and wonder why you wasted 2 minutes of your life on it.
LG will be sending the L90 to Russia later this week.While it’s not launching in other areas yet, this is a good sign that it will soon. The device packs a 4.7 inch screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 2,540 mAh battery. On top of that it sports either a 5 or 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera.
There will be more information released as the device becomes available in other markets. Those of you patiently waiting for when it arrives on T-Mobile, it’s only a matter of time.
In the past, LG G-series devices have served as the outline for Google Nexus devices. The latest LG G-series flagship device, the LG G3, is rumored to have a release date of sometime in June. Will it serve as the backbone for the Google Nexus 6? Rumors suggest that it will, but there will be a few differences in the two devices.
The Nexus 6 will likely drop a few features from the G3, as other Nexus devices have done in the past. However the fact that the Nexus 6 will be a “lightweight” version suggests that there might be some more drastic changes, such as a different processor.
After experiencing some leaks, LG’s G Pad 8.3 is finally heading to Verizon on March 6. From that date through March 10, the tablet will be available for $99 with a new two-year contract. It will then cost $199. And if you are not interested in signing away two years of your life, Verizon will have the LG G Pad 8.3 available for $299 without a new two-year contract. In case you forgot, the G Pad 8.3 has gorgeous full HD IPS display and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM.
The latest device to get Android 4.4.2 is the T-Mobile variant of the LG G2. Technically, it was available a few days ago via the PC Utility app, but it is now available via an OTA update. If you haven’t received a notification prompting you to update just yet, follow these steps:
From Settings, tap General.
Tap About phone.
Tap Update center.
Tap System updates.
Tap Check now.
Follow on screen prompts.
The update should make your device much faster, in addition to bringing new features and improvements.