As we get closer and closer to the launch of one of the most highly anticipated devices of 2015, the LG G4 appears to have picked up a WiFi certification by the WiFi alliance, ticking off one more check box on its way to seeing an official unveiling.
The certification was for the LG-H811, which is fairly similar to other rumored G4 model numbers we’ve seen. Aside from confirming that LG’s next flagship will have WiFi radios (which shouldn’t surprise anyone), the certification does note that the device runs Android L, so the G4 will probably be launching with the latest software from Google. Definitely good news. Read more
Everybody can use a new wallpaper every now and then and sometimes you can find some really cool one pre-installed on new smartphones. Take for instance, the LG G Flex 2. They have pre-installed 10 new wallpapers and they are available for you to download right now. It’s not about trying to make your phone look like an LG device, it’s more about finding something that looks cool on your device, whether it’s LG or not. Of course, if you’re sporting an older LG device, these might give you the feeling that your device is a little newer than it really is. Hit the break for all the goods.
Korean owners of the LG smartphone, the G Pro 2, started receiving the Android 5.0 update a few days ago. The roll-out will be for all three variants of the LG device.
LG gave no indication on what their global release schedule for the G Pro 2 will be. Read more
The LG G4 (LG-VS999) was spotted in a leaked document. That in itself is no big deal, but what is interesting is the display resolution, which is 2880 x 1620.
It’s believed that this device is headed to Verizon since the Verizon G3 had a model number of LG-VS985. Now interestingly enough the AT&T version (LG-H810) was spotted in a UA profile a few days ago with an expected resolution of 2560 x 1440.
Several recent incidents with smartphone manufacturers have painted a rather unflattering picture of Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 810 processor. The Snapdragon 810 is supposed to be the successor to the popular Snapdragon 805 that is used in most top-end smartphones. Samsung appears to have completely dropped the Snapdragon 810 from the mix for their Galaxy S 6 phone set to be released in a few months apparently due to overheating issues and there are rumors the issue has impacted OnePlus’s release schedule for the OnePlus 2. Throughout the recent flare-up about the chip, LG has stood by Qualcomm and plans to release the LG G Flex 2 on time. During an earnings conference call today, LG addressed the issue and added some background to their efforts to bring the LG G Flex 2, and later this year the LG G4, to market with the Snapdragon 810 included. Read more
LG has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the year as a whole. The numbers help show how LG has risen to become one of the larger, more prominent players in the smartphone sector on the popularity of their LG G3 smartphone. Looking at just the fourth quarter, LG had KRW 275.1 billion ($253.31 million USD) in operating profit, which was an increase of 28 percent compared to the same period last year. That was helped by a whopping 78 percent increase in the number of smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter compared to 2013. Read more
With the G3 being heralded as one of the best Android phones of 2014, LG is feeling the pressure to make the G4 that much more exciting. That said, LG feels that it is up to the task as it’s continuing to push to boundaries and test different design aspects. According to reports out of Korea, an LG representative said the company will differentiate the G4’s design. Exactly how, is another question though. Could they be adding the G Flex 2‘s self healing factor? Should we expect better materials and thinner bezels? What about LG’s software? But wait, there’s more.
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, based in the United Kingdom, has launched a pre-registration page for the LG G Flex 2. The page has a form to enter personal information to be notified when the handset is available to pre-order. Those interested can choose how they would like to buy the G Flex 2 (monthly or SIM-free) and which network. The exact date for pre-ordering to start is February 28. Then, the G Flex 2 will be available for sale on March 19.
Source: Carphone Warehouse
Via: Android Central
According to a new report, LG is in the process of developing a “truly’ flexible plastic OLED panel for its future smartphones and tablets. This display will provide a higher bend radius and “better everything” in comparison to all of the flexible panels presently available.
Yesterday’s report that Qualcomm will deliver an updated version of the Snapdragon 810 to Samsung has fueled speculation that LG might sue Qualcomm.
LG has contended that there is no overheating issue with the said chip, but there is also a belief that LG has made certain modifications on the G Flex 2. Now the Korea Times is reporting that LG will sue Qualcomm if they update the 810 because it’s basically admitting the overheating issue exists.