Android updates. We all love them, but hate waiting for them.
Android Wear users didn’t have to wait long for their first update though, as Google is pushing it out now.
The LG G3 is making its way around the world, and being released in the US is a top priority. Today it was announced that the device would be available from Sprint starting on July 18th, or for pre-order starting in July 11th.
We don’t yet know how much the device will cost on Sprint, but we do know that users will be able to get it for a $0 down payment, and $25 monthly payments for two years. Not only that, but if you purchase the G3 between July 11 and July 24, you’ll get a $150 cash reward card. Or, if you purchase is between July 24 and August 14, you’ll get a $100 reward card.
The latest render to surface of the LG G Vista headed for Verizon shows the carrier-logo emblazoned back of the device. This past weekend we saw an image that seemed to show the LG G Vista next to an LG G3. Thus far, other leaked images of the LG G Vista have really only shown the front of the device although a little bit of the back peaks out in some leaked Verizon promotional material for a case for the device.
The LG G Vista is expected to be a renamed version of the LG G Pro Lite 2, which is a de-tuned version of the LG G Pro 2. Speculation suggests LG will use a less powerful processor and lower resolution screen.
source: @evleaks (official site)
Although consumers in many parts of the world are still patiently waiting to get their hands on an LG G3, the company is not resting on the laurels thrown their way regarding the new smartphone. Like so many other manufacturers, they appear to be working on an upgraded version of their latest flagship, a device that has been dubbed the “LG G3 Prime” by the Internet.
It’s a tradition to teardown every new device, and smartwatches are no exception. Last week, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live were introduced as the first Android Wear watches, and AnAndTech has opened up both devices.
Both watches are held together by screws, but the Gear Live is a little more difficult to take apart. Both watches reveal the Qualcomm 400, which is a quad-core processor, but it’s likely that only one core is in use. This is based on benchmark tests conducted by Arstechnica. This seems likely since a quad-core does seem like overkill for such devices.
Smartwatches are nothing new, but with the birth of Android Wear, they are likely to finally take off since it was created by Google and should get a lot of developer support. It’s a simple interface, yet very powerful. It’s all about getting relevant information and acting on it without the need to whip out your phone.
Android Wear is at it’s infancy, but you can already do a lot. You can see the weather, set timers, get navigation instructions, and so much more. You can even reply to text messages and emails, not to mention pause or skip tracks while casting your music.
Setting up a new device can be a daunting task, but thankfully Google has made it really easy to get your Android Wear smartwatch up and running in no time. It’s just a matter of downloading the Android Wear app and turning on your watch. The Android Wear app will walk you through the process and you will be receiving notifications within minutes. Hit the break for a quick video showing you how it works. Also be sure to check out our complete Android Wear walkthough that will get you acclimated with your new watch.
The OAA (Open Automotive Alliance) has a new partner today, as LG announced it would be joining Google, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, NVIDIA and more in their efforts to bring “greater connectivity into cars through the innovative application of the Android platform.”
The company’s press release noted that LG was present at this year’s Google I/O conference, showcasing its new range of audio, visual and navigation (AVN) system solutions for connected cars. These “connected cars,” of course, refer to those that will be Android Auto-compatible.
The LG Vu brand undoubtedly includes some of the worst smartphones of all time. The design is just downright horrible due to the 4:3 aspect ratio. And not to mention they performed horribly. It seems that LG has learned its lesson and will be replacing the Vu brand. The new brand’s alleged name? G Stylus. There are no images or details available, but it is pretty safe to say LG will be implementing a stylus.
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
A new leak indicates the LG G Watch will be landing on both Verizon and AT&T. Currently the LG G Watch is like most other smartwatches in that it is paired with another device, like a smartphone, instead of having its own wireless carrier chip on board. This means companies like Verizon and AT&T will be selling the current version of the LG G Watch as an accessory to be used with other devices. It is expected the G Watch will come without bloatware from the wireless companies retaining a stock Android Wear experience.
source: @evleaks (official site)