LG has announced that its set to launch its second-generation curved, self-healing smartphone, the G Flex 2, in Singapore next Month. The handset will be available to pre-order on Friday, February 27, for SGD998 ($800), and will go on sale starting Saturday, March 14.
AT&T is now rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of LG’s flagship smartphone, the G3, located in the United States. This upgrade brings the latest version of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
The upcoming LG Y70 has made an appearance on Zauba. The Indian import tracking site registered the handset’s arrival on Thursday. And, surprisingly, the listing gives us some information about the Y70. It will have some version of Lollipop running behind a 4.7-inch display. The resolution of the display is unknown at this time but 720p seems likely.
The LG Y70 is said to be launching in South American and European markets.
With Samsung offering the Gear VR, many are wondering what LG, or even other Android manufacturers will do. LG is joining the party, but they are doing exactly the opposite of Samsung in that they are embracing Google, which is something Samsung never does.
LG VR is going to be based on Google Cardboard, except it will be tailored for the G3 and it will be made from plastic. LG VR will utilize the same ring magnet found on Cardboard, and it will work with the G3 magnetic gyroscope to scroll through applications and menus. However, this VR will also leverage the rear volume rocker layout and the G3′s 1W speaker for better sound.
A new report out of Korea has Samsung and LG releasing smartphones this year with dual cameras at the back. This is nothing new since HTC tried it already (pictured above) and appears to be giving up on it with the One (M9). Two rear cameras offer more depth to your photos and allows you to easily add Bokeh type effects.
What’s interesting about this report is that it suggests the Galaxy S 6 will sport such a thing, but we have had so many leaked renders and there is no sign of it. My guess is that it would show up on the Galaxy Note 5 or the next version of the Galaxy Note Edge. Remember that Samsung patent we saw last week? It was for a dual-curved edge phone, but there was also a popup that was unexplained. That could easily be a second camera as we speculated in that post. I guess it’s also possible that it shows up on the Galaxy S 6 Edge, but I still think it’s unlikely.
Sprint is on fire when it comes to updating devices to Lollipop. If the HTC One (M7) and the Galaxy S 5 wasn’t enough, how about the HTC One (M8) and the LG G3? A leaked document shows that the HTC One (M8) will get Android 5.0 Lollipop on February 13 and the LG G3 will get the tasty treat on February 16. If you happen to own the Harman Kardon edition of the One (M8), don’t fret, because it’s included in the update as well.
Of course, it should be noted that “subject to change” is listed so if anything goes wrong with the final testing, Sprint will delay the launch. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
source: Android Central
An announcement for the LG G4 is right around the corner, so it makes sense that models of the device will start showing up in databases online. Not too long ago we saw an LG device with a 3k display and the model number LG VS999 that we haven’t seen an equivalent for on other carriers. Verizon’s G3 model was the VS985, so it lined up. Today, though, another device with a different model has popped up that muddies things up a bit.
A new device with the model VS986 has appeared online, which is extremely close to the model of the G3. The G2′s model was the VS980, so this new model seems to fall closer in line with what LG and Verizon typically go with, but anything’s possible.
Last week, an LG G4 with a model of LG-VS999 showed up in a system dump with a 3K (2880 x 1620) display fueling speculation that it would be the first smartphone with such a display. However, other system dumps showed a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, and now three more devices destined for South Korea confirm the Quad HD display.
As we look down the road in 2015 for a successor to LG’s LG G3 smartphone, one of the rumors that surfaced was that LG may equip their flagship device with a stylus to be able to compete a little more directly against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. That rumor was fueled by information about a trademark filing for the “G Pen” name. A new trademark filing for “G4 Stylus” could be a sign that LG is actually planning to equip a mid-range device with a stylus instead of their flagship device.
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.