Next on the Android Wear release schedule is the LG Watch Urbane. This evening, LG issued a press release that states the smartwatch will be available through the Google Store in thirteen countries by the end of April (or next week). Along with an unspecified date, LG did not provide a price. Also, this is merely for the rollout of the Watch Urbane and that means shipping will likely take place at a later time. It could be June before anyone gets their smartwatch.
The wait could be worth it, however, as the Watch Urbane has specifications to put it at the top of its class. The completely round 1.3-inch display has 320×320 resolution and P-OLED technology. Inside is the usual Snapdragon 400 processor and collection of sensors. Two unique feature are LG Call for viewing recent calls and LG Pulse for monitory heart rate with no pause. And, right out of the box, the Watch Urbane has the latest version of Android Wear.
Being that the G Watch R has a $299 price tag, the Watch Urbane could reach $349.
Hit the break for the full press release.
A new report out of Korea ahead of next week’s LG G4 release says the forthcoming smartphone will have a slightly curved screen to go with the rest of the hardware packed in to the new device. According to the report, the LG G4 will have a 3000-mm curve to the screen. This level of curvature is also present in other LG devices like the LG Magna and LG Spirit, so the company is not exactly breaking new ground. Read more
We’ve heard rumours for a while that LG was going to release another handset with a built-in stylus, and here it is. It’s called the LG G Stylo and it should become available from May 5th in major overseas regions. We have the specifications after the break.
With Android Wear 5.1 expected to bring the WiFi feature to smartwatches, there has been much speculation about which devices will get the feature. Bad news awaits early adopters of the Android Wear platform as LG has confirmed that its G Watch will not get the WiFi feature when the new update is rolled out over the coming weeks. Read more
LG will unveil the G4 for real next Tuesday April 28, and it will go on sale the very next day. However, if you live anywhere else but South Korea, don’t pencil it in your calendar.
Consumers in South Korea can reserve their device now and pick it up on April 29.
The LG Watch Urbane could be released as soon as next week, and LG has released another video to wet your appetite. This video shows a wonderful time lapse of Barcelona while the Watch Urbane is shown with different faces in time lapse as well.
LG’s tagline is “Your real living moments in the eyes of the LG Watch Urbane. How busy was your day?”
The LG G4 is expected to break cover on April 28 as the company’s teasers have revealed. But it seems like the smartphone will be revealed bit by bit before its official unveiling later this month. Read more
The LG G4 is gearing up to be a pretty amazing device. Given that the G3 was heralded as one of the better devices of 2014, the G4 should follow suit and there will be many who will most likely pick it up. That said, it looks like LG is sweeting the pot a little bit by offering a year of free screen replacement if you meet certain criteria.
A couple of weeks ago a benchmark surfaced indicating the LG G4 will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 under the hood. This came as a shock since the G Flex has the better Snapdragon 810.
Now we have yet another confirmation. This time it’s a screenshot, but there is no proof that it’s actually from a G4.
This afternoon, an alleged press render of the LG Stylus (seen above) surfaced online. The image, obtained by TechnoBuffalo, shows the handset believed to be LG’s competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note series. Not too much is given away by this leak, though. The biggest takeaway is that LG will continue with its rear button setup, but we already had a feeling that was the case.
The model number for the Stylus is apparently LS770.