Right now, residents in the United States can pick up the G Watch R, LG’s first ever round-faced smart watch, for $299 from the Google Play Store. The device is currently listed as ‘in stock’ and will ship within 1-2 business days, so if you order today with Standard Delivery, it should be with you by next Wednesday, November 12.
We have already seen leaks of Android Lollipop for both the Moto X (2014) and the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and now its time for the LG G3. Don’t expect it to be the stock experience as LG has their own skin called Optimus. However, they seem to be using the new style of notifications and tweaking the notification area. You might get a few Material Design animations too, but this is going to look a lot like the current UI.
Underneath it all, you should get some of the new features like the new and improved Android Beam, Trusted Devices, and the ability to restore apps from an older device during the initial setup. Hit the break for a few more shots.
In a move that could only be beneficial to both parties, LG and Google have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a ton of products and innovations as well as patents filed by both parties over the next ten years. An agreement like this could result in some interesting products with the companies being able to use each others advancements and technologies. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see come out of this partnership.
LG has introduced two new devices to their midrange device lineup, both of which look like great budget options. The two devices are the LG G Prime and the LG G2 Lite, and they both follow LG’s typical design language with a few unique twists.
Starting this Wednesday, November 5, residents in the United States will be able to pick up LG’s first ever rounded smart watch, the G Watch R, for $299 from AT&T’s online portal, then from any of its nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores on Friday, November 7.
While the Moto 360 is enjoying a considerable amount of hype due to its good looks and roundness, the G Watch R is looking to steal some thunder with its fully round display. It doesn’t have a flat tire, but there’s more to the story than just being round. The G Watch R has a better processor, bigger battery, and a P-OLED display. On the downside, the display is a little smaller, the bezel is larger, and many would argue that it isn’t as good looking as the Moto 360.
Unless you’re in love with the square look, The G Watch R and the Moto 360 have to be at the top of your list. So how does the G Watch R measure up? Well hit the break and let’s get started.
LG has today announced its plans to launch a dual-SIM variant of its flagship smartphone, the G3, in Russia. The handset will be available in both Metallic Black and Silky White colorways and is set to go on sale within the next couple of weeks for RUB 26,990 — approximately $630.
LG has always been proud of the small bezels on their devices, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop trying to shrink them even smaller. Today, the company has announced a full HD 5.3-inch smartphone display that has the world’s narrowest bezel on a screen that size. The bezel comes in at just 0.7 mm, and as you can see from the picture above, it’s ridiculously slim. For reference, LG mentions that a credit card typically has a width of about 0.8 mm.
LG is citing their “Neo Edge” technology as the reason why this slim bezel is possible. The display uses adhesive instead of double-sided tape to attach and seal the internal hardware to the backlight unit, which removes the need for a plastic guide panel. It’s some pretty sophisticated technology that LG is no doubt very proud of.
When Apple launched the latest versions of the iPhone in September, we all saw the typical crush of Apple fans clamoring for an updated device and we have seen the news about the large numbers of devices sold. None of this is surprising as we expect Apple to get a bump as part of their release cycle that counters the increases Android claims during the rest of the year when manufacturers release their latest flagship devices. True to form, Kantar Worldpanel’s latest numbers for market share through September show the effect of the release. What may be surprising though is that in the U.S. market, where Apple enjoys its biggest success, Android actually gained ground while iOS lost ground.