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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember the LG flip phone that leaked early last week? That device, the Ice Cream Smart, is indeed real and the company announced it. The Ice Cream Smart is the successor to 2008′s Ice Cream that did not ship with Android. Yes, the Ice Cream Smart has a full version of Android and 4.4.4 KitKat to be exact. The 3.5-inch display has 320×480 resolution. Inside, LG opted for a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with an microSD card slot, and a 1700mAh battery. The rear camera is 8MP and the front-facing one is VGA.
Expect the LG Ice Cream Smart to stay in Korea or a just a few other markets. It is highly unlikely that the device arrives in the United States. The retail price converts to around $277.
Via: Phone Arena
Apple trumped all other smartphone manufacturers last quarter based on consumers activating a device. The usual Android foes were all far behind Apple with Samsung leading the way. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) conducted a survey with five hundred subjects in the United States and aimed to find which phone brands were most popular among activations. The devices, both old and new, were activated between October and December of last year.