LG exec outs Nexus branded phone, the world feigns surprise

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The rumor mill has been correct yet again: For months we have seen numerous leaks concerning an LG produced Nexus phone, and it seems these leaks have been spot on. Today, LG’s Head of Mobile Product Planning, Amit Gujral, announced that the LG Nexus will be unveiled (I use the term loosely) on October 29th pending a yet unannounced Google event. LG might have jumped the gun on this, or maybe this was just a gaff by Amit Gujral, but all the information released lines up with all the leaked data we’ve seen.

Gujral also detailed specifications of the device: a 4.7 inch display, 1.5GHz quad core cpu and Android 4.2 will be packed into this “LG Nexus”, although he failed to mention whether Android 4.2 will be called Key Lime Pie, or continue with the Jelly Bean monicker. Now, practice your best surprised expression for October 29th so we dont hurt Google’s pride too much for the big launch that we’ve known about for months.

Source: IBN Live

T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 dropping October 31st

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Two weeks ago we revealed that the LG Optimus L9 would be available on T-Mobile’s network after a few leaked shots were revealed. Today, T-Mobile confirmed what we all like to hear – launch date and pricing. The Optimus L9 will launch on October 31st for $79.99 on a two-year contract with a $50 mail-in rebate. For this mid-range device, you’ll get modest specs:

  • 4.7-inch 540 x 960 display
  • Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 2,150 mAh battery

 

There’s certainly a lot of competition in the mid-range market these days. What are your thoughts on this LG device? Will you opt for a different mid-range, or will you splurge for a premium device? After all, ’tis the season.

 

source:  T-Mobile

LG Takes Some Time To Tell The Inspiration Behind QSlide Multitasking Feature On Optimus G

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It’s no secret that the upcoming Optimus G is going to have a cool— and I mean really cool multitasking feature, but most of us want to know how in the world the manufacturer came up with its spin on multitasking. Well LG took some time and had its stud senior research engineer Sebastian Hochan Song explain the idea behind QSlide and how it is tasked with having “multitasking to the extreme”. As already seen before, QSlide allows for two videos to be displayed on one screen simultaneously, but the really cool aspect about the multitasking feature is how it came to be— and let’s just say that kids can truly inspire anything and everything innovative. I won’t give out the exact details of the inspiration behind QSlide’s creation, so you’ll need to check out the video for yourself once you hit past the break.

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Sprint Optimus G Officially Has Root

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We’ve come to expect complete root access for all most Android devices, even if they haven’t been released yet. So while the Sprint LG Optimus G will be in our hands in a matter of weeks, prospective owners will have the luxury of being able to root the phone as soon as they have their hands on the device. Thanks to some crafty folk at the Android Central Forums, it was realized that the Sprint Optimus G could be rooted in the same manner as the Korean version of the smartphone. Essentially, you’ll need a Windows-based computer, USB cable, LG driver and a subsequent additional file. It sounds relatively simple and straightforward enough, so if you are planning on grabbing that device, be sure to hit up the source link below to get all the details.

source: Android Central Forums

Google may unveil three new Nexus devices at Playground event

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Several sources are now reporting that Google will introduce three new Nexus devices at their October 29th event in New York City. To go with the new devices, it also appears an updated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be unveiled. The sources have received information claiming Google provides info on the devices to be introduced via a “TGIF” video they sent out internally to their employees this past Friday. » Read the rest

LG Spectrum’s ICS update finally approved by Verizon; Should arrive in a couple of days

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It took quite a bit of time, but I suppose it’s better late than never right? It looks like Verizon’s LG Spectrum ICS update has finally been approved by Big Red and should hit devices shortly. The build is VS920ZV7 and should start hitting devices in a matter of a couple days. You can also check out the source link for Verizon’s page the details the update and shows off the new features that you’ll be receiving!

source: Verizon

More info found in LG Nexus dump for Android 4.2; Gallery redesign, multiple user accounts and more

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If you read our previous article on this, folks over on Android Police have gotten a hold of a one month old LG Nexus ROM. The ROM is in fact Android 4.2 and with it, they’ve been able to uncover what we should all expect once 4.2 is officially revealed. For starters it looks like the “Gallery” application is getting a complete re-design and as you can see, it follows Google’s Holo UI look and looks very similar to the Google+ application. I actually liked the old look a lot, but I can understand why Google wants to give it a uniform look to match their other apps like Google+ and YouTube. Keep in mind that this is still a work in progress and I would bet that it’ll look different than what it looks in this photo. For one, the header could certainly still use some work as it just look completely bland at the moment. Either way I personally think it’s a great move, what do you guys think about the new gallery? Also, according to Android Police, the gallery icon that you see here is just a “place holder” and will by no means be the final icon used.

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T-Mobile product launch event scheduled for October 29th

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The calendar of activities for October 29th just got a little more crowded. We already know Google has scheduled their The Playground is Open event for that date and Microsoft has scheduled an event as well. Add T-Mobile to the list of companies to watch on that date as they have announced plans to hold a product launch event that evening. It looks like they are planning to at least let Google finish their event, which is expected to include the official launch of the LG Nexus 4 device. By waiting, T-Mobile can include that device when it is anticipated they will announce their fall line-up. Less clear is whether T-Mobile’s fall catalog will include any Windows 8 smartphones or other devices.

The Upcoming LG Nexus: What We Know Up To This Point & What We Can Expect

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As we patiently wait for October 29th to arrive, we are expecting to see at least one addition to the Nexus family, the LG Nexus. After countless leaks for the past month and much speculation, we think we may finally have a somewhat concrete idea of what the upcoming device giving the true “Google Experience” will offer. The device will as always, introduce new technology— while making existing technology a little bit better. Read on past the break to have a brief breakdown of what is known and what we can expect in this new superphone.

 

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Interior of LG Nexus 4 unmasked

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With all of the leaked images and information floating about regarding the upcoming LG Nexus 4 device, it probably should be no surprise that someone has obtained images of the inside of the device. At least as much of the inside as you can see by taking off the back cover. That in itself, taking the back cover off, may be a bit of a surprise for some since the device is intended to not have a removable back cover. Nevertheless, it appears the removal of a few screws is all that is needed to get inside the device. » Read the rest