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

Pricing for Galaxy Note II, LG Optimus L9 from Walmart Leaked

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It certainly seems like that time of year, when retailers begin their holiday inventory and setting their price points. Tonight we’re hearing that Walmart pricing has been leaked on a couple of T-Mobile phones that may be of interest to you. TmoNews  has information revealing the pricing of select T-Mobile, on-contract devices from Walmart. The rumored pricing are as follows:

 

Walmart is typically cheaper than T-Mobile on its devices so it’s a little interesting that these prices are a mirror version of T-Mobile’s. Just keep in mind that with all leaked pricing, it’s always subject to change. What are your thoughts or experiences on purchasing your device and plan through Walmart?

 

source:  TmoNews

Thanks to an LG Nexus system dump, a couple Android 4.2 features have been uncovered

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Thanks to an Android 4.2 system dump obtained via an LG Nexus by Android Police, several new features of 4.2 have been unearthed for all of us to see. Keep in mind that these are builds that aren’t by any means final and could very well change once the LG Nexus is actually released. These are features that may or may not be in the final builds, but it looks like it is what we should expect once we officially see Android 4.2.

Ron Amadeo from Android Police wrote up a great article on this and detailed each new feature. He carefully detailed SELinux, Always-On VPN and Premium SMS Confirmation. All of these should make its way into 4.2.

If you have some free time and would like to see what Google has been up to for 4.2, then head on over to the source link and give Ron’s post a read!

source: Android Police

Google Partners With LG UPlus To Bring Google TV To Korea

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As Google TV expands outside of the States and confirms its intentions to take over the world, it’s only fitting that it begins to invade itself into the homes of prospective markets in booming countries. With that said, Google has achieved a major collaboration with LG UPlus to bring IPTV set-top boxes to Korean households with Google TV preloaded. What this means is that Korea becomes the tenth country in the world utilizing the service, so users of the service will be able to dabble in all of the traditional Google TV goodies including apps like Search, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome.

The exciting this is this is the first IPTV provider to offer a Google TV experience, so this should open the door for many more offerings in the near-future.

source: Google TV Blog

 

Pre-order for LG Optimus G from Sprint begins November 1, Available November 11

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All of this LG talk lately will certainly make your head spin. From the plethora of leaks and information regarding the LG Nexus 4 to this bit of news regarding that beast of a device, the LG Optimus G. This time the good news comes courtesy of Sprint. Sprint customers will be able to pre-order the Optimus G on November 1st with a release on November 11th. This is excellent news seeing that it was just announced not even two weeks ago that the device would be coming to Sprint “in the coming months.” I suppose “the coming months” means “coming weeks.” You won’t see us complaining however. And who would complain with these montrous specs:

 

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 True HD IPS Display (with Zerogap Touch)
  • 1.5-GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • 13 -megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 32GB internal memory
The LG Optimus G will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade in all Sprint channels. Sprint customers, what do you think? Have you been holding out for this device? Will you be picking it up day-one? Let us know your thoughts, and reservations if any.

 

Source:  Sprint

AT&T Optimus G available Nov. 2 for $199, pre-orders start tomorrow

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LG’s hottest and newest flagship device in the LG Optimus G will be available on AT&T starting November 2nd with pre-orders starting tomorrow. Here’s a small list on what you can expect with this device:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 True HD IPS Display (with Zerogap Touch)
  • 1.5-GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0

While LG doesn’t exactly have the best track record with its customers, the Optimus G will definitely be a device to be reckoned with. Preliminary reviews of the device are showing great things, especially when it comes to its IPS display.

Anyone out there willing to give LG another shot with the Optimus G?

source: AT&T

LG releases Jelly Bean update schedule for some devices

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LG’s Korean site released information today regarding their plans to roll out Jelly Bean updates to some of their devices. It appears the first device to get the official update will be the LG Optimus LTE II starting some time in November. Translating the Korean page is a bit of challenge, but it appears a Jelly Bean update for the LG Optimus G will be pushed out in December. As 2013 opens, LG indicates both the LG Optimus Vu and LG Optimus Vu II will get Jelly Bean updates during the first quarter.

According to Jong-Seok Park, LG’s Vice President of the Electronics Mobile Communications division, the updates will include both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and some of LG’s own apps and UI modifications. Among the changes that are touted are increased touch screen response speed and enhanced “Q” apps. The changes are expected to create a user experience that is similar to what users get with a Jelly Bean device out of the box.

LG does not indicate whether the time frames and devices listed apply to markets outside Korea.

source: LG Newsroom Korea

Newest image EXIF data outs LG’s E960 smartphone as the Nexus 4

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Last week we came across a plethora of images taken with LG’s E960 smartphone, though we were unsure as to what exactly the official name would be. Well, new EXIF data from Picasa has revealed the ubiquitous Nexus 4 moniker once again, adding to our growing suspicion. And, with a full review of the device already having been published, this name seems all but official.

As with any EXIF data, it’s completely possible that it could have been faked. Although, with all signs pointing to an LG-manufactured Nexus, we have no reason to doubt its authenticity.

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LG Releases Unusual 4-Minute Product Video Highlighting Optimus G Features, Gives Viewers A Martial Arts Show In The Process

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The LG Optimus G smartphone is no doubt going to be the single device that will turn the LG brand around and give it some much-needed credibility among Android fans. With that in mind, in order for LG to show off its new superphone to the world, it has to develop a unique advertising campaign— and let’s just say that LG has successfully gotten this started by releasing an ummm… “unique” video highlighting the device’s features. In the product movie below, you will find a spokesmodel using some fancy hand gestures and moves as part of the simulation of the Optimus G’s features. You’ll see everything from the slimness of the device to the wonderful graphics to the impressive Q Slide function– which allows for simultaneous video watching and texting á la Samsung. Whether it’s better implemented than Sammy’s multitasking feature remains to be seen, though it’s nice to see other manufacturers incorporating this into their products as well.

All in all, the video does succeed in creating additional buzz of the Optimus G smartphone– albeit in an incredibly bizarre and unusual way. You can check out the full video below.

 

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