LG G2 will come with ringtones and sounds performed by Vienna Boys’ Choir

vienna_boys_choir_lg_g2LG has been working with the Vienna Boys’ Choir to feature nine ringtones and five notifications and alarms performed by the choir on the LG G2. These are in addition to four musical “chimes” that are also included. “Whether it’s classical compositions or fresh a cappella music, LG has always viewed beautiful music as a great complement to our beautiful devices. As the pinnacle of international choirs and the most famous, it’s fitting that the heavenly music of the Vienna Boys’ Choir is featured on LG G2,” said LG CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park.

The Vienna Boys’ Choir, which consists of boys from all over the world between 10 and 14 years old, is almost 500 years old, and performs in over 300 venues around the world each year. The LG G2 is scheduled to be released next month, so we’ll get to hear the beautiful music they have created soon.

Source: Android Central

 

LG unveils Quick Window case for the LG G2 and comes in seven colors

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Yesterday LG announced their Quick Window case for their upcoming flagship in the LG G2. While many will say it’s a copy of Samsung’s Smart Cover, and rightfully so, I actually like the route LG took with it as it doesn’t just show time and notifications. It actually has different themes for what it shows such as music widget theme, clock theme, etc. These covers will come in 7 different colors. For more information, check out the press release right below after the break!


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LG G2 expected to launch on 100 carriers within the next 2 to 3 months

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LG wants to play with the Samsung and Apple, and if you want to have any chance of competing, you’d better get your device on a lot of carriers. That seems to be the plan for the LG G2. As you know, they will unveil this bad boy next week, on August 7. Reports out of Korea say that the G2 will hit 100 carriers over the next 2 to 3 months. Unfortunately getting carrier deals, is just part of the battle. The next phase is marketing, and I am sure LG has put together a really nice budget.

So what do you guys think? Does LG have a chance to put a dent into Samsung and Apple? Samsung already has a head start with the Galaxy S 4, and the Galaxy Note III will be announced in about a month. Apple will unveil their offering shortly after that. Let’s not forget about the Moto X because Google and Motorola plan on spending a lot of dollars marketing that one. It’s shaping up to be a very interesting fall.

source: MK News
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Samsung claims top spot as biggest smartphone manufacturer ahead of Lenovo and LG’s large growth

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Just a heads up, part of this information is going to be the same thing we’ve been hearing for months. According to IDC data, Samsung accounted for the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, shipping 72.4 million units in Q2 of 2013, up from 50.3 million in 2012. This accounted for 30.4% of global marketshare, which was actually a slight dip in market share from last year but still a huge jump ahead of the next dog in the pile, Apple. Apple shipped 31.2 million devices and accounted for 13.1% of market share this past quarter.

The impressive part of this information concerns LG’s and Lenovo’s market share, however. They both increased their phone shipments year-over-year by over 100%, which is a very impressive feat. LG shipped 12.1 million devices accounting for 5.1% of the market, while Lenovo shipped 11.3 million, accounting for 4.7% of the market. It’s not enough to compete with the top two manufacturers, but they’re slowly and steadily gaining ground. ZTE filled out the pack by increasing shipments 57.8% year-over-year, which isn’t as great as LG and Lenovo, but still a bit better percentage-wise than Samsung and Apple.

This is all information we’ve been hearing a lot lately; smartphone growth is still booming pretty loudly, and although there’s two companies at the top of the heap, there’s a handful of other aggressive manufacturers that are doing a great job making a name for themselves.

source: IDC

Overkill, much? LG announces partnership with MediaTek to develop triple-SIM phones

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You thought having two SIM cards in your phone was unnecessary? Just wait until you hear this one. LG has announced a partnership with MediaTek to develop triple-SIM smartphones. Don’t get me wrong, many people will have a ton of use for this, so it’s definitely a smart move by the South Korean manufacturer.

A phone with three SIM-card slots will let users handle three networks at the same time for calls, texts, and data. The phone(s), whenever released, will most likely not come to the United States, but somewhere down the road it’s definitely a possibility— maybe even from a different manufacturer. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes out of all this. Hit the break for the full press release.


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LG G2 images leak in multiple colors including red, blue, pink, and grey

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A few pictures of the upcoming LG G2 smartphone have leaked, which show the phone in a variety of colors, including red, blue, pink, and grey. The pictures do look a bit suspect, so take it with a grain of salt. I am willing to be an awful lot that these are cases and not actual color options of the phone.

So far, here are the confirmed specs that we do know about for the device:

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset at 2.3Ghz, a  5.2 inch Full HD IPS Display, 13MP camera with Optical image stabilization technology, Dual Speakers, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Smart DMB supported(Digital multimedia broadcasting for South Korea), LTE-Advanced Supported, Physical Navigation Buttons are not present on front side, Built-in Wireless charging, and a 2610mAh battery. Check out the full image after the break.
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Possible release time(s) for LG G2 leaks

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The impending release of LG’s new flagship, the G2, has been getting a lot of attention recently, and for a lot of good reasons. It’s expected to feature top-of-the-line specs, and include the latest software. We do know that the G2 will most likely be announced at LG’s press event in NYC on August 7, but when will it be released?

We’re still in the dark on that one, but a Korean tech site has a pretty good idea…

In early August, the G2 will most likely be released in Korea, probably very soon after the phone’s announcement in NYC. A North American release will come next in September, with Europe following shortly after. On a global scale, the smartphone should be available in October.

None of these (non-specific) dates are confirmed by LG, but it does sound legitimate and would make perfect sense that the phone would come out at the aforementioned times. We’ll see soon enough on August 7.

Source: GForGames 

LG posts new teaser video for the G2

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LG is doing all they can to hype up the release of their brand new G2, with the latest trick being a teaser video for the flagship. The video tries to give the device some human qualities, which is a way of sort of making the device more approachable and desirable. It also shows off those rear-facing power and volume buttons, which seem to be one of the coolest features of the device. Either way, you only have to wait until August 7th to get all the official details from LG, but hit the break to check out the video in the meantime.
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LG files for several ‘G’ trademarks in South Korea including G Watch and G Glass

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LG already announced that moving forward, they will drop “Optimus” from their premium smartphone lineup. The plan is to utilize “G”, and from what we can see, it will be used across the board. They recently filed for several trademarks in South Korea with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), which included G Watch, G Glass, G Hub, GPAD, G Link, and G Band. We already heard that LG was working on a smartwatch, a glassware product, and a new tablet, but it appears they could be readying a bracelet and a media center as well.

Now there are tons of trademarks that go unused, so don’t be surprised if some of these names are never mentioned again. However, it does give us a clue as to what LG might have up their sleeve.

source: PocketDroid

LG Optimus F3 now available on Virgin Mobile USA

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LG and Virgin Mobile USA announced the availability of the LG Optimus F3 smartphone today . Priced at only $179.99 when mated with a Beyond Talk monthly plan starting at $35 month, the device offers an LTE alternative for budget conscious buyers.

The device runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor driving a 4-inch display. The Optimus F3 has a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of full 1080p HD video capture. Loaded with Android 4.1.2, LG has added some additional apps like the Expressive QuickMemo app and a Quick Translator capable of translating from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.

Check out the press release after the break for more details.
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