While adults are getting excited for the Android Wear and the upcoming Apple Watch, let’s not forget about the kids. Back in July, LG announced a new kid-friendly wearable for children ages 4 and up, called the KizOn. Last month, we got wind that it would be coming to Verizon Wireless, and the rumor came true today. However, it has been re-branded into the GizmoPal. You knew Verizon couldn’t just release a product without messing with it did ya?
Google began the roll out of Android 5.0.1 for devices like the Nexus 7 (WiFi), Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10 exactly a week ago. And the company has now officially hinted at the update’s arrival for the Nexus 4 and the recently launched Nexus 6. Google has posted factory images of the update for the two smartphones on its official download pages, letting interested users manually flash it on their devices. The GPe HTC One M8 and the One M7 have already received the Android 5.0.1 update, which is slightly odd as Nexus devices are usually the first to get the updates.
Now is a great time to be an AT&T customer in the market for a new smartphone. The carrier is running a promotion that includes the option to bring home an LG G Pad 7.0 for $0.99 when purchasing any smartphone. For the smartphone, customers must be using the AT&T Next program while the tablet requires the signing of a new two-year contract.
Both AT&T’s website and retail stores are offering the bundle; however, only select retail stores are going to take advantage of it. Online, add the smartphone to your cart and then add the G Pad 7.0 to see the $0.99 price.
AT&T has not specified an end date for the promotion, but the carrier does say that the bundle will be unavailable once it runs out of G Pad 7.0 units to sell.
Samsung enjoys a ton of success with devices featuring displays larger than 5 inches. In fact, the company is probably credited with making such devices normal. The original Galaxy Note was introduced in 2011 with a 5.3-inch display. Now, there are many devices matching or even besting that size. Everything just keeps getting bigger. The Galaxy Note 4, which was released in October, shipped with a 5.7-inch display. There has yet to be any viable threat to the Galaxy Note series, but LG seems to have something to say about that.
LG announced the G Pro handset in February last year as a rival offering to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. A successor was launched earlier this year in the form of the G Pro 2, although it failed to make any noise in the market. Reports are now indicating that poor sales of the series has forced LG to scrap the G Pro lineup altogether and focus more on the upcoming flagship, the LG G4.
Verizon is currently rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update to all variants of its carrier-branded LG G3 located in the United States. The upgrade brings support for Advanced Calling 1.0, as well as the latest version of all of LG’s stock apps, including: Contacts, Email, Camera and BackUp.
Companies only get one or two shots each year for flagship devices so they want to make sure they utilize the best specs available at the time. For next year’s devices, that means the Snapdragon 810, which is Qualcomm’s first 64-bit octa-core processor.
The early consensus was that the 810 wasn’t going to be available till June of next year, so I really didn’t think Samsung and LG would include it in the Galaxy S 6 and G4, but according to a report out of Business Korea, both companies are trying to utilize the said chip.
In celebration of (RED), an AIDS awareness brand, Verizon has launched a special version of the G3 that features a slick red paint job. The finish is being called “Blaze Red” and matches up with (RED) colors as well as the standard Verizon branding.
Aside from the new colors, this model is identical to the other colored versions. You’ll still get the same great specs and everything else that came with the phone when it originally launched, so there’s no need to feel bad for not waiting.
For the next 24 hours, Best Buy is cutting a whopping 65% off the LG G Watch — so from now until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, December 2, you can pick one up for as little as $79.99. The deal applies to both the retailers online portal and to any of its nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores.