LG’s latest flagship, the G4, has generally been well received since launch, carrying on the good work first seen in the G2 and in 2014’s G3 handset. The G4 sports the latest tech, other than using the heat-tastic Snapdragon 810 processor. If LG’s latest and greatest doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, perhaps you would be more interested in the G4 Pro that the Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be releasing in the third quarter of 2015. According to a post on the Chinese social media site, Weibo, the G4 Pro will be packing some very impressive hardware.
There are a wide range of smartphones that are up for grabs today with varying price points. So it can get a bit tricky to pick the best of them, mainly due to the sheer volume of devices. Some handsets, however, stand out in the crowd and we’re going to discuss the best of the best. Choice is one of the best things about choosing an Android device over other platforms. Read more
T-Mobile is giving away a free LG G Pad F 8.0 with the purchase of a qualifying data plan for Father’s Day. The holiday is nearly upon us, so you’ll need to act fast.
The camera was one of the weak spots for the Nexus 5. The flagship Nexus device manufactured by LG in 2013 had an inconsistent camera that never seemed to deliver quality shots. Now, in 2015, the company allegedly has plans to produce one of two Nexus phones. A media outlet from South Korea claims to have knowledge of LG’s plans for its upcoming Nexus phone’s camera.
LG announced today that they are continuing the promotion where the company is giving away an extra battery and microSD card with the purchase of an LG G4 until June 30.
LG and Nokia have announced that they’ve reached a licensing deal related to several of Nokia smartphone patents. LG has licensed a wide range of patents covering communications over a mobile network, although neither company disclosed how much LG is paying for the licensing.
Both companies have said the deal is mutually beneficial, which I’m sure everyone will agree with. LG gets access to some patents to make better phones, and Nokia gets some extra cash. It’s not like Nokia was using the technology to make any compelling smartphones. Read more
It looks like the LG G3 won’t be getting the jump to Android 5.1, according to a social media post from LG Hellas. In fact, the device could jump straight to Android M.
There are now three options when it comes to buying the LG G Stylo. The phone has been available from Boost Mobile for a few weeks, but Sprint and its prepaid offering have joined in selling the G Style starting today.
Over the years owners of smartphones have learned the hard way that they need to keep their devices secured against attempts to get private information off of the devices. The worry is not so much that someone will intercept data on the fly, but that a misplaced device could fall into the wrong hands that have plenty of time to try to break through security to access private data. Researchers from the University of New Haven have started work on examining how secure a new crop of devices – smartwatches – may be and the results are not promising. Read more
For those of you waiting on the LG G Pad F 8.0, it’ll be launching on T-Mobile come June 17, according to a leaked sales post.
The G Pad F 8.0 for T-Mobile is rumored to feature a 1,280 x 800 WXGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (Snapdragon 400, possibly?), 16GB of expandable storage up to 128GB, a 5-megapixel rear camera, LTE connectivity, and should run Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s a humble, budget-friendly tablet, and shouldn’t cost more than $149, if AT&T’s offering is anything to go by.
We’ll get the full details when it launches next week.