Miss the LG G2 event? We Have It Here

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If you missed the LG G2 event from yesterday you missed a whole heck of a lot. The 5.2 full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 packing powerhouse for starters. Throw in the 13MP camera and 24 bit 192 KHz Hi-Fi Sound and the next LG Flagship is sure to turn a few heads.

Well for those that were hoping to see the live event but weren’t able to do so, we have the next best thing. If you head on past the break you’ll find a replay of the entire event. If you want to skip past the opening display you’ll have to hit the 20 minute mark. Either way you’re in for a good time.


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Rumor pins Motorola as next Nexus manufacturer

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Looks like previous rumors of LG being the next Nexus manufacturer now has some competition with the latest rumors of Motorola actually being given the helm of manufacturing the next Nexus. Now while this is just a rumor, and one should always take this with a grain of salt, this does come from quite a credible source in Taylor Wimberly. If you’re not familiar with Taylor, he has a fairly good track record when it comes to rumors on previous Nexus news that he has gotten correct. According to his post on his personal Google+ page “Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).”

With the specs of the LG G2 looking really good, I was actually fairly excited of LG again being the manufacturer of Google’s next Nexus. Although I would be lying to say I wasn’t at the least bit intrigued with Motorola finally being given the chance of making a Nexus device, especially since Google owns the company. What do you guys think, would you rather have Motorola or LG make the next Nexus? Or do you still have HTC, Samsung, or even Sony at the top of your wishlist? Let me know in the comment section!

source: Google+

LG V-500 and V-507L tablets clear Bluetooth certification

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Hot on the heels of LG’s G2 announcement, some Bluetooth certification information has shown up that shows LG may be launching some tablets this year to complement their device lineup. Two tablets received their Bluetooth certificates, and judging by the models of the devices, the V-500 is likely to be a WiFi model and the V-507L will probably be a 3G/4G-enabled version of the same tablet.

Unfortunately, this certification doesn’t give us much else in the way of specs, except that it may have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor based on the software version listed. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming months.

source: Tech Kiddy

Don’t expect a Google Play Edition LG G2

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Back in May, LG Europe Vice President Won Kim said that they had no interest in releasing Google Play Edition’s of any of their devices. With yesterday’s announcement of the G2, you might be wondering if things have changed. Unfortunately, the answer is no. According to Ken Hong from LG PR…

“As of right now, LG doesn’t have any plans for a Google Play Edition. The focus for the G2 is penetration through carriers. That however could change down the road.”

We all know things can change, but this is probably a smart move by LG. Google Play Edition devices are only for a very small segment of the population, so why bother with the “me too” approach.

source: Android Community

LG utilizes Graphic RAM (GRAM) on the G2 smartphone, what on earth is it?

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One of the things that LG mentioned during their G2 press event was that the display utilizes Graphic RAM (GRAM), which aids in battery life. What exactly is it? Well first of all, it refers to the Panel Self Refresh (PSR) of the display. With a 60Hz panel, the GPU needs to present the display with the contents of the frame buffer 60 times per second. For fast moving video, this is important. However, when static content such as the home screen or an email is on the display, it’s wasteful. The PSR addresses this.

Interestingly enough, this new optimization isn’t really reducing the display power, it’s actually reducing the System on a Chip (SoC) power. If the display is static, the frame buffer will be copied to a small chunk of memory tied to the display. This is probably around 8MB (1080p @ 32bpp). The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is tied to the SoC and will operate at a lower power state since the refreshes will come from the panel’s memory.


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Hands on with the LG G2

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LG finally took the wraps off the G2 today in New York City. Due to a plethora of leaks, there wasn’t much to learn about the G2 other than a few UX features. The 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display is absolutely gorgeous and the device appears to be pretty snappy thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. Specs aside, the G2 is about “Learning from you” with many customization features such as slide-to-slide to making things really quick and easy with Text Link.

The 5.2-inch display is very big, so one handed use is always a concern. LG has your back. With the backside volume and power buttons, it will be easy for you to use this massive phone with one hand. LG found that most people keep set their index finger at the back of the phone when using it so it seemed natural to put the controls there. Of course the .10-inch bezel helps keep the overall size at bay.

Other new features include KnockOn, which allows you to turn on your display with a knock knock on the display. Answer Me will turn down your ringer and answer your phone automatically as you bring it closer to your ear. You will also find some of the familiar stuff like QSlide and QRemote (on G Pro). It’s time to stop the talking and see what this beast is all about. Hit the break for the complete hands on.


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T-Mobile to offer three new LG devices, including the G2, Optimus F3 and Optimus F6

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After an official device announcement, the next exciting part is figuring out carrier availability. In this case, T-Mobile has been extremely quick to jump on LG’s bandwagon by announcing that they will carry the G2 at some point in the coming weeks. You can sign up to be notified as soon as it becomes available. No exact pricing details were given, but we should definitely hear about them soon.

Alongside the G2, T-Mobile is also bringing two other LG devices to its network; the Optimus F3 and Optimus F6. The F3 is a budget device sporting a 4-inch screen and a 5 MP camera, complete with LG software features. The F6 is a bit more high-end, offering a 4.5-inch display and some high specs. The F3 is currently available in T-Mobile stores for $0 down and monthly payments of $10, and the F6 availability will be announced in the coming weeks, probably close to the G2.

So there you have it. If you’re in the market for a new device, T-Mobile has you covered, regardless of what you’re looking for. They’ve got the low-end, mid-range, and flagship device categories blanketed with these new devices from LG. Anyone planning on picking up any of them soon?

source: T-Mobile News

LG G2 poses with the Galaxy S 4 and looks awfully familiar

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Now that the full press image of the LG G2 leaked, why not a shot alongside the Galaxy S 4? That’s exactly what we have here. LG isn’t pulling any punches as to what fan base they are going after because they look awfully familiar don’t they? Other than the screen size and the main home button on the GS4, I’m not sure the average person would know the difference.

I have never been a big fan of LG, but I am looking forward to the event and playing with the G2. Stay tuned for more coverage. One more pic of their backsides after the break.


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