The LG Optimus L III series was officially launched in Barcelona at the MWC in February. That series included the L40, L70 and L90. Well now LG has added another handset to that lineup – the L80.
While the device was leaked a few hours ago, that hardly seems important now that the device is official. The device is set to feature a 5″ IPS display, dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage. It will also include a 5MP rear-facing camera.
For the Sprint owners out there who bought the LG G Flex, there’s some good news for you today. The carrier announced today that KitKat will be rolling out for the device beginning today, April 28.The update (version LS995ZV6) is rolling out in batches, so you may have to be patient to receive your update. Everyone should have the update by May 7.
It’s till to be seen what UI tweaks 4.4 will bring to the G Flex, since Sprint lists “OS upgrade to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)” as the only improvement in the OTA.
Rumors about the upcoming LG G3 have been floating around for a while now, but finally we have a picture of the device. The photo shows the back of the phone, and while it’s not the best quality, it does tell quite a bit about it.
We can see that LG will be keeping the back mounted keys on the back of the device, thought they have been redesigned. The picture also shows some sort of sensor next to the camera. We don’t yet know what kind of sensor that will be. Keep an eye out for more details!
Perhaps riding the coattails of success they experienced with the LG G Pad 8.3, two new tablets from LG have surfaced at the FCC suggesting a public release is not too far off. The devices are listed with model numbers LG V700 and LG V400. The V700 is shown in the filings with a landscape orientation, suggesting it may be a larger tablet possibly in the 10-inch range. The V400 on the other hand is shown with a portrait orientation which would be more consistent with a 7- or 8-inch size tablet. Read more
The LG G Watch has not even been released yet and we are already talking about another LG smartwatch. A United States Patent and Trademark Office filing revealed the name of the “W Watch.” This is not the first time we are hearing about an LG smartwatch being released shortly after the G Watch. Would LG really risk the bad publicity of releasing something right after their initial Android Wear device? It sure seems like that may be the case.
But what else could the W Watch be? I think a smartwatch not tied to Android is a very good possibility. Perhaps something that would work with many platforms is something LG is working on.
Today T-Mobile and Metro PCS confirmed that they would be getting the LG Optimus L70 and L90, both featuring Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG’s custom UI enhancements.
T-Mobile will carry the Optimus L90 starting on April 30, and it will sell for the full retail price of $228. Specs include a 4.7-inch qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Hit the break for the full press release.
Specs of the LG G3 continue to trickle in, but the problem is there are so many prototypes, that it is hard to predict what direction LG is headed in.
The G3 already appeared in Sprint’s UA profile and a benchmark. It was believed to pack a 2460 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and 32GB of storage. I won’t even mention the processor because there are so many that have been reported.
Today on Facebook, LG made it official that Stealth Black will not be the only color option for the upcoming LG G Watch. In addition the the industry standard black option, LG will offer its smartwatch, running Android Wear, in Champagne Gold. The face of the G Watch, however, will remain black.
Information is still scarce about the LG G Watch, but we do know that it will be one of the initial Android Wear smartwatches available.
Source: LG (Facebook)
The upcoming LG Isai FL that is bound for Japan has leaked once again. This time, @evleaks has given us a look at it in pink. But the image is not the only piece provided with his tweet. Also included were some specifications. The LCD display, which pushes the bezel-less boundary, is 5.5 inches. Inside will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition to 32GB of internal storage, LG is including a microSD card slot.
While this handset is clearly covered with a skin produced by LG, Android 4.4 KitKat is at its core. And the outside of this device will actually be water-resistant to a degree. As I noted in the last leak for this device, it could be indicative of the LG G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor. The design language resembles both last year’s LG G2 and Nexus 5. In fact, it looks like a cross of the two. Read more
Who likes waiting for a carrier to update a device to the latest version of Android? Especially when that carrier is Verizon. Big Red is notoriously slow when it comes to updating devices. And while the LG G2 still does not have the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), it can be done manually through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. The program, though, can only run through a Windows PC; however, having a Windows partition on a Mac reportedly works.
Simply connect your LG G2 to a USB port on a computer and install Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. From there, it should instruct you how to get KitKat running on your G2. Make sure your device has enough space as the update may be rather large.