Last week we showed you LG’s Quick Window case that they will be releasing alongside their flagship phone, the G2, which is expected to be announced this week. The cases will be available in seven different colors, and features an opening in the front of the case which will display things like the weather, incoming calls, messages, etc. The window also gives users the ability to control their music, set up and stop and alarm clock, with various clock designs to choose from.
In preparation for the G2′s official announcement this Wednesday, LG has released a promotional video for the Quick Window cases, which will be available in black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint and yellow. Check out the video after the break.
Well what do we have here? The LG G2 manual leaked and it pretty much tells us everything we need to know about the phone other than the release date. For those of you thinking a rear fingerprint reader was in store, think again, it isn’t there. Of course the rear volume controls are there, but what is in between them? Surprise! Surprise! It’s a power/lock button. This phone is going to be hard to get used to. Another interesting feature is that LG is going with a nano-SIM slot. This might be a new trend with the Moto X adopting it as well.
Now moving on to microSD and removable battery fans. You guys hit the jackpot. Not only is there a microSD slot, but there is also a removable 2,610mAh battery. Are you guys excited for this phone?
As we wind down the week and start to turn our attention over to next week’s LG G2 announcement, LG has given us a couple of teaser videos. I personally don’t care so much about teaser videos, but I have to say that these videos are well produced and showing that LG is ready to do some serious marketing. I highly recommend wathing them.
The “Manifesto” film is about the relationship between technology and humans. Things like “Technology is limited but humans are limitless” and “Technology can err but humans turn mistakes into opportunities.” This all leads up to the fact that “There is no technology greater than humans.” The next video, titled “Learning For You” is my favorite of the two. It has a much quicker pace and goes through the many things humans achieve starting from birth. Hit the break for both videos.
We are less than a week away from the unveiling of the LG G2 and it recently hit AnTuTu benchmarks. It scored 29,909, which is impressive, but not all that surprising when you consider that it will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC onboard. The model number was LG-D802.
So what do you guys think about the LG G2? Is this just a Galaxy wannabe or are they going to wow the world and force Galaxy owners to salivate?
It’s only natural that we’re already talking about the third-generation Nexus 7, only a week after the second-generation version of the device was released.
It would be fair to assume that Asus would undeniably be the manufacturer of the next Nexus 7, assuming the success of the most recent Nexus 7 outperforms the first. However, some recent reports would suggest otherwise.
A rumor leaked the other day which threw the name “LG” into the conversation for the “N7-3.” It wouldn’t be a huge surprise, as the company has manufactured other Nexus devices in the past (Nexus 4), but to ditch Asus in the Nexus 7 series would be a surprise. Samsung’s name was thrown into the conversation as well, which also makes sense, considering the company is literally running the OEM market right now for Android devices.
The next bit of news is a bit more surprising— Lenovo’s name popped up as well. Numbers suggest the company is doing well overseas, but can you even name two devices Lenovo has made available to the United States, or at least has sold in high quantities? No doubt the company has done a good job in what it has tried to accomplish, but it hasn’t really extended its reach to the point where we could expect them to make the next Nexus 7.
Who would you guys like to see build the next Nexus 7 device? Would you hope Google remains loyal to Asus? Would you prefer them to move over to LG or Samsung? What about Lenovo?
LG 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
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!
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
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.
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.