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At long last, Verizon Wireless customers with LG’s G3 smartphone are getting Android 5.0.1. The OS update has been making the rounds and has already gone out to AT&T and T-Mobile customers. If you have a G3, you can expect the over-the-air update to begin anytime. Android 5.0 Lollipop should make your G3 a little easier (and more fun) to use. Animations are improved and the Lock Screen has several password options, including the pattern lock. It’s handy if you’d prefer to swipe your finger than tap out the usual code. Notifications are also improved: you can view multiple notifications on the... Read more...
At long last, LG G3 owners in the U.S. will get to taste Android 5.0 Lollipop, at least those who are AT&T customers. The wireless carrier has begun doling out the latest and greatest version of Google's open source operating system, a nearly 700MB download that bumps the OS to Android 5.0.1. Sprint will likely be next.It's taken a bit for wireless carriers in the U.S. to unwrap Lollipop. In this instance, LG's G3 handset was actually one of the first devices outside of Google's Nexus line to receive the new OS, though it mainly occurred in Europe and Asia while customers in the U.S. had to... Read more...
Your options for bringing virtual reality into the home keep expanding, with the latest effort being a new take on an existing product.  It's by LG Electronics, one of two South Korean electronics makers showing interest in VR (Samsung being the other), which just made a plastic version of Google Cardboard called VR for G3. Whereas most head-mounted VR solutions come with their own processors and displays, the VR for G3 taps into the smartphone's electronics to make the magic happen. On its own, the headgear is really just a lightweight plastic housing with lenses. "While still in... Read more...
Kudos are in order for LG Electronics. Why? LG last month began doling out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to G3 handset owners in Europe, and starting soon, the South Korean electronics company will extend the same courtesy to G3 owners in the U.S. That will put G3 owners in select company -- less than 0.1 percent of Android handsets have Android 5.0 installed. Android 5.0 came out nearly three months ago (early November of last year), yet it doesn't warrant an entry on Google's Android Developers Dashboard, as is the case with any version of the open source operating system will less than 0.1 percent... Read more...
When the topic turns to smartphones and market share, it's usually the same two names that are thrown around -- Samsung and Apple. Fair enough, since the two companies dominate the market, but let's not forget that there are other handset makers continuing to chip away pieces of the market for themselves. Such as LG Electronics. Citing a Strategy Analystics report, CNET points out that LG grew its share of the smartphone market in North America to 16.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Compare that to a year ago when LG was sitting with just 7.4 percent -- the company more than doubled up,... Read more...
If you want to snag an LG G3 from a carrier such as AT&T, you should be prepared to drop $199.99 with a two-year contract, but it looks as though you can pick one up from Amazon for just $99. The monster etailer has the LG G3 available for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in Metallic Black or Silk White with 32GB of onboard storage. There’s also a Shine Gold version available for Sprint. If you feel like spending the money, you can also spring for an unlocked version for about $590 (and up). The LG G3 runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor and sports a 5.5-inch (2560x1440) display with 3GB of... Read more...
If you want to experience the LG G Watch, you might as well do so with a new LG G3 smartphone. AT&T has both available online and in store starting on July 11th, and you can order the G Watch ($229) and preorder the G3 starting tomorrow. For a limited time, you can get up to half off select LG accessories--including the G Watch--when you make a two-year contract and snap up an LG G3 or LG G Flex smartphone. The G Watch is part of a new crop of smartwatches powered by Google’s Android Wear, which is an extension of Android and a companion to devices running Android 4.3 and higher and offers... Read more...
LG is probably getting a little tired of scraping for brand recognition versus big names like Samsung, Apple and yes, even Google.  However, the company is also likely taking solace in the fact that their smartphone sales figures are heading for an all-time high in 2014, with an estimated 60 million units projected to be sold this year.  Part of that success probably comes from private label sales of devices like the LG-made Google Nexus 5, though the LG G2 certainly sold its fair share as well. So, at the end of the day, LG is sort of the "sleeper" of smartphone makers and as a major... Read more...
LG is probably getting a little tired of scraping for brand recognition versus big names like Samsung, Apple and yes, even Google. However, the company is also likely taking solace in the fact that their smartphone sales figures are heading for an all-time high in 2014, with an estimated 60 million units projected to be sold this year. Part of that success probably comes from private label sales of devices like the LG-made Google Nexus 5, though the LG G2 certainly sold its fair share as well. So, at the end of the day, LG is sort of the "sleeper" of smartphone makers and as a major OEM display... Read more...
The LG G3 smartphone is here, and LG is touting the high-end G2 successor as smart and simple, harnessing the best that technology has to offer while keeping the user experience as straightforward as possible. First off, there’s a lot happening under the hood. The G3 rocks a quad core Snapdragon 801 (up to 2.5GHz) processor with up to 3GB of DDR3 RAM, 32GB of onboard storage with up to 128GB more via a microSD card slot, and a rear 13MP camera with OIS+ Laser Autofocus (for super-quick focusing) and dual flash and a front-facing 2.1MP camera. The handset runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and sports... Read more...
LG was kind enough to not pretend that its May 27th press event was anything other than the LG G3 superphone reveal, and now there’s a teaser video out that shows off--just for a couple of seconds--the device’s beautiful chassis. We mean “seconds” literally, but you can see that the G3 will sport a gorgeous brushed-metal back, with the brushed part horizontally-oriented, which is an interesting look. The back also seems to have almost a glassy finish, and there’s a sweet little curve to it, too. LG hasn’t confirmed any specs yet, but previous leaks suggest that... Read more...
Sometimes we wake up to little surprises in our inbox, such as this morning when we discovered an email from LG inviting us to a press event in New York City in a couple of weeks. Rather than play it coy and keep the unveiling cryptic, LG flat out says on the invitation that it's planning to unveil the oft-rumored and highly speculated G3 smartphone (more of a superphone, really). In other words, the LG G3 is officially official, officially speaking. LG's forthcoming phone wasn't one of the best kept secrets on the Internet, anyway -- Sprint's web team essentially confirmed the existence of the... Read more...
Well, what do we have here? LG has begun sending to members of the press media announcements scheduled for May 27, 2014, which will take place in San Francisco, New York, and London, followed by events in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul the very next day. While these invitations don't come right out and reveal what LG is planning to announce, it doesn't take a giant leap of faith to believe it will be the company's forthcoming G3 device. The G3 will serve as LG's next flagship Android phone. Not a lot was left to the imagination when Sprint inadvertently leaked the G3's spec sheet earlier this month... Read more...
Just when we thought we might know everything there is to know about the LG's forthcoming G3 superphone, a new report throws a wrinkle into the mix. Rather than run with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power the G3's 5.5-inch qHD (2560x1440) display, there's chatter that LG might equip its flagship device with its own applications processor. A report in The Korea Herald claims to have heard from an LG spokesperson that the company will "soon" begin mass producing its own mobile chip. The spokesperson didn't elaborate, leaving everything else up to rumor, speculation, and... Read more...
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