Items tagged with Optimus

It might still be summertime, but that isn't stopping LG Electronics from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Specifically, the South Korean handset maker said it's tossing out its "Optimus" nomenclature for high-end smartphones, and instead will forge ahead with a tidier "G" to represent its premium brand. The first of LG's new G series will be the G2. "Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The new... Read more...
It's said the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but if that doesn't work, you could always try being vulgar. The tactic worked for Linus Torvalds, who not that long ago ripped into NVIDIA for its lack of Linux support. He was answering a student developer's question about NVIDIA driver support for Linux on her notebook during a talk at Finland's Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship. Torvalds at the time said NVIDIA is "the single worst company we've ever dealt with," and then proceeded to flip NVIDIA the bird on camera while dropping an f-bomb. Here we are about three months later and suddenly NVIDIA... Read more...
LG's smartphone lineup just keeps growing. The company's latest is the L9, which is following the L7 from earlier in the year as it becomes the latest and greatest in the L series. It's packing a 4.7" IPS display, and the company is really pushing the built-in QTranslator and QMemo software additions. The QTranslator function instantly translates not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases with a simple scan from nearly 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, it recognizes letters upon scanning with the camera and utilizes electronic... Read more...
When it comes to Android, it's all about skinning for partner OEMs. For Samsung, there's TouchWiz. For HTC, there's Sense. And for LG, there's an all new Optimus UI 3.0. The company is introducing its latest UI overhaul, which applies to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) devices. Among the new features is Quick Memo and "unique unlock features." The former enables users to jot notes on the screen using a finger, share their thoughts via social networks and keep tabs on life without having to turn to a PC or tablet. Other new features include: -- the ability to unlock the phone by dragging anywhere... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is just around the bend, and that means a deluge of new smartphones comin' atcha. As if there hasn't already been a waterfall of them for the past few years. At any rate, LG is following up on the Optimus Vu announcement with a little tap-and-go announcement, as the Optimus LTE Tag is going to be the company's newest, latest and greatest LTE + NFC smartphone. NFC has taken off in a major way since the introduction of Google Wallet and the decision of many smartphone makers to start embedded these chips in smartphones, and LG's hoping to continue the push. The Optimus LTE Tag... Read more...
LG's giving its Optimus smartphone a second act. Simply enough, it's called the Optimus 2, the details of which are now available on LG's website, along with a photo gallery. What you'll find if you surf on over is a mostly entry-level smartphone device, at least by today's standards, with what could be an unmolested version of Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform running the show. Tech specs include: 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (320x480) 800MHz processor 3.2MP rear-facing camera Virtual QWERTY keyboard Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR 2GB microSD card included (supports up to 32GB) GPS The Optimus... Read more...
Earlier this year, we took a long, hard look at one of Dell's most highly-anticipated multimedia notebooks to date. That was the XPS 15z, and we thought pretty highly of it in almost every measurable way, including its delightfully thin dimensions. Fast forward a few months, and in slides the XPS 14z. According to its branding, this unit is just a single number different than the XPS 15z, and if you didn't know any better, you'd just assume that someone took a shrink-ray to the 15z. Indeed, the 14z really is just a small 15z in some ways... The 14z is Dell's "thinnest, fully-featured 14" laptop... Read more...
A new service from Broadband.com could help you save some cash on your cell phone bill. The new mobile service known as Republic Wireless promises unlimited talk, text, and data for just $19 per month. Republic Wireless is able to offer this service because it operates primarily over Wi-Fi networks. Recognizing that a Wi-Fi network may not always be available, the company has an agreement with Sprint so you'll still be able to use your phone. Although there is no limit to how much you can use your phone over a Wi-Fi network, you will be limited to somewhere around 550 minutes, 150 texts, and 300... Read more...
Updates, updates. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. The world's full of 'em, and Maingear is giving one of their flagship gaming notebooks yet another burst of power if you're willing to spring for it. The company's new Clutch-15 series notebook can now be ordered with NVIDIA's graphics-switching Optimus technology, boasting a 15.6" display, Core i5 CPU, and a variety of GPU options. There's a GeForce GT 525M with 1GB of GDDR3 memory, as well as a Core i3/i5, 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 512GB SSD (or a 500GB Hybrid SSD). So, more power and better battery life. How could you go wrong?... Read more...
MSI claims it was inspired by top-of-the-line luxury sedans when redesigning the newest additions to its C-Series of notebooks, the silver CX640-071US and black CR640-035US. Both are 15.6-inch notebooks built around Intel's Core i3 2310M processor, with the former boasting Nvidia's GeForce GT 520M graphics with Optimus technology and the latter sporting Intel HD 3000 graphics. Other than the graphics chip, both setups come with similar components, including 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB SATA hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 7-in-1 media card reader, 1.3MP webcam, a pair of USB 2.0 ports,... Read more...
LG plans to reveal "the world's first 3D smartphone" at Mobile World Congress on February 14. The new LG Optimus 3D will feature a glasses-free 3D display. It will also have a dual-lens camera that can record 3D video. This smartphone is expected to come with many of the features you'd expect from a high-end smartphone, including a dual-core processor and multichannel RAM. LG says the phone will support HDMI and DLNA connectivity. It is also expected to have a front-facing camera. LG TO UNVEIL WORLD’S FIRST FULL 3D SMARTPHONE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2011 3D Recording-Viewing-Sharing of Life’s... Read more...
When you get a good thing going, you keep it going if you know what's good for you. Samsung has seen a massive hit with their Galaxy line of products, and LG's Optimus line hasn't been too poorly either. The company has recently released a brand new phone in the Optimus line, the Optimus Black. The main highlight feature here is the NOVA display, which is LG's attempt to rival the Super AMOLED and ClearBlack alternatives from rival phone makers. Ever since Apple introduced the Retina Display on the iPhone 4, other phone companies have really been concerned about the quality and labeling of their... Read more...
Lenovo recently celebrated the milestone of selling 60 million ThinkPad notebooks. That's a ThinkPad for every person in the United Kingdom, to put it in perspective. Moreover, the PC maker claims these things sell like electronic hotcakes, to the tune of 14 per minute. Lenovo doesn't reach these types of numbers by selling outdated hardware spruced up with brushed aluminum, and clever marketing. The company targets tech-savvy business consumers and home users who want light, durable notebooks that offer cutting edge technology. The notebook we're reviewing today is an improvement over the original... Read more...
Lenovo recently celebrated the milestone of selling 60 million ThinkPad notebooks. That's a ThinkPad for every person in the United Kingdom, to put it in perspective. Moreover, the PC maker claims these things sell like electronic hotcakes, to the tune of 14 per minute.  Those are iPad sort of rates.  But Lenovo doesn't reach these types of numbers by selling outdated hardware spruced up with brushed aluminum, and clever marketing. The company targets tech-savvy business consumers and home users who want light, durable notebooks that offer extended battery life built with the latest technology.... Read more...
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