Items tagged with g4

LG will have bragging rights as the first Android OEM (save for Google’s Nexus devices) to deliver the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to customers. There’s one big stipulation here though for those that are right now rushing to the Settings menu to check for new updates — the Marshmallow update is only available to G4 customers in Poland. And unfortunately, LG hasn’t provided a rollout schedule for the rest of the world.  If you recall, LG made similar claims last year about being the first to deliver Android 5.0 Lollipop, also to LG smartphone owners in Poland. We’re not so sure what makes the Polish market so appealing to LG when it comes to pushing out new OS updates, but it seems to... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices and Samsung responding with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, you may have forgotten about the G4 from LG. Even with slightly newer smartphones on the market, the G4 is right there among the top Android smartphones, and if you're rolling with T-Mobile, you can score one for $480 for a limited time.T-Mobile has temporarily dropped the price, slashing $120 off its normal retail cost of $600. That's still a hefty sum to pay all at once, though if you have good to excellent credit, you can snag it for no money down and $19.99 per month for 24 months. If you're "building credit," as T-Mobile labels it, you'll have... Read more...
Mobile carriers worldwide will begin offering the LG G4 smartphone this week. The phone gives Android fans a competent, modestly-priced alternative to Samsung’s market-dominating Galaxy line. More than 180 carriers and retailers will be stocking G4s over the next several days. LG plans to start the rollout in Hong Kong and move to Russia, Singapore and Turkey before opening up Europe, North America and other regions. “The LG G4 is our most ambitious smartphone yet because it is unlike any other flagship mobile phone on the market today,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications in a statement. “Our vision is to create our own set of standards without worrying about... Read more...
Calling the smartphone market "mature" is likely misguided, even if you consider its increasing saturation levels. In the U.S., however, much has changed over the past half-decade, but more important perhaps is what has become commonplace. While the initial players all jockeyed for their share of the smartphone pie, companies such as Kyocera and Sony have all but vanished, while Apple and Samsung are the only two options that some mainstream users even consider. LG's mobile CEO is aware of the current landscape, stating recently that it hopes to sell around 8 million G4 handsets by the end of 2015. Apple sells 8 million iPhones in a good month, so the scale and scope is well-defined. The LG G4,... Read more...
LG officially lifted the veil on their G4 flagship Android phone this week and the buzz has been fairly strong in anticipation for how it measures up versus stiff competition from Samsung and Apple. LG's display prowess is well known, along with their ability to pack a ton of screen real estate into a smaller frame with very little bezel, as they did with the previous generation G3. However, what's under the hood of the new LG G4 is probably just as interesting for some folks, as the build quality and display of LG's new flagship. On board the LG G4 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, the six-core little brother of the powerful and power-hungry Snapdragon 810 that's found in HTC's One M9. The One... Read more...
When it comes to 2015’s flagship Android smartphones, HTC struck the first blow with its One M9. The smartphone has largely been overlooked as a warmed over refresh of its predecessor (both in terms of specs and its design, which dates back to 2013). Samsung then stepped into the fray with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and has already opened up a third manufacturing facility to keep up with Galaxy S6 Edge demand. And now, it’s LG’s turn to show us what it has in store for Android fans. Unfortunately for LG, many of the details of its next generation G4 (including pictures) have already leaked to the web. So today’s announcement just makes things official. LG’s tagline for the G4 is “See the... Read more...
It was supposed to be during a scheduled media event on April 28 that LG would show the world its forthcoming G4 handset in all its glory, but then came that awkward moment when some dude who built a following by leaking information and press images to the web ahead of schedule posts a photo of the flagship device on Twitter. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Evan Blass (oh, and also the G4).Evan Blass, also known by this Twitter handle @evleaks, announced his retirement from the leaked phone photos game back in August of last year. And just like that, smartphone makers could be heard taking a collective sigh of relief, no longer having to worry about their press images landing on the web ahead of schedule.... Read more...
It was a week ago today that LG began teasing the launch of its flagship G4 handset, only at the time the company didn't come right out and say it. Instead, LG told the press to "save the date" for April 28, 2015 in New York, London, and Paris, and April 29 in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul, at which time they'd be able to "See the great, feel the great." Well, it's now official. Those dates are when LG will formally introduce the G4 smartphone in the listed territories. New invites sent out to members of the press have taken the guesswork out of what LG has planned, which is the "official unveiling of LG G4." The first of them will kick off in New York City at 11 AM (Eastern) exactly three weeks... Read more...
Android fans are in a good place right now. There's the continued roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop to an increasing number of devices, the recent release of Samsung's premium design Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the release of HTC's One M9, and talk of LG's flagship G4 handset, the latter of which is likely to debut on April 28.LG has been sending out press invites for Tuesday, April 28 in New York, London, and Paris, and for Wednesday, April 29 in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul. The invite is a picture of a faux leather-bound notebook with the tagline, "See the great, feel the great." Raise your hand if you're up for a game of speculation.The second part of the tagline -- "Feel the great" --... Read more...