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Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final release is not far behind, and that should be the case here as well. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta software version is listed as V19A and available for several supported models, including the LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP, and LGM-G600KP. It's not clear if LG is planning on making an Oreo beta available G6 owners in other... Read more...
Amazon launched its Prime Exclusive Phones program for people who dislike smartphone contracts and prefer to buy a device outright, unlocked for a reduced price. In the past, Blu has been on that program and was booted from Amazon due to spyware concerns, only to return shortly after. Buyers can now choose from several LG smartphones via the Prime Exclusive Phones program. The phones available include the LG X charge with its massive 4500 mAh internal battery and fast charging support. The phone boasts a 5.5-inch HD display, 5MP front camera, and a 13MP rear camera with HDR. The device runs Android Nougat 7.1 for the OS and will sell for $149.99 for Prime members willing to look at lock... Read more...
The LG G6 was first announced back in late February, which seems like ages ago when it comes to flagship smartphones. Since that time, we’ve seen a number of competitors enter the fray including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, OnePlus 5, Essential Phone and Motorola Moto Z2 Plus. With that in mind, third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint are offering discounts on both the LG G6 and the LG V30. Over at T-Mobile, the LG G6 is being offered for $20 down and $20 per month, which makes its total price $500. Likewise, the LG V20 is available for $0 down and $20 per month, bringing the total outlay for that device to $480. To make the deal even sweeter, purchasing either... Read more...
The LG G6 was one of the very first 2017 flagship smartphones out of the gate, but it was quickly overshadowed by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. With the Galaxy S8’s snazzier styling, Infinity Display, and fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the G6 simply got lost in the mix and LG quickly resorted to attractive promotions to entice customers. Now LG is fighting fire with fire, adding a new more potent model to the mix with enhanced hardware. The G6+ sits above the G6 in LG’s smartphone family and brings with it 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That a nice upgrade from the G6, which features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage respectively. LG has also bundled the G6+ with a pair of B&O... Read more...
The new G6 from LG is a really good Android phone in its own right, but if you were on the fence, T-Mobile and LG have a pair of offers that you might find too good to refuse. Starting with T-Mobile, the spunky "uncarrier," as it likes to call itself, is offering the LG 6 for $20 per month for 24 months, plus a $20 down payment. That breaks down to $500, versus the phone's $650 MSRP. So right off the bat you're set to save $150 on the G6. To sweeten the pot, T-Mobile is throwing in a free LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet, which it normally sells for $240 ($10 per month for 24 months). Tablets are not as popular as they once were, but it is still a nice inclusion at no extra cost. If nothing else, you could... Read more...
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be kicking around AMD's Ryzen 5 processors, the gorgeous LG G6 Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S8, Dell's Inspiron Gaming 15 notebook, a sneak peek of the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and details on how YOU could win a Razer Blade gaming laptop! Show Notes: 01:51 - AMD Ryzen 5 1600X And 1500X Processor Review: Affordable Zen Takes On Core i5 13:16 - LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination 24:59 - Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Hands-On Demo And First Look From Unpacked 2017 35:32 - Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Review: Great Battery Life, Strong Performance, Affordable Price... Read more...
There's absolutely no question about it. LG obviously launched the new LG G6 right in the middle of the marketing buzzsaw that is Samsung's Galaxy S8 launch. And while it's fair to compare the G6 against the backdrop of the Samsung dynamic duo, some of the reviews I've seen so far, in my humble opinion, are unnecessarily critical of LG, largely due to timing I think. Since when did we become so jaded, like undercover restaurant critics in our own inner circle, that we can't judge a product based on its own merits? I'm not calling anyone out but I'm here to tell you that the LG G6 is likely a very competent alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S8. No doubt there are caveats, as there will be with... Read more...
  Although a certain “other” South Korean electronics manufacturer is looking to set off a nuclear explosion in the flagship Android smartphone market later this month, LG is hitting the ground running today with its all-new G6. First announced back in late February, the LG G6 has been a bit slow making its way to retail outlets, but the wait is finally over. The LG G6 mostly ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a 2017 flagship with one exception: its processor. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will both use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the U.S. market. The LG G6, however, makes do with the 2016-era Snapdragon 821 SoC. It’s not exactly a death blow to LG’s latest... Read more...
We were introduced to the rather intriguing (and tall, for a smartphone) 18:9 aspect ratio with the announcement of the LG G6 earlier this year. This move allows for a narrower device that better fits in your hands (width wise). Samsung has followed suit with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio on its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Seeing what will likely be a growing trend for smartphones going forward, Google is reminding developers to code their apps to take advantage of these taller displays. Developers are used to creating apps that are framed within displays sporting a 16:9 aspect ratio, and according to Google, accommodating 18:9 and 18.5:9 aspect ratios is a rather simple affair.  LG G6 “In order... Read more...
LG has partnered with Google to promote its forthcoming G6 smartphone. Those who see fit to pick up LG's new flagship once it becomes available will receive a free Google Home, the voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. In essence, those who take advantage of this promotion will score two separate devices, each one with Google Assistant built into them.Anyone who is interested can sign up for more information on a special landing page dedicated to the promotion (hit the source link). The way it works is buyers will go the landing page to purchase the LG G6 by April 30, 2017, and then redeem the offer online for Google Home (worth $129) by May 15, 2017.That's not a bad deal. The... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Dave and Chris talk AMD Ryzen processors for desktop enthusiasts and gamers, AMD's Naples server platform based on the Zen architecture, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, LG's hot new G6 Android flagship, the HP Elite x3 phone that proposes to deliver a Windows Office in your pocket, EVGA's innovative iCX cooling for graphics cards, Dell's XPS 15 with GeForce 10 and more! 04:56 - AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors 17:22 - AMD Zen-Based Naples Many-Core Server Platform 29:08 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and more here 39:51 - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 With iCX Cooling 44:40 - HP Elite x3 Smartphone Windows Office In Your Pocket 56:01... Read more...
After months of leaks, the LG G6 has finally been officially unveiled. LG has gone completely back to the drawing board versus its predecessor, the questionably modular LG G5. In its place is a sleek, amazingly compact and efficient aluminum unibody design with a large 5.7-inch display. It's a truly premium flagship device and we got some quality hands-on time with it in New York last week.  That display is the main focal point of the G6, and it has a rather unorthodox 18:9 screen ratio, which LG says allows the device to fit better in your hand. The thin bezels of the new flagship also give the LG G6 an 80 percent screen to body ratio. LG notes the aspect ratio is being adopted... Read more...
The LG G6 isn’t expected to officially be unveiled until MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month, but LG has already starting dropping hints on what to expect. But it isn’t just LG, insiders are also leaking information on the G6 including the latest revelation that it will be the first non-Pixel smartphone to come with the Google Assistant built-in. If you recall, the Google Assistant was introduced with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL flagship Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones in the fall of 2016. The Google Assistant use artificial intelligence (AI), which learns more about you as you use it and interacts in essence like a chatbot. It can also present information to you in useful ways (including your... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is still a month away but that just means a few more weeks of leaks ahead of the annual convention in Barcelona. The latest leak is a press photo what is presumed to be the LG G6, the company's upcoming flagship Android smartphone. It is not a full shot of the device, though enough is visible to make out a premium design that looks every bit as good as the competition.The G6 is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch display sporting a not-so-common (in the smartphone space) 2:1 aspect ratio. Part of the reason for that is because LG wanted to minimize the bezels—the phone features an impressive screen-to-bezel ratio of 90 percent. The bottom of the handset is not visible in... Read more...
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