Archive for: LG

[Update] Rumor: Anonymous LG Executive Claims 4″ Display For Next-Gen iPhone, 7.35″ iPad In Development.

  • November 15, 2011 8:01 am

It never fails. A new Apple product is released ushering in the latest generation of Cupertino designed hardware (and software) and not more than a month later (many times sooner) the rumor mill picks back up. Today, the source is an unnamed LG executive who doesn’t waste any time getting to the front of the pack of Apple rumors.

The claim: Apple’s next-gen iPhone will feature a 4″ display.

Sound familiar?

LG Flip Flips Again. Now They Are “Planning” To Bring Ice Cream Sandwich Update To Optimus 2X And G2X.

  • November 2, 2011 12:32 pm

LG’s stance on Ice Cream Sandwich updates for two of their best devices, the Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2X, has been anything but clear. First they weren’t going to be bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Optimus 2X and G2X. Public outrage ensued. Then they said there was a “possibility”. Public outrage continued. Whatever the case may be, apparently LG listened. Now the company has flipped flopped once again and claims they are now “planning” to bring ICS to the aforementioned devices as well as other high-end LG devices.

In short: Be very cautious about your next LG purchase in regards to phones.

LG Responds To Ice Cream Sandwich Claims Regarding Optimus 2X and G2X.

  • October 31, 2011 8:20 am

While we’ve seen reports of LG responding to criticisms over Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade status for the Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2X, we had yet to hear from LG themselves. Well, now we have. According to an LG spokesperson, the reports (as originally reported here) claiming the Optimus 2X and G2X were not going to be receiving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades:

The reports are unfounded and originated from sources unattached to LG.

With the introduction of Android 4.0 two weeks ago, our engineers have been poring over Ice Cream Sandwich in an effort to fully understand its features and requirements. LG R&D will then make recommendations as to which of our smartphones will deliver the best user experience with ICS. This process will take some time so we thank our users and advocates for their patience and ask that they keep an eye out for a future announcement from LG on this subject.

Optmus 2X and G2X owners aren’t out of the woods yet but it’s a reassuring statement nonetheless.

LG Now Claims ICS On Optimus 2X And G2X Still A Possibility.

  • October 30, 2011 9:32 am

After LG more or less confirmed that the T-Mobile G2X and Optimus 2X would not be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, the tech world sort of erupted. Neither device is more than 8 months old — well within the 18-month upgrade window Google enacted (and an agreement LG was part of) — and both are plenty capable hardware wise.

It appears all is not yet lost. Androidandme is reporting that LG has contacted them to set the record straight. The new stance: “LG has not yet made a decision as to whether or not they will bring ICS to the Optimus 2X and G2X, and they are still testing ICS on said two phones.”

In short: when carriers/manufacturers mess with Android (such as the case with LG’s minor skin and included bloatware) it makes Android worse. Both of these phones wouldn’t have had delayed Gingerbread builds and an uncertain ICS future if LG wasn’t trying to be something that they’re not — software developers.

[Update] LG Confirms Optimus 2X and G2X Are Dead Ends, Not Receiving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • October 28, 2011 9:04 am

Owners of LG’s Optimus 2X and G2x smartphones might want to start thinking about eBay’ing their phones. LG has just confirmed that neither handset will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates — phones that are less than 8 months old. The announcement effectively proclaims both phones as dead-end upgrades for anyone looking at a potential phone upgrade in the next few months. What’s shocking is that the phones themselves are still some of the most powerful Android hardware you can currently get (read: 1GHz+ dual-core processors, 512 MB-1 GB of RAM, 1080p video recording, 4.3″+ displays).

The move is likely because LG already has ICS-specific phones in the pipeline. But let’s be honest, from what we’ve seen from Motorola — releasing the same phone 5 times over with slightly different physical characteristics — we find it pretty easy to believe LG is doing the same thing. Add a button, stretch the screen an extra 0.1″ and give it a fancy new name — profit.

It seems that when LG claims to be “committed” to a particular high-end device they really don’t mean it (or their definition of “committed” is half a year).

Any G2x/Optimus 2X owners feeling burned?


Apparently LG hasn’t quite made up their decision yet — there’s still a possibility ICS could come to the the Optimus 2X and/or G2X.

LG’s MyTouch For T-Mobile Leaked?

  • September 19, 2011 1:00 pm

T-Mobile’s employee(s) in charge of uploading promotional marketing material to the company’s YouTube account are fast. But they’re not that fast. Several videos of unannounced upcoming MyTouch LG Android phones were spied just before being marked “private”. The official specs we’ve seen floating around signal these are mid-range devices with the biggest difference between the addition or lack of slide-out QWERTY keyboard. More as we get it…

LG LU6200 Renders Spied. 1.5 GHz Dual-Core, 720p HD Display, And 1 GB Of RAM.

  • September 19, 2011 6:39 am

Samsung’s Nexus/DROID Prime may be the first device to sport Ice Cream Sandwich, but it is the 720p (1280 x 720) HD display that has our interest most piqued. Thing is, it might not be the first device to boast such impressive screen resolution anymore. Newly leaked renders show an as of now unannounced LG device carrying the title “LU6200″. Said device will reportedly pack a 4.5″ 720p display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, Adreno 220 GPU, LTE support, 8-megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM, NFC, DMB, and spacious 1,830 mAh battery. Even more impressive, however, is that the already record-breaking 4.5″ display will be the first publicly available device to make use of a new AH-IPS technology. Said screen technology will reportedly use half the power of Samsung’s current AMOLED displays while pumping out 600-nits worth of retina searing brightness!

There are currently no reports of when or where the LU6200 will hit North American shores, meaning that at least here in the States, Samsung’s upcoming Nexus/DROID Prime will very likely retain the “first” title for 720p resolution.

Report/Rumor: LG, Not HTC Was Google’s First Choice For Android.

  • August 18, 2011 9:37 am

In a rather interesting twist, a new report (subscription required) by the WSJ claims it was LG, not HTC, that was Google’s initial choice for the first Android device. The reasoning for LG’s decision to reportedly back out of the deal mid-way through the run to the G1′s late 2008 launch isn’t given. Though some speculate it was LG’s own plans (at the time) with very similar devices such as the Viewty.

As we’ve seen over the last few years, HTC’s decision to pick up the slack has left them in a much better position. With that said, it makes us think how different the Android scene could have turned out had LG been the first to release Android devices, and how it would have shaped the Android market overall. Brain food…

LG Prada K2 Video Hits The Web.

  • August 9, 2011 6:54 am

While not completely new, the previously leaked LG Prada K2 gets a bit more social with its overall form by way of a new Mr. Blurrycam edition video. Specs and other notable points are still unknown at this point, but we’ll take anything we can get really. But if you want something to gravitate towards — 4.3″ “Nova” display w/ 1000-nit brightness (rumored), 16 GB of storage, 8-megapixel rear/1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 21 Mbps+ HSPA and Android Gingerbread. Now if only LG can stuff a potent processor into that beast, we’ll be mighty impressed.

Take a gander at the Mr. Blurrycam video after the break…