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All posts tagged "LG"

  • Google Nexus 4 review: impressive specs, impressive price

    The Google Nexus 4 is the latest in the line of smartphones to carry the search giant's brand, taking over the mantle from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 4 offers up an attractive design coupled with some powerful specifications, helping it to stake a claim in the busy mobile market. From the front there's little difference between the Google Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus, the featureless black gloss only has the ear piece grill and front facing camera interrupting its flow, and the handset is lined with a slender metallic border. Weighing in at 139g the LG Nexus...

  • Nexus 4 specs leaked, runs Android 4.2 Jellybean?

    Engadget are reporting that British phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has released details on LG's latest smartphone, the Nexus 4. With the device rumored to make to make its debut at Google's Android event on 29 October, we were a little weary about phone retailer's claim. On further inspection however, the website looks pretty legit. The fact that this retailer has prematurely disclosed images of the Nexus 4 is no real news, with The Verge having already posted leaked images of the device a couple of weeks ago. What is interesting though, is the specifications listed for the device....

  • LG Optimus G primed for 19 October launch

    LG's not a well-known mobile brand outside of Japan, China and Korea, but it's nonetheless pumping out exceptional smartphones such as the Optimus G, which drops 19 October in Japan. It's got a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, with a 4.7-inch screen, a mind-boggling 13MP camera which is no PureView but will do, Android 4.0, DMB tuning and FeLiCa wallet which is just a fancy name for NFC. This little beauty comes out in both black and red. Japan's native telecom, NTT DoCoMo will be the first company to carry the Optimus G. Actually a very attractive phone Is this the phone to beat...

  • Blame this: all-in-one screens are the reason you don’t own an iPhone 5 yet

    The iPhone 5 has been sold over five-million times. By September 2013, Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to sell in the region of 170.7-million devices. It's no surprise then that the current shortage is driven not by desire, but by inherent hardware challenges. The iPhone 5's all-in-one screen, developed by LG, is so painstaking to make that it has caused delivery bottlenecks. Apple is of course trying its best to remedy this heinous travesty of justice. The eye of the storm Apple knows that it can't rely on LG alone to meet the demands of an iPhone-hungry public. That's why...

  • LG Optimus G’s 13MP camera, quad core CPU kicks in doors, takes names

    LG's Optimus G is here. Not as if we were waiting with baited breath for this little tramp, but it's here none the less. This very un-iPhone looking phone, more like a redone Galaxy Note, has a 4.7-inch screen, 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 2 100mAh battery. That's just for starters. Multi-tasking, no more LG's calling it cross-talking, and it allows complex tasks to be "completed simultaneously without...

  • LG quad-core smartphone may come with in-cell touch display

    LG has started mass-producing in-cell touch displays prompting the question as to whether consumers will find the technology in LG's new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro smartphone. It has been rumoured that the next iPhone will get in-cell touch technology, but with LG actually producing the displays, it should be obvious that its new smartphone would get in-cell touch too. With a release date sometime this fall, the new LG smartphone will have some pretty heavy specifications. It will certainly need to in order to stay on the radar in the high-end smartphone market. The details are still in rumor form,...

  • LG Google TV coming next week — primed to crush Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV?

    This weekend in the jolly ol’ US of A, LG is preparing to launch its first Google TV version 2.0. The TVs are 3D LED and are available in two monstrous sizes, either 47-inch (US$1600) or 55-inch (US$2100). This may very well be the TV which brings Smart LED’s out of the shadows and into the limelight. The Apple factor Samsung has already pretty much cornered the market in Smart TVs, and plans to unveil...

  • LG Optimus LTE Tag: Control your phone settings with NFC stickers

    There’s something refreshing going on over at LG. First the crazy looking Optimus Vu and now the innovative Optimus LTE Tag, announced yesterday, with its NFC stickers. Similar to Sony’s Smart Tags, LG’s Tag+ system uses NFC tags/stickers to change your phone’s settings. For example, place a pre-defined NFC tag on your car’s dashboard and swipe it to launch your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth app. When you get to the office, swipe another tag to mute your phone and turn on Wi-Fi. To the delight of your 3 year old, the LTE Tag comes with sheets of both pre-defined and...

  • LG throws ultrathin Xnote Z330 hat into ultrabook ring

    Ultrabooks are hot, hot, hot right now. Netbooks are in serious decline, and some manufacturers are getting out. No, it’s ultrabooks all the way, a category created by Apple with the Macbook Air. Now it’s all super-skinny bodies with 13” displays, solid state drives and full-blooded guts. The LG Xnote Z330 is the first from the Korean manufacturer, and currently the sveltest at 1.2kg and 14mm thick, in a minimalist Air-style case. The small one feature is the “Shuriken” display tech from LG, which takes a big shave off the bezel width, allowing the 1366x768 13.3” display to fit in...

  • LG’s Ice Cream Sandwich first loves

    LG announced via its Facebook page that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android will be first released on four of its most recent high-end smartphones: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE. According to LG, more of its smartphones may see ICS after review to ensure that "it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS...