LG G2 Stories September 29, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 5X and 6P now up for pre-order, new Chromecast offers, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Nexus 5X & 6P pre-orders now live on the Google Store

Google Chromecast offers for existing customers on Google Play: Free Movie Rental, 90-Days Free Music

Certified pre-owned LG G2 w/ free talk, text, data from FreedomPop: $100 shipped (Reg. $150+)

SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS/Android: 64GB $50 (Reg. $60), 32GB $30 (Reg. $40)

Daily Deals: Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 sweat-proof Headphones $18, SanDisk 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $24, more

Review: JBL’s new Xtreme Bluetooth speaker goes big on sound and design

More new gear from today:

Gold Box – D-Link DOCIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, more $60 shipped (Reg. $80)

More deals still alive:

 

Keep your Wi-Fi running during a power outage – APC Network Backup UPS w/ dual USB: $40 shipped (Reg. $65)

New products & more:

GoPro introduces a new cost-effective action camera with Wi-Fi capabilities

Exploride combines the best iPhone features into one safe head-up display unit for your car

Microsoft is announcing a new Xbox One bundle every day this week

LG G2 Stories June 15, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: New Moto X 2014 $299, 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 $105, 10,400mAh power bank $10, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

No-contract Moto X 2014 $299 after automatic $50 rebate with 30-day risk-free trial

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 7″ White 8 GB: $105 shipped (Reg. $150) | eBay

$10 Lumsing Father’s Day deals: 10,400mAh power bank (Reg. $20), Bluetooth speaker w/NFC (Reg. $16), USB chargers, more

Timbuk2 30% off sitewide: Command Messenger Bag 2015 $97 (Reg. $149), much more

Keep your Wi-Fi and iPhone running during a power outage w/ APC’s Back-UPS Connect for $48 shipped (Orig. $80)

 

Belkin is set to take on Philips Hue with its new WeMo smart home LED bundles

Quick Review: Kano’s Raspberry Pi 2 computer kit shines as a learning tool for kids and DIYers alike

More new gear from today:

Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3 Desktop Drive: $250 shipped (6TB: $200, 5TB: $134)

Samsung’s T1 Portable SSDs are smaller than a business card, now on sale: 250GB $98, 500GB $198, 1TB $398

More deals still alive:

Charge up to four USB devices at once w/ this RAVPower Desktop Charger for $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $16), more

New products & more:

Parrot details new drones with upgraded specs for land, water and air

LG G2 Stories June 12, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG Watch Urbane $300, LG G2 32GB (unlocked) $190, Moto E (unlocked) $50, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear watch: $300 shipped (Reg. $350) | Amazon

LG G2 5.2-inch 32GB for AT&T off-contract: $190 shipped (Reg. $475) | eBay

First generation Moto E (unlocked): $50 shipped (Reg. $120)

Charge up to four USB devices at once w/ this RAVPower Desktop Charger for $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $16), more

Father’s Day: Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstrom, more up to 50% off, DEWALT tools & gift cards from 20% off, more

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD $90, more

More deals still alive:

 

Sony MDR-7506 Professional Folding Headphones $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

New products & more:

Oculus finally unveils the retail version of its Rift VR headset

These Multisport Biometric Headphones are a fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset

LG G2 Stories April 27, 2015

Android Lollipop finally rolling out to Sprint LG G2, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4

It seems as if almost every day another Android device gets updated to Lollipop, and today is no exception. Both the LG G2 from Sprint and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from T-Mobile should start receiving the Material Design-filled goodness starting today.

LG G2 Stories April 15, 2015

AT&T’s LG G2 is now getting Android Lollipop

The LG G2 is one of the most trusty Android phones to have ever launched. Even to this day, it’s regarded as still one of the better buys if you’re looking for an Android phone unlocked under $200. Its tried-and-true horsepower is again being proven today, as the AT&T variant of the device is now receiving the latest version of Android—specifically 5.0.1 Lollipop.

On top of adding Lollipop, AT&T says that the update is also removing a couple things—namely the “Browser Bar and Famigo,” and “AT&T Code Scanner and Beats Music.” Keep your eye on your handset over the next couple of days to catch the new software, and as usual, you’ll need to be connected to WiFi to download the over-the-air update.

LG G2 Stories April 6, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: LG G2 (unlocked) $190, 8” Galaxy Tab 4 $160, Belkin USB surge protector $15, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $190 shipped (Reg. $300)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T330 8″ White 16 GB flash storage w/ Android 4.4 KitKat: $169.99 shipped (Reg. $250)

Amazon Gold Box – up to 70% off Belkin Surge Protectors: Travel SurgePlus 3-Outlet w/ Dual USB ports $15more

Headphones: Parrot Zik Wireless Bluetooth $230 (Reg. $300), Sennheiser Over-Ear $70 (Reg. $80+)

More new gear from today:

WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 shipped, Toshiba 5TB HDD $150 shipped

More deals still alive:

Xbox One AC Unity bundle w/ Halo MCC & 3-months Live $350more

New products & more:

Samsung’s Radiant360 R7 wireless speaker has a blimp-like design & 360 degree sound

LG G2 Stories March 24, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 6 (used) $445+, ASUS Chromebook $180, LG G2 (unlocked) $190, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Nexus 6, Midnight Blue 32GB (used) from Amazon Warehouse: $445+ shipped (Reg. $649)

ASUS 13.3″ Google Chromebook with 4GB RAM: $180 shipped w/ code (Reg. $329)

LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $190 shipped (Reg. $300)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB (unlocked): $479.99 shipped (Reg. $700)

Daily Deals: Samsung 3TB External HDD $83, Logitech UE BOOM Bluetooth Speaker $129, more

ASUS Google Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB 7-inch tablet: $135 shipped w/ code (Reg. $200)

LG G3 w/ free $100 Amazon gift card for $0.01 w/ 2-yr contract or $479 w/o

The software used by Pixar to create visual effects for movies like Toy Story, Up, and WALL-E is now free

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones $119 shipped (Reg. $170)

Small States Review: Grado’s GR10e in-ear headphones hit every note, $299 giveaway

More new gear from today:

Free money! Save up to 20% on gift cards from Staples, Lowe’s, Applebee’s, Facebook, more

More deals still alive:

LG Electronics 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED for $500 shipped (Reg. $800)

New products & more:

Turn your selfies into dronies with this new iOS/Android controlled mini hexacopter

LG G2 Stories March 10, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Galaxy Note 4 (unlocked) $480, LG G2 (unlocked) $210, Staples gift card 15% off, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G LTE GSM N910A (Latest Model) 32GB unlocked for GSM networks: $479.99 shipped (Reg. $700)

LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $210 shipped (Reg. $300)

$100 Staples gift card for $85 w/ email delivery (15% off)

LG G3 w/ free $100 Amazon gift card for $0.01 w/ 2-yr contract or $479 w/o

(image via Wikia)

Media: The Shield & Futurama complete collections from $25, iTunes Kids/Family movies $10 each, more

Amazon Gold Box – Logitech gaming up to 50% off: F310 Gamepad $13, G230 Headset $30, G700s Mouse $50, more

More new gear from today:

Groupon 10% off: Logitech iPad Air keyboard cover (refurb) $27, iPhone battery case $18, PS4 bundle $360, more

More deals still alive:

Roku’s flagship streaming media player is on sale for $77 shipped (Reg. $100)

New products & more:

WaterField Designs offers an early look at Apple Watch accessories for home and travel

LG G2 Stories February 26, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: BLU Studio 6 w/ 4G $130, Speck Nexus 5 case $17, Unlocked LG G2 $210, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

BLU Studio 6.0 HD 8 GB 4G unlocked for GSM carriers in white or black: $130 shipped (Reg. $180)

Speck (sitewide 50% off) CandyShell LG Nexus 5 case: $17.47 shipped (Reg. $35)

LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $210 shipped (Reg. $300)

Small States: Etwas builds timeless bags with legacy and heirloom design in mind – giveaway worth $380

More new gear from today:

Jabra Solemate Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ NFC in black $60 shipped (Reg. $95+)

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

LG G2 Stories February 24, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: LG G2 (unlocked) $210, Kindle Fire tablets 15% off, Bluetooth speaker bundle $25, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $210 shipped (Reg. $300)

15% off Amazon Kindle Fire tablets: Fire HD 6 $84, Fire HD 7 $118, Fire HDX 8.9 $322, Fire HD Kids Edition $126

Lumsing 4-port USB wall charger $11, Bluetooth speaker and dual USB car charger $25 Prime shipped

Belkin Secured Wired Keyboard for Samsung Micro-USB Tablets: $10 shipped (Reg. $30)

One-year magazine subs from $5/yr: Architectural Digest, Wired, Dwell, Runner’s World, more

More new gear from today:

Headphones: Klipsch X11 in-ears $100 (Reg. $132+), Sennheiser HD205-II over-ears $25 (Reg. $50)

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

LG G2 Stories February 18, 2015

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iFixit, a company which made its name supplying parts, tools and instructional guides for repairing Apple products, is now branching out into the Android market. So if you’ve been wondering what to do with a broken phone or tablet, you can now try your hand at a DIY repair.

Our Android Repair hub is now live. On it, you’ll find hundreds of Android repair guides and replacement parts for a dozen of Android’s most popular devices—including the Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy Note, and the Nexus tablet series.

The challenge, of course, is that there are way more Android devices than Apple ones–almost 4000 different models of smartphone, even before you start counting tablets, smartwatches and TV boxes …  expand full story

LG G2 Stories February 4, 2015

Deal Alert: LG G2 w/ 32 GB flash storage, 4G LTE, GSM (factory unlocked) $190 shipped (Reg. $299)

From 9to5Toys.com:

An LG G2 has popped up on eBay via qualitycellz at a super-low price, shipped for $190. These usually retail around $300 or more, so this deal knocks a a bit more than $100 off the standard price. The LG G2 comes with a 5.2-inch display, a 13MP camera that also captures full 1080p video, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 4G cellular radio.

LG G2 Stories January 26, 2015

Deal Alert: LG G2 w/ 32 GB flash storage, 4G LTE, GSM (factory unlocked) $210 shipped (Reg. $299)

From 9to5Toys.com:

An LG G2 has popped up on eBay via qualitycellz at a super-low price, shipped for $210. These usually retail around $300 or more, so this deal knocks about $100 off the standard price. The LG G2 comes with a 5.2-inch display, a 13MP camera that also captures full 1080p video, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 4G cellular radio.

LG G2 Stories May 14, 2014

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LG’s unveiling of the G3 is right around the corner, but lately we’ve seen quit a bit of action surrounding this unannounced flagship device. Recently, LG released an official teaser video for the G3, but today we get something that’s a bit more revealing. Full gallery below.

Thanks to a PhoneArena tipster, the world gets a clear look at LG’s upcoming smartphone. In these leaked press shots, the rumored 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display is front and center with slim side bezels and light LG branding along the bottom bezel. The device appears to be shown in three different brushed metal colors including gold, silver, and black. Let’s just hope this really is brushed metal and not plastic that’s designed to look fancy.

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LG G2 Stories May 13, 2014

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LG has just published a new teaser video for its upcoming G3 smartphone. The video doesn’t reveal much, but it definitely proves that most of the leaks we’ve seen recently were accurate.

According to this epic new video, the LG G3 looks incredibly thin and appears to have a brushed metal design (also leaked in gold), but we won’t know for sure until LG’s announcement. The video teases the G3’s optical image stabilization, referenced only by a moving camera sensor, and concludes with a tag line that reads, “Simple is the new smart” and the official announcement date of May 27th, 2014. Unfortunately, there’s not much else to see here, but the video does provide a look at the smartphone’s thin profile.

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LG G2 Stories April 15, 2014

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This slim-bezel smartphone we have here, is said to be the LG isai FL headed to Japan at some point in the future. The press shots surfaced on Twitter via @evleaks and may hint at LG’s design philosophy for 2014.

This could indicate a possible design format for the Nexus 6 or LG G3. The isai FL features the same backside volume rocker design that was first introduced on the LG G2, but has a body style similar to the Nexus 5. Either way, there’s no way to ignore those beautiful slim bezels.

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LG G2 Stories March 31, 2014

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Kantar Worldpanel has released its latest report on smartphone marketshare for the last three months. Android share is up significantly compared to a year ago, with Kantar calling out two devices in particular for their contributions to this increase: the Moto G and the LG G2.

In the US, Kantar says that Android has a 55% share of smartphone OS sales share, up from 51.1% in February 2013, an increase of 3.9 percentage points. This compares favourably to iOS’ performance, which fell 4.9 points year-on-year to a 38.7% share. Incidentally, Windows Phone was the only other platform to grow in the US, rising from 4.1% in 2013 to 5.3%.

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LG G2 Stories March 6, 2014

Really. In a bid to promote the G Flex as “the most human phone ever,” LG created the type of ad that is likely to make you want to head rapidly in the opposite direction the moment you catch sight of its phone …

Our review is slightly better.

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LG G2 Stories December 24, 2013

MotoX

While the world may be looking at Samsung with loving eyes thanks to the wild success of the Galaxy line, I wouldn’t call 2013 the year of the Samsung. Instead, I’m prepared to give that title to the folks at Motorola with a dose of LG on the side. There’s little question that Motorola roared back this year with the Moto X and the Moto G just boosted their game at the very end of the year. That’s not to say LG didn’t have a great year, but with the success and great reviews of the Nexus 5 comes disappointing sales of their flagship the LG G2.

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LG G2 Stories December 21, 2013

2013

To say that 2013 has been an interesting year in the world of Android would be putting it mildly, but has it really been a banner year? The release of Android-oriented products like Google Glass, Google Hangouts/revamp of Google+ and the beginnings of Google Retail led the way for a whole new approach for Google to take on the competition.

As we look back at the Android-based smartphones that launched in 2013, there isn’t any one handset that truly stands out as a market revolution. Instead, 2013 saw improvements and innovation on existing brands and lines that were already incredibly popular. For example, the Galaxy S 4 which kicks off our list below didn’t really raise the bar over the Galaxy S III in a truly big way, but it did improve on an already market-leading experience from the Galaxy S III.

So without further adieu, here are the 9to5Google’s top Android smartphone picks for 2013: expand full story

LG G2 Stories December 16, 2013

LG announces the GX, an Optimus G Pro variant with G2’s ‘knock on’ feature

Just when you thought there wasn’t room for yet another variation of an existing model, LG has announced the LG GX, a 5,5-inch phablet which is essentially an LG Optimus G Pro in a different case, a few user-interface tweaks and the ‘knock on’ feature from the G2 (where the device switches on when you tap twice on the screen).

The specs are identical to the Optimus: 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 13MP camera, 32GB storage and a 3,140mAh battery.

It’s only available in Korea at launch.

Via Engadget

LG G2 Stories December 10, 2013

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The LG G2 is arguably one of the most underrated but best performing flagship smartphones on the market. Unfortunately, a recent report indicates sales of the device are performing below the expectations of its Korean manufacturer. However, that doesn’t seem to be stopping the company from pursuing a “mini” version of the device with a 4.7″ display.

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LG G2 Stories December 9, 2013

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A story out of Korean publication Asia Today is indicating some bad news for fans of LG’s G2 flagship smartphone. According to the publication, sales of the device are falling well below expectations with just 2.3 million units sold in the four months post launch. LG had projected 3 million units for the third quarter alone and have only hit 600,000 units in their home country of Korea.

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LG G2 Stories November 27, 2013

blackfriday

We’ve already covered the Target, Walmart and Best Buy Black Fridays earlier this month as their Black Friday ads broke cover to the world. However, there are far more Android-related deals to be had on Black Friday and here are some of the most notable across the nations largest retailers. Don’t forget to sneak a peek at what T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have to offer as well.

Target: 

  • Galaxy S 4 on AT&T/Verizon for $39.99 Sprint for $49.99

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LG G2 Stories November 21, 2013

gbfps-lead

Following revelations that almost all Android handset and tablet manufacturers cheat in benchmark tests, detecting the benchmark software and ramping up performance for the duration of the test, GameBench thinks it’s come up with an approach which is impossible to cheat.

Engadget reports that the company – whose co-founders both worked for chipmakers – take a different approach, running real games and using a background app to take systems measurements while those games are running …  expand full story

LG G2 Stories November 12, 2013

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I’ll be the first to admit that I think all smartphones look better dressed in white (no fingerprints!) and this newly leaked image of the LG G2 is no exception. However, even if the white looks more decadent than the black LG G2 that doesn’t take away from those horrible, eye-gouging Verizon logos that are so prominently placed. Twitter tipster @evleaks dropped the press image late last night and oh who am I kidding, those logos, kill them with fire.

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LG G2 Stories November 11, 2013

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As I come up on a week of use with the LG Nexus 5, a few things become clear:

  1. Tradeoffs were made to get this phone to $349. After some thought, I probably would have made the same decisions if $349 was my target price.
  2. I hate carrier and manufacturer ‘improvements’ more than ever. Having a ‘pure Google‘ phone is liberating.
  3. This will likely be my main Android phone for the next the year.
  4. This won’t be a best seller, even if it should be because it is the best value phone we’ll see all year.

How did I draw these conclusions? Start the week ago flashback sequence…

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LG G2 Stories October 16, 2013

samsung

Advertising Age reports on a clever mobile ad campaign by LG, in which browser identifiers are used to display an ad targeted directly at the handset being used.

To promote the brand’s G2 smartphone, [ad agency M&C Saatchi] created a series of banners that recognized — and responded snarkily — to the competitor phones on which they appeared.

In the example above, the ad seen by owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 promotes the faster processor speed of the LG G2. See the HTC and Apple versions below …  expand full story

LG G2 Stories October 2, 2013

Android-Benchmarks-cheaters

When a story earlier this week discovered Samsung was artificially inflating benchmark scores for its new Galaxy Note 3, many were quick to point out it wasn’t the first time Samsung had been caught engaged in such a practice. The same issue was discovered by AnandTech for the Galaxy S4 back in July, and today the site has an extensive report showing that almost every Android smartphone manufacturer is shipping devices that do the same.

As pictured in the chart above, that includes the HTC One, HTC One mini, LG G2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and many others. In fact, the only companies that appear to not be using the method is Apple and Motorola, as well as Google with its Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices:

We started piecing this data together back in July, and even had conversations with both silicon vendors and OEMs about getting it to stop. With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we’ve worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization. It’s possible that older Motorola devices might’ve done the same thing, but none of the newer devices we have on hand exhibited the behavior. It’s a systemic problem that seems to have surfaced over the last two years, and one that extends far beyond Samsung…  None of the Nexus do, which is understandable since the optimization isn’t a part of AOSP. This also helps explain why the Nexus 4 performed so slowly when we reviewed it – this mess was going on back then and Google didn’t partake.

As noted in the report, the gains that OEMs are experiencing from the inflated scores are probably not worth the press they’ve been receiving. AnandTech points out that most of the inflated scores provide under a 10% increase in GPU and CPU performance benchmarks: expand full story

LG G2 Stories September 12, 2013

LG G2 now available for $199 on AT&T & Verizon, $99 down on T-Mobile

After being unveiled back in August and shown off again during IFA in Berlin last week, LG’s new flagship LG G2 smartphone is officially launching today on most major US carriers (except for Sprint). The 5.2-inch device is now available to order from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, while Sprint customers will have to wait until October 11 to begin preordering the device. For the most part all carriers are getting the same device–  a Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, microSD slot, 3000mAh battery, and 5.2-inch full-HD display– but there are slight differences between the AT&T and T-Mobile versions and the Verizon model. Specifically, Verizon’s version will come with built-in wireless charging, which means the profile is a little thicker. It’s also changed the look and feel of the buttons located on the back of the device.

Pricing also varies depending on the carrier: AT&T and Verizon are offering the LG G2 for $199 on the usual two year agreement, while T-Mobile has the device for a $99 down payment through its monthly instalment plans. Purchasing the LG G2 off contract will run you $575 from AT&T, $600 from Verizon, and about $605 from T-Mobile.

LG G2 Stories August 19, 2013

Sketchy photos claim to show LG-made Nexus 5 prototype

With conflicting reports related to which company will be producing Google’s next-generation Nexus smartphone, today TechTastic (via Nowhereelse) posted the images above showing what they claim is the upcoming Nexus 5. There are two rumors floating around when it comes to the Nexus 5: one claims that Google’s Motorola will build the phone, and another claiming Nexus 4-maker LG will reprise its role. The images above don’t exactly follow the look of the glass Nexus 4, but it would line up with rumors that the Nexus 5 will be based on LG recently announced G2. It’s also worth noting that this is apparently a prototype, which might explain the less than polished exterior in the images. It doesn’t exactly seem to be sporting the “thinner design” compared to the G2 that we’ve been hearing about.

The Nexus 5 is rumored to have similar specs to the 5.2-inch display and Snapdragon 800 processor found on the LG G2, but previous reports said it will receive a downgraded Snapdragon 600 CPU and 10 megapixel camera.

LG G2 Stories August 16, 2013

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Following a report from usually reliable sources that Google would be using Motorola, not Nexus 4 manufacturer LG, to make its next-generation Nexus smartphone, conflicting reports today claim that isn’t the case. Vietnamese website Tinhte, which we know from previous Apple and Moto X related leaks has quite a solid track record, is claiming that Google will once again work with LG for the Nexus 5 and that the device will be based on the company’s recently announced LG G2.

According to the report, the Nexus 5 will include a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor– the same as the G2– but will sport “a thinner design” similar to the new Nexus 7. Earlier this month, a post from Taylor Wimberly, who happen to be correct with a few Moto X leaks, said that Motorola is working on the next-generation Nexus to be released in Q4 of this year. Google’s been known to weigh its options with several manufacturers prior to the release of a new Nexus device, but we’ll have to wait for more solid details before we know for sure.  expand full story

LG G2 Stories August 12, 2013

When organising a publicity event for a new product, there are a few things you need to check. Book the venue, check public transport links, make sure you have enough sample products … oh, and ask people not to bring weapons with them.

The video above is in Korean, but you get the idea. More details below the fold … expand full story

LG G2 Stories August 7, 2013

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As expected, LG execs are on stage today to officially unveil the company’s brand new LG G2 flagship smartphone. It also announced that the device would be coming to all four of the major US carriers, which we assume means it will soon be landing on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.

The company spent a lot of time talking about the design of the device, which includes a unique power/volume rocker that is placed on the back of the device directly under the rear-facing camera. LG’s design team placed the rocker on the back because the majority of people hold their phones with an index finger right on the back of the device where the new button is. The rear button, which happens to be the only hardware Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 11.59.47 AMbutton on the entire phone, will also allow users to launch the quick memo app and snap photos. LG says it thinks the device’s 5.2-inch display is the largest a smartphone can be while still being comfortable to grip with one hand, while noting that touch sensor enhancements provide an ultra thin bezel at just 0.1-inch.

As far as specs go, the device will have a 5.2-inch full-HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, microSD slot, a 3000mAh battery, on-screen navigation keys, and Android 4.2.2 with LG’s custom skin. Qualcomm’s execs also took the stage briefly, noting that the G2 is the “world’s first worldwide-launching smartphone with the Snapdragon 800 processor.”

Update: It looks like a previously leaked manual showing a removable battery will be for a Korean version of the device.

When it comes to software, a new feature called “Answer Me” will allow users to automatically answer calls by holding the phone up to their head (as opposed to having to press a button.) Another software feature, “Plug and Pop”, will provide quick access to apps when a user plugs in a headset, and a new “Text Link” feature lets users quickly launch calendar or maps form directly in a text message. Lastly, a brand new “Guest Mode” will let you share your device with others while keeping sensitive information from prying eyes with customized access to certain apps and features.

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LG G2 Stories August 6, 2013

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After teasing the device in nearly every way possible, LG is finally set to introduce its new G2 flagship in New York City tomorrow. @evleaks has once again, however, taken the anticipation out of the event and leaked a clear press image of the device. The image confirms the large, 5.2-inch display, as well as rear-placed volume and power buttons.

As far as specs go, the device will have a 5.2-inch full-HD display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a removable battery, on-screen navigation keys, and Android 4.2.2 with LG’s custom skin.

We’ll be sure to bring you all the official news out of LG’s event tomorrow, but at this point, the only we don’t know is availability and pricing. expand full story

LG G2 Stories July 22, 2013

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For the past few months, LG has been teasing the Optimus G successor like crazy. It announced in back in June that it would feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, and later scheduled an event for August 7th in New York. Since then, the company has officially announced that it will be called the LG G2, dropping the Optimus branding, and today, another invite for the same event has been sent out that teases rear facing buttons on the device.

We first saw the rear buttons in a set of leaked presentation slides, and have since seen them in very clear image and video. The device also features a glass back, much like the Nexus 4 and Optimus G. expand full story

LG G2 Stories July 17, 2013

Optimus G successor officially named the LG G2

Ahead of an August 7th press event, LG has announced this evening that its next flagship device, a successor to the Optimus G, will be called the LG G2 (via Engadget). This corroborates reports earlier this summer, claiming that LG wanted to saved the Optimus branding for its lower end devices. LG also says that it will reserve the “Vu” branding for future phones with a 4:3 display.

“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 G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.”

LG G2 Stories July 11, 2013

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Shortly after images and specs for LG’s forthcoming flagship smartphone the G2 leaked, LG has shown off what it claims is the world’s thinnest full HD smartphone screen, at just 2.22mm (0.09 inches) thick.

The diagonal size? 5.2 inches. The reported screen size of the G2? Yep, 5.2 inches …  expand full story

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