Verizon’s HTC One M9 and LG G3/G4 receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today
LG G3 Stories February 16, 2016
Verizon’s HTC One M9 and LG G3/G4 receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today
LG G3 Stories February 9, 2016
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 32GB LG G3 $210, 40% off Google Nexus 9 from $240, more
LG G3 Stories February 3, 2016
LG is a manufacturer capable of making brilliant hardware and well-considered smartphone designs. The LG G2 had impossibly thin bezels, unlike anything else on the market when it launched. Likewise, the G3 was the first mainstream smartphone to feature a Quad HD display. The G4 added to that with one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen on an Android phone and it gave us the option of really attractive, comfortable leather back panels.
LG G3 Stories January 21, 2016
PSA: Verizon’s LG G3 now receiving Android Marshmallow over-the-air
The LG G3 is a tank of a phone, and it still holds up pretty well in 2016 even as the Korean company is planning to unveil the LG G5. If you’re running a Verizon-branded LG G3 as your daily driver, I have some good news: Many people just like you are reporting (via Reddit) that the phone is getting its over-the-air update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As is usually the case with phones any more than a year old, it’s really a gamble whether or not devices will get the latest version of sweet-and-secure Android. Owners of the LG G3 D855 model, F400L/K/S models, and now Verizon owners, have all hit the jackpot as of yet. You can read more about Marshmallow compatibility with the LG G3 here.
LG G3 Stories January 13, 2016
9to5Toys Last Call: LG G4 $350, LG G3 (refurb) $170, LG 34″ QHD Monitor $570, more
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LG G3 Stories October 21, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC One A9 $399 for a limited time, KMASHI 10,000mAh Battery $9, more
LG G3 Stories October 8, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto E w/ 1-yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text $50, HTC One M8 (unlocked) $165, more
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LG G3 Stories October 2, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Jawbone BIG JAMBOX $120, New LG G3 (unlocked) $250, more
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LG G3 Stories September 16, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G Flex 2 (unlocked) $250, QNAP NAS hard drives $135, more
LG G3 Stories September 15, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G3 (unlocked) $250, UP3 by Jawbone activity tracker $120, more
LG G3 Stories September 3, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Galaxy Gear $55, Sphero’s BB8 coming tomorrow for $150, more
LG G3 Stories August 31, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 200GB SanDisk microSD $200, LG G3 (unlocked) $250, GoPro Hero4 action cam $319, more
LG G3 Stories June 17, 2015
LG G4 promo for free microSD card, battery, and battery cradle extended through June 30
LG really wants you to try the G4, and that’s not surprising – it’s a good phone! To try and entice you to buy one, though, they’ve extended the promotion they’re running through the 30th of this month.
If you buy a G4 and receive it anytime from now through the 30th, LG will give you a 32GB microSD card, an extra 3,000mAh removable battery, and a battery cradle so you can charge both of your batteries at the same time, all for free. All you have to do is visit this page and give LG some basic information like the IMEI/MEID of your phone and where you bought it from. The retail and carrier partners working with LG on this promo include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Best Buy, and Amazon.
The LG G4 doesn’t look too dissimilar from its predecessor on the outside, but on the inside it’s packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (dual-core 1.8Ghz and a quad-core 1.44), the Adreno 418 GPU, a 3,000mAh battery, and 3GB of RAM. It also has a 5.5-inch display just like the G3, but the display is now a 2560 x 1440 IPS Quantum panel that’s very rich in color, brightness, and contrast, with an overall look that’s absolutely stunning. It’s worth checking out our review (which you can find here) for the full hands-on.
LG G3 Stories May 7, 2015
AT&T’s LG G3 gets VoLTE support, bloatware in recent OTA update
AT&T has today pushed an update to the LG G3 (specifically model D850) over-the-air, and with it comes VoLTE support. That sounds great; who wouldn’t want some AT&T HD Voice goodness? Wait until you hear what else this update brings.
On top of VoLTE support, you’re going to get a couple of other goodies. AT&T Mail and Uber are also making their way to your home screen with this update and—if you want VoLTE—you’re just going to have to deal with that.
Here’s the full change log, as per AT&T’s support website:
This software update includes:
- AT&T Mail
You can expect the update to be rolling out OTA right now, and you’re going to want to make sure you’re connected to WiFi if you plan on updating.
LG G3 Stories April 17, 2015
Virtual reality has consumer the smartphone market lately. It seems like every manufacturer is coming out with a smartphone compatible VR headsets. Recently, LG sent us its new VR for G3 headset to take a look at and we’ve been having a blast so far. Think of LG’s new VR headset as a premium version of Google Cardboard that’s tailored to fit the G3 in every way. It’s a very nice upgrade over Cardboard and the app selection for VR in Google Play is growing rapidly.
This whole VR movement is very cool, but it’s hard to explain in words what it’s actually like to use a VR headset. It’s just one of those things that you need to experience yourself. Well, thanks to the good people over at LG, we’re giving you a chance to win one of five LG G3 and VR headset packages…
LG G3 Stories April 13, 2015
Verizon’s LG G3 now receiving Android Lollipop
Lollipop is continuing its stampede, and today it looks like the Verizon LG G3 is next in line. The carrier has posted update documentation on its website, so we can expect a rollout imminently—if it’s not already happening.
Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce an operating system update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This version brings Android beyond smartphones and tablets, allowing access to apps and Android services on other connected screens like TV’s, cars and wearables. The new material design offers complex animations and 3-D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime.
Verizon is one of the last carriers to bring Lollipop to the LG G3, preceded by the update hitting both the AT&T version and the Sprint variant of the device in February. The update first started hitting Europe in November.
LG G3 Stories April 2, 2015
Lollipop now rolling out to Sprint’s Galaxy S5 Sport, coming to T-Mobile’s LG G3 next week
It’s almost time for Google I/O, and that means we’re likely approaching the announcement of the next big version of Android. As usual, though, last year’s major iteration is still just now making its way to plenty of handsets. Today we have word (via Sprint) that its Galaxy S5 should be receiving the update imminently, and T-Mobile representative Des has confirmed (via Twitter) that the update is rolling out to the uncarrier’s LG G3 early next week.
Lollipop’s adoption has been pretty abysmal, and only early last month hit 3.3%. It’s been about a month since those numbers were released, however, so we’re probably at or beyond 5% at this point. As of the most recent data, KitKat actually saw an increase up to 40.9 percent up from February’s 39.7 percent. It wouldn’t be surprising if we still see the Material-packed software still hitting devices long into the summer months.
LG G3 Stories March 6, 2015
9to5Toys Last Call: Jawbone UP24 (used) from $36, ZAGG Bluetooth keyboard $19, travel router $15, more
LG G3 Stories February 16, 2015
Sprint LG G3 getting Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update ‘now’
Speaking of LG, if you own an LG G3 on the Sprint network, look out for an over-the-air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop–the company has announced that the update is being pushed “now.” This follows the same update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 earlier this month.
Lollipop of course gets you the latest Material Design look, together with customizable lockscreen notifications, support for Android TV, location-based switching of comms networks and more. Your photos and videos will also be automatically backed-up to Google, and you should see improved battery-life thanks to more efficient power usage.
If you’ve been eyeing up the G3 but don’t yet have one, Sprint recently added the model to its smartphone leasing program, with the phone available for $15/month with no-upfront payment.
LG G3 Stories February 3, 2015
Deal Alert: LG G3 w/ free $100 Amazon gift card for $0.01 w/ 2-yr agreement or $479 off contract
The LG G3 is now available from Amazon for $0.01 on-contract (or $479 off-contract) with a free $100 Amazon gift card. This effectively brings the off-contract price (which notably is still locked to AT&T) down to $379, and means Amazon is basically giving you a free phone and paying you $100 to renew your contract if you go that route.
The phone is definitely cream-of-the-crop in terms of 2014 Android flagships. The device has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and standard Bluetooth and LTE connectivity. To read more about the phone, be sure to check out our complete review.
There are two variants of the LG G3 that are currently sporting the free $100 gift card:
LG G3 Stories January 16, 2015
Sprint announced on Friday that it will be expanding its smartphone leasing program to cover the LG G3 and Galaxy Note 4. Beginning today, new and existing individual and business customers can purchase the LG G3 for $15 per month or the Galaxy Note 4 for $25 per month with zero down payments through the Sprint Lease program. expand full story
LG G3 Stories December 23, 2014
This is probably one of more dramatic smartphone explosion stories I’ve read lately. (But this is definitely not the first—almost every flagship phone has seemingly had a horror story like this one.) This time, it looks like an LG G3 was at one second sitting innocently on a mattress, but then erupted into flames so violently that its owners had to throw the mattress out the window.
LG G3 Stories December 15, 2014
LG is continuing its rollout of Android Lollipop this week, after seeding the update in Poland and South Korea over the past few months. Android Lollipop should be rolling out for the flagship LG G3 as of this past December 12 in Austria, Baltics, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. expand full story
LG G3 Stories December 9, 2014
Some small gripes however: He didn’t ding Samsung enough for its overlay in the ‘Big Phone’ category (IMO), I might have given LG more props for their camera and One Plus One shouldn’t have beat the Moto G 2014 as best budget. You can get 2 Moto Gs for the price of a One Plus – if you can even find one! That’s not to say the OnePlus isn’t a great budget phone and running Cyanogen mod almost makes it more of a game changer than the Sharp Aquos Crystal.
One other thing: I’m OK with the HTC One M8 as phone of the year as long as it is the GPE. Otherwise Moto X gets the nod
Like I said, I’m almost completely in agreement!
LG G3 Stories December 4, 2014
I first got my hands on Pinć (pronounced Pinch) last month when the company gave me a tech demo of its still-in-development VR headset/smartphone case that utilizes Minority Report-style user interfaces. The company initially opened up preorders for the $99 accessory for iPhones, but today it’s making the Android version official by offering Android devs the same opportunity to preorder the hardware ahead of an official launch next summer. expand full story
LG G3 Stories November 13, 2014
While most of the world anxiously awaits Android Lollipop, AT&T has today started rolling out a couple of non-Lollipop updates to two of its devices: the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the LG G3. And while the LG G3 is getting a relatively minor update, the Galaxy S 4 is actually being updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. expand full story
LG G3 Stories November 9, 2014
LG announced this weekend that it will begin rolling out the highly-anticipated Android Lollipop update for its flagship LG G3 smartphone starting in Poland this upcoming week. The handset maker confirmed that other key markets will receive the update in the near future, with an upgrade schedule for other smartphones to follow at a later date. expand full story
LG G3 Stories October 29, 2014
LG’s twin-track smartphone strategy – offering both premium G-series models and cheaper L-series devices – appears to be working, with the company announcing Q3 smartphone sales up by 39% to 16.8M and operating profits more than doubled to 461B won ($440M). The results beat analyst expectations, and LG said that it was bullish about future prospects.
Building on its momentum and two consecutive profitable quarters, LG expects to strengthen its positioning in the smartphone market with its G Series and L Series models despite the landscape becoming more competitive
The G3 handset in particular has helped the company gain ground against its much larger Korean rival Samsung. Samsung is due to announce its own Q3 results tomorrow, but has already issued a profit warning on the basis of low average selling prices of its phones … expand full story
LG G3 Stories October 23, 2014
LG just dropped an TSMC-built octo-core NUCLUN bomb on us this evening. The smartphone and electronics manufacturer announced its own, long rumored ARM processor which will go into its phones later this year.
NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient multi-tasking capabilities. The AP employs four 1.5GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A15) for high performance and four 1.2GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A7) for less intensive processing. The number of performing cores can be adjusted based on the requirements of the task for maximum processing power or maximum energy savings. NUCLUN is designed to support the next generation of 4G networks, LTE-A Cat.6, for maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps while retaining backward compatibility with current LTE networks.
“NUCLUN opens up a new chapter in LG’s history of innovation in the mobile industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With this in-house solution, we will be able to achieve better vertical integration and further diversity our product strategy against stronger competition. NUCLUN will give us greater flexibility in our mobile strategy going forward.”
The processor will debut in a Korean model phone and along with its 8 cores will carry LTE cat 6 capabilities on die. The LG Liger which leaked today is also expected to have the NUCLUN processor, if indeed these aren’t actually the same phone.
Press release and more images follow: expand full story
LG G3 Stories October 10, 2014
One of Android’s biggest selling points is the ability to customize your device as you see fit, but sadly several wireless carriers engage in the practice of shipping handsets with locked bootloaders. For example, the LG G3 is a fine device out of the box, but one of its disadvantages is that most carriers sell it locked down. Aware of this and the device’s popularity, the folks at Team Codefire have created “Bump!,” an easy to use software tool that lets you boot into a custom recovery setup.
LG G3 Stories October 1, 2014
LG announces F60 mid-range smartphone rolling out to US, EU, & Asia this week
LG announced today that it’s rolling out a new mid-range smartphone that is largely based on its flagship LG G3 and includes some pretty impressive specs for what we expect will be a cheaper device than the G3. While we have all the details on specs for the 4.5-inch, Android 4.4.2, Quad-core F60, LG is yet to reveal pricing for the device. Here’s a breakdown on specs:
￭ Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Quad-Core ￭ Display: 4.5-inch WVGA (207ppi) ￭ Memory: 1GB RAM/ 4GB, 8GB ￭ Camera: Rear 5MP/ Front 1.3MP ￭ Battery: 2,100mAh ￭ Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat ￭ Size: 127.5x 67.9 x 10.6mm ￭ Network: 4G LTE ￭ Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi / A-GPS ￭ Colors: Black / White (varies by market)
LG also noted the Android device will include some of the unique features of its LG G3 smartphone including Gesture Shot, a Front Camera Light, Touch & Shoot to snap a photo by tapping anywhere, and Knock Code to unlock with a personalized “knock”.
LG didn’t unveil specifics on availability for the device but said it’s rolling out to Europe now and the US and Asia later this week.
LG G3 Stories September 30, 2014
LG G3 coming to US Cellular in October for no money down
Better late than never, US Cellular is finally getting the LG G3. The regional carrier announced today that it will offer the South Korean electronics maker’s latest flagship smartphone next month for no money down. The LG G3 made its US debut back in July across America’s big four carriers and now it’s extending its reach to customers in additional coverage areas.
LG G3 Stories September 26, 2014
Consumer Reports released a new video today taking on claims of overly-flexible iPhones that have appeared online recently. Apple noted that only a handful of complaints have come in and gave journalists a look at its testing procedures. Regardless of Cupertino’s claims, Consumer Reports kept its promise to conduct testing that was a bit more scientific in nature than previous YouTube videos.
To address these claims, several different phones were tested under up to 150 pounds of pressure to see when each model would stop “snapping back” to its original shape. The devices tested were the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G3.
LG G3 Stories September 9, 2014
Today, LG launched a promo that gives new G3 customers an extra battery and a battery-charging cradle with the purchase of the company’s latest flagship smartphone. People who pick up a G3 in the US between now and September 22nd can register at a special website to receive these accessories by submitting their phone’s IEMI number, along with proof of purchase.
LG G3 Stories August 26, 2014
The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the G3 all in a fairly-priced package […]
LG will roll out the G3 Stylus in 3G markets starting in Brazil in September followed by countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa and CIS …
LG G3 Stories August 18, 2014
Stump Root provides fast root access to all US LG G3 variants
LG G3 Stories August 11, 2014
When Oppo’s Find 7 was first announced, it was one of the front runners in its category. A smartphone with a 5.5-inch QHD display and the latest specs under the hood. Unfortunately, it took a while for it to be released and LG’s G3 took the QHD throne first. Either way, the Find 7 is a powerful smartphone that’s just as capable as its competition.
Today we’re taking a quick look at what this device has to offer. There are a lot of similarities between the Find 7 and LG G3. In some aspects they are the same phone, but which one is going to win at the end of the day? Due to carrier availability, LG might have this one in the bag.
LG G3 Stories August 7, 2014
YouTube for Android reportedly offering 1440p playback options for the LG G3
Google could be testing 1440p video playback on its YouTube for Android app. The folks at Droid-Life have successfully enabled the higher resolution on an LG G3, however we tested the software with three separate devices (Korean LG G3, Verizon LG G3 and an Oppo Find 7) and weren’t so lucky. So perhaps Mountain View is slowly deploying this new feature.
LG G3 Stories August 6, 2014
LG may have inadvertently revealed its pen-powered Galaxy Note competitor, however details about the G3 Stylus are still very limited. If you were hoping that the South Korean manufacturer’s large smartphone’s hardware would be on a par with Samsung famous phablet, prepare to be disappointed. According to The Korea Times, the LG G3 Stylus will be more of a budget-friendly handset opposed to a powerful flagship.
LG G3 Stories August 5, 2014
Appearing right at the end of the video, we learn nothing more about the device other than its name and the fact that, yep, you’d never guess, it has a stylus. We liked the G3 very much, so it’ll certainly be interesting to see whether the new device is able to put up serious competition for Samsung’s Galaxy Note … expand full story
LG G3 Stories August 1, 2014
Google Now Launcher now available for all Android 4.1+ devices
Update: Google says Now Launcher is available for all Android 4.1+ devices:
It looks like the Google Now Launcher might soon be available on a long list of new devices as a small update to the app brings reports of expanded compatibility for a number of notable Android phones. AndroidCentral points us to users seeing compatibility with devices including the LG G3, Verizon’s Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8, One E8, One Mini 2, Desire 816, and the Huawei Ascend P7.
The expanded compatibility isn’t officially included in the release notes nor has Google officially made an announcement, but we expect to hear more shortly. The Google Now launcher, which was previously only available for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, adds Google Now to the home screen for a more integrated experience with the OS.
The Google Now Launcher is available on Google Play here.
LG G3 Stories July 11, 2014
LG G3 now available at Best Buy for $99 alongside $50 gift card promotion
If you are looking for a good deal on the LG G3 smartphone, you will be happy to hear that Best Buy has started carrying the handset for $99 on a new two-year service agreement. That is $100 off the regular on-contract price of $199 that carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are charging, plus you have the option to score a $50 Best Buy gift card on top by activating any new smartphone through July 12th.
To be eligible for the $50 gift card, you will need to fill out this form when activating your LG G3 smartphone. Best Buy carries the LG G3 in metallic black and silk white on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, so there is no reason not to purchase the handset through Best Buy versus directly from the carriers. You can read about this deal in full on 9to5Toys. If you spot an even better deal, let us know in the comments.
Sprint was expected to begin accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 smartphone this morning, although it appears that the U.S.’s third-largest carrier has decided to make the handset available for purchase ahead of time. The smartphone can be ordered from the Sprint website right now in an exclusive gold color, starting at $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement. expand full story
LG G3 Stories July 10, 2014
T-Mobile customers reportedly receiving LG G3 orders early
America’s four major wireless carriers are all accepting pre-orders for LG’s G3, however some lucky T-Mobile customers are reportedly receiving their new smartphone early. The magenta-hued network is scheduled to start selling the device to the public on July 16th, so receiving the device almost a week early is pretty sweet.
We already knew that the LG G3 was on its way to Verizon and today the carrier has made it official. Big Red is now accepting pre-orders for LG’s flagship smartphone and will begin selling the device at its retail locations on July 17th for $100 on a two year contract. In addition to orders for the G3, Verizon is now offering the LG G Watch online for $230 and will be bringing the high-tech timepiece to its brick and mortar locations on July 17th as well.
LG G3 Stories July 9, 2014
Verizon has finally announced the release date for its variant of the LG G3. According to a listing on the carrier’s website (via Android Central), you’ll be able to get the upcoming smartphone on July 17th, although you can pre-order it right now. That puts the release two days behind T-Mobile’s launch and one day behind AT&T.
The phone will run for $99 on a two-year contract, which comes in at $100 less than AT&T’s price. Getting the phone on Verizon’s EDGE plan will cost $29.99 a month for 20 months, which matches AT&T’s offer. T-Mobile also recently began accepting pre-orders on it’s own plan, which requires no money down and spreads the cost of the phone over 24 monthly payments of $24.95.
LG G3 Stories July 8, 2014
AT&T has proceeded with its plans of accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 on its website, with the smartphone now available for $199.99 when activated on a new two-year contract. The handset can also be paid for in monthly installments of $29.00 for 20 months through the AT&T Next program, or purchased outright for $579.99 with a qualifying voice and data plan. The device is available in Metallic Black and Silk White. expand full story