LG G3 Stories February 16, 2016

Verizon’s HTC One M9 and LG G3/G4 receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today

Verizon’s LG G3 and G4 will be joining the HTC One M9 in getting Marshmallow today. The carrier has announced that OTA updates for those devices are rolling out now. HTC announced Android 6.0 last week and the LG G4 on AT&T and T-Mobile have already gotten their updates in the past weeks.

LG G3 Stories February 9, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 32GB LG G3 $210, 40% off Google Nexus 9 from $240, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked (new) 32 GB: $210 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

HTC offering 40% off Nexus 9, free Logitech keyboard w/ 32GB LTE variant

Free TV HD Digital Downloads at Google Play & iTunes: Rehab Addict, Cake Boss, Empire, more (Reg. $3)

The best-selling SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Music System is on sale today in both colors for $161 shipped (Reg. $199)

Get into home automation with TP-LINK’s Smart Plug for $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Apple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Newest Version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,600 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

A .edu email can get you the Sharp 32-inch 1080p HDTV for $150 shipped (Reg. $170)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Add 2TB of portable storage to your Mac, PC or Xbox One w/ this WD USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $73 (Reg. $90)

Amazon’s 7-inch Fire tablet is now even more affordable, get it on sale for $40 shipped (Reg. $50)

It’s time to ditch your cable bill! Get the AmazonBasics 35-Mile HDTV Antenna for $20 (Reg. $25)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

BearTek’s new Smart Gloves offer iPhone/Android controls + GoPro support

Review: Incase and surfer Kelly Slater team up for the ultimate GoPro-focused backpack

LG G3 Stories February 3, 2016

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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.

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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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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Samsung Gear S2 from $250 shipped w/ code 50OFFJAN, Gear S2 Classic from $300 shipped w/ code 50OFFJAN — If you don’t mind rebates, you can get an additional $50 off either model | Adorama

LG G4 w/ 32GB flash GSM 4G LTE (unlocked): $350 shipped (Reg. $600)

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked (refurb) 32 GB: $170 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

34-inch UltraWide Displays: LG w/ Thunderbolt $570 (Reg. $700+), Dell Curved $675 (Reg. $750)

It’s 2016, stop renting your cable modem: Motorola refurb DOCSIS 3.0 deals from $40 (Orig. up to $220)

LAST CHANCE!!! Giveaway: 1-yr. subscription to Apple Music, Beats Pill+ and Solo 2 Over-ear Headphones ($549 value)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: VIZIO 38-inch 2.1 Bluetooth Sound Bar w/ Wireless Subwoofer (refurb) $90, TOURO 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive $50, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Quick Review: SoundPEATS’ Q9A Bluetooth earbuds offer solid value at less than $20, exclusive discount

Motorola Nexus 6 factory unlocked 32GB in blue/white: $250 shipped (Reg. $330)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LEGO did everything right with its new 2,500-piece vintage Batman set

LG G3 Stories October 21, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC One A9 $399 for a limited time, KMASHI 10,000mAh Battery $9, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

HTC is offering limited time deal on pre-orders of the HTC One A9 at $399 

USB Power Deals: KMASHI 10,000mAh Battery $9 (Reg. $14), 6-Ft. Braided MFi Lightning Cable $8.50, more

Nexus 6P sold out at Google Store, but still available via Huawei for $499 and up

Mpow Extendable Selfie Stick with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter: $5 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB: $240 shipped (Reg. $400+) | eBay

Save $20 on select Kindle e-Readers, deals start at just $59 with free shipping

Dell Black Friday Ad Leak: Gears of War Xbox One w/ Fallout 4 + controller $300, VIZIO 60-Inch 4K HDTV $800, more

Amazon and Toys R Us give a peek at this year’s must-have holiday gifts

More new gear from today:

GoPro HERO4 Action Cameras: Black 4K $389 (Reg. $500), Silver w/ LCD Display $329 (Reg. $400)

More deals still alive:

Seagate 4TB Portable USB 3 Hard Drive w/ 200GB Cloud: $150 shipped

21:9 Displays: Dell UltraSharp 34″ Curved $650, LG 34″ Curved $720, more

New products & more:

D-Link’s latest surveillance cameras go wide-angle with “less distortion” than the competition

Libratone introduces multi-room audio alongside two new colorful ZIPP speakers

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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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Moto E & 1-Yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text: $50 shipped (Reg. $70 + plan) | FreedomPop

HTC One (M8) w/ 32 GB flash storage, 4G LTE, GSM (unlocked): $165 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

Amazon Student Days: free $5 credit w/ Gift Card purchase, SanDisk 64GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $45, Microsoft Universal Bluetooth Keyboard $45, more

Refurb LG G3 32 GB for Verizon 32 GB: $160 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650)

Sony announces official PlayStation 4 price drop, bundles now start at just $349

Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount

More new gear from today:

Handmade at Amazon launches with an eye on knocking off Etsy

  • Daily Deals: Belkin NetCam HD Camera (Refurb) $60, Epson Pro Wireless Projector $450, more
  • Prime Members: Free 4-month subscription for 3 print magazines – GQ, Wired, Health, Reader’s Digest, more
  • Games/Apps: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster $30, Power A Moga Android controller $32, iOS freebies, more
  • The absolute best (All-Clad Master Chef) 7-Piece Stainless Cookware Set: $300 shipped
  • Retro Toys 40% off: Pictionary $13, Lincoln Logs set $18, Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots $12, more
  • Canon Refurbished DSLR Sale: T5 w/ 18-55mm/50mm Lens Kit $241 shipped (Orig. $540), much more

More deals still alive:

Headphones: Bose SoundTrue Over-Ear $100 (Reg. $120), Bluetooth Earbuds from $20, more

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Sweat Proof Headphones $90 shipped (Reg. $130), more

New products & more:

Dyson includes air purification in its newest hot + cool bladeless fan

Ever wonder what a $130K VIZIO Ultra HDTV looks like? Now we know.

LG G3 Stories October 2, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Jawbone BIG JAMBOX $120, New LG G3 (unlocked) $250, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box) $120 shipped (Reg. $180)

UE ROLL 360 Bluetooth Speaker (all colors): $90 shipped (Reg. $100)

Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra-Portable Speaker: $37 shipped (Reg. $46)

Omaker M4 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker: $19 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB: $250 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

First-gen LG Watch Urbane smartwatch: $225 shipped (Reg. $280)

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

Staples $100 Gift Card w/ email delivery for $85 from PayPal (15% off): save on Apple gear, Beats, office supplies, more

The best-selling Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System is on sale for $159 shipped (Reg. $260+)

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: LG WXGA LED Minibeam Projector $300, Westinghouse 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV $100more

More deals still alive:

GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera (Refurb): $169 shipped (Orig. $240)

New products & more:

These Bluetooth earbuds use your iPhone’s Lightning port to charge

BRO Ball combines Bluetooth audio and pigskin for the ultimate tailgate companion

LG G3 Stories September 16, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G Flex 2 (unlocked) $250, QNAP NAS hard drives $135, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G Flex 2 silver (unlocked) 4G LTE w/ curved OLED: $300 shipped (Reg. $330) | eBay

QNAP NAS hard drives: TS-131 1-Bay $135 (Orig. $215), HS-210 2-Bay Fanless $155 (Orig. $289), more

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB: $250 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

Download 10 tracks of Latin Vibes for free over at Google Play

Kanto YU5 Bluetooth 4.0 Bookshelf Speakers in five colors: $250 shipped (Reg. $350)

Giveaway: Schoolhouse Electric makes the clock cool again, $290 value

More new gear from today:

This Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe bundle includes a working Han Solo mini fridge

Games/Apps: LEGO Jurassic World $38, iTunes gift cards 15% off, COD games for Mac 50% off, freebies, more

More deals still alive:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers: Bose SoundLink Mini $159 (Orig. $200), Sony SRSX3 $60 (Orig. $140)

New products & more:

Wilson��s X Connected Basketball is a simple shot tracking solution

Sony takes the wraps off a new gold DualShock controller (and other colors too)

LG G3 Stories September 15, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G3 (unlocked) $250, UP3 by Jawbone activity tracker $120, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB: $250 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

Daily Deals: UP3 by Jawbone Activity Tracker $120, 1-4 Outlet and Dual-USB Wall Charging Station from $14, more

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $430 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

Download 10 tracks of Latin Vibes for free over at Google Play

Amazon 32GB Unlocked Fire phone w/ 1-yr Prime: $120 (Orig. $545)

Amazon Gold Box – TP-LINK Networking up to 30% off: Portable pocket router $10, Powerline starter kit $35, more

Giveaway: Schoolhouse Electric makes the clock cool again, $290 value

More new gear from today:

Portable Bluetooth Speakers: Bose SoundLink Mini $159 (Orig. $200), Sony SRSX3 $60 (Orig. $140)

More deals still alive:

GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition Action Cam $315 (Reg. $400), HERO4 Black $379 (Reg. $500)

New products & more:

Devon and Nixon reveal new luxury Dark Side-inspired Star Wars watches

Kickstarter veteran launches new HiddenHUB smart omnidirectional whole home audio system

LG G3 Stories September 3, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Galaxy Gear $55, Sphero’s BB8 coming tomorrow for $150, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Daily Deals: Samsung Galaxy Gear Android Smart Watch (refurb) $55, Smallville Complete Series $85, more

Sphero’s BB8 Star Wars toy lands tomorrow for $150, and we all want it

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB (factory unlocked): $500 shipped (Reg. $1,000) | eBay

Pre-orders for the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) and Huawei Watch are now live on the Google Store

LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $80 shipped (Reg. $200) | eBay

SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD card for Android devices: $200 shipped (Reg. $220+)

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32GB blue: $250 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

GoPro HERO4 Silver waterproof action camera: $319 shipped (Reg. $400)

Giveaway: $400 Belkin WeMo bundle including the new Lightify Starter Set, multiple winners

More new gear from today:

JBL’s Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker takes its lightshow next level, previous gen on sale for $100 (Reg. $150)

More deals still alive:

Twelve South iPad Air/mini cases: BookBook from $35 (Orig. $80), leather SurfacePad $35 (Reg. $70), more

Incase MacBook Backpacks 50% off in multiple colors w/ free shipping: Cargo $40 (Reg. $80), Staple $30 (Reg. $60)

New products & more:

Polaroid’s latest pocket-sized Snap cam instantly prints photos with no ink

Review: Tucker and Bloom’s East to West XL Messenger Bag goes big to handle all your gear

Amazon now offers money back to Prime members after their first Dash button purchase

LG G3 Stories August 31, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 200GB SanDisk microSD $200, LG G3 (unlocked) $250, GoPro Hero4 action cam $319, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD card for Android devices: $200 shipped (Reg. $220+)

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB blue: $250 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

GoPro HERO4 Silver waterproof action camera: $319 shipped (Reg. $400)

HP Chromebook 14″ 2.3GHz 16GB storage Chromebook (refurb): $200 shipped (Reg. $220+) | eBay

All-in-One AirPrint Wireless InkJet Printers: Brother $50 shipped (Reg. $85+), Canon $68 shipped (Reg. $87)

Giveaway: $400 Belkin WeMo bundle including the new Lightify Starter Set, multiple winners

More new gear from today:

Logitech wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for Mac or PC $28 shipped (Reg. $60)

More deals still alive:

Western Digital 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive: $130 shipped (Orig. $200)

New products & more:

SmartHalo adds simple smartphone-connected navigation to your bike’s handlebars

Gears of War creator reveals the first gameplay footage for his new gravity-defying FPS

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:

What’s changing?

This software update includes:

  • VoLTE
  • AT&T Mail
  • Uber

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…

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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

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Jawbone UP24 fitness bands (used): from $36.40 shipped (Reg. $130)

 ZAGG Universal Keyboard for All Bluetooth Devices: $19 shipped (orig. $70)

HooToo TripMate Wireless N Travel Router w/ USB port: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Samsung Galaxy ALPHA SM-G850A 32GB 4G LTE: $299 shipped (Reg. $400)

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

LAST CHANCE! Small States Review Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion, $249 giveaway

More new gear from today:

Headphones: JBL J55 on-ears (multiple colors) $20 (Reg. $43), Sennheiser HD 518 over-ears $65 (Reg. up to $130)

More deals still alive:

Download a free copy of the Transformers movie

New products & more:

Rock Band 4 slated for a 2015 return w/ song collections transferring + all new hardware

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

From 9to5Toys.com:

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

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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

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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.

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LG G3 Stories December 15, 2014

LG G3 Android Lollipop

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

One of my favorite Youtubers (along with Dom and Detroit Borg), @MKBHD did his year end Smartphone of the year roundup and can say I agree with almost every choice he made here. Almost.

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!

Spoilers below:

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LG G3 Stories December 4, 2014

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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 G3 Android Lollipop

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

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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+NUCLUN+02%5B20141024100232206%5D 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.

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LG G3 Stories October 10, 2014

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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.

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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

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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.

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LG G3 Stories September 9, 2014

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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.

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LG G3 Stories August 26, 2014

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LG’s G3 Stylus, either leaked or teased earlier this month as a budget-friendly phablet, has now been officially confirmed – but it looks like it probably won’t go on sale in the USA.

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 …

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LG G3 Stories August 18, 2014

Stump Root provides fast root access to all US LG G3 variants

If you recently picked up an LG G3 and are looking for an easy way to root your shiny new smartphone, then look no further than Stump Root. Created by a talented group of XDA members this app works with just about every version of LG’s new flagship phone and is a cinch to use.

LG G3 Stories August 11, 2014

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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.

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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

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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.

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LG G3 Stories August 5, 2014

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LG’s flagship smartphone the LG G3 appears set to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Note series as an official promotional video just leaked a second variant, the G3 Stylus.

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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LG G3 Stories July 9, 2014

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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.

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It’s no surprise that Samsung’s IP67 certified Galaxy S5 can survive an extended stay underwater, but what about the LG G3? Well, on paper the G3 isn’t built to withstand any amount of water torture, but a surprising new video seems to prove otherwise…

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LG G3 Stories July 8, 2014

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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

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