Sprint has today published details of an update it’s now rolling out to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G2 currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
- Improvements to LTE attachment
- Enhancements to HD Voice
- Google security patch
If you own a Sprint variant of the G2 and want to initiate the upgrade manually, make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Then, from the home screen, press the Menu key, followed by Settings. Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘About Device’, then ‘Software Update and ‘Update Now’.
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We can’t say for sure how great a tablet the new LG G Pad 7.0 is — we haven’t had the chance to try it out yet. But if you were already planning on buying the G3 smartphone on AT&T, you may as well pick up the G Pad too: Starting on Friday, Ma Bell will throw in the tablet for just 99 cents extra. Now, before you get too excited, there is of course a catch. To qualify for that insane 99-cent price, you’ll have to purchase either the G3, G Flex or last-generation G2, and you’ll need to either sign a new two-year service agreement or renew your contract through AT&T’s “Next” early upgrade plan. Again, you’d have to really want one of these phones — and you’d also have to really like AT&T.
If perchance you don’t want one of those handsets, you can also get the tablet for $150 with a two-year contract, or for $12.50 a month for 20 months, with no money down up front. You could even buy it contract-free for $250, but at that point, we’d encourage you to take a closer look at the specs. For $250, you get an Android KitKat tablet with a 1,280 x 800 screen, 5-megapixel camera and quad-core processor. That’s not bad, per se, but for the same price or less you can find similar alternatives, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0; that’s going for $170 (down from $200), with mostly the same specs, save for a lower-res camera. That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy the G Pad — just that you should do your homework first.
It’s been 9 months since the LG G2 was unveiled and to this day it is a great phone. The announcement day for it’s successor, LG G3, is getting closer and along with that we’re getting more and more rumors/leaks regarding that much anticipated LG phone.
A few days ago a gold image of a possible LG G3 unit leaked showing of a brushed back plate, this time around we have a similar image showing the device in black and white colors with the same brushed back. Our best guess is that the back plate is plastic even though it kinda looks metal, we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Regarding the specs, LG G3 is rumored to have a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor along with 3GB of RAM and a 13MP camera with OIS+ included in the package. The announcement of LG G3 is going to take place on May 27, we’ll just have to wait and see what LG has up its sleeve for this much anticipated smartphone.
Talk about LG‘s next rumoured flagship, the LG G3, has intensified greatly in the past week, which has been added to by the announcement by LG that there will be an event held in various global cities on May 27th to announce some kind of “G” device. While it’s possible LG may be announcing its Android Wear powered LG G Watch, odds are the Korean manufacturer will in fact be announcing its next flagship device and in a leak of some supposed LG G3 press render material, we get our best look at the device yet.
While these renders appear to corroborate with previous leaks that the device will indeed retain the rear volume buttons of the LG G2, probably the most notable thing in these press renders is the object embedded in the top of the device. Unless we’re mistaken, that looks awfully like a stylus. This is particularly interesting as LG has neglected to even put a stylus on its 5.9-inch LG G Pro 2, however LG may be trying something new with this device. All we can say is that if that really is a stylus, we’re fascinated to see how they’ve integrated it into the LG G3. UPDATE: We’ve also been informed this could be an TV antenna of the South Korea version of the device.
What do you think about the LG G3 having a stylus? Does this change your mind at all about the device? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.
We’ve been hearing a lot more about the rumoured LG flagship that is supposed to succeed the LG G2. Assumed to be called the LG G3, we’ve already gotten a look at what the device might look like and we know that it likely carries over the rear volume buttons that debuted on the LG G2. LG has thrown more fuel on the fire after they sent out invites to a press event on May 27th (or 28th, depending on where you are in the world) for an undisclosed product. Naturally, this begs the question: is the LG G3 almost here?
While the announcement realistically could be for anything that LG manufacturers (TVs and homewares included), the “G” in the word “Great” does look awfully like the “G” in the LG G2 press materials, albeit, slightly more rounded. It does look like a pretty big hint that the product they are announcing will be a G-branded device and the best bet we have is for the LG G3. So far, we can only speculate what specs the device might have, but judging by its closest competitors, a LG G3 would struggle mightily if it didn’t at least have the new Snapdragon 801 processor, and will likely benefit from the OIS+ enhanced camera that was showcased on the LG G Pro 2.
What do you think about a possible launch of the LG G3 in May? Would you consider the device? Let us know your thoughts.
Source: Phone Arena
It used to be a battle of Megapixels between smartphones to showcase their superiority in the market, but now that has moved over to Pixels Per Inch (PPI), manufactures are now looking at ways of packing more pixels into their displays.
PPI contributes to many factors, but most significantly it is how sharp and crisp the display looks. There is a certain amount of pixels per inch that the human eye can distinguish and this varies given the size of the display, and achieving a higher PPI count means users aren’t able to see those individual pixels during normal operating conditions.
We’ve taken the latest smartphones available on the market and ranked them in order of their PPI count to give an idea who is winning the battle of pixels.
Does PPI count of a device play a significant factor when purchasing your Android device? Let us know in the comments below.
Monday funday? Of course not. But hey, Device Updates is here, and hopefully your device is getting an update, or already got one. Android 4.4.2 shows its face to the LG G2 and the G-Flex. You guys out there with an Xperia Z device will be getting your update next month hopefully. Sony is pretty good at keeping their promises.
happy Friday Android peeps! Today is a particularly good Friday for those of you rocking a LG G2 with Verizon though. Verizon has begun rolling out an update to your beloved device that brings you up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The list of enhancements is pretty boring though. Looks like they went through and just renamed a bunch of settings. It will be like learning a new phone all over again. In addition to all the label changes and the obvious OS update, they also improved the Premium Visual Voicemail and the Basic Visual Voicemail.
Go ahead and take a quick check for the update in your device’s settings, just make sure you have 50%+ battery, a Wi-Fi connection and some time to download the file needed.
For the last two years, we’ve all be witness to two of the best value smartphones the Android world has ever seen, the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 5. Both were amicably manufactured by LG, though it’s not quite clear how the financials were divided up between Google and LG behind closed doors. What we do know is that it worked out very well for the phones themselves which have been extremely popular among the Android community, and have even turned some away from other platforms based on its sheer value for money. You might think this has worked out well for both Google and LG, however, I think that the next Nexus phone won’t be made by LG. Why is that? I’m glad you asked.
It all starts with a bit of history: it’s a relatively well-known fact that both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 are loosely based on two of LG’s own smartphones. The Nexus 4 was based on the LG Optimus G, and the Nexus 5 shares ancestry with the LG G2. In terms of exterior design and software builds, they might not seem all that similar, but on the inside is where all the similarities are. This hardware forms the basis for which either Google or LG builds upon to create the Nexus devices which is why the trend we’ve seen for the last 2 years is LG launching their flagship smartphone, followed by a LG-manufactured Nexus phone release shortly after.
From a sales perspective, the Google-branded Nexus phones have done spectacularly. While they were never made to compete on a mass-scale with Samsung, the Nexus phones probably surprised people with just how popular they were. On the LG side of the bridge, however, things haven’t been so rosy. While Google has always been tight-lipped about exactly how many Nexus phones it has sold, LG has been very open about its sales of the LG G2 in particular.
LG had planned to sell 10 million of the LG G2′s, however at the end of 2013, they had reportedly only sold 2 million, far below their expectations. Part of the reason for this can probably be attributed to the Nexus 5; at the end of 2013, there were only a few players in the smartphone flagship space: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Sony Xperia Z1, the Nexus 5, and of course the LG G2. The Nexus 5 is by far the cheapest of all of these devices, and the LG G2 is by far the least equipped of the remaining 3 devices, so it’s not exactly a surprise to hear that the G2 hasn’t quite done as expected.
By now, you can probably see the irony that has befallen LG. Even if they did take quite a large percentage of the Nexus 5 sales, they’ve effectively devalued the sales they might otherwise have achieved by selling just LG G2′s. That’s not entirely to say that had LG not worked with Google the G2 would have done better, but it does stand to reason that it definitely would have had a better chance in the otherwise high-cost flagship smartphone arena.
There have been rumours that there will be no more Nexus devices, or maybe just one more Nexus, and that there is basically no need for Nexus devices now that manufacturers are buying into Google Play edition devices. Whatever the truth is, I think by now LG should have realized that they have played second fiddle to Google for too long, and if there are any more Nexus devices in the future, I’m willing to bet that they won’t be manufactured by LG.