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LG says LG G3 Android Lollipop update is coming before the end of 2014

LG G3 Android Lollipop updateClosely following the news that the Samsung Galaxy S5’s Android Lollipop update might be coming sometime in December, a rumour has emerged that says the LG G3 Android Lollipop update will also be arrive before the end of the year. This information was apparently conveyed by the European branch of LG which promised its Dutch and Belgian LG G3 customers that the update would be coming before the end of 2014.

This is a relatively ambitious timeline from LG which didn’t get out the LG G2 Android KitKat update out until February/March earlier this year. Still, it’s always good to hope, and it’s obviously in LG’s best interests to make its best selling flagship so far the best it can be, particularly in a climate that now actually has competitors with Quad HD displays to rival the G3’s.

What do you think about the LG G3 Android Lollipop update schedule? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: TechTastic via Phone Arena

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LG G3 Spigen Slim Armor review


I hate to put cases on my beautiful new smartphones, it always seemed so awkward to me.  Sure, I understand that smartphones are expensive and break easily, but why should I cover up my brand new phone.  Someone at LG spent a lot of time and effort designing the G3, covering it up seems almost sacrilegious.  Well, after a few days with my new phone, I began to realize I had a problem.  The G3 is a wonder to behold, but can be slippery when trying to use it one handed.  After a near miss with a toilet bowl, I decided I needed to take some precautions.

I decided I needed a case that met three conditions:  It needed to add some grip, keep the slim profile of the G3 intact and look decent. There is certainly no shortage of cases out there and I quickly found a few that looked interesting.  There was the LG circle case, some OtterBox type cases and your typical hard plastic snap on jobs.  None of these suited my needs really: too big, no grip, ugly, etc.  Finally, I came across Spigen Slim Armor.  I quickly decided that this was the case for me.

The Spigen Slim Armor case is made of two pieces, a soft rubber in piece and a hard plastic outer shell.  The first piece is a grippy, rubber feeling inner sleeve that slips on right over your phone.  The second piece is made of hard plastic and snaps on over the soft inner core.  The soft inner piece adds grip and aids in shock absorption.  The hard plastic piece holds everything together, while adding a bit of armor.

Once the case is on it feels great.  It adds very little bulk to the G3 and provides a border of soft rubber that greatly enhances grip.  While it’s not as attractive as a naked G3, I’m happy with how it looks.  In the past I’ve used cases that make it impossible to attach headphones or charging cables.  The Slim Armor should fit just about any connector you can throw at it.  The 3.5mm connector on my RHA earbuds is pretty bulky, but fits with no problem.

The one complaint that I have, is that it takes a bit of effort to hit the volume buttons on the back of the G3, it would be nice if the cutout for the volume rocker tapered a bit.  This is a minor issue that I got over quickly, I actually came to appreciate the design because it eliminated accidental button presses.

After using this case for about a month, I feel confidant that it will stand up to most abuse.  My phone has survived a number of small drops and one big one.  While juggling my backpack, water bottle and other items, I dropped my phone as I got out of my SUV.  As I watched my phone fall to the pavement, screen first,  I was sure that my phone was done for.  When I picked it up, much to my amazement, there wasn’t a scratch on it.

As much as I hate to cover up my G3, I’m glad that I decided to purchase this case.  It offers great protection in a package that isn’t ugly or bulky.  If you pair your phone with a screen protector and Spigen Slim Armor your phone should be able to stand up to just about anything.  You can find Spigen Slim Armor on Amazon.  It fits a wide variety of phones and comes in a number of colors.  The case retails for about $25, but you can get it now for $17.99.

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AT&T to carry LG G3 Vigor on September 23


AT&T on Monday announced that it, too, will soon offer the LG G3 Vigor. As a lower-cost and lesser-powered take on the flagship G3, this one features a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera (with Auto Laser focus), front-facing 1.3-megapixel snapper. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the G3 Vigor also features LG’s signature apps and UI tweaks including Knock Code, Gesture Shutter, and QuickMemo+.

The G3 Vigor is capable of HD Voice from AT&T and will be offered for $49.99 with a two-year service agreement. Alternatively, customers can opt for an AT&T Next plan and spread payments out. With a total off-contract cost of $334.99, options are $13.96 a month with Next 18 (24 months), $16.75 a month with Next 12 (20 months). AT&T is also announcing a limited time promotion which sees the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE selling for $.99 with a two-year service plan. Yes, you’ll have to sign both up for their own plans, but that’s essentially a free, 4G LTE-connected tablet in the process.

As is the case with other smartphones under Ma Bell, the G3 Vigor qualified for the $100 bill credit for new activations.



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Going large: LG G3 billboard gets Guinness World Record awarded for largest outdoor advertising structure ever

LG G3 billboardLG really wants you to buy a LG G3. How much, you ask? Well, they just got awarded a Guinness World Record for a LG G3 billboard that they put up next to the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia. The 240 metre wide and 12 meter high structure is the largest outdoor advertising structure in the world, and allegedly uses 1,800 tons of steel in its almost 3000 square meter construction. The real question is whether the billboard will be worth it and LG is so far saying yes, quoting the 20 million visitors that pass through the airport every year which they expect will result in $25 million more revenue every year.

LG G3 billboardLG says it’s also going to reuse the billboard in the future – while it’s advertising the LG G3 now, future devices may take up all or some of the billboard’s space. The LG G3 is of course LG’s crown jewel for 2014, and its no small wonder that it has been so popular globally. For quite awhile, it was the only major flagship device with a Quad HD display, making great use of its 5.5-inch display, powered by the equally impressive Snapdragon 805 – or 801, depending on your region – which puts it in very unique company at the top of the Android device charts.

What do you think about LG’s giant LG G3 billboard? Do you think manufacturers really need advertising this big? Let us know your thoughts.

Source: LG via Phone Arena

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LG offering free 3,000mAh battery & battery charging cradle with G3 purchase


LG on Tuesday announced a new, limited-time promotion which sees the handset maker essentially doubling the battery life of the G3. Already a beast at 3,000mAh, the promo gives buyers a second battery and a charging cradle at no additional cost. The deal is worth approximately $70 and is offered to anyone who buys the LG G3 at an authorized retailer or wireless provider. Hurry, the offer only lasts through September 22.

LG G3 Promo

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The LG G3 will be LG’s first smartphone to sell over 10 million handsets

LG G3 will be LG's first smartphone to sell over 10 million handsetsIf you were ever wondering exactly how well the LG G3 has been doing for its manufacturer, LG, you need not look past this news courtesy of The Korea Times. According to the Times, the LG G3 is on track to sell 10 million handsets, the first of LG’s smartphones to achieve the feat. This comes on the back of LG shipping 14.5 million handsets in one quarter earlier this year, resulting in a 16% profit increase and snapping a streak of quarterly losses.

It wasn’t specified exactly when the milestone will be reached, but given the sales pace that it showed in Korea, it’s clear that the device is by far LG’s most popular and should cross the threshold sooner rather than later. Thanks to selling points like being the first smartphone to launch with a Quad HD display and featuring a OIS+ enhanced 13MP camera with lots of gadgets, the LG G3 was supremely equipped to take the smartphone world by storm pre-IFA – we’ll see if anyone has an answer to LG’s best in a few weeks in Berlin.

What do you think about the LG G3 making the 10 million handset milestone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: The Korea Times via Phone Arena

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LG G3 Stylus is official! Don’t get too excited Though

Looks like LG decided it was time to take the wraps off the LG G3 Stylus, and I don’t mean just a stylus for your current G3. No, I mean a totally new device. As the name would suggest, it does offer the wondrous stylus pen and carry the G3 flagship name scheme. Much like the LG G3 Beat though, this is just a spin-off device that packs a fairly excitable line of specs. It does look pretty though, minus those hideous on-screen nav keys. What’s up with the white LG? Clear I can do, even a solid black, but that solid white in the images is just atrocious.

LG G3 Stylus

As for specs:

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor ( no mention on which one in the press release.)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Micro SD slot
  • 5.5-inch qHD display at 960 x 540
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front shooter
  • 3,000 mAh battery (removable)
  • Android 4.4.2
  • Will be in Black, White and Gold

Another interesting bit of information from the press release also tosses out the network type as 3G. Seems like, at least right now, that this won’t really be looking like a device that will be headed stateside. It is possible that a 4G LTE variant could become a thing at a later date though. LG doesn’t offer much in the way of a price tag either, simply stating a “fairly-priced package.” The LG G3 Stylus will pack in a number of the same software features as its higher-end cousin tough. Features like Knock Code and dual-window along with Gesture Shot and QuickMemo+.

LG will have the device on hand at IFA next week and we are sure to see more of the device pop up online then.

I can understand the need to cover the various price points with a flagship branded device, but I still find it rather annoying. Especially with something like this. I was fully expecting a G3 with a pen stylus and few new apps designed for it with maybe a few tweaks to the hardware. It will do well for those that can’t spring for something a bit more pricey, like the upcoming Note 4, and should fare well for LG.

Source: LG Via Android Police


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LG G3 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

LG-G3-vs-One-M8-vs-Galaxy-S5Today, LG debuted it’s newest newest global flagship phone, the G3. The Android smartphone is a followup to the LG G2 from 2013, which had an unique design which moved the power/lock button and volume controls from the sides of the phone to the back of the device, below the camera lens. The G3 sports that same design, but with a more polished look, complete with a brushed metallic body (available in five colors) and a more mature-looking Android operating system.

The G3 packs the high-end specs we’ve come to expect in premium phones, and it’s perfectly poised to go up against it’s top Android competitors, the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.

With similar eye-popping screens, powerful processors, and capable camera lenses available on all three devices, deciding on which one is best for you really comes down to the extra features, design, and personal brand preference. The LG G3 is no slouch when it comes to extras, with the Knock Code security feature, a front-facing camera designed specifically for selfies, and a high-capacity battery.

Check out the chart below to see how the phone’s specs stacks up against its competition, and let us know in the comments below which phone comes out on top for you.

LG G3 HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
Size 5.7 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz. 5.8 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches; 5.6 oz. 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz.
Screen 5.5 inches; 2,560×1,440 pixels; 538ppi 5 inches; 1,920×1,080; 441ppi 5.1 inches; 1,920×1,080 pixels; 431ppi
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4 Android 4.4
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy
IR Blaster Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint scanner No No Yes
Rear camera and recording 13-megapixel; 4K HD video 4-’Ultrapixel’; 1080p HD video 16-megapixel; 4K HD (1080p HD default)
Front-facing camera 2.1-megapixel; 1080p HD video 5-megapixel; 1080p HD video 2-megapixel; 1080p HD video
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801
Battery 3,000mAh, removable 2,600mAh; embedded 2,800mAh, removable
Capacity 32GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes
Notable extras One-watt speaker with amp BlinkFeed, BoomSound Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor
US Carriers T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Color options Metallic white, black, gold, red, and violet Gray, silver, rose gold Black, white, blue, and copper

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You can now watch YouTube videos in 1440p on the LG G3

LG’s new flagship phone, the G3, stands out for its Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) display, and the handset is taking advantage of all those pixels to offer a high-res YouTube experience. As was first reported by TalkAndroid, G3 owners can now watch YouTube videos in 1440p, a welcome bump up from the usual max resolution of 1080p. This feature reportedly comes via a recent update, and it’s still in the process of rolling out to all G3 handsets. If you’re currently using LG’s latest flagship, let us know if you’re seeing the 1440p options by commenting below. If you don’t have a G3, don’t despair; we’re bound to see a slew of new phones sporting Quad HD screens in the months to come.

[Photo credit: Phone Arena]

Filed under: Cellphones, Internet, Software, Mobile, LG


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Source: TalkAndroid

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1440p Option Showing Up for LG G3 Users


Good news for those of you who decided to pick up the LG G3 and all of its quad HD screen glory. Users are reporting that the YouTube app is now giving them the option of selecting 1440p as a quality option. I was able to verify this on my own LG G3 today also. No word… Read more »

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