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24
Oct
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U.S. Cellular now offering $100 LG G Pad 7.0 LTE


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U.S. Cellular, in winding down the work week, announced the immediate availability of the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE. Sold for $99 with a two-year service agreement, the tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a 7-inch WXGA display. Internally you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB storage, and a 4000mAh battery. The rear houses a 5.0-megapixel camera while the front-side has a 1.3-megapixel shooter. In terms of connectivity, the G Pad 7.0 LTE offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 4G LTE support.

 


 
 

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24
Oct
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LG debuts NUCLUN processor in the G3 Screen, a Korean exclusive with a 5.9-inch screen


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We’ve seen evidence that LG have been preparing their own processor, and today the Korean manufacturer have confirmed the long-running rumor by announcing the octa-core NUCLUN ARM processor. The processor will make its debut in the G3 Screen (formerly the LG Liger),and will feature LTE-6 capability, allowing download speeds of up to 225Mbps. 

The NUCLUN inside the G3 Screen will be clocked at 1.5GHz for the four Cortex-A15 cores and 1.2GHz for the other four Cortex-A7 cores. The cores are said to be able to fire individually, allowing for an extremely flexible and efficient processor. It will also have 2GB of RAM under the hood and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). On the outside is a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The Korean exclusive will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery and is set to run Android 4.4 KitKat.

No word yet on whether we will be seeing any NUCLUN-powered devices outside of Korea, but if LG wants to knock Samsung off their throne, launching their own line of processors is a good way to start. Check out the presser below for more info on LG’s new line of processors and hit the comments section to let us know your opinions.

LG INTRODUCES COMPANY’S FIRST MOBILE APPLICATION PROCESSOR
LG’s Octa-Core NUCLUN Processor Delivers LTE-A Cat.6 Support and
Enhanced Capabilities Optimized for High-end Smartphones

SEOUL, Oct. 24, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its first mobile application processor (AP) featuring eight-core architecture and LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for high performance and low energy consumption. The new AP, named NUCLUN, will make its debut this week in the “G3 Screen”, a smartphone developed specifically for the Korean market.

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.”

As LG’s first smartphone equipped with NUCLUN, the G3 Screen inherits the design language, camera and UX features of the popular LG G3. The G3 Screen boasts an expansive, 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display and high fidelity 1W speaker for the ultimate smartphone experience. As the largest smartphone designed for LTE-A Cat.6 networks, the G3 Screen will deliver download speeds three times faster than regular 4G LTE networks for a truly smooth and satisfying multimedia experience.

Key Specifications:

Chipset: NUCLUN Octa-Core  (1.5GHz Quad-Core  + 1.2GHz Quad-Core)
Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS
Memory: 32GB  eMMC  / 2GB RAM / MicroSD slot
Camera: Rear 13MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
Battery:  3,000mAh
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
Size: 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.5mm
Weight: 182g
Network: LTE-A Cat.6
Colors: Black / White

Source: LG Korea

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24
Oct
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LG announces the LG G3 Screen and new in-house NUCLUN octa-core Processor



Looks like LG had another announcement up their sleeves today. You might remember earlier in the day LG announced global availability of the LG G Watch R. Now they have announced a new phone that will follow in the G3 branding. To make things even a little more interesting, they also announced their own in-house processor packed inside too. First, the device. Meet the LG G3 Screen. Cause, it has a big screen?

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The LG G3 Screen packs in the following specs:

  • 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4

LG NUCLUN


I left the processor off the list because it needs to be explained a little. The processor in the G3 Screen is an in-house creation by LG. THat just means that it is chip that LG has made instead of using a Qualcomm, Intel or what have you. The processor carries the name NUCLUN, pronounced NOO-klun. The NUCLUN is designed based on the ARM big.LITTLE technology. Odd sounding and looking, right? That is how it is though. The processor is an octa-core chipset that carries four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A15 processors for high-performance and four 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7’s for less intense processing.

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“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 LG G3 Screen will carry along a lot of the same UX features of the current G3 devices on the market. As an added bounus to the news though, the G3 Screen is the largest smartphone designed for LTE-A Cat. 6 networks. That will deliver download speeds three times faster than regular 4G LTE. All capable, but theoretical, speeds of 225Mbps. That is all well and good, but now we are intrigued to see when and where this device ends up and just how well those processors perform in the real world.

Source: LG


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24
Oct
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LG’s next phone will be the first with one of its own CPUs inside


LG has been trying to catch up to competition like Apple and Samsung with its phones for years, and its next step on that path is to build one with its own CPU inside. The G3 Screen phone that it’s releasing this week in Korea will have an eight-core “NUCLUN” (pronounced NOO-klun) processor, based off of an ARM big.LITTLE design similar to Samsung’s octacore Exynos chips. NUCLUN has for 1.5GHz cores for the tough tasks, and for 1.2GHz cores for easier stuff that save on battery life. The G3 Screen is a 5.9-inch phone with a 10808p screen and support for the new, faster LTE-A networks that download at up to 225Mbps.

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24
Oct
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LG Liger shows up in benchmarks with mid-range hardware


LG ligerIt looks like LG is planning on launching a new device in the G3 family called the LG Liger. The oddly named smartphone looks extremely similar to the G3, but LG has lowered the specs a bit, so this one effectively falls in the mid-range category of smartphones.

The device features LG’s in-house Odin CPU with four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, similar to many newer pseudo-octacore processors. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it an extremely high-end CPU, as the benchmarks for the device put it well below the Snapdragon 801 found in the G3. To make up for the lower speed, LG has decreased the screen resolution to 1080p instead of the extremely high resolution seen on the G3. The screen itself is also a bit bigger, coming in at 5.9-inches. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera.

It’s crazy to think that an octa-core device with a 1080p screen is “mid-range,” but compared to other high-end offerings on the market, this device can’t compete with the best available. It’ll still very likely be an excellent device that won’t cost much, so keep an ear for it as we get closer to the holidays.

source: GSM Arena

 

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23
Oct
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LG finally announces global release plans for the G Watch R, but still murky


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LG released the G Watch R in South Korea last week, and it will be available in the UK starting tomorrow, but what about the rest of the world? LG sent out a presser with a little information, but unfortunately it’s still a little cloudy. According to the presser, the full round smartwatch will be available at retail sites throughout Europe in the beginning of November. This includes France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Now as far as the UK is concerned, Clove will have it starting tomorrow.

As for North America, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), they only mentioned that they would follow the European launch soon after, but no timetable. This could mean the following week or even a few weeks. Either way, I guess it’s safe to say that the G Watch R won’t hit the U.S. until at least the week of November 10th. I am sure it will be here by the holidays though. I doubt LG wants to miss that opportunity.

Full Press Release:

LG G WATCH R, NEW BENCHMARK FOR WEARABLES, BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT

SEOUL, Oct. 24, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today that its newest Android wearable, LG G Watch R, will be available for purchase at retail sites throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after. Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.

The LG G Watch R made its world debut at IFA 2014 to much interest and with its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance, became one of the show’s most mentioned new products. The world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, the G Watch R was inspired by classical and premium timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display takes advantage of every pixel, producing images with stunning color and accurate viewing at all angles even under bright sunlight.

Designed and built to last, the LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R, designed with personalization in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.

The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android WearTM OS will add even more features and functionality to G Watch R such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner’s permission.

“While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Watch R represents LG’s commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient.”

Prices and additional purchase details will be announced locally at time of availability. For more product images and videos, please visit www.lg.com/global/gwatch/r.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 410mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear™
  • (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass)
  • Barometer
  • PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
  • Color: Black
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

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23
Oct
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Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: A civil war within Google


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Ever since the announcement of the Nexus 6, we’ve been dying to know how it will stack up against other devices. While we won’t know for sure until we have our hands on one, we can at least look at the various specs. Lets take a look at the Nexus 6 vs the Nexus 5!

Motorola Nexus 6 vs LG Nexus 5

Display

Let’s start with the Display. The Nexus 6 has a gorgeous display with a pixel density of 493 ppi, while the Nexus 5 isn’t bad either with a 445 ppi. However, considering the Nexus 6 is a full inch bigger than the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 is a clear winner in the display quality. Motorola’s device has an AMOLED screen while LG’s offering has an IPS screen, so that’s a matter of preference. Is also worth noting that the Nexus 5 is still a regular phone with its size, whereas the Nexus 6 places itself well into the “phablet” category.

Battery

With the battery, the Nexus 6 has another clear advantage with a 3,220 mAh battery, while the Nexus 5 has a 2,300 mAh battery. While the Nexus 6 has much more pixels to push, the Nexus 6 site still claims you can get 24 hours of talk time, with the Nexus 5 getting 17.

Processing

When it comes to the processors, they come pretty close. The Nexus 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.26 GHz, while Motorola’s offering has a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7 GHz. While the Nexus 5 technically has a year old processor, it is no slouch. Technically, the Nexus 6 wins, but when it comes down to it they are pretty close. However, the Nexus 6 has 3 GB of RAM while the Nexus 5 has 2 GB. This should give the Nexus 6 more multi-tasking power.

Camera

The Nexus 6 has a better camera, with a 13 MP rear shooter and a 2 MP front shooter, while the Nexus 5 has a 8MP and 1.3 MP. The Nexus 6 also has the ability to shoot video in 4K, while the Nexus 5 is behind at 1080p.

Storage

The Nexus 5 starts at 16 GB of memory, while the Nexus 6 starts at 32 GB. Neither have expandable memory.

All in all, both devices have great specs. Google truly has done well in designing both of these  Even the Nexus 5 which came out last year holds its ground well, but the Nexus 6 has been updated immensely, so in terms of specs the Nexus 6 is the clear winner.

However there are two things to consider: the Nexus 6 is quite large with its 5.96″ screen. One will have to get used to the size of the Nexus 6. Otherwise, some people are simply not going to want a phone that large and will want to get the Nexus 5. The other thing to consider is the price. What makes the Nexus 5 so great is all the great specs you get for the price: $349 off contract. The Nexus 6, however, will be $649 off contract. While the Nexus 6 will be available through carriers for cheaper, you’ll likely need to lock into a 2-year contract to get that price, which to many is not preferable.

So, when it comes to specs, the Nexus 6 is a winner. When it comes to size preference and price, the Nexus 5 is the winner. Which do you think is the better device? If you’re planning on getting a Nexus this year, which will you get?


 

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23
Oct
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LG G Watch R gets global roll out announcement from LG



The LG G Watch R, the other round watch, is finally coming to the world. Well, at least its roll out globally is starting. The first set of locales to have access to LG’s second Android Wear device will be France, Italy, Spain and the UK. You guys in those countries should start to see the device popping up at retailers in the first part of November. Shortly after the release LG has plans to push it to Asia North America. They say “soon after”, so that could mean later in November or December. Hopefully they push it out in time for Christmas in the states. It is also set for release on the Play Store in the weeks ahead.

LG G Watch R

The LG G Watch R brings in many of the same hardware specs we have all heard of before. Th carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MBs of RAM, 4GB internal storage, 410 mAh battery, and a round 1.3-inch P-OLED display at 320 x 320. It also carries a heart rate monitor, barometer and 9-Axis sensor.


“While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Watch R represents LG’s commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient.”

A nice benefit to the LG G Watch R compared to a few of the other guys on the market today is the watch band. It is compatible with any 22mm watch strap. Which leaves your strap options nearly limitless. LG cleverly left any price tags off the press release, but we have heard talk that it should be around $300. That would put it on par with the Moto 360, and be slightly higher than their current G Watch.

Have you been holding off on splurging for the Moto 360 to get your hands on the LG G Watch R? The wait is almost over.

Source: LG | G Watch R Global


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Oct
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LG G Watch R will be available in the UK starting tomorrow


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The LG G Watch might not look as elegant as the Moto 360, but it packs more power, better battery life, and a proper Always-on display. I didn’t even mention the fact that it’s the only fully round smartwatch.

We have great news for those of you in the UK because it’s going to be available at Clove starting tomorrow. That’s right, just in time for the weekend. It’s going for £224.99 (including VAT), which equates to about $360 here in the U.S. Speaking of the U.S., we are still awaiting availability, but we expect it to come in around $249.

So what do you guys think about the G Watch R? I am excited for just the Always-on display alone. My unit should be arriving at my front door within the next 30 minutes, so I will be sure to let you know what I think of it soon.

source: Clove

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Oct
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LG G3 now receiving major stability update


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LG is in the process of pushing out a relatively major over-the-air stability update to all unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the G3, currently located in India, Thailand and a bunch of European countries. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, such as Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it does include a handful of ‘system stability improvements,’ which are geared towards making a user’s experience better when using the device.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

Enhancements:

  • Valuepack upgrade
  • Apps
  • Google patch

If you own an unlocked variant of the LG G3 and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification on your handset prompting you to download and install the update.

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