Things are looking good for LG this week as the company announces is second quarter results. With a record high 14.5 million smartphones shipped in the three-month window LG is up 20 percent year-over-year. Sales are up 16 percent as compared to the same quarter from last year; this is the highest increase since Q1 2010. Thanks… Read more »
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Hidden deep in Android, following the KitKat 4.4 release, is a feature that can be enabled to instantly speed up your Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3, and pretty much any Android device that supports KitKat.
It’s called ART, and that stands for Android Runtime, which is the successor to the Dalvik system currently used since Android’s inception. ART uses what Google calls an ‘ahead of time’ compiler as opposed to Dalvik’s ‘just in time’. Dalvik worked by converting each app on the fly when it was called upon to be launched. ART on the other hand converts it during installation, ultimately resulting in a larger app file size, but meaning the app launches pretty much instantly. The result? The device is quicker and battery life is improved.
So how do you do it?
The new ART runtime system isn’t enabled by default in Android 4.4 KitKat so you’ll need to head into the hidden ‘Developer Options’ menu in the Settings to access it. To enable the hidden ‘Developer Options’ go into Settings > About Phone > Build number and Tap the build number 7 times. Once there, go to ‘Select Runtime’ and change the selection from ‘Dalvik’ to ‘ART’.
You’ll have to reboot after changing the setting and you may have to wait a few minutes whilst ART does its thing in the background converting all your installed apps, but once the progress meter is done you’re good to go.
Whilst ART provides increased speed and improved battery life, you may find that not all Apps are 100% compatible; however since Android L has been released with the developer preview, the chances of finding an incompatible App has greatly reduced.
Drop us a comment and let us know if you’ve noticed a speed improvement on your device.
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‘Tis the season for quarterly results. Next up, LG who has reported that their whole company has logged a 165% increase in net profit when compared to the same period last yea, raking in 412 billion won or $399.8 million USD. This in large part was thanks to a revival of its mobile business, spearheaded by the intensely popular LG G3 and led to a 16% sales boost over the same period last year, equating to a profit of 85.9 billion won, or $83.4 million USD. Probably the best news for LG is that the profit this quarter ended the streak of three consecutive quarters of losses.
LG was able to ship 14.5 million devices in the quarter, with LTE products making up an even larger part of their sales than last year. When you think about exactly which devices LG launched to achieve this, it’s pretty impressive stuff with the LG G3 and L-series doing most of the heavy lifting. It’s always good to see a company reaping the benefits of creating genuinely brilliant devices like the LG G3 which still stands head and shoulders above the rest of the Android smartphone market, with its market leading Snapdragon 805 processor and fancy volcano-journeying camera. We can only hope that LG continues its march of improvement, as it gradually digs into Samsung’s sizeable market share lead.
What do you think about LG’s quarterly results? Do you think they deserve it? Let us know your opinion in the comments.
Source: LG Newsroom
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LG has just reported a record quarter for mobile phone sales, showing that it’s taking advantage of a slump from arch-rival Samsung. LG sold 14.5 million handsets over the last quarter, its highest total ever and 20 percent more than last year — with more than a third of those LTE models. It chalked up most of the success to its well-reviewed top-of-the-line G3 handset, along with strong sales of its mid-range L products. LG’s mobile division scooped up KRW 3.6 trillion ($3.5 billion) and put an end to three straight quarters of losses. Home entertainment also performed well, climbing 3 percent on the strength of higher-margin UltraHD 4K sets. All that resulted in an operating profit of KRW 412 billion ($599 million) — not nearly Samsung-level numbers, but at least LG’s are going up, not down.
Are you an impulsive gamer? So impulsive that you can’t even wait to unlock your phone before you start playing? If so, LG is entirely willing to cater to that (frankly disconcerting) behavior. The company has just launched Puppy Pop, the first game designed to work with the G3′s QuickCircle case. It’s a clever demo of what that round case window allows, although it’s only a game in the loosest sense of the word. All you’re doing is matching as many puppy heads as you can before time runs out — it might do for a quick diversion at the bus stop, but it’s not hard to see this wearing thin over time. You can grab the app today if you’re curious, although you might want to wait for more substantial titles down the road — or better yet, unlock your G3 and make full use of the phone you paid for.
Source: LG Newsroom
LG was the first to launch a phone with QHD resolution (on the major U.S. carriers) on the LG G3 this year, first to launch an android smart watch (LG G watch), and now they’re the first to release a game that you can play without opening the cover.
LG announced, in a press release today, that it will soon be releasing its first app, Puppy Pop, designed for use on the LG G3 with the Quickcircle case. That’s right! In addition to being able to check the time, place calls, check notifications, and take pictures with the Quickcircle case, users can now play a free game without opening the cover.
Puppy Pop is a free app and will be available from the Google Play store starting today.
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LG haven’t wasted any time building on their latest flagship LG G3 device by formally introducing the G3 Cat 6 – the companies latest flagship device. But fear not, it’s pretty much the same LG G3 you know and love but with LTE-A connectivity and a Snapdragon 805 processor.
The Adreno 420 GPU included in the Snapdragon 805 processor will offer a speed boost most noticeable in gaming, but the regular user probably won’t notice a difference.
The remaining specs stay the same – 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM, 13MP camera with OIS+, 3,000mAh battery, white/gold/black options, and Android 4.4.2.
Availability and pricing is not yet known, but it’ll probably launch in the companies home countries first.
Remember when LG announced that it had managed to create a rollable 18-inch display? Well, here’s the proof: a very much flexible OLED display. The resolution might not be there yet (1,200 x 810, alas) but the hopes and dreams of a picnic-blanket TV set — they’re getting more real every day.
Via: OLED Display
We have heard about HTC and Samsung working on the ‘Prime’ version of their flagship smartphones, but it seems LG is planning to join the bandwagon as well. According to a Korean website, LG is planning to release the LG G3 Prime (or Cat.6) on July 25, and it will have faster download speeds and a better processor under the hood.
Everything else will be just like the original LG G3 - like 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP main camera and a 3,000 mAh battery, except it will feature a more powerful Snapdragon 805 processor and an LTE-A modem, with download speeds of up to 225 Mbps.
The only bad news is that the device will be limited to Korea, which is hometown of LG. We might not be able to see this device in international market.
Do you think LG should make this device available in international market as well?
LG has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3 in India today. It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants which are priced at Rs. 47,990 and Rs. 50,990 respectively. At an event in Mumbai, LG also unveiled the G Watch, which has also launched priced at Rs. 14,999. However, the LG G3 buyers will get Rs. 5000 discount on the purchase of the LG G Watch in addition to a free QuickCircle case and one-time screen replacement (Rs. 6,500). LG is also released 15,000 limited edition Big B phones which will feature Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s autographs.
LG G3 is a successor of Korean firm’s previous model, the LG G2. It features a 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD display with QHD resolution and 538 ppi pixel density. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and LG’s new flat UI on top of it. It is available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red colors.
The device runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The 16 GB variant has 2GB of RAM while the 32 GB one comes with 3GB of RAM. The storage can be expanded by up to 128GB using the microSD slot present onboard. The LG G3 comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera with two-tone dual-LED flash and laser autofocus, which is also capable of recording 4K 2160p videos. It also features a front-facing 2.1-megapixel shooter which comes with timer. The device will also compatible with 4G LTE networks (2300MHz) in India. The high-end device houses a 3000mAh removable battery and comes with wireless charging as well. It is currently competing with smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 and OnePlus One.
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