News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday July 30, 2013.
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The LG G2 will be officially unveiled August 7, but LG has chosen today, July 30, to announce the first case for its upcoming flagship Android smartphone. Rarely does a company debut accessories for a product before announcing the actual product, but that's the path that LG has chosen for the new LG G2 QuickWindow case.
QuickWindow is a flip cover case that protects the rear of the device and the front display from being scratched. It's a folio style case that includes a cutout for portions of the display to remain open. A small window provides a glimpse at the time, weather report, upcoming alarms, incoming phone calls, text messages, or song information from the music player. Sound familiar? It should, because that's what Samsung did with its S-View case for the Galaxy S 4. It's hard not to be cynical about the similarities between the two because LG and Samsung have a history curiously doing similar things within a few months of each other.
Much like the Samsung S-View case that came with the Samsung Galaxy S 4, QuickWindow is built to offer information without requiring the case to be opened and the phone unlocked. LG stepped it up by including gestures that allows users to swipe through different features, so they can swipe across the Quick Window to see the weather report rather than the music player.
QuickWindow cases will come in a variety of colors that include black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint, and yellow. For those keeping score at home, those are the same colors that Samsung used for its S-View, with the exception of purple and mint being swapped out for orange and green. And instead of having a thin horizontal view of the information, the QuickWindow case offers a thicker vertical look at new information.
Anyone interested in the LG G2 will be happy to know that the cases will be available at the same time that the G2 goes on sale later this year. We'll be in attendance when LG launches the G2 next week and will probably get a chance to test out the cases in person.source: LG
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.