LG and Verizon Wireless announced a new slate today in the form of the LG G Pad X 8.3, a true successor to 2013?s original G Pad 8.3. As well as announcing the tablet, Verizon also revealed that it will begin selling LG's new G4 flagship smartphone on June 4, tying up with previous reports for the handsets' launch.
We revealed last week that LG is back in the picture in terms of Nexus smartphones as the company is building the next device in the series, replacing Nexus 6 maker Motorola. It seems that LG is indeed involved in a new Nexus smartphone, with an Android Open Source Project code revealing an unknown LG made handset with the codename Bullhead.
If you have been readying yourself for the LG G4 to drop in the United States your wait is almost over. The new flagship smartphone will be making its debut on T-Mobile tomorrow (Wednesday, 27th May), making the Magenta Network the first U.S. carrier to offer the handset. Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T customers will have to wait a little longer, and even those wanting to buy in T-Mobile locations will have to wait until June 3rd.
The LG G4 is a fantastic smartphone, one of the best available in fact. However, LG claimed it would be a radical change from last year's G3 and we simply do not think that it is. The company though is going to have another stab at the flagship market later in the year, so maybe that will be the completely different smartphone we were promised.
We have heard rumors for several months that LG is returning to the Windows Phone fold after a considerable absence. The Korean company is ready to give the platform another chance just before Microsoft transitions from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10. Today there are reports saying that the so called LG Lancet (LG-VW820) will be landing on Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States.
LG and Google has a rich history together, after-all it was the former company that made the first two Nexus smartphones for the latter. However, after the success of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google and LG decided to go separate ways, with Motorola drafted in to build the Nexus 6 for Mountain View to showcase its Android Lollipop platform.
After LG launched the G3 flagship last year the company built a whole portfolio of smartphones based off the handset. With the G4 replacement now launched it seems the Korean company has similar plans for its brand new flag waver. A new listing on Vodafone Hungary showed that a LG G4 Mini is in the works, nestled in amongst the carriers other mid-range devices.
We have discussed before how Sony's camera lens making business is thriving in the mobile space, and in fact is propping up the ailing Xperia brand. Sony is not the only major manufacturer enjoying success beyond its handsets though, with market research firm DisplaySearch saying 68% of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2015 had a LG screen on the front.
LG has embraced the "Mini" trend of offering watered down smaller versions of flagships more than most. Joining the likes of Samsung and HTC, the company has delivered several mini variants of its high end devices, and it seems the Korean giant will continue with the recently launched G4. A new leak shows specs for what is reported to be called the LG G4c.
We offered a detail first impression of the LG G4 yesterday, the company's brand new flagship smartphone. The handset delivered what we expected and positioned itself at the top of the marker alongside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9. Last year's G3 was a huge success for LG and the South Korean giant envisions the G4 continuing to be a big hit.