LG officially unveiled the G Watch R a couple of days ago, the company's second smartwatch and one of the first wearable products in its niche to have a round face. On design alone, the G Watch R instantly became one of the most desirable smartwatches (alongside Motorola's also round Moto 360). However, LG did not reveal the release details for the device, and more importantly kept the price quiet too. Several reports today are changing that as the price and availability of the G Watch R has leaked.
Rather than wait until the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, LG has decided to shed some light on its upcoming G Watch R by detailing its specs. This is nothing new for the Korean company as it has been showing off products before their official launch all year. The G Watch R is LG's first round faced wearable and could be the first such smartwatch to hit the market.
LG unveiled the latest variant of its G3 range a few weeks ago in the form of the G3 Stylus, and that handset has now been officially rolled out, giving us the lowdown on its specs and design. While it was thought this handset would be a true phablet alternative, it is actually the same size as the G3 flagship and is very much a budget addition to LG's market leading device.
It was revealed earlier in the month that LG was planning to release a G Watch 2 wearable at the company?s IFA event in Berlin in September. I derided the possibility of a sequel to the original G Watch just 2 months after the original landed, and I stand by my derision.
LG may be focused on the G3 flagship of late while plotting a roadmap to capitalize on that smartphones success, but the company is still taking care of its older handsets too. The Korean company has today confirmed that its former flagship, the LG G2, will be getting the upgrade to Android L when Google launches its new version of the mobile platform.
A lot of consumers dislike Android vendor UI software. There are Android skins and software tweaks like Samsung?s TouchWiz and HTC?s Sense that divide opinion, with Samsung's brand getting particular wrath from Android purists. However, for whatever reason companies are continuing to push away from the stock Android experience and LG is the latest to really get behind its own UI.
LG?s L Series is a well-received range of smartphones that nestles nicely into the budget market, giving the likes of Samsung and Motorola some Android competition. However, dare we say it, the L Series has always been decent, looked okay, and performed well, but the devices have always lacked that touch of magic; passion like we sense in the Moto G for example. That has changed today with the launch of a couple of new L Series handsets.
LG has filed a patent for a new phone design, but you may see something strangely familiar about the handset. Of course, patent filings are nothing new, but when they happen to look an awful lot like another smartphone on the market then it is worth looking at.
Is it us, or do product cycles seem to be getting shorter? We think so, and if this latest rumour about LG is true then we have entered a new level altogether. According to some reports today, the Korean company will announced a sequel to its G Watch Android Wear toting smart watch at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month.
LG has today rolled out an LTE version of its G Pad 8.0, bringing superfast data connection to the small tablet. The company issued a press release stating that the new variation of the slate will begin shipping in Europe next week, before moving to Central and South America, Asia, and Russia in the following weeks.