Another Android smartphone at AT&T is being upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat today. Following yesterday's announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was updated, AT&T today announced that the LG G2 is getting the latest version of Android as well.
There's a rumor going around that the Sprint website has helped leak the specifications for the upcoming LG G3, and the details appear to confirm what we've been hearing about LG's next flagship phone.
The next iteration of LG's user interface for Android may follow the trend of embracing flat design elements. Samsung flattened is icons and UI elements in the latest version of Touchwiz on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC did the same with Sense on the One M8, and the LG G3 will do the same.
The LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat updates has begun on Sprint. The update upgrades the phone to receive the performance enhancements and printing options introduced in Android 4.4, and it also fixes an unspecified issue with Next Radio. LG-specific changes include some UI tweaks, better Knock On response times, slightly better battery life, and enhanced security on the phone. The update is rolling out now, so users can go to Settings > About phone to check for a System Update and apply the latest software. Be sure to charge the phone to 75 percent battery before downloading.
LG must not have liked all the attention that Motorola got during last week's launch of the Moto 360 because they just released another photo of the G Watch to garner some more attention.
Boost Mobile today announced the release of another low-cost Android phone designed to be paired with its $55 Monthly Unlimited plans. The latest smartphone added to the device portfolio is the LG Optimus F3, a sans-QWERTY version of a device we saw earlier this year. The Optimus F3 ships with a 4-inch display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, a 2,460 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with LG's software add-ons like QuickMemo. The retail price for the phone is $129 without contract and is on sale now.
LG, in an attempt to promote its G Flex smartphone, has taken a rather strange path to let people know about the device's self-healing coating and curved display. Very strange.
Thursday will see the debut of the LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet as 4G LTE device in the US. Previously seen as a Wi-Fi capable device, the G Pad 8.3 will launch on Verizon Wireless's LTE network beginning March 6. Initially, the tablet will cost only $99 on a two year contract, but that price will double to $199 beginning March 10.
Since companies began introducing "mini" versions of their flagship products, they have disappointed users who want all the power of a premium phone without the giant screens that typically accompany them. LG has decided not to buck that trend.
There's never been a phone quite like the LG G Flex. The G Flex is a device with a large imprint and an unavoidable curve. That's both the selling point of the device and potentially it's greatest weakness. So which is it: virtue or flaw? Let's find out.