T-Mobile today announced the upcoming release dates and prices of two Android smartphones set to debut next month. One phone is a device with a 6-inch screen and the ability to bend, and the other is a rare instance of an Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.
LG today announced that it will unveil the G Pro 2 at a press event in February, and the Korean manufacturer is surely hoping that its next large phone will add to the momentum of devices released in recent months. LG also chose today to reveal its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2013, a three-month period that saw the company sell more than 13 million smartphones.
CES 2014 has predictably been a launch point for many wearable technology, particularly smart watches and bands. One of the standouts of the many options on display here is the LG Life Band Touch, a fitness bracelet that monitors your health and interacts with your connected devices.
LG used CES 2014 as another showcase for a new wearable computing device that can connect to Android or iOS and provide health tracking information similar to Fitbit. I say another because the company showed a similar device last year, but the device has been retooled and unveiled as the Life Band Touch.
Apple and HTC introduced smartphones that featured sensors that read fingerprints to unlock the device, and LG will reportedly follow suit with its 2014 flagship device, the LG G3.
British operator EE has announced that it will offer an early glimpse at the curved LG G Flex smartphone in select stores beginning December 20. A sneak peek is all customers will get because the phone won't actually be available to buy.
LG has announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will begin rolling out to the LG G2 later this month. However, the update will initially be available only in Korea, leaving the rest of the G2 owners in markets outside of Korea to wonder when their phones will be updated
Samsung and HTC were the first companies to release versions of their popular smartphones running plain versions of Android through the Google Play Edition program. That has extended today with the announcement of the first GPE tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3.
The LG G2 has a large 5.2-inch display thanks to designers keeping the margins on the phone very thin. The G2 is still a fairly large device, so LG is reportedly working on a smaller version to attract more potential buyers.
The modern smartphone era is a tough one for fans of phones with a keyboard, but it's not completely hopeless. QWERTY aficionados will soon have a new option in the LG Optimus F3Q, heading to T-Mobile.