LG hit its flagship stride with the G3 that was released a few months ago, but the company has been building solidly to the point of having arguably the best handset available for about two years.
LG has a new smartwatch in the works that will follow in Samsung's footsteps by having a 3G modem built in. The device showed up online today after it passed through the FCC for approval.
How do you know that LG has a hit flagship on its hands? Well, every device after the G3 has either been a variant or has been heavily styled to look like the admittedly amazing tier one device. Oh, sorry, the Wine Smart flip phone from yesterday is not a G3 variant and does not look like the flagship either. However, the latest LG device is all of those things and it is arriving on AT&T in the United States.
Old feature phone design with a splash of smartphone functionality, not a combination you see a lot of these days, but LG has a new flip phone on the market that fits the bill. Yes, the good old flip phone is back and has never really been away because of Samsung, but now LG is joining the party with the Wine Smart.
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.