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LG Optimus 2X scores a Guinness record as the first dual-core phone

LG Optimus 2X scores a Guinness record as the first dual-core phone

07 May, 2011 | comments (86)

LG Optimus 2X indeed is the world’s first dual-core smartphone (both announced and released). This achievement was acknowledged by the Guinness World Records – the Optimus 2X is the first dual-core phone available to the public. The Optimus 2X...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

28 April, 2011 | comments (17)

LG have published their quarterly results for the first part of 2011 and although they have beaten their own volume of sales from the same time last year, they've made less of a profit and continue to struggle coming off the back end of 2010. LG...

Tags: LG, Misc


HTC Sensation vs LG Optimus 2X: The 1080p shootout

HTC Sensation vs LG Optimus 2X: The 1080p shootout

23 April, 2011 | comments (93)

So far HTC handsets have hardly been the shooters of choice to the cellular photographer. Well judging from what you are about to see things might be just about to change. We've got a video shootout of the Sensation and the LG Optimus 2X comparing...

Tags: HTC, LG, Android, Touch UI


A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

20 April, 2011 | comments (39)

Now that is something refreshing - using a microscope to compare the different types of screens used in today's smartphones. Thanks to an industrial microscope at a 201x zoom, you can really grasp the differences between the Super AMOLED, Super LCD,...


T-Mobile G2x on sale online, $200 on 2-year contract in the US

T-Mobile G2x on sale online, $200 on 2-year contract in the US

15 April, 2011 | comments (17)

The T-Mobile G2x is available for anyone looking for some dual-core Android goodness. You can grab it only from T-Mobile USA’s website for now but it’ll be in brick and mortar stores as soon as next week. The T-Mobile G2x is the twin brother to...


LG Optimus 2X to get Gingerbread update in June or July

LG Optimus 2X to get Gingerbread update in June or July

14 April, 2011 | comments (34)

The LG Optimus 2X will be getting updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread this summer. That’s according to the FAQ section of LG Denmark’s support site. The release date for the update isn’t as specific as some of you might have hoped for, but it's still...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Leak: T-Mobile G2x launches 15 April, T-Mo G-Slate to cost $530

Leak: T-Mobile G2x launches 15 April, T-Mo G-Slate to cost $530

07 April, 2011 | comments (11)

The T-Mobile G2x went official last month but we still don’t have an official launch date. We do have an unofficial one though thanks to some leaked materials from T-Mobile - next Friday, 15 April, is the purported launch date. The Tegra 2...


Retail LG Optimus 2X comes with improved video capture, we test

Retail LG Optimus 2X comes with improved video capture, we test

25 March, 2011 | comments (14)

We published our pre-release LG Optimus 2X review a month ago and now we finally got a retail unit for testing so we're back to see what's changed since then. And there are noticeable improvements - the camera does a much better job at recording...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, Misc


T-Mobile G2x by LG and Nokia Astound go official

T-Mobile G2x by LG and Nokia Astound go official

22 March, 2011 | comments (14)

Yesterday's news of AT&T placing a bid on Deutsche Telekom's magenta-loving carrier may have made some of you suspect that T-Mobile USA would slow down its game a bit. This is obviously not the case as today the carrier announced the dual-core...

Tags: LG, Nokia, CTIA 2010


Five dual-core Androids benchmarked, HTC Pyramid too

Five dual-core Androids benchmarked, HTC Pyramid too

17 March, 2011 | comments (55)

It's battle of the dual-cores and everyone is holding their breath. Who will come out on top - Tegra 2, Exynos, OMAP4 or Snapdragon? Both CPUs and their new GPUs were tested to see how new generation smartphones perform. An extensive mobile...


LG Optimus 2X goes on sale,  can be yours for $800

LG Optimus 2X goes on sale, can be yours for $800

16 March, 2011 | comments (30)

LG Optimus 2X shipments have just started without any fanfare. A few online retailers are already offering the smartphone so you now have your chance to experience the power of the Tegra 2. Unfortunately the asking price goes as high as $800, which...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus 2X going to T-Mobile USA as the G2x?

LG Optimus 2X going to T-Mobile USA as the G2x?

07 March, 2011 | comments (9)

T-Mobile USA users have limited choice of smartphones as the carrier uses unconventional 3G bands. Well, any T-Mo subscribers with an appetite for the Tegra2 powered LG Optimus 2X should be on the lookout for T-Mobile G2x. Some leaked materials...


Nvidia Tegra Zone is now active, LG Optimus 2X coming this month

Nvidia Tegra Zone is now active, LG Optimus 2X coming this month

01 March, 2011 | comments (32)

NVIDIA announced today that their Tegra Zone application for Android is now official. It nicely coincides with LG announcing that the dual-core Optimus 2X will launch this month. Tegra Zone is an Android app that will offer Tegra 2 users suggestions...

Tags: NVIDIA, Tegra 2


LG jumps the gun, announces their droid smartphones and tablet

LG jumps the gun, announces their droid smartphones and tablet

13 February, 2011 | comments (26)

Schedule-schmedule - LG went ahead and officially announced their line-up, ahead of the MWC start, even ahead of the ahead-of-the-MWC events of other companies. LG will be aggressive in pushing towards a market leadership position and by the looks...


It's official: Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL packs Super Clear LCD screen

It's official: Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL packs Super Clear LCD screen

02 February, 2011 | comments (53)

From rumor to official in no time - the Super Clear LCD packing Samsung I9003 will be called Galaxy SL. It turns out that the display isn't the only change, there are some changes under the hood as well. The Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL has a 4" WVGA...


LG Optimus 3D teased in a video, we get to see it for the first time

LG Optimus 3D teased in a video, we get to see it for the first time

02 February, 2011 | comments (43)

It turns out the excitement that the LG Optimus 2X generated in the past few weeks is going to be short-lived as the newer and cooler LG Optimus 3D is just around the corner, as seen in the following teaser video. Yesterday LG came out with a...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus 2X is in our office, we try its 1080p video camera

LG Optimus 2X is in our office, we try its 1080p video camera

01 February, 2011 | comments (54)

Introduction We just received the LG Optimus 2X and we couldn’t wait to try it out. We have some camera samples to show you (the Optimus 2X shoots 1080p FullHD video), along with live shots and even a hands-on video. LG touts the LG Optimus 2X...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Is this the first photo of the LG Optimus 3D?

Is this the first photo of the LG Optimus 3D?

31 January, 2011 | comments (35)

It was only week ago that an email from LG invited us to get “into the new dimension” at the LG press event at the MWC 2011. And here's first photo of what could presumably be the LG Optimus 3D. Here’s the photograph in question. As with any...

Tags: LG, Touch UI, 3D, Rumors


ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

31 January, 2011 | comments (91)

Last week we did a quick overview of the big players on the mobile market, but it turns out we missed a pretty big one. ZTE are hardly considered a major player in Europe in North America, but the IDC report shows that in 2010 they've shipped more...

Tags: Misc


LG Optimus 2X and Black go on pre-order in Germany, cost 500 EUR

LG Optimus 2X and Black go on pre-order in Germany, cost 500 EUR

30 January, 2011 | comments (31)

The two latest and greatest LG smartphones just appeared on the German Amazon webpage. They are still on preorder and there’s no exact launch date mentioned, but at least we got the price confirmed. Both the dual-core Optimus 2X (which will be...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI