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LG Q1 report is in: smartphone sales on the rise

LG Q1 report is in: smartphone sales on the rise

24 April, 2013 | comments (34)

The LG mobile division was able to ship some 10.3 million smartphones in Q1 of this year, resulting in a sales growth of some 30% compared to Q1 of 2012. This is especially impressive considering that this includes an almost a 15% sales increase...

Tags: LG, Samsung, Android


LG press invites hint at a new device unveil on May 1

LG press invites hint at a new device unveil on May 1

17 April, 2013 | comments (57)

LG has put out a press invite for an upcoming product unveiling in New York City on May 1. The event features the heading "share the genius," and as is usually the case with announcement events from major manufacturers, cryptically urges us...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Black LG Optimus G Pro on the way, value pack now available

Black LG Optimus G Pro on the way, value pack now available

15 April, 2013 | comments (18)

LG Optimus G Pro was announced back in February and was released earlier this month (though availability is still relatively limited). So far the LG phablet flagship was available only in white color, but as it turns out LG is prepping a black...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus G Pro value pack update unveiled, shown on video

LG Optimus G Pro value pack update unveiled, shown on video

11 April, 2013 | comments (68)

LG will be issuing an update to its flagship Optimus G Pro, which will bring some new features along with improvements to old ones. The update will be arriving to Korean users on April 12. LG released a video showing off the new features on the...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus 4X HD gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

LG Optimus 4X HD gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

05 April, 2013 | comments (238)

LG Optimus 4X HD is arguably the device to offer most bang for your buck in the quad-core club and it just got better. The year-old smartphone from LG was initially launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

04 April, 2013 | comments (59)

China woke up to two new Android phones from Samsung. One is the Galaxy Win that leaked yesterday a quad-core droid with a 4.7 WVGA screen. Its a single-SIM phone, unlike the one that leaked. The Samsung Galaxy Trend II, the second new device,...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5

LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5" FullHD display

04 April, 2013 | comments (17)

The LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale in Japan through NTT DoCoMo. As you know, instead of the 5.5" FullHD display seen on the international version, the Japanese one features 5" IPS LCD of the same resolution. On the inside, the NTT DoCoMo-bound...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus G Pro sales in Korea reach half a million in 40 days

LG Optimus G Pro sales in Korea reach half a million in 40 days

02 April, 2013 | comments (24)

The recently launched LG Optimus G Pro has been enjoying quite warm reception in its home country. According to LG, its latest phablet has already managed to achieve half a million sales in just 40 days after its launch in Korea. LG Optimus G...

Tags: LG, Android


Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

29 March, 2013 | comments (137)

An as yet unidentified device from LG has on the popular GLBenchmark GPU benchmarking site. This is hardly important on its own, but the results posted by its Snapdragon 800 beat out the competition by a significant margin. The device is set...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Jelly Bean update for Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L7 comes this month

Jelly Bean update for Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L7 comes this month

19 March, 2013 | comments (117)

LG has confirmed via its official German blog that it's planning to release a Jelly Bean update for its last year high-end and mid-range offerings - the Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7. More specifically, LG says it'll push Android 4.1.2 only to...

Tags: LG, Android


LG accuses Samsung Galaxy S4 of violating its eye-tracking patent

LG accuses Samsung Galaxy S4 of violating its eye-tracking patent

19 March, 2013 | comments (182)

At the day of the Galaxy S4 event, LG officially announced its Smart Video feature for the Optimus G Pro, and later Samsung touted a similar Smart Pause feature for its flagship. As a result, LG says Samsung violates its eye-tracking patent...

Tags: LG, Samsung, Misc


European LG Optimus L9 gets the Jelly Bean treatment

European LG Optimus L9 gets the Jelly Bean treatment

15 March, 2013 | comments (59)

LG is rolling out the Jelly Bean update for the Optimus L9 throughout Europe. The update is currently available in the Baltics region, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and for the European Open...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus L5 II hits Brazil, global rollout to follow

LG Optimus L5 II hits Brazil, global rollout to follow

11 March, 2013 | comments (15)

LG has just announced the LG Optimus L5 II has started shipping. Brazil will be the first country to get the smartphone with the dual-SIM version debuting first. Soon after the Brazilian launch, both single and dual-SIM versions of the LG Optimus...

Tags: LG, Android, Dual SIM


LG Optimus L7 II goes on pre-order in Germany for 249

LG Optimus L7 II goes on pre-order in Germany for 249

10 March, 2013 | comments (33)

LG introduced the second generation L-series Optimus line up at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. The Korean manufacturer had recently launched its Optimus L3 II and now, the Optimus L7 II is officially available for pre-order in Germany...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones globally

LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones globally

03 March, 2013 | comments (68)

LG, one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the current market, is reported to have sold more than 10 million LTE smartphones across the globe. LG's aggressive push into the 4G markets has helped the company achieve this...

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LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

27 February, 2013 | comments (14)

LG announced the Optimus L3 II earlier this week at MWC, along with couple of other new L-series devices. However, other than for the L7 II, no information was provided regarding the launch of the other devices. Now LG has confirmed that the...


LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

25 February, 2013 | comments (41)

LG had plenty to show, though there was little suspense about what the whole thing was going to be about. All of the six devices were already well familiar: the LG Optimus G Pro, the fresh LTE-enabled midrangers Optimus F5 and F7, and the second...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2013


LG's MWC 2013 event is under way, we're on site

LG's MWC 2013 event is under way, we're on site

25 February, 2013 | comments (6)

We're hard at work at the LG event at the MWC with several new phones getting announced. Stay tuned for our coverage. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a live stream from the event so check back soon. We have plenty of hands-on's with...


LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound

LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound

24 February, 2013 | comments (33)

The LG Optimus G II is still some time ahead with an expected launch next fall, but the rumor mill is already in motion regarding its chipset, as the KoreaTimes reports. LG is probably heading down the route of a home-brewed chipset much like...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


EXCLUSIVE: We take a peek at the MWC LG Optimus line-up

EXCLUSIVE: We take a peek at the MWC LG Optimus line-up

23 February, 2013 | comments (29)

Things are in constant motion and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is literally buzzing with the latest mobile tech, even though it hasnt officially set off yet. Its so chock-full of the latest mobile tech here that we literally ran into a...