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Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

14 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Welcome to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. It's good to look back at years past to put new events into context. This year was, of course, defined by the iPhone event and so were the two years before that. Actually, the second...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

09 February, 2014 | comments (41)

The first week of February has traditionally been a very interesting week – a little event known as the Mobile World Congress used to start in the middle of the month back then (not at the end like now) and the rumor mill went in overdrive those few...

Tags: Misc


Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

07 December, 2012 | comments (247)

LG Optimus 2X owners in Europe can finally breath a sigh of relief! After nearly half a year of it-will-get-it-it-won't-get-it drama, the former LG flagship finally started receiving its ICS update. The firmware version of the update ROM is V30a....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year

ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year

26 November, 2012 | comments (85)

Rumored for a next year release comes the ZTE Apache. It will reportedly run on an 8 (that's right, eight) core processor made by MediaTek. It will be made using the TSMC 28 nm process with Cortex-A15 CPU inside. The ZTE Apache is expected to...


LG outs Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Korean Optimus 2X

LG outs Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Korean Optimus 2X

30 August, 2012 | comments (48)

Owners of the Korean LG Optimus 2X SU660, rejoice! As promised earlier, LG has delivered an update for your device, which will finally let it experience the tasty Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update build name is V30x name, which as our...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus Black ICS update confirmed by the retail box stamp

LG Optimus Black ICS update confirmed by the retail box stamp

20 August, 2012 | comments (50)

Update, August 22: The source - TechCovet - has just confirmed the stickers were put there by the retailer to increase the sales. With the last hope gone it seems the Optimus Black will be stuck on Gingerbread forever. Sorry, folks! LG’s PR is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

13 August, 2012 | comments (84)

LG Optimus 2X users must be getting sea sick of all the back and forth - LG committed to upgrading its former flagship to Android 4.0 ICS nearly a year ago, then there was a delay and then LG Canada tweeted that the update just won't...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


2011 Xperias won't get Jelly Bean, no ICS for Optimus 2X and Black

2011 Xperias won't get Jelly Bean, no ICS for Optimus 2X and Black

27 July, 2012 | comments (273)

Every time Google announces a new version of its Android mobile OS, every droid user out there starts asking - will my smartphone get it? Well, we have some bad news for Sony Ericsson phones regarding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and worse still - LG...

Tags: Sony, LG, Android


LG Optimus 2X ICS update pushed back to Q3

LG Optimus 2X ICS update pushed back to Q3

11 May, 2012 | comments (106)

Late last year, LG made some waves as being one of the few manufacturers to publicly release a detailed list regarding updates to the latest Android version. This is a good idea if you want to show your customers that you're serious about...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG's Optimus lineup hands-on - 4X HD, Vu, 3D Max, L7, L3, and LTE

LG's Optimus lineup hands-on - 4X HD, Vu, 3D Max, L7, L3, and LTE

24 February, 2012 | comments (38)

LG will officially hit the MWC 2012 floor on February 26 - that's Sunday but we already have a pretty good idea what devices the Korean manufacturer will showcase. The Optimus L series was announced just a couple of days ago - the L7, L5 and L3. The...


LG X3 will hit the market as Optimus 4X HD

LG X3 will hit the market as Optimus 4X HD

22 February, 2012 | comments (20)

LG's upcoming X3 flagship, which we've told you about before, reportedly got its retail name outed. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 packing quad-core powerhouse with a massive 4.7" screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and serious appetite for benchmarks will hit...


Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

11 January, 2012 | comments (50)

Intel has been trying to get into the smartphone segment for a long time now but they have finally managed to do it with the Lenovo K800, which will be the first smartphone to hit the market running on Intel's 32nm Medfield platform. The...


LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

26 December, 2011 | comments (113)

LG promised us an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for their phones released this year and they plan to keep that promise. To assert this, they have just announced a release schedule for the Ice Cream Sandwich update. The updates will start rolling...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Prada K2 benchmarked, matches the Optimus 2X

LG Prada K2 benchmarked, matches the Optimus 2X

08 December, 2011 | comments (10)

LG is yet to officially announce the next Prada phone, but we already have its first benchmark. The results of the LG P940 (that should be the Prada K2's model number), which should make its public debut on December 14, were posted on the AnTuTu...


All LG Optimus 2X across the UK finally getting Gingerbread

All LG Optimus 2X across the UK finally getting Gingerbread

30 November, 2011 | comments (26)

Good news for all Optimus 2X users in the UK. LG has just released the Gingerbread updated for its first dual-core smartphone. We guess that’s the price for being the first on the market – you get the software update last. Sorry about the sarcasm...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG announces Android 4.0 ICS upgrade plans

LG announces Android 4.0 ICS upgrade plans

28 November, 2011 | comments (78)

LG might be slow on the actual upgrades, but at least it’ on time with the announcements. While most of the latest Optimus siblings are getting their first Gingerbread bite just now, LG announces they are all going to taste Ice Cream Sandwich...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus 3D Gingerbread now rolling out to users

LG Optimus 3D Gingerbread now rolling out to users

23 November, 2011 | comments (65)

Well, after the LG Optimus 2X got its Gingerbread treat now it's time for the company's 3D enabled device to taste the sweetness of Android 2.3, too. Many owners are reporting that the Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus 3D is now...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus 2X will get ICS update after all, the saga is over

LG Optimus 2X will get ICS update after all, the saga is over

02 November, 2011 | comments (91)

You are forgiven if you got confused about whether or not the LG Optimus 2X will get Android Ice Cream Sandwich or not. We were getting mixed signals from the Korean company's camp recently, but now the saga is finally over and things point to a...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Gingerbread is coming to LG Optimus 2X, 3D and Black

Gingerbread is coming to LG Optimus 2X, 3D and Black

31 October, 2011 | comments (106)

LG Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D and Optimus Black are finally getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread this November. The schedule below applies for the European and carrier-independent Optimus models. LG Optimus 2X - update rolls out on November 1 LG...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus 2X will not be getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus 2X will not be getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

28 October, 2011 | comments (155)

This one is surely much tougher to get over than in the case of Google Nexus One, folks. After all, the latter is almost two years old now. It appears that LG Optimus 2X - officially the first smartphone to feature a dual-core CPU, will not be...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI