LG G2 will receive update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop within the next two months

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LG is proving that they still care about their old flagship smartphones just as much as their newer ones since the LG G2 is expected to get the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop within the next two months.

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LG G2 to receive Android 4.4 KitKat later this month

LG has been a little bit late in bringing software updates to its Android smartphone series, but things seemed to have changed for the South Korean manufacturer. When Google announced their latest and greatest version of Android – 4.4 KitKat in November, few people were ebullient, few were skeptical and a whole lot had only one question – “When is it coming to my phone?”. LG G2 is LG’s current flagship smartphone and rightly so, LG is giving it the treatment it deserves. Just over a 50 days since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, LG are announcing that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will be coming to LG G2 at the end of this month, but only in South Korea for now.

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Nexus 5 Price leaks via Play Store listing, 16GB for $349

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After multiple, high quality leaks detailing the specifications, design flourishes and benchmarks, the only things we didn’t know about the Nexus 5 were the price and a release date. Thankfully, albeit accidentally, Google have managed to add the price of the Nexus 5 to the repository of leaked information. Continue reading “Nexus 5 Price leaks via Play Store listing, 16GB for $349”

LG G2 Review

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It really is a testament to Moore’s law and the hyper-accelerated development of the mobile space that two year can lead to such immense differences between flagship devices in just 2 years. The Galaxy Nexus, announced in late 2011 was one of the first devices to feature a 720p display at a positively gigantic, (for the time) 4.65 inch display. It ticked every box in the spec sheet at the time, 1GB of RAM, the newest dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a competitive GPU for the time courtesy of the OMAP 4460 platform.

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Now, just two years later, LG G2 is in almost every conceivable way twice the device the Galaxy Nexus was in a footprint barely 3mm larger in either width or length. Over twice the pixels in the form of a 5.2 inch 1080p display, twice the CPU cores at almost twice the clock speed courtesy of the Snapdragon 800 processor resting in the belly of this svelte beast. The camera is similarly improved, over twice the megapixels (13 Megapixels), more than twice the video recording capabilities (1080p 60) and almost twice the battery capacity (3000 mAh) to power all of these internals. It really is impressive and astounding how far the mobile market has moved in such a short time.

 

All in all, on the specifications side of things, the G2 is pretty representative of the top of line in 2013. So how does it stand out in what is already a crowded marketplace. In most cases, OEM’s attempt to differentiate in two major ways, industrial design and software additions,. So let’s took a look at the hardware shall we? Continue reading “LG G2 Review”

LG G2 gets priced online in India for Rs. 40,499

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LG’s latest flagship device is expected to launch in India on 30th September and it has already been listed online. Popular online retailer, Saholic, has listed the device at a price point of Rs. 40,499 and promises to deliver the device on 30th itself.  Continue reading “LG G2 gets priced online in India for Rs. 40,499”

LG G2 to launch in India on 30th September

LG just sent invites for the launch of the new G2 here in India. We’ve previously taken a look at the handset at IFA and found the hardware to be seriously impressive. We’re already working on the review and here is our unboxing of the LG G2. Under the hood is the latest Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. There’s also very interesting hardware design going around here with all the physical buttons placed at the rear of the phone below the camera module.

The screen is a 5.2 inch Full HD panel and has an edge to edge screen with almost zero bezel on the sides. The camera is a 13MP unit with optical image stabilization built in. The phone has 16GB of storage paired with a micro SD card slot. You also get WiFi ac support because of the Snapdragon 800 processor being used. The operating system is Android 4.2.2 with LG’s custom interface layer on top of it. We’re not huge fans of this OS layer and have taken a look at it previously on the LG G Pro as well. We’ll have more on the LG G2 closer to launch, in the meanwhile you should check out our hands on video with the phone.

LG G2 Unboxing

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We covered the launch of the LG G2 in New York just a few weeks back and and this fully loaded smartphone is about to go on sale in the US and several other markets soon. We managed to grab one just in time for  a quick unboxing.  The G2 is one of the first phones to be powered by the blazing fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor like the Sony XPERIA Z Ultra. LG has done away with all buttons on the front and the sides of the phone and decided to put them on the back for easy access.How do the volume keys and power button look on the back of a phone ? Find out in our unboxing video below.

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LG G2 Hands On

At an event in New York, LG announced its next generation flagship dubbed the G2. The phone is a fairly significant departure from the design language of the Optimus G. In fact the device comes off as a smartphone inspired by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and this ideology is not restricted to the hardware of the G2. We’ve had some time with the handset and while not conclusive, here are our thoughts on LG’s latest.

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LG G2 Photo Gallery

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LG launched the G2 their latest flagship Android phone today in New York City in USA. Andre from our US team was there at this launch event and got us these photos of the G2 just for FoneArena readers. The design of the G2 is the worst kept secret and has been leaked a zillion times but then this is the final real device which was announced today.The display is a gorgeous 5.2 inch full HD IPS screen with a very small bezel and there are no physical keys on the front and the Android keys are on screen like on the Nexus 4. It is only the 2nd device featuring the  crazy fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Continue reading “LG G2 Photo Gallery”

LG G2 with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor announced

LG has just announced its new flagship device at an event in New York. Called the LG G2, it is the first smartphone under the company’s new G series of premium devices. The handset combines some of the most cutting technology out there right now with some very intriguing design choices.

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LG G2 appears in leaked press render ahead of launch

Ahead of the LG G2’s launch in New York, a press render has been leaked by the always reliable @evleaks. The first ‘press’ shot of the image confirms what has already been known about this well leaked device.

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The handset will sport an edge to edge display with a size of 5.2 inches. The resolution like any other respectable flagship will be 1080p. The most striking break from the otherwise traditional design is the volume rocker and power key that resides at the back of the phone under the camera module. The specifications of the handset are right in line with the rest of the upcoming competition and the phone is being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3Ghz with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The rear camera is a 13MP unit while the front is rated at 2.1MP. The phone will sport a nano SIM card slot first seen on the iPhone 5 and more recently on the Moto X. We’ll have on the ground coverage from the launch event so don’t forget to check back to see hands on images of the handset right here on FoneArena.

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LG G2 manual surfaces online, confirms nano-SIM support

Pretty much everything is already known about the LG G2 ahead of its launch. We’ve seen that is has  rear mounted volume controls which is something we haven’t seen before. The phone will also come with ringtones from the Vienna Boy’s orchestra.

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LG Preparing Octa-Core Odin Processor

‘It’s been a while since rumors indicated that LG was also trying to create its own mobile processors in order to catch up with the leading brands. It seems that LG is preparing to use its own octa-core processor known as “Odin” for the upcoming Optimus G2 smartphone.

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