One of the primary reasons for picking up a Nexus smartphone or tablet was that they are generally the first to receive the Android 5.0 or Lollipop update. However, despite making the source codes available to the major OEMS and promising an early November release, there is no clear word on when the most eagerly anticipated update for Android will be available, with signs that it could be somewhere around November 12th when it rolls out.
The surprise is that while the Nexus users wait to receive the update, LG G3 users are rejoicing as LG has confirmed that they are rolling out the Android 5.0 update as early as starting this week. The major design change behind the update is the move to Material Design and it is expected the update from LG will be extremely close to the unaltered Nexus feel, which explains the quick rollout. It is also expected that the Motorola devices would be getting the Lollipop update very soon.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said: “LG is absolutely committed to giving our customers the best mobile experiences available and bringing Android Lollipop to G3 owners as soon as possible is a top priority. The new features and improvements in Android 5.0 will bring a whole new user experience to the G3 and make it even better than it already is“.
This move definitely would have the Nexus users in a bit of a twist. LG G3 owners in Poland will receive the update first and that will be followed by a global rollout over the next few weeks. HTC has also confirmed that it would be releasing the update for HTC M7 and M8 by February. LG has not commented yet on the availability of the update for the G2 or other devices.
Samsung initiated the whole concept of phablet devices with the Galaxy Note 1 about three years ago. Back then, everybody including me, ridiculed at the idea of having a 5.5 to 6.5 inch devices as it just looked way too big. Worth remembering, it was the day and age, where 3 to 3.5 inch smartphones were considered ideal. Since then though, phablet has become a niche category in itself and plenty of OEMs have been working on phablets of their own. However, Samsung remains the market leader in such devices and are expected to announce the Note 4 at IFA 2014 next month.
Needless to say, the Note 4 would be the benchmark device when it comes to phablets and in the anticipation of the same, LG has decided to tweak its current flagship, LG G3 to take the Note 4 heads on with LG G3 Stylus. As you can identify with the name, the LG G3 Stylus is basically the same LG G3 but with an added stylus and a few hardware sacrifices from the internal. The first sacrifice comes in the form of the SoC, where each core on the device is clocked at 1.3 GHz in a Snapdragon 801 with a mere 1 GB of RAM. The screen though, remains the same 5.5 inch Quad HD display which seems like a bull that needs to be pulling with a thread, given the specs of the phone. The battery and the camera remains at 3000 mAh and 13 MP, same as the LG G3. There is no LTE on board either and the phone will be operational in 2G and 3G bands only. The phone runs the same Optimus UI as G3 with added app support for stylus with KitKat underneath.
The USP of the device remains the stylus, which for some reason still remains a popular add on. Given the demands of the digital input done in a right personalised manner, especially if you are in an industry where you need to draw on the screen to illustrate a point, the device may still have a position in the market. The phone is expected to launch in the countries like Brazil first and trickle to other nations later on.
LG has announced the keenly awaited LG G3 in India today. The device was unveiled by the superstar of bollywood, Mr Amitabh Bachchan and LG billed the unveiling of the device as a launch of a legend by a legend. Mr Bachchan spoke of the features of the device stressing upon the ability to take quicker selfies as well as the awesome 2K display.
A signature collection of the device bearing the signatures of the popular actor would be available in India. The device was launched globally in May 2013 and finally has made its way to India in both, the 16GB ROM and 2 GB RAM configuration as well as the 32 GB ROM and 3GB RAM configuration. However, the dealers we spoke to personally have said that the availability of the 32GB variant will outnumber that of the 16 GB version. The device will come pre-enabled to support the LTE bands in India. Both the, 2300 MHz and the 1800 MHz bands will be supported by the device. The LG G3 will run Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box.
The LG G3 in terms of specifications will come with a 2K display measuring 5.5 inches diagonally and has a 13 MP rear camera with laser AF for a clearer image. It is driven by a Snapdragon 801 SoC and features a Micro SD slot with a removable 3,00 mAh battery. There is a new Optimus UI on top of the device which adds to the whole aesthetic appeal of the phone with flatter icons and some interesting software tweaks. Lg also announced the LG G Watch, new flip covers as well as the wireless chargers for India at the event.
The 32 GB version of the phone would sell for Rs 50,990 in India. There will be special units bearing the autograph of Mr Bachchan, but only 15,000 of these will go on sale.
When LG debuted it’s new flagship, the LG G3, eyeballs were fixed not only on the killer hardware specifications of the device but also the all new UI elements of the phone. LG, as expected has gone with the trend and made sure that the UI elements on its latest device are flat and clean with no unnecessary design elements taking up spaces. the icons are redone nicely and the default widgets too look light to look at.
The new UI allows for a better User Experience as it takes away the clutter from the desktop. LG had faced a lot of criticism for its optimus skin, which it used on its previous flagships because it was heavy on the memory and looked pretty bad to the eye. No wonder, LG was compared to Samsung when it comes to skinning their devices. While LG’s UI is nowhere still is as good as either the Sense 6 on HTC devices or vanilla Android, it is definitely a move in the right direction.
So, LG took some time out to explain the decisions behind making the switch and to introduce the new UI to the customers who might be interested in picking up the LG G3. If you are one of them, then go ahead and give a watch to the video shot by LG linked below:
Every time a new phone is launched, it brings with it a new set of multimedia package. You have new wallpapers, new ringtones and often new icons too. While most of these are restricted to the particular device, wallpapers are one thing that we love to borrow from a phone if they are done well. And one thing that LG has usually done well is budge some pretty sweet wallpapers with the phones. We remember being pretty impressed with the wallpaper set of the LG G2 as well.
Thus when the LG G3 was released, we really were eyeing the new set of wallpapers that would come along with the device that is without any question one of the top two Android phones to get currently. Add in the fact that the LG G3 comes with a Quad HD display, you know for sure that the wallpapers included would be of tremendous resolution and can be used easily on a PC or a phone. This is why, we are thankful to the XDA Developers community who have extracted the nine high resolution wallpapers from the system dump of the LG G3.
You can download all the wallpapers from the zip file that is located here. It is a dropbox link, so you would have no problems in downloading either. Go ahead and download and let us know which one is your favourite of the entire lot.
After a long of pre buzz and innumerable leaks, the LG G3 is finally a reality now. The device has been one of the most keenly awaited smartphones in the tech space and finally we know everything there is to know about the device. Not surprisingly, there was nothing left to imagination as most features about the device including the new accessories were leaked online well before the event even kicked off.
As expected, the G3 features a 5.5 inch Quad HD display, making it the first smartphone after the Oppo 7 to bring the next generation of display technology, 801 Snapdragon SoC, 2 GB of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery. We certainly are sceptical about the battery performance of the G3 given that the Snapdragon 801 will have to push a lot of pixels thanks to that Quad HD display and whether the 3,000 mAh battery is enough to do the same is a question only time will answer when we get the device in hands. There is a new improved UI on the device as well as support for new quickcircle cases as well as a 1 watt rear speaker for loud audio output. The G3 will also come in a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM variant in several markets. You can pick the G3 in five different colors including Black, White, Golden, Purple and Crimson.
The device will come with Android 4.4 out of the box with 13 Mp rear camera with OIS and LED Flash as well as a laser auto focus. Connectivity options include the Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE on board to share files which would be stored on the 32 GB internal memory of the device. The device will also support micro SD cards with up to 2 TB storage, making the phone extremely future proof. WiFi Direct, Miracast, and DLNA are supported, and there’s an FM radio on the LG G3 too. The LG G3 will go on sale tomorrow in South Korea and will be available in 170 countries post that.
As we had mentioned earlier, LG is set to announced the LG G3 later today in various events that are happening globally. The LG G3 has been one of the most eagerly anticipated devices of the Android era especially are people cannot wait to see how will LG respond and follow up to the huge success it enjoyed with the likes of Nexus 5 and G2. From whatever we know about the device in the form of leaks and online documentations, it certainly points towards a killer device.
However, since most of us would not be able to make it to the launch event, it is always for the better to keep tabs on the event and follow it live thanks to a stream. For the LG G3 event this is no different as there will be plenty of streams around. We are embedding the official Youtube stream from the company’s Global channel below which will stream the event live.
According to our calculation of time zones and everything, the event should start at about 10 PM IST. Also below is the link to the Youtube channel where the event will be live broadcasted in case the embedded link does not work:
Via: Global LG Youtube Channel
LG is set to announce the LG G3 tomorrow in an event at New York and San Francisco. The device will mark the final flagship of the year 2014 in the Android lineup as we await the next generation of iPhone in the last quarter. The specifications of the LG G3 as expected in the day and age of powerful internet, have been leaked all over the space.
The device is expected to bring a 5.5 inch IPS display with Quad HD Resolution. This massive display would be powered by a removable 3,000 mAh battery and which would also power the Snapdragon 801 SoC with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. There will be an SD card slot on the board and the phone will come with a 13 MP rear camera with OIS as well as what looks like a laser based focus mechanism. The front facing camera is expected to be 2 MP and just like the G2, the G3 will come with rear volume keys and power lock button.
Adding to the excitement of the launch, LG has decided to give us a quick preview of what we can expect from the G3 by releasing three teaser videos around the device’s camera, display and design. Go ahead and give them a watch to have a better idea of what is coming tomorrow.
The last major Android flagship of the year 2014 is all set to be rolled out towards the end of May in 2014. The highly anticipated LG G3 will be launched in a simultaneous event that is set to be hosted in New York, San Francisco and London on may 27th this year. After massive success that LG has tasted with the LG G2 and the Nexus 5, the world would certainly be watching in great anticipation as the next edition of the device hits the stage. The event has been sent out to the global media already and we for one, cannot wait.
Based on the leaks about the device, we already know a fair share about the smartphone. LG is set to revamp its Optimus UI to a more flatter and colorful entity with the LG G3. The device will be running Android 4.4.2 right out of the box and that promises to be the latest offerings from Android unless Google has some plans up its sleeve in the time from now to May 27th.
The G3 would also be the first major flagship, if you discount the Oppo Find 7, to bring a 2K Ultra HD display on board. Another leak from one of the major case makers has revealed that the device will persist with volume buttons as well as power buttons at the back, though the design would be slightly different. No information about the pricing of the phone is known yet, but it surely is coming in a gold variant!
It would not be a wrong assertion to call the LG G2 one of the very best device of the year 2013. the phone kind of brought LG back in to the mobile game and later in the year the Nexus 5 certainly helped them establish as a major brand once again. As a result, obviously every major launch by LG now will be scrutinized because people expect good devices with plenty of innovation from LG. Hence, the next flagship from LG i.e. the LG G3 has already been under a lot of spotlight even before it has been spotted or released.
The Verge has got hold of some exclusive shots of what looks like the retail box of the LG G3 and the report claims that the device will come in a gold variant, a trend started by the iPhone 5s, and also would pack a QHD display. This is a big news because of all the major OEMs, LG would be the only one to bring QHD display to the board on its flagship as all of HTC M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2 are all packing a 1080 P Panel. According to the report, the phone is expected to bring exactly the same frontal design as the isai L24 which is expected to be released in Japan this summer.
Rest of the rumored specs include a Snapdragon 801 Quad Core SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP Camera and 32 GB of internal storage with expansion possible via Micro SD card. The phone is expected to come with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and a redesigned Optimus UI too.