LG has just posted their Q3 2012 financial results. The mobile phone division is what we care about, so here are the numbers you need to know: 14 million phones shipped, that’s up 9% from the previous quarter. Profits hit $19.42 million. Should we be happy with these figures?
Looking forward to the LG Optimus G? If so, we have a bit of potentially bad news for you. An LG representative has now confirmed that the Optimus G will not have an unlocked bootloader.
Back in August Android Authority reported on the existence of the LG Spectrum 2. At the time we knew very little concrete information, other than it would arrive on Verizon just like the original LG Spectrum. While Verizon has yet to officially announce the upcoming smartphone, they may not have to. A new sales listing has appeared on Best Buy and includes several new details regarding the Spectrum 2.
HTC may have been the first handset maker to announce a smartphone with a 1080p screen (pictured above), but according to a report from the Korean website MK News, Samsung and LG aren’t too far behind. Now just to recap, the screen in HTC’s 1080p phone, the J Butterfly, is manufactured by Sharp. This new report says Samsung has figured out hot to take AMOLED technology to the insane 400+ pixel per inch densities required to display a full 1080p image on a smartphone sized device. They also say LG has figured out to do the same with LCD panels.
As Sprint and AT&T are preparing to welcome the LG Optimus G to their embrace, T-Mobile is opting to carry its smaller and less-equipped cousin, the LG Optimus L9. Before the budget phone was even listed on T-Mo’s website, a leak suggested that it will be priced rather aggressively. Now, the price has been confirmed by the carrier.
It looks like LG has officially confirmed that Google will announce the Nexus 4 smartphone later this month. The one catch at this point, the handset has only been confirmed as coming to one market.
Although it has stopped being the most anticipated Android smartphone of this fall after LG Nexus 4’s intensive rumor rounds and HTC J Butterfly’s unveiling, the Optimus G still looks like a device to be excited for.
Remember that promise that an LG official made about the Ice Cream Sandwich update heading for the Spectrum real soon? That was hinted back in July. Just when most folks are about to lose faith in Verizon and LG, out pops the announcement that the long awaited software upgrade to Android 4.0 for the LG Spectrum is now ready to be served.
The LG Nexus 4 is most likely the worst kept secret in tech history to date, and while you’d think that we’ve seen all there is to see when it comes to this LG Optimus G variation that will soon be part of Google’s Nexus family, you’d be wrong. We have even more leaks to show you.
Fresh from serving Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of Motorola Droid Bionic, the streak continues with the Lucid 4G, as Verizon has also announced that the Android 4.0 update will hit the phone starting today. Do note, however, that the upgrade will be pushed out in phases.