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In my last post about LG, I was pretty harsh with them, and for good reason. They can’t release a high-end $500 phone and then say they aren’t going to support it with the next major version of Android, by the end of the year. I find that unacceptable, and I think it will hurt their image in the Android ecosystem. That is something that they don’t need right now, because they are already on an uphill battle, trying to convince customers that their phones can be just as good as those from Samsung, HTC or Motorola. The LG Optimus…

LG Optimus U1

Photos have emerged over the Internet of what seems to be the LG Optimus U1, the Korean company’s supposedly first smartphone to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). There’s no official statement regarding this sleek and thin device, but possibilities indicate an early 2012 launch. The photos were discovered online by GSMArena.  Details are scant regarding the Optimus U1, a likely codename for the phone although GSMArena sees a connection with the LG-owned telecom in Korea known as U+. Confirming if the device really exists is difficult by basing only on the images, the original source of which…

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As if things weren’t already looking pretty bad today for LG, announcing decline in smartphone sales and revenues for Q3, mostly because customers don’t trust them too much, they go ahead and throw a bomb at their current LG Optimus 2X customers (and possibly T-mobile G2X, too), saying it won’t be getting the next Android 4.0 ICS update. Let me repeat that – LG Optimus 2X, a phone released this year, that is also a high-end dual core phone, will not be getting the next version of Android. How do they expect anyone will ever trust LG again? What exactly…

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I wonder if the Android manufacturers, especially the top 5 ones – Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and Sony – can sleep well at night knowing how many millions of devices they’ve left behind without upgrading them even for a year, or many times without upgrading them at all. I’m thinking they sleep pretty well, knowing they sold the devices to customers, and now they don’t have to care about them anymore. Because if they didn’t, then they’d probably actually do something about it, wouldn’t they? This graph has been going around the web for the past couple of days, and…

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A recent YouTube video of tech expert Marc Saltzman surfaced recently, and he seems to be talking about the awesome features of the LG Optimus LTE, but refers to it as the LG Eye. And, it seems that Saltzman has virtually confirmed the LG Eye’s Canadian destination, plus the Bell banner behind him seems to confirm exactly where. Earlier reports said that LG Canada wasn’t sure about plans to bring the LG Optimus LTE to Canada. But, Saltzman verbally confirmed that the LG Eye is going to Bell. That marks a sure arrangement already made by LG and Bell. Bell…

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As you might remember, LG recently launched a new Android phone in Korea, called the Optimus LTE. What makes this phone special, at least from our perspective, is the fact that it is sporting to the world’s first 4.5 inch True HD IPS display, which quite a few industry pundits are saying is more advanced than Samsung’s latest Super HD AMOLED 720p 4.65 inch panel, featured in the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. How do they compare? LG recently introduced its True HD IPS display, and the company recently held an event in Seoul dedicated to hyping its new screen. Among the…

  I have always been a fan of Sony products. Back in high school, Sony used to be the preferred Walkman music player. They revolutionised the world with the minidisc, which unfortunately didn’t catch on in the rest of the world. Sony jumped on the Android bandwagon and has produced a few of the most recognized Android phones, namely the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. Sony Is Still Trying To Please Everybody The Playstation brand – to this day – remains very valuable. Despite Microsoft’s Kinect taking the main stage throughout 2011, I am confident in the Playstation brand. My…

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Coming this November 2, a battery of handsets will be released by T-Mobile. The batch of Android smartphones includes the LG Doubleplay, also codenamed the LG Flip II, as well as the Samsung Exhibit II 4G (codenamed Samsung Ancora and Samsung Galaxy W). What does the LG Doubleplay have in store for T-Mobile customers? Pocketnow was able to acquire a press shot of the device and the Doubleplay does have something double. The LG Doubleplay is a dual-screen smartphone offering a second screen display to supplement its main 480×320 main screen; thus, the name of the device. This is a…

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November surely is the most awaited month for technology lovers out there. Aside from newly released Android apps, super brands such as Samsung have new tablets and smartphones everyone has got to look out for. A few weeks from now, Samsung will be releasing its new 7″ Galaxy Tab in the market. This high profile device is just what millions of Android lovers have been waiting for. Consumers should also mark their calendars on the 26th of October for Samsung’s ‘Arnold’ or the 10.1″ Galaxy Tab. LG Devices keeping up with the hype LG devices will be launching their new…

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Latest results of the comScore MobiLens service released just this week show a continuing trend of Android and Samsung dominance in the U.S. smartphone and mobile devices markets. Android continues to stay at the top of the platform race, registering 43.7% share of the U.S. smartphone market for the 3-month average ending in August, 2011. Android’s market share grew by 5.6 points from the last 3-month average ending in May this year and up by 1.9 points from the July results. comScore’s data also show that Apple is still crawling along, gaining a mere 0.7 points from May to August…