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LG Mobile has officially announced its first 1080p-capable (video playback) Android handset, the LG Optimus EX, heading towards South Korea’s SK Telecom. Electronista, which got wind of the announcement, reports that the LG Optimus EX will not only replace the LG Optimus 2X but will also pack more powerful specs than the latter–especially with the Optimus EX’s 1.2-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. LG Mobile has not revealed plans of bringing the LG Optimus EX beyond South Korea, although it is possible for the Android smartphone to reach the U.S. through T-Mobile, which has been the only carrier to release…

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LG is no longer a foreign name among Android lovers. They have set their footprints in the heart of consumers — or have they? The First Dual-Core Phones, Half The Excitement The LG Optimus 2X was one of the first dual-core phone to hit the market, back in early 2011. I remember it well, as I switched from the Samsung Captivate to it. It was nice to handle and browsed impressively fast, but not without its own share of growing pains. Initially, I was more impressed by the dual-core, dual-channel memory LG Optimus 3D, but that was delayed at that…

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Recent reports say Samsung is on a roll with plans of launching new Android devices. LG seems to be not far behind, too, especially with word about an upcoming Android smartphone called the LG Optimus EX (LG SU880). According to Korean tech blog Moveplayer, the LG Optimus EX is headed for Korean mobile carriers SK Telecom and LG U+ at a still-unknown date. Moveplayer was also able to acquire a leaked image of the phone’s looks. Just days after the real-life photos of the LG Optimus LTE were spread around, we see this upcoming device. Although very little is known…

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Android has come a long way since the days of companies launching “iPhone killers”. It seems that the Android ecosystem has a king now and that’s Galaxy S II. And that’s why LG is supposedly not wasting any time and is trying to dethrone it. LG has long been a close competitor to Samsung, so this comes off as no surprise. If you remember LG last year, they wanted to be the first manufacturer with a dual core Tegra 2 smartphone on the market. Unfortunately, they had to cut some corners to do that. They didn’t have time to put…

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LG is planning to bring out in 2012 an updated and slimmer version of the LG Optimus 3D, one of the developers of the 3D handset told Pocket-lint early this week. Henry Noh, who was on the development team for the LG Optimus 3D, explained that the current build of LG Optimus 3D isn’t the “ slimmest and sexiest phone on the street” and that they want to make it slimmer. LG’s main reason for enhancing this 3D-capable phone—aside from providing improved specs—is to keep in line with competitors for a slimmer phone chassis next year. Thus, LG intends to…

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Android just keeps getting bigger by the minute. This is proven by a recent report on U.S. mobile phone key trends made my comScore, a respected name in the digital metrics. As of July 2011, Google has reached up to 41.8% of the smartphone users in the United States, a 5.4% increase from their April 2011 share of 36.4%. Its closest competitor Apple also has gain ground at 27%, a 1% increase from their share last April. The casualties of Google’s and Android’s increases are obviously RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian, dropping 4%, 1%, and 0.4%, respectively, of their previous market…

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Of all the manufacturers who participated in the Android Update Alliance (AUA), HTC has been found to have the most up-to-date Android smartphone. Thirteen of the HTC-manufactured phones have Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. LG, however, has the most number of phones (9 of 15, or 60%) that have received Android updates, while HTC has 14 out of 24 (58%) that have received updates. Samsung, however, has the most number–33 in total–of Android smartphones released to various mobile carriers. (The number includes the count for the same handset but released to different carriers.) Android and Me tracked the statistics and came…

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With the switch to ultra-powerful touchscreen smartphones, we’ve seen old market leaders such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson and RIM fall behind the companies who “got” how to build touchscreen phones in this new age of the smartphone industry. It looks like their product cycles are considerably slower than companies like HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and lately even LG. Samsung became a big player in the Android ecosystem with the release of the Galaxy S, which was the most powerful smartphone on the market at launch, and maintained the crown for the whole 2nd half of the year 2010. LG came a little late…

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The South Korean government plans to create a new opensource mobile operating system and a Web-based operating system through a government-initiated project allowing Korea-based device manufacturers to collaborate on developing the software, a government official told Yonhap News Agency yesterday. The collaborative project is expected to launch before the end of the year. The new mobile operating system, presumably a new competitor to Android, is intended to make sure that South Korean device manufacturers can maintain their competitiveness against other device makers around the world. Long-term Response to Googorola When Google dropped a nuclear bomb with its recent acquisition of…

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The first we heard about the LG Flip II was in June this year at a London expo. The surprising thing about it was the “II” part of the name – as far as we know there’s no LG Flip. Of course, there maybe a totally unrelated phone that bears the “Flip” name – branding can work a bit like that after all. Anyway, information about it was pretty limited then, but – surprise, surprise – it seems that T-Mobile will be bringing the phone to the States. So what exactly makes the LG Flip II special? Well, what got…