Last week we reported on the rumored LG Venice coming to Boost Mobile. We now have official word that the Venice is in fact launching on October 10th. As previously believed, this is a renamed Optimus L7.
The Optimus Vu 2 was first mentioned in August, but at the time LG was completely mum on the second gen phablet’s spec sheet and availability details. However, someone seems to have spilled the beans big-time, because Android Greed has a trio of very legit-looking images showing off the Optimus Vu 2’s new design and listing most of its features.
LG treated the 4X HD more or less like a mediocre device, releasing it in Europe in late June, in Asia soon after, but not in key markets in North America. We heard about a Canadian release scheduled for the fall ever since late July, but alas it seems like the phone won’t be hitting the major carriers we were suspecting it to.
LG is hoping that its upcoming quad-core Optimus G is going to lift the brand to new heights, from where it can look down on other companies. With no confirmation yet so far on when the phone will hit UK, there’s another quad-core offering from the Korean – the Optimus 4X HD – that you can consider, especially now that it’s been heavily discounted.
LG keeps the ball rolling with its next flagship phone, the Optimus G. After the superphone was officially introduced a couple of days ago in the company’s home country, which was then followed by a glitzy NYC-style coming out party to mark its eventual arrival in the U.S. before year’s end, LG has now announced the availability of the device for the Canadian market.
LG has just uploaded a six minute video to YouTube where they demo several of the new features in their most recent flagship device, the Optimus G. There’s pinch to zoom video, pinch to zoom thumbnails, and there’s even a voice activated camera shutter.
In a press release today, the W-iFi Alliance announced its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast certification program. The program will certify devices for the new standard, which hopes to provide an industry-wide alternative to Apple’s Airplay. Among the first devices certified are Android phones from Samsung and LG.
The NYC event presenting the Lg Optimus G has only brought one new piece of information to the table, and a rather vague one for that matter. Still, it’s nice to have an official confirmation that the phone is coming to the US, and that it will see the light of day this year.
LG’s recently announce Optimus G is arguably the most powerful Android smartphone to ever be announced. It has a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 under the hood, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, and just about everything you could want in a mobile phone. So why not make a Nexus version of it for the hardcore Android community?
Has the hype around the Optimus G been artificially built or does LG really have something special to challenge the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 or HTC One X? While it’s a bit early to fully answer that question, some early benchmark results show the G as very capable of taking on pretty much anyone in terms of raw speed, mostly due to the featuring of a Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU.