LG Electronics' next flagship handset will officially be known as the G2, a move that marks the retirement of the Optimus brand for its premium line of smartphones, the electronics maker confirmed late Wednesday.
The smartphone, which is widely expected to be unveiled during a press event in New York on August 7, will also mark the debut LG's new premium brand -- simply "G," the company said in a statement.
"Our vision is to make LG's newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience," … Read more
Less than a month before the presumed unveiling of LG's next flagship Android smartphone, we may be getting a better look at what some expect to be called the Optimus G2.
Engadget has posted several leaked images of an alleged LG handset that could be the successor to last year's Optimus G, and a video of the device has appeared on the YouTube channel 4Leakz. The handset in both is believed to be the Optimus G2, which many observers expect LG to unveil during a press event in New York on August 7.
Summer smartphone teaser season is clearly in full swing now. We've seen the first ads for the long-awaited Moto X from the new, Google-flavored Motorola, and now LG has tipped its hat to show that it plans to reveal the successor to the Optimus G next month in New York.
There are no visuals and scant details on the phone itself in the promotional video below, which comes a few weeks after formal invitations started to be sent out for an August 7 event. Both include not-so-subtle hints that we can expect to be introduced to a G2 then. This is in line with what we've heard previously about a new LG Optimus flagship arriving in stores in the fall with a 1080p display of no less than 5 inches.… Read more
These days, almost every smartphone contains the same bag of tricks, with little to differentiate handsets. Sure, one might have a bigger screen, more storage, and other specs that help us tell one phone from another. But on the whole, you'll see the same sort of features again and again. Fortunately, there are some handsets out there that stand out from the crowd for a certain physical or software feature.
For instance, we dig how customizable the Moto X can be, and despite being a bit "out there" and gaudy, Samsung's China-bound Hennessy and Galaxy Golden flip phone/smartphone hybrids are definitely unusual. In no particular order, we list some more-current handsets that have have us looking twice thanks to their utter uniqueness.… Read more
To build a better energy storage device, startup EnerG2 is making better carbon.
The company today flipped the switch on a factory in Albany, Ore., that will turn out a resin used in the manufacture of batteries and ultracapacitors. Its engineered carbon material improves the performance of existing energy storage devices, promising lower prices for hybrid vehicles or grid storage.
The first customers for EnerG2's product are ultracapacitor makers who can expect 25 percent to 30 percent better energy storage capacity, said company COO and CFO Chris Wheaton. Lithium ion and lead acid batteries can get a three times … Read more
A Philadelphia newspaper publisher is trying to steer more people to its online editions by offering a $99 Android-based tablet with a two-year subscription.
The Philadelphia Media Network, which is publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, launched its promotion today, kicking in 5,000 Arnova 10 G2 tablets on a first-come, first-served basis to people who open up digital subscriptions to both of its newspapers.
Those who sign up for a two-year $9.99-per-month subscription can scoop up the tablet for $99, while those who opt for a one-year subscription at a cost of $12.… Read more
The T-Mobile G2X is currently temporarily out of stock via the online store, leading many people to speculate that the carrier has taken the phone off shelves to work on a few bugs such as random resets. While we haven't experienced these problems with our review units, we have heard a few comments from readers who have.
Yesterday we received this comment from T-Mobile, stating that the phone is out of stock due to inventory issues:
"The T-Mobile G2x with Google has been a highly popular device with both customers and employees since its launch last month, and … Read more
If you've ever wanted to take a screenshot on your Android phone, you know that it's no easy task. You usually have to root the phone or install the SDK, which is just way too much of a hassle for something as simple as a screenshot.
Curiously, it's a whole different story with the T-Mobile G2x. Even though the G2x has native Android 2.2 on it, LG must've done something so that you can take screenshots easily. All you have to do is press the Home button and the Power/Screen lock button simultaneously to take a screenshot, just as you would on the iPhone. The image will then appear in the Gallery app. According to reports we've read online, this should be the case with the Optimus 2X in Europe as well.
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While not really a groundbreaking feature, we think this is yet another reason to love the G2x, and we hope that the imminent Gingerbread update won't remove it.
Thanks to AndroidFTW for the tip!… Read more
According to a few tweeted replies from T-Mobile, the T-Mobile G2X will soon get the coveted Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS update. One reply said that it will be "coming soon," and another said that it'll "be here sooner than you'd expect." Of course, this could be anything from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how you interpret the word "soon." But nevertheless, we believe T-Mobile when it says it has been testing the G2X with Gingerbread prior to the launch, and hope to see this update any day … Read more