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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

T-Mobile Restarts Gingerbread G2x Rollout

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/12/t-mo...r-t-mobile-g2x/

"T-Mobile is kicking off another round of Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates for T-Mobile G2x buyers, likely for those people that missed it the first time or purchased the phone without receiving the update."

If you haven't been getting any gingerbread love on your T-Mobile G2x, now might be the time to check for an update! T-Mobile has resumed the rollout, so now everyone can enjoy black-bars at the top of their screen, and Gingerbread goodness.

Tags: t-mobile, lg, g2x

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

T-Mobile Announces Availability of LG myTouch Q

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/01/...ber-2nd-for-79/

"Magenta's taken to its Facebook wall to announce the availability of its latest LG-made, Android 2.3.4 phones: the 3.8-inch myTouch and 3.5-inch myTouch Q."

Want a myTouch not made by HTC? Then check out the LG made myTouch Q. Magenta has given us a bit more to go on this time, including an availability in the not too distant future!

Tags: lg, mytouch q

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

LG DoublePlay Unboxing Now Up on Wirefly

Posted by Jon Westfall in "LG Android Phones" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/10/lg-d...esy-of-wirefly/

"If you've been looking for an LG DoublePlay unboxing you can thank the folks over at Wirefly who have just posted their own unboxing video of the dual-screen smartphone."

Curious about this android odyssey known as the DoublePlay? Check out Wirefly's unboxing for a peek!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

DoublePlay Says Why Not Have Two Screens?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/10/t-mo...reens-and-more/

"T-Mobile and LG have announced the LG DoublePlay, an exclusive addition to the T-Mobile lineup featuring dual-touch screens powered by T-Mobile's 4G network. The DoublePlay is the 'ultimate multitasking handset with dual touch-screens, allowing users to simultaneously email, text, surf the web, check in on various social networks and more.'"

An extremely interesting looking device coming to T-Mobile soon. LG provides this dual-screened Android device featuring a split keyboard. While it looks sorta strange, I can think of some pretty cool applications for that second screen, hopefully developers would be able to access it easily!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Net10 Scores Two New Android Phones

Posted by Jon Westfall in "LG Android Phones" @ 08:30 AM

http://reserve.net10android.com/

Net10, a great option for those who can get it and want a low cost Android solution, now has two new phones by LG. They aren't top of the line, but for the price points, they're not a bad bargain!

Tags: lg, net10

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The LG Marquee Will Be Happening on Sprint Soon

Posted by Jon Westfall in "LG Android Phones" @ 04:30 AM

http://pocketnow.com/android/lg-marquee-sprint-optimus-black-first-press-shots?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: pocketnow (pocketnow.com)

"It looks like Sprint's version of the LG Optimus Black -- dubbed the LG Marquee, we recently learned -- will bring a little less black than the global version, adopting a gray pinstripe for the back battery cover."

An interesting new version of the LG Optimus Black will be coming to Sprint soon. With an interesting battery cover (to say the least), it's a solid Android 2.3 offering on Big S.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

T-Mobile Claims G-Slate is much faster than the iPad 2 and Xoom

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Talk" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/06/t-mo...ster-than-xoom/

"T-Mobile is ready to re-position the T-Mobile G-Slate as one of the best tablets on the market given its recent price drop. According to this internal document T-Mobile is claiming that they have received “legal approval” to “definitively” state that the G-Slate is more than “2x faster than the iPad2 on AT&T and Verizon, and over 3x faster than the Motorola Xoom.”"

T-Mobile is referring to carrier data speeds here. Marketing the LG Slate based on it's "4G" connectivity is a questionable move because the G-Slate can only do 14.4Mbps, not the full 42Mpbs that T-Mobile's 4G network is capable of. Also, they're comparing to a 3G Xoom which will get upgraded to LTE at some point. I think it would be a better idea to market the G-Slate based on it's price and features. To me, a $400 tablet with an 8.9" 1280x768 3D display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage built in, 5MP rear cameras for 3D, a front 2MP camera, and 1080P 2D recording with Honeycomb all for $400 on contract sounds like a great deal to me!

What are your thoughts? Do any of you have the G-Slate? Does the carrier network connectivity speed make that much of a difference to you on a tablet?


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

T-Mobile Tells Us What Is Wrong With The G2x And How To Fix It

Posted by Jason Lee in "LG Android Phones" @ 01:30 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/05/t-mo...ing-resolution/

"So for the "small percentage of users" T-Mobile says are having problems with the T-Mobile G2x they've put together a quick help sheet internally to try and troubleshoot the primary problems."

Having trouble with your G2x? Well, you are not alone and T-Mobile is here to help. T-Mo has released a trouble shooting document for their staff telling them now to fix several common issues that G2x users are experiencing. Unfortunately, a large number of these "known issues" are still pending as they will require an update from LG to get things rolling. Perhaps G2x users will be able to sleep better at night knowing that T-Mobile and LG are on the case. Anyone out there having problems?


Friday, May 6, 2011

Xperia Play, LG Revolution, and Droid X2 are on their way to Verizon

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/05/0...nd-xperia-play/

"Our friends at Verizon just reached out to share with us the upcoming May release schedule for a variety of new devices including the DROIDX2, LG Revolution, and Xperia Play."

It sounds like there is a good chance we'll be seeing three high-end Android Phones coming to Verizon this month. The Droid X2, LG Revolution, and the Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone). The Droid X2 has a Dual-Core Tegra 2 CPU/GPU which should give some excellent performance but this phone has no front facing camera. The LG Revolution uses a second generation Snapdragon and while it's single core, it should be no slouch, not to mention it has 4G. One major selling point of the LG Revolution is it will be the first Android Phone to support Netflix streaming. The Xperia Play comes with game emulators and a slide out game-pad with two analog controls as well as the other standard Playstation buttons and dpad.

Are you waiting for one of these three phones? I'm not sure which would be my pick. I'm not a fan of 4G since it doesn't make a difference most of the time and it hurts battery life, plus Verizon has had some issues with their LTE service. I love the idea of the Xperia Play but want to try one first and see what games are actually available for it once it's released. It will ship with Gingerbread so that's a plus. I like the sound of the Droid X2 with the Tegra 2, qHD LCD display, and 768MB of RAM, but I know the lack of a front facing camera would be a deal breaker for some. What are your thoughts?


Friday, April 29, 2011

Good News/Bad News for LG G2x

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "LG Android Phones" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/cel...idekick-4g.aspx

"T-Mobile tweets that Android 2.3 is coming to the G2x 'soon'"

If you're a G2x owner or want to be, some good news from T-Mobile; Gingerbread is coming soon. What qualifies as not waiting long isn't spelled out, but this is good news regardless. The not-so-good news is that the reports of the G2x being a quad-band phone, capable of 4G speeds on AT&T as well as T-Mobile's network, were greatly exaggerated. Sorry, quad-band seekers, this is not the 'droid you're looking for.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

T-Mobile G2X: Unboxed And On Sale

Posted by Jason Lee in "LG Android Phones" @ 07:30 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/deal...9-99-no-rebate/

"Looking for a good deal on the T-Mobile G2X? Look no further than Amazon Wireless as they are offering up a special deal on the G2X for $149.99 without a rebate. Pretty good deal!"

How about a really awesome device for a really awesome price? Amazon Wireless is currently selling the brand spankin new T-Mobile G2X for $149.99 with no rebate to worry about. Who doesn't want to save $50? Also, if you just can't get enough of the G2X why not head over to PhoneDog for a little unboxing action. This is a device I would love to get a hold of for AT&T. Unlocked and with fully stock Android, mind you. Anyone out there picked one of these up yet or anyone plan on doing so?


Friday, April 22, 2011

LG Optimus 2X Reviewed for Your Pleasure and Edification

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "LG Android Phones" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.mobilityminded.com/12717...MobilityMinded)

"The LG Optimus 2X is the world's first dual-core Android-phone using the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, a mobile processor with both a dual-core ARM Cortex a9 CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce class GPU. LG claims the Optimus 2X is the fastest Android-phone on the market today and it will be the benchmark for other Android-phones to be released in the near future. In this review we'll take a closer look at this new Android super-phone. Is it really the best your money can buy?"

Check out the latest and greatest from T-Mobile; the LG Optimus 2X. Personally I've always like LG's feature phones, although I've never had one of their smartphones. This looks like a slick little device and worthy of your consideration of you're looking to upgrade soon. I'm still on the fence about the dual-core processor phones. I'm not sure that it's necessary and my worry is the batter life.

What phones are you excited about? Will your next device be a dual-core behemoth or are you on the fence, too? Let us know in the forums.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

G-Slate Coming Today from T-Mobile

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/t-mo...for-april-20th/

"There you have it, G-Slate officially coming April 20th and as such, is the third "iconic" device to launch that day. Looks like April 20th is going to be a good day indeed for the Magenta faithful!"

Today is a good day to be a T-Mobile customer. If you're in the market for a new tablet, run, don't walk, to your local T-Mobile store and pick one up. Then let us know, in the forums, what you think.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

LG Announces "Tweet-TV" Prototype Android Phone

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/11/...st-of-mobile-d/

"Whenever mobile digital television broadcasts finally take off LG will be ready and its latest concept design -- following the autostereoscopic 3D screen shown at CES -- is the Tweet-TV"

LG has a very creative idea here. They want to have tweets related to what you're watching overlay what you're watching to give you more information micro-blog style. I don't even use Twitter but I actually think it would be awesome. Imagine watching something like news on the condition of the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan while seeing twitter feeds from people in Japan giving their perspective of the situation. It could be fun to get feeds from live concerts or sporting events you're watching. Would this increase your interest in Mobile Digital TV? I actually think it would be cool to have at home on the big screen and not just on a mobile device. What are your thoughts?


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In the UK? Here's a Review of the LG Optimus One.

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.smartphonegurus.com/foru...ne-on-three-uk/

"The LG Optimus One has nice lines, plus a neat matt black finish that has a very nice aluminum strip which elegantly forms a silver band around the case. The device feels nice, and being on the smaller side it sits very well in the hand. It also carries a good weight that adds to the solid feel, and gives an impression of good robust construction."

This is a very thorough review of the LG Optimus One for Three's network in the UK. It has a HVGA 3.2" screen and a 600MHz CPU. I wouldn't recommend an Android phone to anyone with less than a 480x800 3.7" screen but I guess that's just my opinion. The CPU could work depending on what you need it for but I think the display is pretty important. I guess if you're looking for a low end Android phone this may be a good one for you. Check out the review for all the info. Is this what you've been looking for?


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Google Nexus Tablet Coming This Summer?!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://androidcommunity.com/google-...aunch-20110328/

"Google is reportedly working with LG on a new self-branded device, only this time it's a tablet rather than a smartphone. The "Google Nexus Tablet" (name not confirmed, mind) will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and, according to Mobile-Review, is expected to launch in mid-summer or early fall."

So... Not even a day after I buy a Xoom. Typical. The current buzz is that Google is working directly with LG to produce the next Google branded device, in this case a tablet. The Nexus Tablet if you will. It should be the biggest and the baddest Honeycomb tablet around with the latest software from Google and the sweetest hardware from LG. Not only that, it is due by this summer or early fall! I for one am excited. I hope there is a wifi only version that I'll be able to pick up somewhere for not to horrible a price. Any of you tablet hold outs (that didn't just buy a Xoom *grumbles*) think you might pick up the official Nexus Tablet if/when it is launched?


Thursday, March 24, 2011

T-Mobile: Now In 3D?

Posted by Jason Lee in "LG Android Phones" @ 01:30 PM

http://www.unwiredview.com/2011/03/...th-t-mobile-3g/

"The FCC has just approved a phone called LG P920, which is none other than the LG Optimus 3D. The surprising aspect about this is that the Optimus 3D which got the Commission's approval comes with support for T-Mobile's AWS (1700 MHz) network."

Well, look what just bounced through the FCC... It's that ever present LG Optimus 3D sporting AWS (1700MHz) which is exactly what one would need to cruse along on the T-Mobile network 3G/4G network. Besides the 3D (which I went over my distaste for earlier) the Optimus 3D seems like one powerful device with its fancy shmancy dual core/dual channel CPU. Assuming T-Mo picks this up that will leave Verizon as the only US carrier without a pretty new 3D phone. Any of you T-Mobile short-timers plan on picking one of these up when it drops?


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Found My Thrill: AT&T Announces The LG Thrill 4G

Posted by Jason Lee in "LG Android Phones" @ 06:00 AM

http://androinica.com/2011/03/lg-op...t-as-thrill-4g/

"AT&T, fresh off its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA, has made its first device announcement at CTIA by confirming it will offer the LG Thrill 4G."

Honestly this is one phone that I have absolutely no interest in owning at all. I very much dislike this 3D fad. I hate 3D movies, I will not own a 3D TV, and I sure as heck don't want 3D on my phone. I mean come on, 3D on a phone? Why? I'm sure the technology is cool and I'll go to the store and play with one but who do they expect to buy this? Oh, right... Consumers. It has buzz words. Who wouldn't want a phone with 4 Gs and 3 Ds? I'm sure babes will weep and angles will get their wings every time some one cracks open the box to one of these beauties but I'll pass, thanks. Any of you guys plan on picking one of these up so you can get your 3D fix on the go or do you think anyone at all will buy this?


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LG Optimus Pad 3D Video In Action

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 11:30 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/02/14/lg...video-hands-on/

"Does the world really need 3D mobile devices? No, but companies are going to keep putting them out. That's why the LG Optimus Pad, announced at MWC 2011, garnered so much attention today."

3D video recording on a tablet/phone may just be the ultimate in "Why? Because I can". Personally I cannot think of a single situation were recording video in the old school red/green 3D would provide any real benefit. Would I do it if I could? Probably. Would I go out of my way to buy a device capable of it? Probably not. The capability of recording true 3D video on a mobile device is very cool for sure but it may be just a bit too gimmicky to really sell a device. What about you? Any of you guys who can't wait to get some 3D on your next mobile device? Click through for a video of the device in action.


Monday, February 14, 2011

LG's New Optimus Pad on Video from MWC

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 01:08 PM

The Mobile World Congress event kicked off today, and we're seeing all sorts of interesting hardware pop up. In the video above, we have the LG Optimus Pad, an NVIDIA Tegra 2-based system (1 GHZ, dual-core CPU), two rear-facing 5 megapixel cameras (I believe for 3D image/video capture), a front-facing 1.3 GHZ camera, and what looks like a 7 inch screen. I tried playing back the video in 720p and pausing it to see if I could make out the spec sheet, but no dice. It looks like Android 2.x rather than Honeycomb, which is interesting given that several of the tablets I saw at CES last month were going to launch with Honeycomb. Still, the performance and design of the LG Optimus Pad look excellent. I'll have to keep my eyes out for this one!

UPDATE: NetbookNews has more details on this product. Turns out it's an 8.9 inch screen, and it is indeed Honeycomb-based.


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