LG Optimus 4X HD

LG readying Jelly Bean for the Optimus 4X HD, L9 and L7 smartphones

LG recently began teasing in advance of Mobile World Congress and while we wait to see what they have planned for the show, it looks like they have also started teasing some current device owners with an update. Specifically, teasing those with an Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L9 and Optimus L7 with Jelly Bean. The details are still at a minimum, however if you happen to be carrying any of those three devices -- an update is in the works.

LG Spectrum 2 tipped for Verizon 4G LTE

It would appear that the LG Spectrum 2 (or LG Optimus 4X HD if you happen to be reading this from somewhere other than the US) is headed straight for Verizon. Renders of the phone have been spotted by TechnoBuffalo, and the phone looks primed to take advantage of Verizon's 4G LTE services. Not only that, but a list of specs has surfaced as well, and it appears that the LG Spectrum 2 will be able to hold its own against some of the other higher-end Android phones that have been released this year.

LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on from CTIA

LG's latest flagship made its American debut here at CTIA 2012, and we couldn't resist taking another peek. The Optimus 4X HD crams the best of LG's mobile technology into a superphone form factor that takes on the likes of the HTC One X, and not just because it's also using an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The phone is scheduled for release in South Korea and Europe this summer.

LG Optimus 4X HD gets benchmarked

LG's newest flagship the Optimus 4X HD is still a few weeks out, but that hasn't stopped a few industrious geeks from giving the phone the benchmark treatment. Greek site TechBlog.gr put the quad-core phone through its paces and posted the results for gadget hounds everywhere. The conclusions aren't that surprising - they're right in line with our own tests of the HTC One X, the first phone to sport NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor - but any speed demons out there will be wanting to compare and contrast the numbers.

LG D1L leaked for a May release with ICS and Snapdragon S4 on board

The Optimus 4X HD isn't the only fancy new superphone in the works from LG, if a report from Korean site DDaily is to be believed. There's a new phone, codenamed the "D1L", which was spotted in a recent company roadmap (second from the bottom in the right column). There's some drool-worthy hardware there to be sure - 4.7-inch 720p screen, a Snapdragon S4 processor and an LTE connection. But none are so noteworthy as the promised inclusion of Ice Cream Sandwich, a software feature that's all too often absent even months after the open source code was released. The D1L is slated for release in May, though that's almost certainly its South Korean date. The LTE connection and the decision to go with Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip architecture go hand in hand. NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3, all the rage at Mobile World Congress two months ago, isn't compatible with super-fast LTE connections yet. Not that many will mind: our own benchmark tests of the HTC One Series show the dual-core Snapdragon S4 beating the Tegra 3 by a factor of 20% - not bad at all. High-end features like a 720p screen (probably using LG's excellent IPS panels) are icing on the cake. The D1L's specs line up pretty closely to the Optimus 4X HD, with the exception of the chipset and wireless standard. I'm betting the D1L (soon to be renamed something like the Optimus D LTE 4HD SUV) will be offered to LTE carriers in South Korea and North America, while those with HSPA+ standard (most carriers around the world) will get a shot at the Optimus 4X HD. The latter is also rumored to become available in May, and also has a 4.7-inch 720p screen and Ice Cream Sandwich. [via SlashGear]

LCD vs IPS vs AMOLED: HTC One X, S and LG Optimus 4X screens compared

There's some downright fantastic screen technology out there today, and nearly all of it is making its way into brand new smartphones. To get an up close and personal look at some of themore high-end options, German site BestBoyz took a look at the screens on the HTC One X, HTC One S and the LG Optimus 4X HD under a 400-power microscope. You can see the individual pixel shells whose color combinations make up the image. Fist, the HTC One X:
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