LG's flagship phone, at least until the Optimus 4X HD arrives. That being the case, it's strange that it's only available in four countries: LG's home turf South Korea, neighbor Japan, plus Canada and the United States (as the Nitro HD and Spectrum on AT&T and Verizon, respectively). GSM Dome got their hands on a familiar looking model, the Optimus LTE P936, that appears to be identical to the international version except for branding. The new model is obviously headed somewhere, though there's no indication of where that might be.
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HTC Rezound and the LG Spectrum are both up for sale so get yours today.
a bootloader-unlocked RAZR XT910 'Developer Edition'. It is currently available for €499 ($657), but only in Europe for the time being. ClockworkMod Touch by 'Koush' was released in Beta form early on this week as well. It has had steady updates throughout the week, and it's obvious he wants to implement the new features on as many devices with a strong developmental following as possible.
Optimus LTE - which for the purposes of our American readers is known variously as the LG Nitro HD on AT&T and the Spectrum by LG on Verizon - is the company's current flagship. That puts carriers in an awkward position, since LG is definitely a second fiddle to the likes of Samsung, HTC and Motorola, at least here in the US. This being the case, Verizon prices the Spectrum at $199.99 on a two year contract, a full $100 less than HTC's Rezound, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus and Motorola's DROID RAZR/DROID RAZR MAXX. So, can you get a top-of-the-line smartphone for a mid-market price, or at least what's become mid-market on Big Red? Let's find out.
an overwhelming amount of US Android users prefer Samsung over any other carrier. It isn't too hard to believe that Samsung is currently the most preferred smartphone brand, as their Galaxy S II line has dominated since it launched. Early on that same day, we saw that Asian cellphone carrier KDDI had incorporated pushed ads into Android's notification bar. I'm sure you will all agree, this clearly crosses the line.
Optimus LTE, has sold over a million phones in all its various territories. LG's home country of South Korea accounts for a whopping 600,000 phones all by itself, with the rest being split between the United States, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
LG Optimus LTE, as it's know internationally. The bright spots for this phone are its 720p IPS screen and Verizon's 4G LTE connection... but if you've been following Android for the last few months, you know that's not enough to carry a phone these days. Our initial impressions of the Spectrum follow.
LG Spectrum. This phone is basically the follow up to the mildly successful LG Revolution but this time around it boasts some impressive specs that should help the phone make its way into buyers hands. With a bright and crisp 1280 x 720p 4.5" display and LTE this phone deserves a second look.
Droid Life has got its hands on the press release for the LG Spectrum before the intended announcement, which now appears to be Verizon's branded version of the LG Optimus LTE. In the United States, that means it's basically identical to AT&T's LG Nitro HD (try and keep up, folks) with the same 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 720p screen and IPS display technology.