Here’s a neat idea — carrier “bloatware” that can be removed. If that sounds like a dream come true, you may want to snap up an LG G3 via Verizon. The carrier is going to allow their proprietary apps to be removed on the flagship smartphone from LG.
Sometimes, all it takes is just one brilliant product and several popular ones (and for your archrival to have a slump) to pull up your net profits. Korean OEM LG Electronics announced a 165% increase in net profit earnings, with their mobile electronics company contributing largely to the numbers. They have shipped a record number of 14.5 million smartphones for this second quarter, ending three straight quarters of losses for the mobile division.
Now that US carriers have started shipping LG’s new flagship G3 and it will mostly be available in retail stores within this week, LG has now released a new quick and fun game, and you don’t even need to open your phone case to play it. But you can only play it of course if you’re using the unique QuickCircle case that is made exclusively for the LG G3.
LG seems to now also be doing the LTE-A variant dance like its arch rival. Instead of vesting its latest flagship with the latest and greatest specs, including an LTE Category 6 compatible modem, LG has left the G3 a bit wanting in that area and instead will be launching a different model in its home country just for this very purpose.
We are somewhat used to having variations between carriers or regional markets, but there are times when the differences are just plain ridiculous. The LG G3 supports wireless charging, via a special back cover accessory, using the Qi wireless charging standard in all but one instance. AT&T has chosen, against all odds, to go with the competing standard, the Power Matters Alliance's (PMA) standard.
LG has finally announced the LG G3 Beat and in doing so has finally resolved the mystery of its size. The reason why the G3 Beat and the equivalent but rebranded G3 S are that big is because they aren't really meant to be the mini flagship's we've come to expect but are, instead, budget-friendly versions of LG's premium G3 smartphone.
The much praised LG flagship G3 smartphone has a lot going for it, in terms of intuitive design, state-of-the-art hardware and user-friendly features. One of its most praised attributes is its Smart Keyboard, with its enhancements that make the typing experience easier and even fun at times. The latest update to this virtual keyboard adds even more features that are seldom found in OEMs built-in or native keyboards.
Verizon is finally joining the LG G3 party as they announced that they are now accepting pre-orders for the much heralded Android smartphone. While there is still no announcement when it will actually be available at their retail stores, the product page reveals that the units will start shipping out to those who pre-ordered by July 17.
Android custom ROMs are one of the things that makes Android special and powerful. There is almost always a ROM for a smartphone or tablet, and even one for a smartwatch. So it is no surprise that rootzwiki has just revealed Gohma, the first Android Wear custom ROM that has been built for the LG G Watch.
ARM Holding has already given a preview of the innards of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, but now it's the turn of the folks over at iFixit to give these devices some teardown love. And based on their meticulous process and screening, buyers looking forward to the first Android Wear smartwatches need not worry about these devices' repairability. At least not too much.