This week LG has “accidentally” leaked its next phablet in a G3 Beat promo video. While there wasn’t much details about the G3 Stylus except a stylus pen integration, there are now pieces of info from several sources.
Now we're getting to see how much LG really wants to capitalize on the success and popularity of its G3 flagship. After announcing the G3 Beat, or G3 S in Europe, last month, and after "accidentally" leaking the LG G3 Stylus yesterday, the company is now unveling the LG G3 A in Korea. If LG was poising the G3 Beat as an affordable mid-range, then this rather puzzling new arrival would be mid-high-range, if there ever was one.
It seems that LG is read to take its rivalry with Samsung to the next level. In a video that was meant to solely advertise the features of the LG G3 Beat, people watching took more notice of the end of the video, which revealed a trio of G3 branded smartphones, the very last of which is something no one had any inkling of until today: a stylus-toting LG G3 Stylus.
We’ve already fallen for the G3, which we noted in our review of the device. Now that we’ve got our hands on the domestic version, is it still the device we spoke so highly of? Have things changed, or did we just get one that was meant for this market? We go hands-on — again — to find out.
LG’s G Pad 7.0, the Korean OEM’s answer to the iPad Mini, will finally be arriving in US shores courtesy of AT&T this August. The carrier announced that the Android tablet will be available through them starting August 8. The G Pad 7.0 has several features, some from the heralded LG G3 smartphone, that makes it a viable alternative option for those looking for a new tablet.
LG’s G Watch was a perfectly usable smartwatch, with features that you can easily acclimatize to, but that was before people started noticing corrosion issues on the five exposed contact points behind the watch, which was for charging via the dock. People were also complaining about irritation while wearing the smartwatch, again from the said contact points. The upcoming OTA update for the device looks like a solution for this issue.
LG has launched a new batch of G Pad tablets so, for a time, it seemed that its first G Pad was left behind. Fortunately, Verizon is giving the LG G Pad 8.3 some much needed love and attention, finally bringing the tablet's core Android OS from the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that it launched with to a relatively more recent Android 4.4.2.
They’re still the top smartphone in the market in terms of device shipment, but OEM Samsung has suffered a minor slip in numbers, according to data released by the IDC for the second quarter of 2014. Meanwhile,when it comes to platform, Android has dominated the market with an 85% share in the second quarter, leaving Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft Windows Phone in the dust.
After few leaked photos and details, Verizon Wireless has officially launched the LG G Vista, which comes with a 5.7-inch qHD display (960 x 540) and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The phablet is slightly larger than the 5.5-inch LG G3, but share the similar back buttons design.
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