Malware has been one of the more worrying problems for something as open-sourced as the Android platform. Most recently, Stagefright is to blame for all the manufacturers being caught with their pants down – if you don’t know what Stagefright is, check it out here. To cut it short, it’s a malicious exploit that digs up personal information on your Android device. And as smartphone vendors scrambled to get their acts together through rolling out OTA updates, HTC‘s President has gone on record to say that monthly updates are “unrealistic”.
LG has made a couple of smart watches and the Watch Urbane is one of the prettiest we’ve tried on our wrist. Along with the LG V10, they have also announced a newer version that runs on Android Wear and offers 4G LTE connectivity.
With Google’s Android Wear now supported on iOS, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd edition supports both Android and iPhones. Previously, the Urbane LTE was running on a proprietary LG Wearable Platform that’s based on WebOS. With 4G LTE support, the Watch Urbane could replace your smart phone as it support voice calls with its integrated speaker and mic.
Boasting a multimedia rich experience, the biggest highlight of the V10 is its dual-screen approach. Unlike Samsung’s “Edge” display on the Galaxy Note Edge and S6 edge series, the secondary display is a tiny strip that’s placed at the front, at top right of the main screen. The always-on display which claims to have no impact on battery life and it can be used for status, shortcuts, displaying next appointment and more.
Android purist would look forward to tonight’s event as Google will be announcing the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P is a 5.7″ phablet made by Huawei while the smaller Nexus 5X is an upgrade of the former Nexus 5 that’s made by LG.
Ahead of the official event, the spec sheet of the Nexus 5X has been revealed and it is definitely a mid-ranger compared to its bigger Nexus 6P sibling. Head after the break for the full list.
Once announced, the LG G4 ticked a lot of boxes but left some totally blank. The positive ones that come to mind would be its camera capabilities, good performance (for an 808 SoC), and satisfactory QHD screen. Consequently, according to this rumour, LG wants to build on what it has going for itself but don’t expect it to be out so soon; probably sometime in Q1 next year.
Reports regarding this device have bee floating around since earlier this month and the fact that LG’s Class smartphone wasn’t the phablet it was made out to be, we’re left with the V10; a peculiar (alleged) 5.7-inch device that promises a QHD display, along with an additional “ticker” screen on the top right for easier access to often used applications – camera, contacts, gallery, messaging and whatever else LG will let us tweak to.
Tying all the loose leaks together once and for all, the mobile device manufacturer has finally (officially) released its latest mid-ranger, the LG Class; seen as a possible competitor to the Samsung Galaxy A series. Speculated to be a phablet, replacing the LG G Pro 2, today’s launch confirms that LG might still have another device up its sleeve (excluding the V10 that’s supposed to be on October the 1st).
Initially thought to be a 5.7-incher, the smartphone labelled as the LG H740, has today taken a turn to actually be a smaller 5-inch device. New reports by the people behind underkg seem to show the alleged “phablet” having a much smaller footprint. So what about the 5.7-inch phablet we saw in the Geekbench benchmarks?
Previously seen in GFXBench benchmarks, the alleged LG H740, has now received a launch date. Seen as a mid-range phablet, as far as specs show in the info section of its benchmarking, LG could look at this to be the successor to its 5.9-inch G Pro 2.
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With the Galaxy Note5 released with a similar 16MP sensor, is it better than the rest of today’s new smart phones? To find out, we’ve taken pictures with 10 devices and we are letting you decide which is the better shooter.