Posts Tagged ‘LG’

T-Mobile and MetroPCS today announced the availability of the LG L90 and L70, devices that fall into LG’s L Series III lineup. Both phones were revealed by LG earlier this year. The L90 and L70 run Android 4.4 KitKat with LG’s user interface enhancements. The hardware puts LG’s minimalistic design esthetic to use. Shared features include support for Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

  • L90:The L90 is being sold by T-Mobile and supports the carrier’s LTE 4G network. It has a 4.7-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 2,540mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel camera configuration. It will be available beginning April 30 for $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $9.50, or the full retail price of $228.
  • L70:┬áThe L70 will be sold by MetroPCS. It steps the display down to 4.5 inches and 800 x 400 resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 2,100mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel/VGA camera configuration. The L70 is available beginning today for $49 after a $100 instant rebate. For a limited time, MetroPCS will offer an additional $49 rebate to customers who pay for two months of service in advance. The L70 supports HSPA+, but not LTE.
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Sprint’s variant of the LG G2 should begin receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update beginning today. In addition to KitKat, the update adds cloud printing. The system update is being distributed in waves and may take several days to reach all users.

T-Mobile today announced pricing and availability for the LG G Flex curved smartphone. The device will reach T-Mobile stores on February 5. T-Mobile is asking for a down payment of $0 and 24 monthly payments of $28.

T-Mobile announced that it will soon carry the LG F3Q, a new Android smartphone that comes with a sideways-sliding QWERTY keyboard. The device includes a 4-inch LCD screen, 5-megapixel camera, and compatibility with T-Mobile’s LTE 4G network. It offers LG’s signature user interface, including features such as QuickMemo, and QSlide. The LG F3Q will go one sale online and in stores February 5. T-Mobile is asking for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $13. The total cost of the payments is $312.

AT&T today announced that the LG G Flex will be available for preorder beginning January 24. AT&T is asking $299.99 for the G Flex with a new two-year agreement. Customers can also choose to pay for the G Flex over either 12 or 18 months with an AT&T Next plan. The 12-month option asks for monthly payments of $34.75 and the 18-month option asks for monthly payments of $26.74. The G Flex can be pre-ordered online or in stores the 24th, but the actual in-store availability date was not disclosed by AT&T.

Google has filed a patent lawsuit against Rockstar, the company formed by Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry to manage major communications patents bought from Nortel. Google accuses Rockstar of being a patent troll targeting the whole mobile industry. Google is asking the court to specifically declare that its Nexus devices do not infringe, which could set precedent in favor of all manufacturers of Android devices. Rockstar has made patent claims against most major Android players, including Samsung, LG, Huawei, ZTE, HTC, Pantech, and Asus. Rockstar bought the patents in 2012 for $4.5 billion, with $2.5 billion contributed by Apple.

The Verizon version of the LG G2 is receiving an OTA update this weekend. Before you start doing your happy dance, we need to tell you that this is not the update that brings Android 4.4 to the handset. This update, to software version VS98012B, merely kills some of the bugs afflicting the device and adds some functionality to the phone.

According to Verizon, the quality of video playbacks seen directly from a website will be greatly improved after the update. When you are dialing *611 to call Verizon, the number will now show up on the screen. If you’re using a messaging keyboard, Talk Back will now read each deleted letter. The number of times that the phone locks up should be reduced after the update, and the Verizon Cloud app now comes pre-loaded. After the update, multitasking feature QSlide will work with messaging and voice quality on the phone has been improved. Lastly, a Google security patch has been added.

The update started rolling out on Friday, but as usual with OTA updates, they are sent out on a staggered basis. That means you shouldn’t be upset if the update didn’t arrive tonight because it eventually will reach your phone. The size of the update is 172MB and the word around the water cooler is that the security patch will break root if you download and install the update, so keep that in mind if you’ve rooted your device.

Verizon's LG G2 receives an update to exterminate some bugs and make some changes