It’s funny that last year as we headed into CES we were anxiously awaiting the announcement of the LG Revolution, one of four new Android handsets headed to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Now we are hearing by way of Phandroid that the the LG Revolution has reached the end of the line.
Along with the LG Revolution, the barely six month old Droid 3 is being shown the door as well. The Motorola Droid 3 will be replaced by the Droid 4 which we are expecting to see within the next 8 weeks.
The LG Revolution doesn’t have an official replacement yet but the recently discovered LG Connect 4G could also be heading the way of big red as well.
We’ll see if an LG replacement is announced at CES in just about a week.
Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Netflix for a great promotion. If you purchase an LG Revolution between July 22 (tomorrow) and August 28, 2011 you can get three months free of Netflix.
The LG Revolution is a 4G/LTE Android phone that comes with Netflix pre-installed and ready to go. All you have to do is add your Netflix account and your streaming, just like you would on your TV.
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Good news this morning from Verizon Wireless and their Carolina and Tennessee President, Jim Fountain.
You can look for some major 4G/LTE expansion in North Carolina and Tennessee. If you live in one of these states you can look for faster speeds and reliability as well as access to Verizon’s line up of 4G/LTE devices in the areas listed below.
The HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, and LG Revolution along with a wireless hotspot and some 4G/LTE usb dongles will all get the most out of Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the following areas listed after the break.
Metro PCS the first carrier in America to offer a 4G/LTE network is adding another Android device to it’s roster. With Virgin Mobile on the brink of releasing a powerful Android device to it’s prepaid customers in the Motorola Triumph, MetroPCS is firing back by bringing the LG Bryce.
The LG Bryce bares a very strong resemblance to the LG Revolution on Verizon Wireless which is Verizon’s latest 4G/LTE Android device. The specs for the LG Bryce are just about the same check them out after the break
We’ve got two awesome Android contests running right now. If you spent the weekend under a rock we want to quickly bring you up to speed.
First off we are giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the “Sing For Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1” contest. We’re sure you’re aware of singing for your supper, but now we want you to sing for a Galaxy Tab 10.1.
You see last Wednesday Samsung and Best Buy began selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Union Square Best Buy in New York City. They even had 3 time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo there to perform his newest hit song “tonight” and two others. Since Ne-Yo Sang with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 we want you to sing for it.
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TheDroidGuy and Bitbop have teamed up for another awesome contest, this time the prize is your choice of a Samsung Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt or LG Revolution. Why because all of these devices come with Bit Bop preloaded.
On Friday June 17h, June 24th and July 1 we’re going to pick a winner for a brand new 4G/LTE Android device on Verizon Wireless! Each winner can decide which of the three phones you want. If all three winners want the same phone, no problem!
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Verizon is on a roll with Android devices this month. Not only do we have the Droid Charge, DroidX2, and Xperia Play headed to the Big Red but also another device that is packed full of goodies. (more…)
Android users have been waiting for the ability to watch Netflix instant streaming on their devices for awhile now.However, due to DRM issues that Netflix has been working on we have yet to see an official Netflix application. However, we have seen Netflix running on the Motorola Xoom, along with a hack here or there that might get it running on your Android device. Overall, many users have been left waiting in the dark, but thankfully it looks like the wait might finally be over.
Thanks to a member over at the Android Central Forums, we now have conformation regarding Netflix running on the upcoming LG Revolution. (more…)
This last week a lot of stories have been surfacing about the upcoming Droid branded Android phones on Verizon Wireless. Couple that with the probably solid rumor we heard about the iPhone 5 and you’ll agree that now is a great time for Droid.
First off, the great crew over at Droid Life (Kellex was the first one to sign up for the Android Homecoming) broke a few stories about the Droid line up. The Droid Life crew was able to find the Droid Bionic, Droid Charge, Droid Incredible 2 and Droid X 2 just lurking around the Verizon device manager. At this stage in the game the phones are ready and distribution and marketing is the last thing on the table.
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When we were on the conference call for Verizon’s original 4G/LTE announcement All Things Digital’s Ina Fried asked about Voice Over LTE. It was a great question as Verizon is working on a nationwide 4G/LTE network and it would be nice to harness the power of LTE for doing things like, ohhhhhh making phone calls…
Well that’s all going to change soon and Verizon will demonstrate it using the LG Revolution handset that we saw at CES last month. Voice over LTE or VoLTE for short will conduct voice calls over the LTE network using the customers phone number as their identifier rather than an email address like Skype. Verizon’s
User to user calls over LTE will sound better than current calls over CDMA (3G) lines. Verizon’s Brian Higgins said “the high-definition audio fidelity will be a major selling point”.
For the past few years, and as recently as last Friday, AT&T has been teasing Verizon customers with their ability to use data and voice over the same network. That will all change with the release of the HTC Thunderbolt which will allow for simultaneous data (LTE) and Voice (CDMA). The next progression of that is to have simultaneous data and voice both over LTE, as they currently do it with GSM. That is on the way.
The LG Revolution won’t come out of the box enabled for VoLTE. Verizon will activate VoLTE in 2012. Verizon is still having problems with the data transfer going from LTE to CDMA and back to LTE. We are pretty sure they want VoLTE at 100% before rolling out so they don’t get plagued with “Dropped Calls”.
Needless to say it will be neat to see the demo at MWC