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LG believed to be testing Android 4.4 on the Optimus G and the Optimus G Pro

Optimus G - Android 4.4LG is reportedly testing Android 4.4 KitKat on two of its older flagships – the Optimus G Pro and the Optimus G according to a new leak by Phone Arena. There’s no confirmation from LG of this at this point, but we’re not surprised with the move given that the smartphones were at one point the best devices available in the market. The Optimus G went on to be used as a reference design for the widely successful Nexus 4 while the Optimus G Pro was one of the first 1080p phablets (from a major manufacturer) in the market last year.

Phone Arena was able to access a couple of user agent profiles revealing model numbers of the two smartphones and its variants. It is about time that LG rolls out the Android 4.4 update to its smartphones, but we feel the LG G2 flagship will be the first to get the update by the end of this month as reported earlier last week. So users of the Optimus G and the Optimus G Pro might have to do a bit of waiting. With manufacturers customizing their UI drastically with Android 4.4, we certainly can’t wait to see what LG has in store with Android 4.4. It is claimed that LG will update many of its smartphones directly from Android 4.2.2, skipping Android 4.3 in the process, so the day might not be far away for these older handsets.

Via: Phone Arena

Unofficial Android 4.4 ROM now available for the LG Optimus G

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The LG Optimus G has now received a custom made Android 4.4 ROM suited to run on the smartphone. Earlier last week, we saw the ROM making its way to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and even the Galaxy Nexus, so its pleasing to see the ROM making its way to a non-Nexus device as well. The Optimus G was the reference design for the LG Nexus 4, but there’s no clarity on whether the smartphone will get the Android 4.4 update officially from LG, so this might be the users’ only hope in having a bite of KitKat before most of the world does.

Credit must be given to XDA user houstonn who has posted this ROM image by working on the AOSP based Android 4.4 ROM. It’s pretty much what we see on the Nexus 5, with some visible differences. If you’re adventurous enough to get this ROM working on your smartphone, head over to the source link below to download the ROM and make sure you have root access. The Optimus G features a decent specs sheet and shares most of its hardware with the Nexus 4, so compatibility is not really an issue.

Source: XDA Forums

Via: Android Community

LG Announces Press Event in NYC on August 7

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LG announced tonight that they will be holding an “international media event” on August 7 in NYC. We’re not sure what they specifically mean by that, but we’re guessing they’re going to be announcing the next generation Optimus phones, especially after they told us last night that they will be using Snapdragon 800 processors in their future phones.

Source: Droid-Life

 

LG’s next generation Optimus phone will use Snapdragon 800 Processors

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LG and Qualcomm announced something sort of interesting tonight. Their next smartphone, the successor to the Optimus G, will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 processor. LG didn’t announce a name or anything, but its due out later this year.

The new Snapdragon 800 processors will feature a 75% increase in performance from a Krait 400 CPU, 4G LTE Advanced Technology, an Adreno 330 GPU which will offer 2x better performance than the previous 320 GPU, Ultra HD video capture, and much more.

This is exciting news, especially since LG just recently announced that they had sold 1 million Optimus G Pro units in South Korea. We’re excited to see what LG has in store for us.

LG, QUALCOMM EXPAND SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION WITH NEXT G SERIES SMARTPHONE

Successor to Original G Series to Feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor for the Ultimate Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”

Delivering up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Snapdragon 800 processor will feature many of the industry’s leading technologies for the ultimate mobile experience, including:

Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;
Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;
Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;
New Adreno™ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;
Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;
HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD; and
Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.

Sprint starts rolling android 4.1.2 on Optimus G handsets

 

If you are a proud owner of a LG optimus G on Sprint, then we have some good news for you. Sprint has officially rolled out the next version of android for all of their LG Optimus G devices.

The official sprint twitter account tweeted the following,

“Software update for LG Optimus G brings Android Jellybean and other improvements.”

This news comes after at&t announced that they will be updating their HTC ONE X devices to Jellybean. We also heard about a Jellybean update for Motorola Droid RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX devices.

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Sprint’s Optimus G, would be getting the latest version of android 4.1.2 and the update would be rolled out over the air (OTA). So, you just have to check for an update on your device and chances are you will get one pretty soon.

The Enhancements/Fixes as given by the Sprint website are as given below,

–  Upgrade to ‘Android 4.1.2 Jellybean

–  ‘Google Now™’ available to users

– ‘Expandable, actionable notifications’ now a feature

–  ‘Android Beam™’ to send photos and more

–  ‘QuickTranslator’ application downloadable from the Application Manager

–  Smoother user interface. Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework,including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh; and triple buffering in the graphics pipeline

– ‘User-installable keyboard maps’

–  Ability to turn off notifications on an app specific basis which was not available earlier

–  Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens

Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam

– Improved voice search

Improved camera app and performance

–  Android mobile version of Google Chrome replaces stock Android browser

– Ability for other launchers to add widgets from the app drawer without requiring root access

The software update version is LS970ZVB and the exact installation procedure is given on the sprint community website.

via Sprint Community

BOGO on Sprint LG Optimus G

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Update: Amazon currently offering the LG Optimus G for only $49.99, comes out to be a better deal than the Sprint buy one get one free deal.

Valentine’s day is approaching fast and several carriers out there are offering buy one get one free offers on some of the most popular handsets available in the market currently. This time around, Sprint has come up with a good deal on LG Optimus G. If you have been wanting to buy LG Optimus G, Sprint has made the deal much sweeter than before by offering BOGO on the LG device. Under the offer, users who purchase an LG Optimus G from Sprint for $199.99 will be eligible to get another Optimus G for free, but it should be noted that each device will be a separate line and you will have to sign a 2 year contract for both the devices.

LG Optimus G is a very good phone and the offer brings the effective price down to $100 a pop, which makes it an excellent value for money. Though the device is few months old now, it is still one of the best Android phones you can buy in the current smartphone market. If you choose phones after seeing benchmark, this device will make you happy because it is packing a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. Apart from that, there are several other interesting features such as 13MP camera, 32GB of internal memory and recently the company rolled out Android 4.1.2 update for the device, and it will be soon released over here as well. Also, the device comes with a 4.7″ True HD IPS Plus display, which is crisp and gives a great overall user experience. Optimus G is a good smartphone for casual consumers, and at the same time it’s also good for high end users who are looking for a good amount of raw processing power for multitasking needs. The promotion details here.

Below is the spec sheet of LG Optimus G:
• ŸSoC (System on a Chip): 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor Quad-Core
• 4G
• RAM: 2GB DDR
• Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPlus (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio / 320 ppi
• Storage: 32GB
• Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
• Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
• Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
• Weight: 145g
• Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

LG will be present at the Mobile World Congress event that will be held in Barcelona this month. Several manufacturers will be taking part in the event and most of the manufacturers will be showing off their flagship smartphones for the year 2013. LG will be coming up with something called Optimus G Pro, which is a sequel of the above mentioned Optimus G.

The specs for the Optimus G Pro:
• 13 Megapixel Rear Camera, 2-Megapixel front-facing camera
• 2GB RAM
• Quad-core 1.7 Snapdragon processor
• LTE Radio
• 32 GB Internal memory, SD Card slot expandable to 64GB
• Huge 3,140 mAh battery
• 5.5″ HD IPS LCD screen

Would you buy Optimus G or wait for the Pro version? Let us know!

 

LG Launching Optimus G in 50 New Countries With Jelly Bean Onboard

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The Optimus G has been a widely successful smartphone for LG ever since its launch in fall. Even more so with the unavailability of the Google Nexus 4, which features the same specs as the Optimus G but minus the 4G LTE chip. The smartphone however was only launched in limited locations over the globe with countries like the U.S, Canada, South Korea and Japan being the only countries to get the device. It was expected that LG would soon launch the smartphone in other parts of the world as well, but we weren’t quite sure as to when. And today we have good news for global customers as LG has decided to launch the smartphone in 50 new countries over the coming days. This includes carrier based and off contract versions. Europe will be a key market for the smartphone, but sadly LG hasn’t exactly specified as to which countries will be getting the smartphone.

LG claims that this version of the Optimus G will pack the “latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software“, we’re not quite sure if LG means Android 4.1 or 4.2, but we’re going with the former. The Optimus G as it is available now features Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a Jelly Bean update said to be in the works. So this is certainly a bonus feature for the new rollout. There’s still no word on when the existing versions of the Optimus G will receive the update with Canada apparently slated to get the update in early Q2.

The highlight of the LG Optimus G is the gorgeous design, and the 13MP camera sensor, which we were hoping to see on the Nexus 4. The company perhaps is a little too late in launching the device in global markets as smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z have been teased now and is slated for a March release. So there’s a high likelihood that people will wait until then to see what other manufacturers have to offer. So the timing seems to be very poor by LG.

Here is an excerpt from the official presser:
The Optimus G, LG’s most premium and powerful 4G LTE smartphone, will begin its global roll-out into over 50 countries this month. The Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan to very favorable reviews and LG is aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.

“As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone.”

Source: LG
Via: Phandroid

LG Has Sold 1 Million Optimus G Smartphones Since its Launch

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LG smartphones are usually not associated with large volumes of sales as evidenced by the dismal last two years it has had. However, the company’s latest flagship before the Nexus 4, the Optimus G managed to win plenty of fans both in its home turf Korea and in the U.S. The smartphone was a massive shift for the company from making standard flagship smartphones with uninspiring design, to coming up with something new and which hadn’t been done before. Sure there were quad core smartphones long before LG came up with the Optimus G. But LG was the first official company to bring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chip along with a strikingly unique design, which was prominent on the Nexus 4 too. And now the company has just published the sales figures of the smartphone, and it looks pretty impressive. If LG report is to be believed, the company has sold over 1 million units of the Optimus G since it was launched back in fall 2012. This isn’t a massive number but a good one nonetheless, considering there were smartphones like the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S III and its own Nexus 4 to fight against. There’s still no word on how well the Nexus 4 sold with all its delays and what not, but LG will announce Q4 2012 results by the end of this month, so we should know more then.

So that’s about the sales of the Optimus G. As for the wider availability of the smartphone, the company said that it will be bringing the smartphone all across Europe and subsequently to China before the end of the first quarter. This means we should see the Optimus G hit European and Chinese shelves by the end of March. The smartphone is currently available in Canada and Japan in addition to Korea and the U.S as we mentioned already, so it hasn’t exactly seen a wider rollout, which continues to surprise everybody.

With the MWC right around the corner, we just hope the Optimus G doesn’t receive lukewarm response in Europe and especially in China. Huawei has announced top of the line smartphones for the Chinese market which will certainly get precedence over LG’s offerings as Huawei is the local company. So in order to make an impact with the Optimus G, LG will have to make massive price cuts and see to it that users don’t hesitate to buy the product fearing the arrival of newer and better smartphones. I personally feel it’s a little too late in the day to launch the smartphone in these regions, but LG certainly begs to differ.

Source: Yonhap News Agency
Via: Android Central

Specs of the LG Optimus G Pro Surface in the Rumor Mill

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With the little that we know about LG’s future smartphones, we’ve been able to figure out that there’s something big coming at MWC 2013. This was initially believed to be the much anticipated successor to the Optimus G, but these claims didn’t hold much weight and we heard that the 5.5-inch 1080p smartphone, the Optimus GK will break cover instead. However, it seems like the successor to the Optimus G is in no mood to get out of the rumor mill as a new report coming out of a Japanese source suggests that the next gen Optimus G could go by the name Optimus G Pro and will feature top of the line specs as well. This smartphone apparently will break cover on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo under the model number L-04E. This makes sense especially when we consider the fact that the original Optimus G bore the L-01E model number. However, these reports are still fairly premature so we recommend you to take this with a pinch of salt for now.

The report also sheds light on some of the alleged specs of the device, claiming a 5-inch 1080p display, the quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip with a clockspeed of 1.7 GHz, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera sensor, following in the footsteps of its predecessor. Android 4.1 is said to be running here possibly on top of LG’s custom UI. A rather beefier 3,000 mAh battery is said to be on board which would substantially increase the thickness of the device by about 1.6mm compared to the original Optimus G.

It does make sense for LG to launch a Pro version of the smartphone instead of a full blown successor as the hardware just isn’t there yet. Maybe the company could focus on the Optimus G2 for fall this year as earlier rumored. As for the upcoming MWC event, there’s still plenty of time left during which LG could possibly change its mind or come up with something out of the blue. For now, we’re going with the Optimus GK, the 5.5-inch phablet for MWC 2013 in Barcelona. Stepping into the phablet territory is a bold move and one which LG has done in the past but failed. So the company would like to turn the tables with this new phablet. There’s also a very remote possibility that LG would launch the Optimus G Pro during the MWC, although we can’t really vouch for it yet. LG desperately needs to make a mark on the smartphone market to leave juggernauts like Samsung behind. It is to be seen if the South Korean manufacturer will be successful at that.

Source: 2Channel (Translated)
Via: Pocketnow

LG Plans to Sell 75 Million Handsets in 2013

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LG has not been the most successful smartphone company in 2012, and we all know that. There’s a very good reason why that has happened. Well, to begin with, LG was never the trend setter (except with the Optimus 2X). If you look at last year’s Optimus 4X HD, there was hardly anything new with the device. Sure it was snappy, fast and had all the makings of a true flagship smartphone, but sadly it lacked that peppiness which one looks for in a smartphone. We can also say that LG merely followed in the footsteps of its competitors without bringing anything new to the table. But ever since the Optimus G launched in fall last year, things have been different. Soon, LG became partners with Google to produce the beautiful Nexus 4 smartphone. This was marked as the beginning of a new era for the company, but that honeymoon didn’t last long either as LG’s inability to supply the smartphones was immediately apparent. So would LG change its old ways in the current year? The company certainly thinks so.

LG apparently wants to sell over 75 million handsets in 2013 with 45 million of them being smartphones, which is a pretty neat figure by LG’s standards. But considering the fact that LG sold about 41 million smartphones in 2012, we think it’s very achievable. What’s interesting is that LG sold 41 million smartphones up to the third quarter of 2012 as the Q4 results aren’t out yet. So in a way, LG has cut down on its expectations a little. Unfortunately for LG, things aren’t as good as they would have liked it to be. The South Korean manufacturer only has a meager marketshare of 3.3% right now. It must be noted that handsets like the Optimus G and the Nexus 4 have been crucial for the company’s success and recognition as a global brand on the whole. People who were wary of getting LG smartphones, finally started loving them all thanks to the company’s partnership with Google.

It was reported before that LG was deliberately delaying the supply of the Nexus 4 smartphones which the company has outright denied. What’s to be noted is that one of LG’s partners who spoke with The Korea Times suggested that the manufacturer was working on a Windows Phone 8 handset. The Optimus lineup of LG also consists of several mid-ranged and budget ranged smartphones. These smartphones have been widely popular in Asian and European countries, so I’m guessing LG would want to continue doing that. We just hope LG doesn’t face any supply issues this year as it has enough of that already. The5.5-inch Optimus GK is rumored to launch at the MWC 2013 event next month, so all eyes will be focused on that. The successor to the widely popular Optimus G apparently will arrive in fall this year, so it seems like the company has a pretty fruitful year ahead.

Source: Ars Technica
Via: Talk Android

LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA update rolls out in South Korea

lg optimus g2Recent reports suggest that LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has already been rolled out, at least, South Korea. This is apparently a part of LG’s promise to roll out update for its newer devices in early 2013. In its bid to make better its presence in the Android market stronger, it cannot neglect the need to update its devices to the latest version of Android.

South Korean owners may start receiving notifications any time now to trigger the update process. LG’s website suggests carrier-specific updates are now ready and it is up to carriers when they will start and how they roll out updates. More often, roll outs are done in batches considering it is going to be a major one (from Android 4.0 ICS to Android 4.1.2 JB).

Based on history and LG’s habit in rolling out update for its devices, it would take a month (or two) before an update would be rolled out to other regions outside of South Korea. So, U.S. LG Optimus G owners need wait a little longer for the official Jelly Bean update.

According to reports, version 4.1.2 JB update will be rolled out over-the-air (OTA) and will bring many bug fixes and performance boosters on top of Jelly Bean features any Android user knows about.

Optimus G comes with premium specs but was released in August 2012 originally running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. U.S. carrier Sprint pledged to push update in December but it seems like February is more realistic period for the roll out after this development.

Many Optimus G owners are now enjoying custom Jelly Bean ROMs for their devices after XDA Devs released a handful of custom firmware for the model. If you are one of the people who are willing to take a different (yet a little risky) route to bringing buttery smooth Jelly Bean firmware into your device, you may need to visit XDA forums for some instructions. Otherwise, you’ll continue waiting for the official update.

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LG Takes a Dig at Apple With a New Optimus G Poster in Korea

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LG is not necessarily the most profitable smartphone company in the world, especially with fellow South Korean company Samsung standing in competition. However, if there is one thing common with these companies (besides their origin) or any other major Android/WP OEM today is that they all have a collective hatred of all things Apple. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as competitors aren’t supposed to be praising and liking each other’s products, not in this day and age at least. So what this means is that there will be some banter from competitors thrown at each other from time to time. Many OEMs have done this, including Apple, and now it’s LG. The company has posted an ad of the Optimus G smartphone on Korean publications which shows the device slicing through an Apple. You don’t have to be a genius to guess the obvious poke at Apple and more importantly its iPhone 5 smartphone.

Samsung famously took a dig at Apple with its viral Galaxy S III ad and so did Nokia, so why not LG? LG has a powerful smartphone with the Optimus G which is one of the first to feature the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. So one would say LG waited too long to start the bashing. The advertisement is in Korean so most of us might not understand what’s written, but we can presume it is basic trash talk. Apple is no doubt one of the biggest corporations in the world, and with such a tag you are bound to have some rivals. The iPhone is Apple’s highest selling product and no wonder other manufacturers want to take a jab at the company. LG came out with a word on the ad and said the following – “Our posters contain facts on the iPhone 5, and is not slander. It is just a fact that is has no NFC, no DMB. Its screen is comparatively small so that is also true. Other nuanced phrases are usually adopted for marketing. We are absolutely not targeting Apple as a company and the messages on the posters are not our official stance.”

LG made this year’s Google flagship, the Nexus 4 which is struggling to find fans in the market due to low availability. So we just hope Apple fans don’t revolt like Android fans did against Microsoft’s #DroidRage campaign a couple of weeks ago. For now though, it seems like LG has won itself plenty of fans in its home turf. What do you think about this LG ad?

Source: Korea Times
Via: Phone Arena

LG Optimus G Follow-Up Already In The Works

The LG Optimus G hasn’t been with us that long with only releasing a bit over a month ago, but that isn’t stopping LG from working on future plans. The company seems to already be planning on a successor to the LG Optimus G. It’s beginning to look like its going to be one heck of a device. What we’ve seen so far is that it will have a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 2.0GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a display featuring 108- resolution running on the latest Android OS (in this case it would be Android 4.2, but rumors are going around that it could be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie). While those specs look drool-worthy, we are just going to have to wait until LG takes off the curtains on this bad boy sometime in 2013.

I’d personally say its a tad early to already be speculating about this device, as we shouldn’t see anything more about it until Q3 of 2013. This is the only information we have on the rumored successor, and we unfortunately probably won’t see anything else about it until later in 2013.

While some of you may be looking forward to this successor, I’m personally excited to see what Samsung will be showcasing with the Galaxy S IV at the Mobile World Congress in 2013.

Is it too early to be thinking about a successor to some of the latest flagship devices like this? Especially when its rumored to be unveiled in Q3 of 2013, which is quite a while from now?

Sound off in the comments below!

source: Talk Android

LG Optimus G Available for $99.99 for existing/new Sprint and AT&T Customers

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The LG Optimus G was the company’s way of formally introducing quad-core mobile CPUs to the U.S with LTE support on board. Manufacturers have been using the Snapdragon S4 chip for the U.S as global quad core chips had no LTE support. But thanks to the new S4 Pro chip, quad core goodness finally came to the U.S. The smartphone has been available on Sprint and AT&T for $199.99 since quite some time now, and you will be pleased to hear that the device is now only $99.99 for existing and new customers on either of the carriers when buying on Amazon Wireless. Even though the Optimus G seems a little obsolete after the LG Nexus 4 was announced, this deal is too good to be missed. You might want to hurry up to avail the offer, as it might be a limited period promotion.

The Optimus G has slightly different specs for AT&T and Sprint, but merely looking at what Sprint is offering, it might not be a bad idea to lean more towards the carrier. The device packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS LCD (768 x 1280), a 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 8MP rear camera on the AT&T version and a 13MP sensor on the Sprint version along. Both the smartphones feature a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls and self portraits. The Sprint version offers 32GB of onboard storage with no microSD card slot, while the AT&T version comes with 16GB of storage but with an expandable storage via the microSD card slot. There’s a hefty 2GB of RAM, 2,100 mAh battery and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich powering the device. The Optimus G is believed to be the background for the LG Nexus 4, which features identical specs. Since the latter has the privilege of being a Nexus device, it is imperative that people will be more inclined towards it. But since the Nexus 4 isn’t available for purchase right now, it might not be a bad idea to have a look at the Optimus G as it pretty much has the same features, and even better in some areas. Surprisingly, the Sprint Optimus G comes with NFC tags while the AT&T version doesn’t.

Users on AT&T and Sprint should waste no time in grabbing this beauty from LG. Thankfully, both the devices are in stock. So you shouldn’t face any issues in getting this one, unlike the Nexus 4. It’s easy to forget stalwarts of the mobile world when something new arrives, and the Optimus G is a good example of that. What do you think of the deal? Will you be getting one yourself? Let us know.

Source: Amazon Wireless (Sprint), (AT&T)
Via: Talk Android