Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.
There are some things you shouldn't do before breakfast.
Examine your bank balance, for example. Or listen to a discussion at the United Nations.
To this list, I feel we can surely add a new ad for the LG G Flex phone.
Should you have been too busy searching for a Mr. Bit who founded Bitcoin lately, the LG G Flex is a rather interesting phone that wraps itself around your face like a lover who thinks you have money.
To those tasked with advertising it, there might have been many ideas immediately rattling in their brains.
Instead, LG … Read more
Consumers looking for a 3G or 4G iPad can save some cash via Best Buy.
Starting Wednesday and running through Saturday, the retailer's latest sale brings down the cost of a cellular iPad to that of a Wi-Fi model. The details of the sale are tricky, but here's how it all plays out.
Buy any cellular model iPad at Best Buy, and you instantly get a $30 discount. Activate the tablet and data plan in the store, and you save an additional $100 off the price at checkout. Further, the usual activation fee of $35 is waived. Activate … Read more
With the new G Pro 2, LG hopes to make would-be Note 3 buyers think twice. Like Samsung’s popular phablet, the Pro 2 boasts a huge, bright, and colorful HD screen as well as an excellent 13MP camera. LG also packs in plenty of software tricks and UI enhancements to throw veteran Android users a curve or two.
Of course the G Pro 2 will have a tough time deflecting potential Note 3 shoppers off target. While LG’s latest creation matches the current phone/tablet hybrid in terms of power and components, its design isn’t quite as … Read more
The German computer security and antivirus detection company G Data Security has alleged that the Russian government is behind the newly detected malware known as "Uroburos."
G Data bases its case for Russian government involvement on the complexity of the malware and the presence of Cyrillic words in the malware sample. G Data blog author "MN" points to file names, encryption keys, and behavior of Uroburos as evidence that the Russian government played a role in the creation of the malware.
Another key component, said MN, is that Uroburos looks for a previous piece of malware … Read more
The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from network monitoring app OpenSignal.
In the February 2014 report, the United States ranked 15th of 16 countries for download speeds, losing ground as the average data rate dropped to 6.5Mbps from 9.6 megabits per second in the February 2013 report.
Of the country's major network operators, T-Mobile had the best data rate, at 11.2Mbps. AT&T rated 8.9Mbps, Verizon 7.6Mbps, and Sprint 4.2Mbps. However, Verizon, followed by AT&T, rated much better … Read more
Telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson will show a new variety of LTE mobile networking next week that can reach data rates of 450 megabits per second.
The demonstration, at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, uses a technology called carrier aggregation, which broadly speaking combines signals from multiple base stations and multiple radio frequency bands.
Carrier aggregation is used in the current LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Advanced standard for 4G networks, which generally don't surpass 100Mbps and rarely even come close, but Ericsson goes farther by connecting a single device to three separate carriers, the company said Thursday. It'll … Read more
Microsoft appears to be working toward adding 4G/LTE to its Surface tablet for the first time.
The FCC documentation states that the device was tested with WindowsRT8.1, so that could mean it's the Windows RT-based Surface tablet, not the Surface Pro, which runs full-blown Windows 8.1.
After teasing us with suggestions that a smaller version of its flagship Android smartphone was on the way, LG officially announced Wednesday that the G2 Mini would be unveiled in a matter of days at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Although the handset maker had posted an image to its Facebook page of a G2 accompanied by an identical but smaller smartphone, LG hadn't yet spilled the beans on the G2 Mini's specs. Until now.
The G2 Mini will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 960x540-resolution, a little smaller and less flashy than its predecessor's … Read more
In an impressive first-year achievement, Firefox OS has found a toehold in a fiercely competitive smartphone market. The next challenge for Mozilla's browser-based mobile operating system will be to convert that toehold into a foothold.
As the struggles of BlackBerry OS, Microsoft Windows Phone, and Samsung Tizen have shown, it's extraordinarily hard to find any room in a mobile operating system market where Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate. Yet Mozilla has managed to do just that by focusing on super-low-cost smartphones and on partnerships with carriers who want something to offer in markets where even … Read more