LG Optimus G2 to possibly be announced on August 7th with Snapdragon 800 and soft keys

The LG Optimus G is a weird kind of device for me, even with the current superphones the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 even the Xperia Z out on the market, I still like the Optimus G, so it's no surprise to me, that I am really looking forward to what LG can do with a sequel and it looks like LG are gearing up to launch one very soon. Last week, LG released a statement advising that the next iteration of their G Series phones will include the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SOC. This was shortly after they showed... Continue reading

LG speaks about a new Nexus phone, stock Android and a Tablet

LG Mobile's European VP Kim Won spoke with All About Phones, a Dutch site, in relation to a wide variety of topics ranging from the new Nexus phone phone, stock Android and a possible Android tablet from LG. The topic that seemed to raise the interest of most sites was in relation to the Nexus line of phones. The most recent rumour for the next Nexus phone originated from the Korean times reporting that LG was already working on a new Nexus phone with Google, however Mr Won advised that LG does not have the Nexus 5... Continue reading

Telstra’s LG Optimus G gets rooted, unlocked, and Cyanogenmodded

We've been playing with the LG Optimus G for a little while now, and while we loved it in our review, we're liking it a whole lot more now. Yesterday, we received a tip that the specific variant of the Optimus G on sale in Australia had been rooted and unlocked. Having had some failed attempts at this in the past, I was keen to give this a try to see what could be achieved. Well, it seems, it's not all that difficult. For those needing a quick introduction, this: rooting and unlock your phone... Continue reading

Experimenting with Miracast with LG’s DWD-300

Way back when, we visited LG's headquarters and had a bit of a play with some pre-release Miracast hardware and Jason was certainly impressed. With the more recent launch of the LG Optimus G, LG has released (sort of) its Miracast dongle to the Australian market. Known, unimaginatively, as the DWD-300, LG's Miracast dongle is the embodiment of simplicity. Simple hardware, Simple usage Sporting all of two ports - a micro-USB port for power, and an HDMI port to connect to your TV, there's very... Continue reading

LG Optimus G — Review

Is the Optimus G just the Nexus 4 with LTE, or something better? LG has struggled in the last few years with their smartphone attempts, but since the release of the L Series as pre-paid offerings, they've begun to show signs of life in the Australian market. Last year they took the number two pre-paid manufacturer spot, showing a strong intention to reign supreme in the Australian market. The Australian launch of the Optimus G as a post-paid (on-contract) device on the Telstra 4G network marks their return as a premium quality, high end brand in... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 061 – 19/03/2013

There were two main stories that dominated our discussion this week: Samsung's Broadway-style Galaxy S 4 launch (and the industry's reaction to it), and the long-awaited debut of Google's Chromebook computers at retail stores in Australia. We also spoke about the long-overdue launch of the LG Optimus G to the Australian market. Hosts: Jason Murray, Daniel Tyson, Phil Tann and Scott Plowman Topics: Optimus G Launch Galaxy S 4 Chromebooks in Australia Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS - Subscribe to the podcast through your favourite RSS aggregator. Continue reading

LG Optimus G — Launch Event Wrap

On Wednesday morning, LG invited members of the Australian media to Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art for the launch of their new flagship device, the Optimus G. Take a second and read that back again - we've only just seen the Australian launch of the device that begat the Google Nexus 4, which was itself launched in overseas markets in September 2012. We were treated to some light breakfast catering - in this case, some breakfast food and your standard tea/coffee - before being ushered into a small theatre for a presentation from representatives of LG, Qualcomm, and Telstra. LG's... Continue reading

LG Optimus G Sydney Launch — Live Updates

LG is launching the long-awaited Optimus G this morning at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art -- we've sent Daniel Tyson and Jason Murray to report. Stay updated below with live updates and photos from the event. You can follow @AusdroidLive for updates! !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s);if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); We'll have our usual wrap-up after the event finishes, but you'll get breaking news first here. Continue reading

Win a $25,000 Melbourne Grand Prix experience with Telstra and the new LG Optimus G

Telstra announced on their news account on twitter this morning, that if you pre-order the new LG Optimus G on Telstra between the 25th of February (Today) and 4th of March, you would go into the running to win a $25,000 F1 Experience pack at Melbourne's Grand Prix in March. So one of you lucky people who might or might not be reading this article and will be Pre-ordering the LG Optimus G from Telstra, will have the opportunity to win this fantastic package. https://twitter.com/Telstra_news/status/305872683273445376 Phone Specs. 4.7″ 1280×768 True HD IPS display with Zerogap Touch... Continue reading

Netgear PTV3000 Coming soon to Australia – Miracast compatability now available

Since the announcement of Android 4.2 which brough Miracast capability to the new Nexus flagship phone the Nexus 4, a working Miracast display adapter which you can plug into your existing TV has been the holy grail of Nexus 4 owners all over the world. The PTV3000 was originally seen as having Miracast support, however a large proportion of owners had issues with the device. Netgear has finally solved the issues by releasing a firmware upgrade for their now Miracast Certified Wireless TV Adapter. The update brings about compatibility with 6 Android devices in total including the... Continue reading

LG Optimus G to launch on March 13

The long awaited LG Optimus G will launch on the 13th of March in Sydney according to the Save the date invite we just received. After seeing the Optimus G first in December when LG was launching the Nexus 4 it will be great to finally get some extended hands-on time with the Optimus G. The guts of the Optimus G are what powers the Nexus 4 and it will be great to see exactly what a Nexus 4 with LTE could actually be like. Remember the phone will be a Telstra exclusive so we're hoping that Telstra... Continue reading

LG announces the Optimus G Pro for Japan with a 5″ 1080P screen

With the announcement of the Optimus G coming to Telstra in March, LG has already overshadowed the handeset today by announcing the Optimus G Pro at the NTT Docomo launch in Japan, the newer Optimus G Pro comes with a 5" 1080P screen that boasts a pixel density of 441ppi. The Optimus G Pro will appear on NTT Docomo in April but so far the phone has only been announced for the Japanese market. Specs : 5" 1080P LCD Screen 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro(APQ8064) CPU 2GB RAM 32GB on-board storage with MicroSD Card Slot LTE Android 4.1 3000 mAh battery With LG announcing today... Continue reading

LG Optimus G to launch exclusively on Telstra in March

LG has just announced that the Optimus G will be launching in March in an exclusive deal that will see the flagship phone on the Telstra network. The Optimus G has recently broken the 1 million unit sales mark worldwide and the internal components of the phone are used to power the Google Nexus 4 but with the Optimus G you get the added bonus of an LTE radio. Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said Telstra was looking forward to bringing Optimus G to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network. Optimus G is a phenomenal smartphone that combines superb build quality,... Continue reading