LG demonstrates the G2′s Optical Image Stabilisation

An extremely witty advertisement for LG's incoming new superphone, the G2, focuses on the camera's Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature. The G2's 13 MP autofocus snapper on the incorporates the feature, which damps the dreaded "shaky hands", and results in consistently sharper pictures. To demonstrate why OIS is important, LG's attached a miniature camera to Lizzy, taking advantage of a chicken's uncanny ability to keep its head perfectly stable. The impressive device also features Snapdragon's top of the line S800 chipset, a 5.2 inch True HD LCD screen with 424 pixels per inch, simultaneous video (1080p at 60... Continue reading

Optus announce new trade-in scheme to give you credit towards your new plan

If you're into gadgets then chances are you have a number of Smartphones lying around gathering dust, and Optus would like to take them off your hands in exchange for giving you credit on your next Optus My Plan phone bill when you sign up to a new contract or re-contract to a postpaid mobile plan. The requirements of the scheme are pretty simple, firstly the phone has to be working, next you will need to take the phone along with your driver's license or passport into an Optus store where it will be assessed by an Optus representative who... Continue reading

Cyanogenmod Inc.: A New Chapter

Since the days of the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) Cyanogenmod has been ported to nearly every Android phone released, and over the last couple of years they've grown even larger, with Cyanogen Mod now available on over 150 devices in its various forms. But as an un-official community developed ROM it's been reliant at times on donations from users, but today Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) has announced that that is about to change. Steve Kondik has announced via the Cyanogenmod blog that Cyanogenmod is now an incorporated company that has raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures and plans... Continue reading

LG introduces the G2 Emulator App to try out the best features of their upcoming superphone

LG has just launched a new promo tool for people interested in previewing the features of LG's latest flagship phone, the LG G2. Currently slated for a local launch here in November, this tool gives potential customers the chance to see just what software enhancements LG has added to the Android experience. The new tool - LG G2 Emulator - which is available on Google Play, is not really as the name suggests, an actual emulator but it will actually take you through the feature set of the new phone using a slideshow type preview. The... Continue reading

Rumour: Nexus 4 could be “indefinitely” out of stock in the US

With the current leaks, speculation and rumours surrounding the new Nexus 5 device currently finding its way around the net, you would be forgiven to wonder when or if the Nexus 4 will be pulled from sale. Android Police are reporting that the LG/Google Nexus 4 16GB has sold out, with a notice stating on the Play Store that the store is out of stock and to check back soon. This has lead to rumour mill starting up, after Google did confirm to The Verge that there was no plans to restock the diminished 8GB Nexus 4, which... Continue reading

New Nexus 5 leak shows new boot animation pictures of the device

In a trend that's beginning to become something of a tradition in US based tech companies with a new phone about to launch, someone in charge of one of the Nexus 5 phones has left theirs in a bar to charge and a bar employee has been able to snap some photos of the device as well as take some quick video. The full photos taken by the same bar employee shows a device that is very similar to the one that showed up at both the FCC under the D820 model number as well as the Kit Kat statue... Continue reading

Optus launch their 4G Plus LTE Network

Optus has today announced that they have expanded their 4G Plus LTE Network to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide in a move that will enhance their existing 4G offerings. The new 4G plus network is an expansion of the trial TD-LTE network which was launched in Canberra earlier this year running on the 2300MHz network. The TD-LTE network allows for transmit/receive of data to occur on the same frequency but at different times as opposed to FD-LTE technology currenly used in other Australian 4G networks which uses a seperate channels for each. Optus plans to progressively roll out this... Continue reading

LG D820 could be the next Nexus after all – LG D821 drops past the FCC

The emergence of the LG-D820 at the FCC proved pretty exciting for Nexus fans hungry for any news about the next upcoming phone. But a tweet from @EVleaks not long after proceeded to sink that for a number of people, with the serial leaker proclaiming that it was just a CDMA variant of the LG G2. At the time I wasn't convinced as the dimensions on the D820 vs the LG G2 were not a match meaning that it was more likely a Nexus than a G2 variant. LG G2 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm LG D820 131.9 x 68.2... Continue reading

Sorry Nexus fans: LG D820 is just a CDMA G2 variant.

You all know that mystery LG phone that made an appearance at the FCC a few days ago, well according to @evleaks this device is nothing more than a CDMA variant of the LG G2. @evliaks also went on to post some information about a couple of other G2 variants as well. I don't tend to pay too much attention to leaks as we still don't know anything about the device in question but the one thing that is bothering me about it all is the camera placement. This may well be a CDMA variant but it... Continue reading

LG-D820 passes through the FCC for certification, is this the next Nexus phone? (Update: Snapdragon 800, 5″ and more)

As a Nexus fan, this is my favourite time of the year, all the rumours and leaks for the next Nexus phone are starting to appear, and we saw a massive one yesterday from all people - Google. Now it looks like the next Nexus could have just passed through the FCC in the US. US Site - Sprint4GRolloutUpdates(S4GRU) found that a phone from LG - model # D820 - has passed through the FCC for certification and shown off Qi wireless inductive charging as well as NFC antennas. The visit to the FCC is also for radio... Continue reading

Optus cut the price of the LG Optimus F5 in half – now $149

If you're an Optus customer and looking for a 4G phone, then you would benefit greatly from checking out the LG Optimus F5 over on the Optus Website. Optus has slashed the price of the phone from $299 down to a ridiculous $149. Spec wise it contains some very decent features which make for a pretty good phone and at $149 it's insanely good value : 4.3" qHD(960x540) IPS LCD Display 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU 1GB RAM 8GB (Usable memory 5GB) with microSD Card Slot(Up to 32GB) 5MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP,... Continue reading

The LG G Pad is real and coming this year

LG have just officially announced the LG G Pad - the latest entrant in their 'Premium' G Series line up - ahead of an official debut at IFA later this week. The LG G Pad is the first new tablet from LG since their first attempt to enter the Android tablet market with the LG Optimus Pad, failed. But that was before they had a chance to create the LG Optimus G as well as work with Google on creating the Nexus 4. The LG G Pad comes with a full HD - the first tablet to do so in... Continue reading

LG G Pad details firming up with leaked render and announcement video

We first heard of a new LG Tablet called the G Pad in a rumour only a couple of weeks ago, now it seems that LG has begun teasing the upcoming tablet officially, releasing a video to YouTube where they ask people in the street - What would make a tablet just right for you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yg4qpuPthM#t=26 While we got a look at a nice logo and ideas on what LG are aiming for when releasing the G Pad, we didn't actually see the tablet, but in a render from Korean blog MovePlayer, you can see the G Pad sized up... Continue reading