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LG G Flex now available from Optus

LG G Flex now available from Optus

The G Flex is one of the most intriguing products available from LG at the moment, with a 6″, flexible, curved display it’s got that ‘certain something’ that people around you will instantly want to check out when you pull your phone out. Previously only available outright through Harvey Norman, it’s now available exclusively from Optus. The plans for the LG G Flex start at $35, with a $24.75 handset repayment (minimum Total Cost is $1,434.00 over 24 months), which includes 500MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time, as well as unlimited SMS and MMS in Australia. Or[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on April 1, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that this latest addition to the boot-up screen was the result of a meeting between Google and leading Android manufacturers. However, it now seems this is part of a much larger plan currently playing out. According to an email confirmed by[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
LG G Watch shows up on Facebook – it’s a rectangle

LG G Watch shows up on Facebook – it’s a rectangle

When Google announced Android Wear there were two products announced immediately – the Moto 360 from Motorola and the G Watch from LG. The Moto 360 immediately took most of the interest of the tech community with it’s unique round display but the G Watch could potentially be just as interesting. The concept of a round watch is definitely an attractive option for most people wanting a watch which looks like a traditional watch. But, in the fledgeling smartwatch wearables market, there has been a lot more traction with rectangular or square watches, so LG is ready to leverage the[Read More...]

by 8:54 AM on March 25, 2014 11 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
LG to begin rolling ‘KnockOn’ feature to L Series II phones beginning in March

LG to begin rolling ‘KnockOn’ feature to L Series II phones beginning in March

Announced back at the end of December, LG Australia has today announced that their ‘KnockOn’ tap to wake/sleep feature will be rolling out to their successful L Series II line of handsets this month. The update will begin rolling out now and should be completed by the end of April, with owners able to download the update as a maintenance release. The handsets being targeted for the release are : LG Optimus L2 II LG Optimus L3 II LG Optimus L5 II LG Optimus L7 II LG Optimus L7 II (Dual SIM) The KnockOn feature allows users to double tap[Read More...]

by 10:15 AM on March 24, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
LG announces ‘Smart’ LED Bulbs controllable with Android and iOS devices

LG announces ‘Smart’ LED Bulbs controllable with Android and iOS devices

LG has taken the opportunity to liven up a Sunday by announcing they will enter the LED lighting market by releasing their own ‘Smart’ LED light bulb which will be controllable from Android and iOS devices. There’s two bulbs which have been announced – Color: B1030EA5L6B and Day White: B1050EA5L6B. Like most LED lights, they have an extremely long life with LG advising the bulbs will run for five hours a day for up to 10 years. The use of LED also means that they’re energy efficient. Like most smart bulbs on the market – Philips Hue, LifX and Belkin[Read More...]

by 4:55 PM on March 23, 2014 12 comments Accessories
Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what’s on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have Google Play Gift Cards (Unfortunately not on-sale though). Dick Smith Available now until Wednesday 26 March Mobiles LG G2 4G Smartphone Unlocked: $567 LG Optimus L7 II Smartphone Unlocked: $199 Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Mobile Phone Unlocked: $89 Samsung Galaxy Pocket[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on March 22, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Is LG preparing for a June launch of the G3?

Is LG preparing for a June launch of the G3?

LG has been rumoured to bring the G3 launch forward to a May/June launch date for a few months now, with the leak of screenshots purported to be from the device it’s looking more and more likely that there’s working prototypes out there at the very least and according to Geek.com, their sources are telling them that LG is arranging training for the phone under the guise of a training and over-view session for a non-existent handset with the model #: B2. The invite went out to the ‘entire company’ apparently indicating that the information is quite important as befits[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on March 19, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG G Watch powered by Android Wear coming soon

LG G Watch powered by Android Wear coming soon

From the company that brought you the fashion accessory phone from Prada, we can expect big things from LG and this morning on the back of the Android Wear announcement from Google, they’ve announced they’ve been working on the G Watch. The LG G Watch will incorporate the Android Wear functionality which means Google Now cards everywhere. There’s very little to actually see about the G watch beyond what is shown in the press image above. LG has the technical and design chops, honed by two Nexus phones and a Google Play Edition tablet, to make a high quality product[Read More...]

by 7:34 AM on March 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

As teased by Sundar Pichai at SXSW, Google has today announced their plans for wearables by announcing Android Wear. Android Wear is a about bringing Android to wearables and getting information to you. As expected it’s heavily focused on Google Now and it will be used by a pretty vast array of partners from the Open Handset Alliance(OHA). To start with Google and their partners will be concentrating Android Wear on the most common wearable in the consumer market at this stage – Watches. There’s four major focuses with Android Wear – Information, answers, health and fitness and syncing in[Read More...]

by 7:04 AM on March 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
New screenshots seem to confirm the LG G3 will be announced with QHD

New screenshots seem to confirm the LG G3 will be announced with QHD

A User Agent Profile for an upcoming LG Phone – the D850 – leaked by EVLeaks the other day, which is thought to be a candidate to be the LG G3, showed an extremely high resolution 2560×1440 QHD screen. Today we see some new screenshots from a Dutch site which support the argument for the G3 to arrive sporting one of the first QHD resolution screens on the market. There’s two screenshots with the 2560×1440 resolution, one showing a setup screen and the other the LG lock screen. The lock screen and settings screen both show signs that LG will[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on March 15, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
LG G3 could possibly come with a QHD screen

LG G3 could possibly come with a QHD screen

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement now completed and the All New HTC One just about leaked in its entirety, focus is shifting towards other flagship phones coming down the pipe, and after the last couple of years we are more and more interested in what’s coming from the ‘other’ South Korean electronics manufacturer – LG. A User Agent Profile for the LG D850. The progression of model #’s for L’s flagship G series has progressed from the LG D802/803 for the LG G2, D820/821 for the Nexus 5. The progression points to the LG using the model number D850[Read More...]

by 10:27 PM on March 13, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
LG G Flex — Review

LG G Flex — Review

Is curved and flexible something that should be a ‘thing’? LG has been slowly climbing to the top of the Android mobile phone market for a few years, quietly improving their hardware over different models to the point where their flagship G line of phones are anticipated with much enthusiasm. When LG announced they were releasing a curved phone, it was certainly met with curiosity but the addition of a degree of flexibility, as well as the self-healing back, meant that they now had our attention. The G Flex experience begins with the box – it’s curved. The very top[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on March 10, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 104 – Wearing out the wearables

Ausdroid Podcast 104 – Wearing out the wearables

Welcome to episode 104 of the Ausdroid podcast! We only managed to cover Nokia‘s and Samsung‘s announcements from Mobile World Congress in episode 103, so this week we covered other announcements and – of course – the news of the week. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Adam Ricket. Topics: TV shows now available on Google Play in Australia Sony: Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet LG: F Series (and don’t forget the L Series III) HTC: Desire 610, 816 Huawei: Mediapad Tablets, Ascend G6 Wearables at MWC: Sony SmartBand, Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and Gear[Read More...]

by 11:08 PM on March 9, 2014 2 comments Google Play, Podcast