LG Nexus 4 16GB Black and White on sale at Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman have dropped the price of the panda white LG Nexus 4 16gb to $399 - $20 off the original $419 price tag! This brings the White Nexus 4 into line with the Black Nexus 4 at $399 for the 16gb, a noteable drop from the original price Harvey Norman was offering earlier this year back in February for $496. With some fairly decent hardware specs and at $399, the Nexus 4 is a fairly attractive phone, you can head over to the Harvey Norman website and view the deals for both the Black and White... Continue reading

LG G2 launch dates and battery size leaked

If you're hoping for an earlier release in Australia of the LG G2 than the Optimus G, then you're in luck, if you were hoping for a co-ordinated global launch then you may not be as happy. According to LG Electronics' CFO David Jung, who was interviewed by Korean News outlet - The Kyunghyang Shinmun - the release will be staggered. According to Mr Jung, the release will start in August with South Korea before launching in North America and Europe in September and finally to the all other regions in October. Additionally he spoke of the buttons on the... Continue reading

White Nexus 4 is out of stock in the US but Harvey Norman still has stock

It seems that over in the US, the so called Panda Nexus, the White variant of the Google Nexus 4 has been sold out for a couple of weeks. After being announced by LG on the 28th of May, the White Nexus 4 went on-sale in the US a couple of days later on Google Play and sold out after what appeared to be a relatively limited run of just under a month. The good news for us here in Australia is that Harvey Norman have confirmed that they still have stock of the White Nexus 4 and see no... Continue reading

New LG patent filings point to Tablet, Watch, Hub and more

LG has gone from strength to Strength in the last year, at least in the eyes of people who've given their higher end offerings a go, the Optimus G and Nexus 4 have certainly been great products that have rivalled the top of the line offerings from other companies so far at the top of the game and just like their South Korean counterpart Samsung, they look set to branch into other Android related offerings, at least according to some recent trademark filings. The patent filings are for G branded products which LG has recently informed the public is the... Continue reading

LG teases G2 in new video

LG has posted a new video in the lead up to the August 7th launch of their new flagship. The video whilst well produced, doesn´t actually reveal a whole heap of new information. Although, some could point out the 'Learning from you' slogan atop the above image as something which could reveal something about what LG has in-store with regards to software. The video essentially leads through a whole host of interesting statistics regarding your life, from how many thoughts the individual person has on a day to day basis - 50,000 - to how many people you will come... Continue reading

LG Australia comments on the local availability of the G2

The fact that LG's 2012 flagship phone - the Optimus G - launched here in April, almost six months after its Korean debut in September 2012, has lead to much speculation about the local launch window for its successor, the G2. The good news is that it appears LG has learned the importance of a global launch, and we're now hopeful we'll see the G2 soon after it's officially unveiled in New York on August 7. LG Australia says they're working with local Mobile Operators to release their new flagship locally here in Australia in a timely... Continue reading

LG Optimus L7 II & L2 II available next week

The other day I was flicking through the Dick Smith website (as an addicted web window geek shopper) and I was surprised to find that the Optimus L7 II and Optimus L2 II on their website on Optus Pre-Paid, albeit not available at this time. Now whilst both devices aren't top notch high end specs, they do bring some nice specs for a low end market. To re-fresh your memory, here are the specs for both devices LG Optimus L7 II 2,460mAH capacity battery Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU Adreno 203 GPU 8 MP,... Continue reading

LG kills Optimus brand for G and Vu series – next phone is the G2

LG has just updated their Korean PR site to advise that they will dropping the Optimus branding for their premium line of phones but will continue using 'G' as their premium brand going forward. The next phone in the G line will be known simply as the G2 and is expected to be announced at the August 7 event in New York. The announcement confirms that the 'G2' will come with LTE-A providing a maximum speed of 150Mbps and will run a Snapdragon 800 CPU. The LTE-A chipset would tie-in nicely with the Telstra network here in Australia and... Continue reading

LG announces a 2.2mm thin, 5.2″ Full HD Smartphone screen

LG has announced the worlds thinnest Full HD Smartphone LCD, the screen which is 5.2" in size measures in at a only 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel, making it the worlds slimmest Full HD LCD display. The new panel will utilise the LG One-Glass-Solution(OGS) which sees Dual Flexible Printed Circuits inserted between the panel and the touch film apparently reducing the number of lines on the screen by more than 30 percent. The screens 1920x1080 resolution will be made up of a Red, Green, Blue(RGB) sub-pixel arrangement and offer up to 535 nits brightness. Co-incidentally a 5.2"... Continue reading

Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Another day, yet another LG Optimus G2 rumour.  This time it comes from Daum, a South Korean website with its finger on the pulse of all things LG. In their post they "confirm" a few of the specifications that have been leaked with regards to the Optimus G2 recently as well as offering a potential release date for an Optimus G2 based Nexus 5. According to Daum, the G2 will come with different model numbers based on the LG-320 - LG-320S/320K/320L, they also confirm that the Optimus G2 will be announced at the New York City event scheduled... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 76 – July 9, 2013

Welcome to the 76nd episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we spent a while discussing the looming launch of the Huawei Ascend P6 in Australia, the LG Optimus G2 abroad and Optimus F5 here, HTC's trials, tribulations and software updates. That was all a bit of a sideshow to get us to a discussion of Android's recent security vulnerability issues - are you a member of the 99%? Featuring: Jason Murray, Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Huawei: Ascend P6 Australian Launch Information HTC One update to Android 4.2.2 rolling out internationallt HTC profits hit the floor Continue reading

LG Optimus G2 gets shown off early in semi-clear photos and video

LG's upcoming flagship device, the Optimus G2, has found its way onto the internet in some new kind-of-clear photos and a video. They show a very large display, rumored to be 5.2-inch thanks to its small bezel. LG have opted for on-screen buttons which is all well and good, but they appear to have a menu key instead of a multitasking button which seems weird. Specs for the Optimus G2 include that 5.2-inch display with a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, and what we're hoping is a very large battery to keep this thing alive... Continue reading

LG Optimus F5 — Review

LG enters the budget LTE Smartphone market LG has made a great comeback in their mobile phone market share over the past 12 months, from the launch of their budget range L Series handsets which has since seen them achieve the third spot overall for Australian Android market share, and second in Australian market share in the prepaid smartphone market. The release of their Optimus G handset showed that what they could do at the higher end of the smartphone range and though late, the product in and of itself was excellent. At Mobile World Congress, LG announced a new line... Continue reading