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LG G Pad 8.3 — Review

LG G Pad 8.3 — Review

Can LG supersize the excellent G2 smartphone and weave the same magic in tablet form? We haven’t seen a lot of activity from LG in the tablet market, despite its relative maturity. Looking back, LG last dipped its toes into the nascent Android tablet market when Honeycomb was officially A Thing with a number of devices that never really set the market alight. The company likely burned itself so badly with those devices that it removed itself from the Android tablet race altogether. It’s interesting that the company chose 2013 – when it was known to be working closely with[Read More...]

by 9:17 AM on January 31, 2014 9 comments Design, Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Welcome to the 99th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Dan and Geoff took a good close look at the news and made sure everyone knew how the felt about it. Those communication classes are clearly helping! Topics: Motorola Moto G: Review and launch details Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite LG G Flex exclusive to Harvey Norman Accessorise your Nexus Rumours: HTC M8 Rumours: LG G3 Rumours: Sony Sirius (and another rumour a couple of days later) Samsung Galaxy S5 Pocket Weather 4.0 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes[Read More...]

by 10:52 PM on January 23, 2014 0 comments Podcast
LG looking to bring the launch of the next G series phone forward to May

LG looking to bring the launch of the next G series phone forward to May

With rumours beginning to circulate for the 2014 flagship phone launches, a new report out of Korea, is indicating that LG is planning on switching up their release cycle on their premium G line of smartphones, aiming for a May launch. The report from Asiae has indicated a launch is set for May 17th for the LG G3. The LG G2 was launched at an event in New York in August 2013, with sales beginning in the US in September and Australia in November, so this would be a slight ramp up in release schedules, possibly with LG trying to[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on January 18, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG officially launches two limited edition G2 versions

LG officially launches two limited edition G2 versions

Yesterday, LG announced the launch of two exclusive coloured versions of its G2 handset, however for now, they’re exclusive to the Korean market. Available now in gold and red, the launch comes just a short while after the gold variant was spotted in the wild in Taiwan. LG has released these two colours to celebrate the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which is around two weeks away. Besides the colours, these two G2s are precisely the same inside as every other G2, except that the back cover is coloured and also textured, meaning the ugly fingerprints left on the[Read More...]

by 9:31 AM on January 17, 2014 2 comments News, Phones
LG G Flex launching in Australia exclusively with Harvey Norman in February

LG G Flex launching in Australia exclusively with Harvey Norman in February

After a successful showing at CES, where it was launched for US Carriers, LG has just announced that the LG G Flex – the phone with the flexible curved screen and ‘Self Healing’ coating on the rear – will indeed be coming to Australian shores, but won’t be available through a carrier, instead it will be offered exclusively to customers through retailer Harvey Norman. Starting, with pre-sales online today and coming to stores in February, the G Flex will be launching in ‘Titan Silver’ with a retail price of $999, making it slightly more higher end price wise than your[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on January 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Well the silly season is officially over, and retailers are now gearing themselves back up once again for the back to school (and work) specials, so here is whats on offer this week from our various retailers around this great country of ours: Big W Mobiles Boost Sony Xperia E – $59 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Vodafone Huawei G300+ – $99 with bonus $30 recharge voucher added – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Telstra Huawei Y300 – $79 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Samsung Galaxy Trend unlocked smartphone – $228 – starts Jan 9[Read More...]

by 10:22 AM on January 9, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
LG launch HomeChat for users to communicate with their Home Appliances

LG launch HomeChat for users to communicate with their Home Appliances

Are you a fan of LG Home Appliances and enjoy sending messages to your friends? This morning at CES 2014, LG’s President and Chief Technology Officer Skott Ahn launched a new Home Appliance control application called HomeChat. Homechat is built ontop of the popular Japanese messaging App Line, it will allow users to directly control almost all LG home appliances such as air-conditioners, washing machines, tv’s, fridges, HOM-BOT, etc. using natural language processing so that messages such as “I’ll be home at 4PM”, “what are you doing” or “I want my clothes to be dry by 6AM” can be interpreted[Read More...]

by 4:28 AM on January 7, 2014 4 comments News
CES 2014 — LG announces Heart Rate Monitor Earphones

CES 2014 — LG announces Heart Rate Monitor Earphones

Following on from their announcement this afternoon of their entry into the fitness gadget market with the LG Lifeband Touch LG continued this morning at their CES 2014 event by re-confirming the Lifeband and introducing a companion device the Heart Rate Monitor earphones. This device is designed to work in conjunction with the Lifeband Touch, displaying your heartrate on the Lifeband via bluetooth; but it can also send the information to your smartphone. The Heart Rate Monitor Earphones feature PerformTek® sensor technology and measures the blood flow from the external part of the ear called the auricle. This allows the[Read More...]

by 4:18 AM on January 7, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
CES 2014 — LG announces the Chrome OS Desktop – Chromebase – coming to the US this Spring

CES 2014 — LG announces the Chrome OS Desktop – Chromebase – coming to the US this Spring

Back in December LG announced that it will be embracing the ‘other’ Google operating system – ChromeOS – and announced they would be bringing an all-in-one desktop called Chromebase to market, this morning at their CES 2014 event they advised it would be coming to the US this Spring. LG have stated that the Chromebase, pictured above, is targeted at consumers and business users alike which LG is describing as “the perfect device” for taking advantage of Google’s online products such as Gmail, Drive, Search, Maps, YouTube, Play or Google+ Hangouts. The LG Chromebase all-in-one specs include: 21.5-inch Full HD[Read More...]

by 3:31 AM on January 7, 2014 2 comments ChromeOS, Manufacturer, News
CES 2014 — LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker

CES 2014 — LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker

It’s tough competition at the top, and LG doesn’t want to be left behind. While it’s probably not in any danger of actually being left behind, it’s important to try and keep up anyway, and LG is doing just this with its announcement of the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker. As you can see adorning the wrists of the two lovely ladies above, the water resistant Lifeband Touch keeps track of calories burned during daily activities, steps you’ve walked and other fitness stats. An OLED touchscreen display acts as a watch and shows the wearer notifications, as well as allowing them[Read More...]

by 6:08 PM on January 6, 2014 6 comments Accessories, News, Smartwatch
Woolies offering the LG Optimus L2 Series II for $99 with Bonus $20 Google Play Store Card

Woolies offering the LG Optimus L2 Series II for $99 with Bonus $20 Google Play Store Card

With back to school specials now beginning across the major retailers, Woolworths in the latest catalogue which starts on Wednesday 1 January 2014 (until Tuesday 7 January 2014) are offering the LG Optimus L2 series II on Optus Pre-paid for $99 with a bonus $20 Google Play Store gift card. LG certainly have come a long way with the L Series and even though the Optimus L2 Series II does offer a very basic set of specifications with a relatively small screen, I have to say its still a good device for a first time Android user. Just in case[Read More...]

by 10:28 AM on January 3, 2014 3 comments Phones, Sale
LG to use ‘Knock On’ feature on key future phone releases as well as the existing L Series II phones

LG to use ‘Knock On’ feature on key future phone releases as well as the existing L Series II phones

If you’ve used the LG G2 then one of the features that almost anyone talks about is the Knock On feature which allows you to turn the phone on or off by double tapping on the screen. LG has just announced that the feature, now known simply as ‘Knock’ will be coming to all key future mobile device releases as well as being retrospectively added to their L Series II line-up. The Key future phone releases hints at the features also coming to their ‘G3′ phone which is surely in the pipeline, as well as possibly their budget LTE line[Read More...]

by 9:19 PM on December 29, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

With only 13 days left till the jolly big fat man in the red suit makes his way around to all the good boys and girls, retailers are ramping up their last minute gift ideas, so here is a list of offerings for this week from the big retailers: Big W: Tablets NXTBOOK M7000ND 7″ Tablet $149 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser eTouch 7″ tablet $128 – starts Thursday 12 December Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0″ WiFi 8GB (White only) $228 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser 7″ Kids Smart Pad $128 – starts December 12 Smart Tab Junior[Read More...]

by 6:49 AM on December 15, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets