LG advises Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for more Optimus phones

Last time we heard from LG regarding Ice Cream Sandwich on their phones it was a bit of a mixed message with them first denying that the Optimus 2X would receive the update, then coming back to advise that it would actually get it. Now it looks like LG Italy via their Facebook page have again confirmed that the 2X will receive Ice Cream Sandwich and named the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black as also in line for the update : Italian English Translation via Google Translate LG conferma che l’aggiornamento al sistema operativo Android Ice Cream Sandwich sarà disponibile inizialmente per... Continue reading

LG Optimus and Optimus Me won’t be getting Android 2.3, still in testing for Optimus 2X

LG have contacted us to let us know that two of their devices won't be getting updated to Android 2.3, those being the LG Optimus and LG Optimus Me -- both very low-end devices. While that is depressing news for owners of those devices, owners of the Optimus 2X will be happy to know that LG are in the final stages of testing the Android 2.3 update for the device and it should be rolling out in the 'near future'. I don't know when this 'near future' is, but it seems a lot of stuff... Continue reading

LG Optimus 2X won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich

If you're one of the very few people who actually purchased the LG Optimus 2X from an online retailer or from Harvey Norman, you'll be annoyed to know that your device isn't eligible to be updated to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich". The news comes from LG's Facebook page where a user asked them about the update, to which they replied.. We will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus 2X P990. Keep watching this space for further updates. LG's reply wasn't instant -- they took 12 hours -- so they obviously went... Continue reading

Australia isn’t really behind the rest of the world when it comes to Android device launches

Australia has always been behind when it comes to tech launches and we've pretty much learnt to just deal with it. But if you look back at some of the Android devices launches in the previous 12 months, we've actually been pretty much on the same timeline as the UK and the USA. Back in September last year Vodafone snared the HTC Desire HD as exclusive as it was announced, then launched it the next month Sony Ericsson announced and launched the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc here in Australia around same time they did elsewhere... Continue reading

LG Optimus 2X — Review

When our good friends at MobiCity let us know the Optimus 2X was available for review, I jumped at the chance. Being one of the only Dual-Core handset currently available — the Atrix being the other one — I just had to review it. However, in all the excitement, I was let down. Let's jump in and see why. Pros Fast and fluent Good construction Feels very nice in the hand Great Camera In built screenshot function Cons Android 2.2 LG Skin/Launcher Restarts everyday Frequent "Force Closes" (more…) Continue reading

LG Optimus 2X now shipping for $799, dual-core & 1080p bliss awaits

The time has finally come, the beast that is the LG Optimus 2X is now shipping from our friends over at MobiCity for a meaty $799. Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2, the Optimus 2X is the first of the new Android smartphones to launch with 1080p video recording, which we've seen demoed a few times before. The Optimus 2X will no doubt feel the pressure from the upcoming Galaxy S II, though the 2X is $100 cheaper than the SGSII and, as we've read, is far easier to root. The device will also be upgraded... Continue reading

HTC Pyramid & LG Star spotted on Telstra’s ordering system

Update: By the looks of the image, it's not Telstra's ordering system, but more their customer management/connection/activation platform. Which should mean, they are coming soon. What have we here, Pocket Now has scored an image of Telstra's ordering system showing the elusive HTC Pyramid and LG Star. The Pyramid is rumoured to sport a 4.3" qHD (960x540) display which is the same resolution as the Motorola Atrix and powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. As for the LG Star, well that was the early codename for the LG Optimus 2X, so this bad boy just might... Continue reading

LG Optimus 2x not coming to Australia via a carrier? Retailers the only port of call

  LG have been trying hard but it seems to all be in vain. I have received information, from a number of different sources, and they are all saying the same thing: the Optimus 2X is looking like it's not going to be picked up by any Australian carriers and will go it alone via retail channels only. What does this all mean you say? Hit the break and find out. (more…) Continue reading

Sony Ericsson Arc, LG Optimus Me and 2X show up in Allphones Buyer’s Guide

In this month's edition of the Allphones Buyer's Guide, three handsets have showed up in their Handset Showcase pages: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, LG's Optimus 2X and Optimus Me. All are slated as coming soon and no further details are found in the catalogue. The strange one for me is the Optimus Me: it's not a handset I've seen before. Maybe I've been living under a rock, who knows? Your are all aware of the 2X and the Arc, but let me breakdown the Me to you all. It's a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen... Continue reading

Comparison of 1080p video shot from Samsung Galaxy S II and LG Optimus 2X

Shooting 720p was last years technology, this year it's all about shooting video in full HD 1080p. Two of the heavyweights that are expected to hit Oz in the first half of this year are the Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 2X, which are both more than capable of shooting 1080p, so we've put together two videos of these devices shooting at their full (prototype) potential to give you an idea of the quality you can expect to see. Hit the break and press play to push your internet connection to the limit.... Continue reading

LG Optimus 2X hitting Australia in March-April

With LG's latest Android handset, the Optimus 2X, really starting to gain momentum. With the recent 1080p video demo and now more news to wet the appetite, in the form of release dates and pricing. The fine folks at Gizmodo were able to squeeze some info out of LG's General Manager of Mobile, Nathan Dunn. Dunn told Gizmodo that LG plan to have the Optimus 2X top hit our shores around late March or early April and are looking towards a $79 to $99 cap price point. With the Tegra 2 powerhouse likely to either... Continue reading

1080p video taken with the LG Optimus 2X hits the web

So a video of the LG Optimus 2X shooting in 1080p has finally hit the web, and honestly, it's not all that great. We would have much preferred epic-quality 720p to crappy, compressed 1080p, so hopefully this isn't the finished software on it. Be sure to check out the video above in full screen 1080p for your viewing pleasure. Tell us what you think in the comments. Continue reading

Which carriers will be picking up which new devices?

There have been a lot of cool new devices announced in the past week or so thanks to the wonder that is the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES!). Having all these devices out in the wild is all well and good, but what really matters to most people is knowing whether or not some of these devices are coming to a carrier near you. Well the carriers don't want anyone to know yet is seem, so we've put together a list of what devices we think might be going to each carrier. We could be right, we could be... Continue reading